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ANM in the News Archive November 16 - 20,  2019

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November 20, 2019

New Malaysia | Govt: State Nov 20, 2019 

DCM: Increase in timber premium for education purposes

Sarawak’s revenue from timber premium since its increase from RM0.80 to RM50 per cubic metre in 2017 totalled more than RM500 million, revealed Deputy Chief Minister Datuk Amar Awang Tengah Ali Hasan.|Read more >| BorneoPost

New Malaysia | PKR-BN Meeting Nov 20, 2019 @ 23:30

PKR to wait for Azmin’s explanation on absence from meeting again, confirms no discipline action

There will be no disciplinary action against PKR’s deputy president Datuk Seri Mohamed Azmin Ali, despite his repeated absence from meetings, party’s communications director Ahmad Fahmi Mohamed Fadzil said today.|Read more >|Malaymail

 

New Malaysia | Govt Nov 20, 2019 @ 23:00

Fahmi says PH presidential council will discuss cabinet reshuffle

The issue surrounding a possible cabinet reshuffle will be discussed during the Pakatan Harapan presidential council this weekend, said PKR information director Fahmi Fadzil.|Read more >|NST

 

New Malaysia | New Initiatives Nov 20, 2019 @ 22:30

RM30m allocation to help Sarawakian PTPTN borrowers repay loans

The state government has allocated RM30 million through the Sarawak Foundation to help National Higher Education Fund Corporation (PTPTN) borrowers in the state to repay their loans.|Read more >|Malaymail

New Malaysia | PKR Crisis Nov 20, 2019 @ 22:11

19 PKR division chiefs support me: Baru Bian

Sarawak PKR chief Baru Bian (pix) claims that 19 of the 30 PKR division chiefs in the state have pledged support for him to continue leading the party in Sarawak.|Read more >|SunDaily

New Malaysia | Govt Programmes Nov 20, 2019 @ 21:50

46,420 affordable homes built over last 17 years under RMR scheme

A total of 46,420 houses were constructed between 2002 and Oct 31 this year, out of a total of 50,289 applications approved under the government’s affordable housing scheme, ‘Program Rumah Mesra Rakyat’ (RMR).|Read more >|SunDaily

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New Malaysia | Govt: MESTECC Nov 20, 2019 @ 21:25

Yeo Bee Yin: No to nuclear power for Malaysia

The Government has decided not to pursue the development of nuclear power for the nation, says Energy, Science, Technology, Environment and Climate Change Minister Yeo Bee Yin.|Read more >|TheStar

New Malaysia | PKR-BN Meeting Nov 20, 2019 @ 21:00

Dr M: Pakatan can sack me if they want

Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad today said the Pakatan Harapan (PH) coalition is welcomed to sack him from his prime minister’s post if they think it is the best decision for the country.|Read more >|Malaymail

New Malaysia | Govt: MoH Nov 20, 2019 @ 20:14

Cabinet basically agrees to raise grade UD41 medical officers to UD43

The Cabinet has basically agreed with the Health Ministry’s proposal to raise the grade of contract medical officers from UD41 to UD43, according to Health Minister Datuk Seri Dr Dzulkefly Ahmad.|Read more >|SunDaily

New Malaysia | Govt: State Nov 20, 2019 @ 19:38

Deportation of illegal immigrants in Sabah expected to resume soon

The deportation process of almost 7,000 illegal immigrants who are currently being held at four temporary detention centres in the state, which have been on hold due to the suspension of the Sandakan-Zamboanga ferry service, is expected to resume soon.|Read more >|SunDaily

New Malaysia | Govt Nov 20, 2019 @ 19:00

Dr M says mulling Cabinet reshuffle, but insists no radical changes before Apec 2020

Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad has admitted today that he will consider a Cabinet reshuffle, after several critics suggested that under-performing ministers led to Pakatan Harapan’s loss in Tanjung Piai.|Read more >|Malaymail

New Malaysia | Govt: PKR Nov 20, 2019 @ 18:22

Sarawak PKR leaders meet with Azmin in Putrajaya

Sarawak PKR leaders, who travelled to Kuala Lumpur to voice their frustrations with PKR president Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim, met with PKR deputy president Datuk Seri Mohamed Azmin Ali in Putrajaya.|Read more >|TheStar

New Malaysia | Govt Nov 20, 2019 @ 18:51

CAAM: No green light for flying car test flight

The Civil Aviation Authority of Malaysia (CAAM) has not authorised a planned test flight of the UAS E-Hang 216 (EH216) scheduled tomorrow (Nov 21).|Read more >|NST

New Malaysia | PM Succession Nov 20, 2019 @ 17:43

Pas reiterates support for Dr M

Pas has reiterated its stand to continue supporting the leadership of Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad in bringing development to the country, amid political uncertainties.|Read more >|NST

New Malaysia | PM Succession Nov 20, 2019 @ 17:30

Anwar: No-confidence vote against Tun M was never raised

PKR president Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim today said a vote of no-confidence against Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad was never raised by any of its leaders following Pakatan Harapan (PH) defeat in Tanjung Piai by-election.|Read more >|NST

New Malaysia | Govt: PKR Nov 20, 2019 @ 17:15

Sarawak PKR leaders meet with Azmin in Putrajaya

Sarawak PKR leaders, who travelled to Kuala Lumpur to voice their frustrations with PKR president Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim, met with PKR deputy president Datuk Seri Mohamed Azmin Ali in Putrajaya.|Read more >|TheStar

New Malaysia | Govt Programmes Nov 20, 2019 @ 16:01

Almost 17,000 poor and hardcore poor benefited from ‘Perak Prihatin’

A total of 16,835 individuals from the poor and the hardcore poor categories have benefited from the Perak Prihatin Programme as of Sept 30, according to state Social Welfare, Women Development, Family and Welfare Committee chairperson Wong May Ing.|Read more >|SunDaily

New Malaysia | Govt: PKR Nov 20, 2019 @ 15:51

Anwar rubbishes talk of parliamentary coup against Tun M

Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad’s grip on the premiership seems secure.|Read more >|SunDaily

New Malaysia | Govt: PKR Nov 20, 2019 @ 15:15

32 Sarawak PKR leaders hold press conference in KL asking Anwar to 'save the party'

We are not threatening but put the party right and give us our promised autonomy, a majority of Sarawak PKR division chiefs and state PKR leaders tell their national leaders.|Read more >|TheStar

New Malaysia | Govt Programmes Nov 20, 2019 @ 12:07

Has RM2bil fund for mySalam been paid, asks Wee

MCA president Datuk Seri Dr Wee Ka Siong wants clear answers from the government over the implementation of the mySalam medical protection scheme for the low and middle-income segments.|Read more >|TheStar

New Malaysia | PKR-BN Meeting Nov 20, 2019 @ 12:01

Umno to probe Azmin's controversial meeting

The Umno Disciplinary Committee is mulling an investigation into a controversial meeting involving PKR’s Datuk Seri Azmin Ali and a group of Umno party leaders.|Read more >|NST

 

New Malaysia | PKR-BN Meeting Nov 20, 2019 @ 12:00

Azmin reaching out to BN to keep Dr M as PM

A meeting was held at a bungalow by the Putrajaya lake, from where the prime minister’s official residence is in plain sight.|Read more >|NST

New Malaysia | Govt: PKR Nov 20, 2019 @ 10:40

S'wak PKR leaders, division chiefs arrive in KL for a 'revolt'

A majority of Sarawak PKR division chiefs and top state party leaders are in Kuala Lumpur to call for a revolt, says a source.|Read more >|TheStar

New Malaysia | Projects: HSR Nov 19, 2019 @ 10:30

Report: Putrajaya’s proposed new economic corridor could revive HSR project sooner

The federal government could resume the postponed high-speed rail (HSR) project with Singapore sooner than expected if a new planned development blueprint is passed by the national Economic Action Council (EAC), according to The Straits Times (ST).|Read more >|Malaymail

New Malaysia | Reforms: Civil Service Nov 20, 2019 @ 09:50

Rationalisation committee formed to restructure total number of civil service positions

The Government has set up a committee to restructure the number of positions in the public service, said Deputy Minister in the Prime Minister’s Department, Mohamed Hanipa Maidin.|Read more >|SunDaily

 

New Malaysia | Scandals: Fake IDs Nov 20, 2019 @ 09:32

Datuk among nine arrested over fake foreign worker cards

A director at an employment agency with a Datuk title was among nine men, including an Indonesian, arrested after they were suspected to be involved in offering fake foreign worker cards.|Read more >|SunDaily

New Malaysia | Govt: MoHR Nov 20, 2019 @ 08:44

Schools to receive list of jobs at risk of becoming irrelevant

Schools will be supplied with a list of jobs at risk of becoming irrelevant in the future, to serve as a guide for students on courses to avoid when deciding on tertiary level studies, said Human Resources Minister M. Kula Segaran.|Read more >|SunDaily

New Malaysia | New Policies: CRS Nov 20, 2019 @ 08:27

No summonses will be issued first six months of CRS enforcement

No summonses will be issued to parents who fail to use the Child Restraint System (CRS) or child safety seats within the first six months of its mandatory implementation beginning next year.|Read more >|SunDaily

New Malaysia | PKR-BN Meeting Nov 20, 2019 @ 07:00

Meeting with Azmin was to gauge support for PM and settle allocations

The meeting between a group of Umno MPs with Economic Affairs Minister Datuk Seri Azmin Ali was to ensure that the leadership of Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad has good support from Pakatan Harapan and the Opposition, said a source.|Read more >|TheStar

 

New Malaysia | Red flags Nov 20, 2019 @ 07:00

26,000 new hotspots on watch list

Malaysia added a whopping 26,000 hotspots nationwide on landslide watch, on top of the 16,454 existing ones that are closely monitored, especially during this year-end rainy season.|Read more >|TheStar

New Malaysia | Govt: State Nov 20, 2019 

CM suggests Sabah be given Petronas shares

Chief Minister Datuk Seri Shafie Apdal has suggested that Sabah be given shares in Petronas.|Read more >| BorneoPost

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November 19, 2019

New Malaysia | Tg Piai by-election Nov 19, 2019 @ 15:32

PH must make immediate changes to remain in power: Muhyiddin

Bersatu president Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin (pix) has called for drastic changes in the Pakatan Harapan (PH) government, taking into account the party’s loss in the recent Tanjung Piai parliamentary by-election.|Read more >|SunDaily

New Malaysia | Govt Nov 19, 2019 @ 15:13

Maintaining, upgrading police quarters in progress, Dewan Rakyat told

The Royal Malaysia Police (PDRM) have identified 12,409 units of police quarters in 158 locations that need maintenance and upgrading, the Dewan Rakyat was told today.|Read more >|SunDaily

New Malaysia | Reforms: MA63 Nov 19, 2019 @ 15:12

Solutions on Sabah's MA63 issue by 2020

A special cabinet committee is likely to find solutions on Sabah rights pertaining to Malaysia Agreement 1963 by next year, said Sabah Chief Minister Datuk Seri Mohd Shafie Apdal.|Read more >|NST

New Malaysia | Reforms: MA63 Nov 19, 2019 @ 15:00

Dr M to chair special federal-state council on MA63 review

A special council will be formed to monitor the implementation of decisions of the Special Cabinet Committee for the Review of the Malaysia Agreement 1963, a Sarawak government official announced today.|Read more >|Malaymail

New Malaysia | PKR-BN Meeting Nov 19, 2019 @ 14:47

Zahid: Meeting with Azmin about channelling govt projects to constituencies

Umno president Datuk Seri Dr Ahmad Zahid Hamidi (pic) has claimed that the meeting between Umno MPs and Economic Affairs Minister Datuk Seri Mohamed Azmin Ali was to discuss the channelling of government projects to the MPs' constituencies.|Read more >|TheStar

New Malaysia | Projects: PBH Nov 19, 2019 @ 14:28

15 Sabah Pan Borneo Highway work packages to be completed in 2022, 2023

The Sabah portion of the Pan Borneo Highway project will see 12 work packages being completed by June 2022 and three packages by 2023.|Read more >|NST

New Malaysia | Govt Nov 19, 2019 @ 13:55

Don’t hesitate to take action against palm oil discrimination: Tun M

Malaysia and other palm oil-producing nations must not stay silent nor hesitate to take countermeasures if importing countries choose to impose discriminatory trade barriers, said Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad.|Read more >|SunDaily

New Malaysia | Lynas Nov 19, 2019 @ 13:50

Lynas applies for use of a permanent depository facility

The Pahang state government today confirmed that the rare earth processing company, Lynas Malaysia Sdn Bhd (Lynas), had applied for a site to construct a permanent depository facility (PDF) in the state.|Read more >|SunDaily

New Malaysia | Govt Nov 19, 2019 @ 13:30

New law to regulate dams nationwide in pipeline, says minister

The Water, Land and Natural Resources Ministry is drawing up a law to regulate the country’s 104 dams as currently there is none that specifically addresses safety and maintenance.|Read more >|Malaymail

New Malaysia | PKR-BN Meeting Nov 19, 2019 @ 13:14

Wan Azizah: It would be good if Azmin attends Nov 20 meeting

Deputy Prime Minister Datuk Seri Dr Wan Azizah Wan Ismail (pic) hopes PKR deputy president Datuk Seri Mohamed Azmin Ali will attend the PKR political bureau meeting on Wednesday (Nov 20).|Read more >|TheStar

 

New Malaysia | PKR-BN Meeting Nov 19, 2019 @ 12:58

Another meeting of MPs with Azmin at 3pm today (Nov 19)

Another “unprecedented” meeting of MPs with Economic Affairs Minister Datuk Seri Azmin Ali is scheduled for later Tuesday (Nov 19) at the Parliament, says a source.|Read more >|TheStar

 

New Malaysia | PKR-BN Meeting Nov 19, 2019 @ 12:50

Anwar: Azmin will be told to explain himself

PKR deputy president Datuk Seri Azmin Ali has been told to give an explanation over a meeting with several Umno lawmakers held at his official residence, says his party president Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim.|Read more >|TheStar

 

New Malaysia | PKR-BN Meeting Nov 19, 2019 @ 12:35

Azmin asked to explain meeting with BN MPs

PKR deputy president Datuk Seri Mohamed Azmin Ali should explain himself during the party’s political bureau meeting tomorrow on his meeting with Barisan Nasional (BN) Members of Parliament (MPs) last night.|Read more >|NST

New Malaysia | Govt: MoT Nov 19, 2019 @ 12:30

Kuching, JB could get bus rapid transit, says transport minister

Bus rapid transit (BRT) systems could be introduced in Kuching and Johor Baru, Transport Minister Anthony Loke said today.|Read more >|Malaymail

New Malaysia | PKR-BN Meeting Nov 19, 2019 @ 12:09

Tun M says unsure content of meeting between Azmin, BN MPs

Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad appears to be in the dark over a meeting between PKR deputy president Datuk Seri Mohamed Azmin Ali and several Barisan Nasional (BN) parliamentarians yesterday night.|Read more >|SunDaily

New Malaysia | Tg Piai by-election Nov 19, 2019 @ 12:00

‘Shocked’ Muhyiddin says Pakatan must change drastically to avoid being one-term wonder

Pakatan Harapan (PH) must make changes to both its strategy and execution if it intends to survive the next general election, coalition deputy president Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin.|Read more >|Malaymail

New Malaysia | Govt Nov 19, 2019 @ 11:30

DPM: Seven states won’t ban child marriage

The federal government cannot enforce a ban on child marriages nationwide as seven states are not cooperating, Datuk Seri Dr Wan Azizah Wan Ismail revealed in Parliament today.|Read more >|Malaymail

New Malaysia | Govt Nov 19, 2019 @ 11:30

Get certified by Jan 2020 or risk losing licence, minister tells oil palm farmers

Oil palm farmers without the Malaysian Sustainable Palm Oil (MSPO) certification will be penalised from January 1 next year, Primary Industries Minister Teresa Kok warned today.|Read more >|Malaymail

 

New Malaysia | PKR-BN Meeting Nov 19, 2019 @ 10:30

Umno disciplinary board to probe MPs who met at Azmin's house

Umno's disciplinary board will investigate the meeting involving several Umno MPs who met Economic Affairs Minister Datuk Seri Azmin Ali at his official residence in Putrajaya on Monday night (Nov 18).|Read more >|TheStar

New Malaysia | Opposition: UMNO Nov 19, 2019 @ 09:20

Lokman: Take action against Hisham over betrayal, Dr M middleman role

The Umno disciplinary board should take action against its former vice-president Datuk Seri Hishammuddin Hussein for his involvement in influencing party leaders to support the leadership of Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad, says Datuk Lokman Noor Adam.|Read more >|TheStar

 

New Malaysia | PKR-BN Meeting Nov 19, 2019 @ 08:42

Several members of parliament meet at Azmin’s residence

Several members of Parliament (MPs) gathered at the official residence of Economic Affairs Minister Datuk Seri Mohamed Azmin Ali in Precinct 10, here last night.|Read more >|SunDaily

New Malaysia | Tg Piai by-election Nov 19, 2019 @ 08:30

Guan Eng: TAR college and UEC issues not the main reason for Tanjung Piai defeat

Experts are concerned as Malaysian students in international schools now significantly outnumber their foreign counterparts, Berita Harian reported today. |Read more >|Malaymail

New Malaysia | Govt: MACC Nov 19, 2019 @ 08:21

MACC ready to help companies identify gaps in anti-corruption plans

The Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) is prepared to help commercial organisations to identify the gaps or the uncovered areas in their anti-corruption plans ahead of the enforcement of Section 17A of the MACC Act in June next year.|Read more >|SunDaily

New Malaysia | Govt: Home Nov 19, 2019 @ 07:00

Azis: Govt bound by law on matters of citizenship

The government has no intention of making it easier for foreigners to get citizenship or birth certificates, says Deputy Home Minister Datuk Mohd Azis Jamman.|Read more >|TheStar

New Malaysia | Govt: PKR Nov 19, 2019 @ 07:00

S’gor PKR delays meet indefinitely

Selangor, the state with the biggest number of PKR members, decided not to hold the party’s state convention as scheduled and has postponed it indefinitely.|Read more >|TheStar

New Malaysia | Govt: State Nov 19, 2019 

14 traditional villages gazetted

Fourteen traditional villages located within forest reserves and on land owned by government-linked companies (GLCs), covering areas totalling 675.6 hectares, were gazetted from June last year to October this year.|Read more >| BorneoPost

 

New Malaysia | New Propositions Nov 19, 2019 

Integrated wildlife protection ops to cover Sarawak, Sabah soon

The operation meant to protect wildlife in the country will soon focus on areas in Sarawak and Sabah, says Bukit Aman Internal Security and Public Order Department (KDNKA) deputy director Datuk Mastor Mohd Ariff.|Read more >| BorneoPost

New Malaysia | Tg Piai by-election Nov 19, 2019 @ 07:30

Analysts: Bread and butter issues (not 1MDB scandal) led to Pakatan’s loss in Tanjung Piai

It was a combination of issues that led to Pakatan Harapan’s (PH) defeat in the recently-concluded Tanjung Piai by-election, rather than a single dominant factor, analysts have said.|Read more >|Malaymail

New Malaysia | Govt: State Nov 19, 2019 

Don’t hesitate to seek help from Unifor Trust Fund, Indian community told

The Indian community in the state should not hesitate to seek funds from the Unit for Other Religions (Unifor) Trust Fund for socio-economic, welfare and community development purposes, says Dato Sri Dr Sim Kui Hian.|Read more >| BorneoPost

New Malaysia | Govt: State Nov 19, 2019 

‘Agroparks part of govt’s agriculture modernisation plan’

The government’s plan to develop and improve modern agriculture in the state includes the setting-up of agroparks, Urban Development and Resources Assistant Minister Datu Len Talif Salleh said.|Read more >| BorneoPost

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November 19, 2019

New Malaysia | Govt Nov 19, 2019 @ 22:30

Malaysia, Indonesia to set up fund to fight palm oil critics

Palm oil producers will set up a joint fund to counter critics of the industry, a Malaysian government official said today, amid growing scrutiny of a commodity which is accused of causing widespread environmental damage.|Read more >|Malaymail

New Malaysia | Govt: Home Nov 19, 2019 @ 22:00

Deputy minister: Police can only check phones of criminal suspects, not members of the public

The Royal Malaysia Police (PDRM) can confiscate the cell phones of the suspected and those involved in any ongoing investigation, and not conduct random checks on the public, said Deputy Home Minister Datuk Mohd Azis Jamman.|Read more >|Malaymail

New Malaysia | Govt Nov 19, 2019 @ 22:00

Govt to introduce sex education programme for boys at national schools

The government plans to introduce sex education solely for boys at all national schools.|Read more >|SunDaily

New Malaysia | PKR-BN Meeting Nov 19, 2019 @ 21:44

Dozen PKR MPs meet Azmin over meeting with Opposition MPs

A dozen PKR MPs went to meet Economic Affairs Minister Datuk Seri Azmin Ali on Tuesday (Nov 19) at Parliament to be briefed on his Monday (Nov 18) night meeting with Opposition MPs.|Read more >|TheStar

New Malaysia | Govt Nov 19, 2019 @ 21:37

Full-time APM volunteers to get Socso coverage

Full-time Malaysian Civil Defence Force (APM) volunteers will receive Social Security Organisation (Socso) benefits which expected to be introduced next year.|Read more >|SunDaily

New Malaysia | PKR-BN Meeting Nov 19, 2019 @ 20:22

BN MPs mum on meeting with Azmin

Barisan Nasional (BN) MPs alleged to have attended a meeting with PKR deputy president Datuk Seri Azmin Ali have kept mum over what transpired.|Read more >|NST

New Malaysia | Tg Piai by-election Nov 19, 2019 @ 18:30

PM says unsure if Malaysia ready for transition of power

Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad explained today that he is not sure if Malaysians are prepared for him to step down as prime minister, even as this was suggested as among the reasons for Pakatan Harapan’s (PH) loss in the Tanjung Piai by-election.|Read more >|Malaymail

New Malaysia | Tg Piai by-election Nov 19, 2019 @ 18:30

Dr M: Maybe Tanjung Piai defeat was my fault, how would I know?

Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad conceded today that Pakatan Harapan’s (PH) embarrassing loss of the Tanjung Piai parliamentary seat to Barisan Nasional (BN) could be his fault.|Read more >|Malaymail

New Malaysia | Govt: State Nov 19, 2019 

CM: Two international hospitals coming soon to Kuching

Two international hospitals are planning to set up shop in Sarawak soon.|Read more >| BorneoPost

New Malaysia | Govt: State Nov 19, 2019 

CM: Legal action if Petronas still refuses to pay 5 pct state sales tax on petroleum products

Chief Minister Datuk Patinggi Abang Johari Tun Openg is adamant that the state will take legal action if Petronas still refuses to pay five per cent state sales tax imposed by the Sarawak government on petroleum products.|Read more >| BorneoPost

New Malaysia | PKR-BN Meeting Nov 19, 2019 @ 17:12

Nothing unusual about last night's meeting, says Azmin

There was nothing unusual about the meeting held in Putrajaya last night, said PKR deputy president Datuk Seri Azmin Ali.|Read more >|NST

New Malaysia | PKR-BN Meeting Nov 19, 2019 @ 16:39

Anwar: I wasn't invited to Azmin's meeting with MPs

PKR president Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim said he was unaware of any meeting that his deputy, Datuk Seri Azmin Ali, had with lawmakers in Parliament at 3pm.|Read more >|NST

New Malaysia | Tg Piai by-election Nov 19, 2019 @ 16:24

PH lost by-election because workers are disillusioned with govt: MTUC

The Malaysian Trades Union Congress (MTUC) has attributed Pakatan Harapan’s (PH) defeat in Tanjung Piai to a disillusionment among workers with the government.|Read more >|SunDaily

New Malaysia | Tg Piai by-election Nov 19, 2019 @ 16:19

Wee: Pakatan's defeat at Tg Piai due to public discontent over TAR UC allocation

Pakatan Harapan's massive defeat in the Tanjung Piai by-election was a strong signal by the public that they disagreed with the reduced allocations for Tunku Abdul Rahman University College (TAR UC) from RM5mil to RM1mil in Budget 2020, says Datuk Seri Dr Wee Ka Siong|Read more >|TheStar

New Malaysia | Reforms: MA63 Nov 19, 2019 @ 16:00

Seven of 21 MA63 issues agreed upon by Cabinet committee, says S'wak asst minister

The Special Cabinet Committee for the review of the Malaysia Agreement 1963 has agreed to set up a special council to monitor the implementation of its decisions, says a Sarawak assistant minister.|Read more >|TheStar

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November 18, 2019

New Malaysia | Reforms: Asset Declaration Nov 18, 2019 @ 22:24

Ahmad Maslan: Parliament cannot compel opposition MPs to declare assets

Opposition Members of Parliament will not declare their assets until the special parliamentary motion is made into law, said Umno Supreme Council member Datuk Seri Ahmad Maslan.|Read more >|NST

New Malaysia | Govt: MoE Nov 18, 2019 @ 22:24

No more arts/science streams for Form Four next year

The arts and science streams for Form Four will be scrapped next year. Deputy Education Minister Teo Nie Ching today said the government would replace it with more relevant subjects, including electives.|Read more >|NST

New Malaysia | Projects: ECRL Nov 18, 2019 @ 19:30

SME Bank allocates RM1b financing for local ECRL contractors

The Small Medium Enterprise Development Bank Malaysia Bhd (SME Bank), an agency under the Entrepreneur Development Ministry has signed a tripartite memorandum of understanding (MoU) with the Malaysia Rail Link Sdn Bhd (MRL) and China Communications Construction (ECRL) Sdn Bhd (CCC-ECRL) to facilitate financial solutions to Malaysian subcontractors in the East Coast Rail Link (ECRL project). |Read more >|Malaymail

New Malaysia | Najib's 3rd Trial Nov 18, 2019 @ 17:30

Lawyer: Arul Kanda must be freed of charge if he testifies against Najib

Arul Kanda Kandasamy should naturally and automatically be released from his criminal case if he testifies as a prosecution witness against Datuk Seri Najib Razak in their joint trial, Arul Kanda’s lawyer argued today.|Read more >|Malaymail

 

New Malaysia | Najib's 3rd Trial Nov 18, 2019 @ 17:27

Arul Kanda will be prosecution witness against Najib

Datuk Seri Najib Razak's defence was left shaking its head in disbelief after hearing that the former Prime Minister's co-accused, Arul Kanda Kandasamy, will be called to testify against him in the 1Malaysia Development Bhd (1MDB) audit tampering trial.|Read more >|NST

 

New Malaysia | Govt Programmes Nov 18, 2019 @ 17:19

Food Bank Siswa to be expanded next year: Saifuddin

The Food Bank Siswa programme will be expanded to 123 institutions of higher learning including the polytechnics, teacher education institutes (IPGs) and private universities next year.|Read more >|SunDaily

New Malaysia | Govt Nov 18, 2019 @ 17:00

Transport Minister: Last FAA audit was done in 2003, not 2016 as claimed by Najib

Transport Minister Anthony Loke Siew Fook today clarified that Datuk Seri Najib Razak’s statement that the last time the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) conducted an audit on Malaysia’s aviation sector in 2016 is wrong.|Read more >|Malaymail

New Malaysia | Govt Nov 18, 2019 @ 16:57

Penang Bersatu to DAP: Don't be ungrateful

Pakatan Harapan (PH) component parties should re-examine themselves following the coalition's defeat in the recent Tanjung Piai parliamentary by-election and not pin the blame solely on Parti Pribumi Bersatu Malaysia (Bersatu).|Read more >|NST

 

New Malaysia | Reforms Nov 18, 2019 @ 16:48

Public may lodge reports against policemen who don’t follow SOP on phone checks

The public can lodge reports against policemen who abuse their powers and randomly conduct checks on people’s handphones.|Read more >|SunDaily

New Malaysia | Govt Nov 18, 2019 @ 16:37

Wan Azizah wants fund management accountability among welfare bodies

Deputy Prime Minister Datuk Seri Dr Wan Azizah Wan Ismail said non-governmental organisations and foundations which receive contributions from members of the public or other parties should uphold the principles of accountability, transparency, integrity and good governance.|Read more >|SunDaily

New Malaysia | Govt: AGC Nov 18, 2019 @ 16:33

AG directs cops to re-open probe into Teoh Beng Hock death

The Attorney-General’s Chambers (AGC) has ordered for the sudden death case of political aide Teoh Beng Hock to be reopened for fresh investigations.|Read more >|SunDaily

New Malaysia | Red Flags Nov 18, 2019 @ 16:00

In Penang, green group raises alarm on earthworks and hill cutting on Mount Erskine

Sahabat Alam Malaysia (SAM) said authorities must explain the massive earthworks and hill cutting detected on steep slopes at Mount Erskine.|Read more >|Malaymail

New Malaysia | Case of Missing Duo Nov 18, 2019 @ 14:53

Amri's wife files civil suit against M'sian govt and police

The wife of missing activist Amri Che Mat (pic) has commenced civil proceedings against the Malaysian government and police over concerns of their conduct during investigations into Amri’s disappearance.|Read more >|TheStar

New Malaysia | Govt: State Nov 18, 2019 @ 13:31

Sabah to introduce new poverty-eradication programmes

State Rural Development Ministry will be introducing new poverty-eradication programmes and strengthening existing ones, says minister Datuk Ewon Benedick.|Read more >|TheStar

 

New Malaysia | Govt: State Nov 18, 2019 @ 13:26

Perak to develop retirement corridor to cater for ageing population

The Perak government will develop a retirement corridor that focuses on the well-being of the retirees in view of the growing number of senior citizens in the state besides ensuring the safety and health of its residents.|Read more >|SunDaily

New Malaysia | Govt: Home Nov 18, 2019 @ 11:52

Ministry: Over 500 Opposition members got approval to enter schools, college grounds

The government approved more than 500 applications by Opposition lawmakers to enter schools and campus grounds, Teo Nie Ching told Parliament during Question Time today.|Read more >|Malaymail

 

New Malaysia | PM Succession Nov 18, 2019 @ 11:18

'Focus on work, stop calling for Tun M's resignation'

Pakatan Harapan vice-president Datuk Seri Mohamed Azmin Ali has reminded the coalition against employing its defeat at the Tanjung Piai by-election as a ploy to call for change in leadership.|Read more >|NST

 

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

Phone tap? Cops ‘do what is necessary’ when Malaysia’s security at stake, Parliament told

The government does not spy on politicians by listening in on their private conversations, Deputy Home Minister Datuk Mohd Azis Jamman said in Dewan Rakyat today.|Read more >|Malaymail

New Malaysia | Viewpoints Nov 18, 2019 @ 10:30

Experts concerned as Malaysians outnumber foreigners in international schools

Experts are concerned as Malaysian students in international schools now significantly outnumber their foreign counterparts, Berita Harian reported today. |Read more >|Malaymail

New Malaysia | Govt: State Nov 18, 2019 

CM: Govt will aid in diabetes education

The government stands ready to provide the necessary support whenever possible to intensify diabetes education in the state, Chief Minister Datuk Patinggi Abang Johari Tun Openg said.|Read more >| BorneoPost

New Malaysia | New Propositions Nov 18, 2019 

Plans to build Sabah’s second drug rehab centre in Tawau

The construction of the second Cure and Care Rehabilitation Centre (CCRC) in Sabah, to cater to the need of helping drug addicts overcome their addiction, is planned to be built in Balung, near here.|Read more >| BorneoPost

New Malaysia | Govt: State Nov 18, 2019 

Present, potential PR1MA house buyers invited to open dialogue on PR1MA housing

Present and potential PR1MA house buyers in Kuching are invited to attend an open dialogue on PR1MA housing on Nov 23 (Saturday) at the Grand Dormani Rajah Court Hotel here.|Read more >| BorneoPost

New Malaysia | Govt: State Nov 18, 2019 

Venture capital to help youth develop ‘expertise and skills’

Youth who are already successful but low in cash flow now have the option to go for venture capital (VC) which was set up by the Sarawak government to help youth develop their expertise and skills.|Read more >| BorneoPost

New Malaysia | New Propositions Nov 18, 2019 

Tanjung Piai a wake-up call for Pakatan

FROM hero to zero – all this in a little more than a year after Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad led Pakatan Harapan to a momentous victory in the 2018 general election.|Read more >|TheStar

Strategic Plan 2020-2029 for Bidayuh community being finalised before submission to CM

A 10-year strategic plan for the Bidayuh community is now being finalised before its submission to Chief Minister Datuk Patinggi Abang Johari Tun Openg.|Read more >| BorneoPost

New Malaysia | Tg Piai by-election Nov 18, 2019 

Dr M to blame for Tg Piai loss and should quit, say several Pakatan lawmakers

Several Pakatan Harapan lawmakers are calling for a change in leadership following its crushing defeat in the Tanjung Piai parliamentary by-election last Saturday (Nov 16).|Read more >|TheStar

 

Anwar: Losing one poll doesn’t mean the whole govt must go

PKR president Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim has dismissed Opposition Leader Datuk Seri Ismail Sabri Yaakob’s call to dissolve Parliament in light of Barisan Nasional’s (BN) overwhelming victory in the Tanjung Piai by-election.|Read more >|Malaymail

 

Chinese votes will continue to swing until GE15 if Pakatan does not deliver promises, says Nazri

The swing of Chinese votes to Barisan Nasional will continue to be a trend until the 15th General Election if Pakatan Harapan fails to honour its promises, says Datuk Seri Nazri Aziz.|Read more >|SunDaily

'Honest and detailed' post-mortem on crushing defeat

Pakatan Harapan (PH) will carry out a detailed post-mortem to ascertain causes of its defeat in the Tanjung Piai by-election, which Barisan Nasional (BN) won with a whopping vote-majority of 15,086.|Read more >|NST

 

Tanjung Piai a wake-up call for Pakatan

FROM hero to zero – all this in a little more than a year after Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad led Pakatan Harapan to a momentous victory in the 2018 general election.|Read more >|TheStar

Pakatan bleeding support by playing race and religion cards, says Ramasamy

Pakatan Harapan’s (PH) descent into racial and religious politics to compete with Barisan Nasional (BN) and PAS was what cost it the support of non-Malays, said DAP’s P. Ramasamy.|Read more >|Malaymail

Doomsday for PH? Not yet, says DAP's Zairil Khir

Pakatan Harapan's (PH) defeat in the Tanjung Piai parliamentary by-election on Saturday is unlikely to reflect voting patterns in the next general election, a DAP lawmaker said today.|Read more >|NST

Tg Piai drubbing a sign of what’s coming for Sarawak PH in 2021: PBB

The result in the Tanjung Piai by-election on Saturday is a sign of “what’s to come in the state election in 2021”, says Parti Pesaka Bumiputera Bersatu (PBB) Information chief Dato Idris Buang.|Read more >|SunDaily

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November 17, 2019

New Malaysia | Govt Nov 17, 2019 @ 22:05

Ahmad Idham clarifies Netflix censorship issue

National Film Development Corporation (Finas) CEO Ahmad Idham Ahmad Nadzri today clarified the issue surrounding his suggestion that digital content on streaming platforms such as Netflix be regulated.|Read more >|SunDaily

 

New Malaysia | Govt Nov 17, 2019 @ 21:25

NGOs urged to reach out to B40 group to realise National Community Policy

Non-govenmental organisations (NGOs) have been urged to reach out to the lower-income or B40 group to give them more exposure to health and safety issues in an effort to realise the National Community Policy.|Read more >|SunDaily

 

New Malaysia | Govt Nov 17, 2019 @ 21:02

Deputy minister: Orang Asli income programme extended to five more settlements

In the next three months, five more Orang Asli settlements will benefit from the government’s programme to generate higher income for the community.|Read more >|Malaymail

New Malaysia | Govt Nov 17, 2019 @ 20:57

Govt to improve efforts to register disabled persons to assist them

A more comprehensive database on disabled people is essential to ensure they get all the help they need from the government, according to Women, Family and Community Development Deputy Minister Hannah Yeoh.|Read more >|SunDaily

New Malaysia | Govt Nov 17, 2019 @ 20:41

Deputy minister urges companies to hire ex-national athletes

The corporate sector should employ former national athletes either as a sports coach or part of their staff as a way to recognise them for their contributions to the country, said Deputy Youth and Sports Minister Steven Sim Chee Keong.|Read more >|Malaymail

New Malaysia | Reforms: Asset Declaration Nov 17, 2019 @ 18:55

Deputy Speaker: Not many opposition parliamentarians declared assets

Many opposition MPs, especially from Barisan Nasional, have yet to declare their assets despite the easy process involved, according to Dewan Rakyat Deputy Speaker Datuk Mohd Rashid Hasnon.|Read more >|SunDaily

New Malaysia | Govt: State Nov 17, 2019 @ 17:57

Penang urges Putrajaya to decide on raw water proposal

Penang is still awaiting response from Putrajaya on its proposal to transfer raw water from Perak to the state.|Read more >|NST

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

Loke to hold PC on Malaysia's air safety rating downgrade

Transport Minister Anthony Loke is expected to hold a press conference tomorrow over the downgrading of Malaysia’s air safety rating by United States-based civil aviation regulation body, Federal Aviation Administration (FAA).|Read more >|NST

New Malaysia | Reforms: IPCMC Nov 17, 2019 @ 15:51

G25: IPCMC should be empowered to make own regulation instead of PM

The Independent Police Complaints and Misconduct Commission (IPCMC) should be empowered to make its own regulation for the purpose of enforcement instead of the Prime Minister, says the G25 group of eminent Malays.|Read more >|TheStar

New Malaysia | Govt: MoH Nov 17, 2019 @ 14:46

Ministry studying ways for medical grads to get housemanship within six months

The Health Ministry is looking into ways for new medical graduates to get housemanship within six months by next year, says Dr Lee Boon Chye.|Read more >|TheStar

New Malaysia | Govt: State Nov 17, 2019 @ 12:56

Kedah wants local business players to grab opportunities

The Kedah state government and Invest Kedah Berhad (IKB) met with the business community here to inform them of the variety of opportunities available in the state after the recent Kedah 2020 Budget announcement.|Read more >|NST

New Malaysia | Govt: State Nov 17, 2019 @ 12:48

Kelantan government urged to upgrade facilities

The Kelantan government has been urged to improve public facilities at the Gua Musang bamboo mosque to ensure it will continue to prosper as the state's tourism product.|Read more >|NST

 

New Malaysia | Govt: State Nov 17, 2019 @ 12:40

'Former state govt skipped consultation with residents'

The former state government had skipped an essential procedure in the first attempt to acquire land in Kim Teng Park four years ago.|Read more >|NST

New Malaysia | Govt: State Nov 17, 2019 @ 12:30

Acquisition bid back to haunt Kim Teng folk

Life has not been the same for some 1,500 residents in Kim Teng Park here. This was after the mostly elderly residents felt that they had been stabbed in the back for the second time over plans to acquire their property and land without prior consultation. |Read more >|NST

New Malaysia | Govt: State Nov 17, 2019 

Baru: RM1.2b saved via Pan Borneo cost rationalisation

The cost rationalisation process for the Pan Borneo Highway (PBH) project has to date resulted in savings of RM1.2 billion.|Read more >| BorneoPost

New Malaysia | Opposition: PBS Nov 17, 2019 

PBS passes resolution on reinstating Anti-Hop Law

Parti Bersatu Sabah (PBS) has started the ball rolling on the reinstatement of the Anti-Hop Law by passing a resolution on the matter at its 34th  annual congress yesterday.|Read more >| BorneoPost

New Malaysia | Tg Piai by-election Nov 17, 2019 

Barisan pulls off a decisive win

Barisan Nasional has reclaimed the Tanjung Piai parliamentary seat from Pakatan Harapan with a thumping majority. Barisan’s Datuk Seri Dr Wee Jeck Seng won with a 15,086-vote majority.|Read more >|TheStar

Three things we learnt about: The Tanjung Piai by-election

There have been nine by-elections since GE14 in May 2018 and never has a Pakatan Harapan (PH) loss been predicted as early as the Tanjung Piai poll held yesterday.|Read more >|Malaymail

 

Tanjung Piai result probably reflects feelings of half the nation

Barisan Nasional (BN) trounced Pakatan Harapan (PH) in the just-concluded Tanjung Piai parliamentary by-election by a majority of 15,086 when its candidate Datuk Seri Wee Jeck Seng polled 25,466 votes against Karmaine Sardini’s 10,380.|Read more >|Malaymail

Wee vows to work hard; Karmaine accepts defeat

Barisan Nasional’s (BN) victory in the Tanjung Piai by-election is a clear signal from the people to the ruling coalition, said Datuk Seri Dr Ahmad Zahid Hamidi.|Read more >|NST

Johor PH accepts defeat, says it’s a clear message

Johor Pakatan Harapan accepts the results of the Tanjung Piai parliamentary seat by-election, and considers it a signal from the electorate that must be seriously heeded by the party, its chairman Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin  said.|Read more >|SunDaily

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November 16, 2019

New Malaysia | Govt: State Nov 16, 2019 

CM: We only deny entry to those with ‘extreme’ intentions, provocateurs

Federal ministers entering Sarawak under the guise of official duties will be barred from entry if found to be “very extreme” or harbouring different intentions, says Chief Minister Datuk Patinggi Abang Johari Tun Openg.|Read more >| BorneoPost

New Malaysia | Mat Lajak Nov 16, 2019 @ 21:51

Lajak: Parents must monitor children, say police

The police have advised parents to monitor their children’s whereabouts to prevent them from getting involved in ‘basikal lajak’ (modified bicycle) activities particularly during the upcoming school holidays.|Read more >|SunDaily

 

New Malaysia | New Initiatives Nov 16, 2019 @ 19:37

Heavy penalty awaits those lending cars to foreigners without licence

Police have warned of stern action against those who lend their cars to foreigners without a driving licence, especially if it results in fatal accidents.|Read more >|SunDaily

New Malaysia | New Initiatives Nov 16, 2019 @ 15:30

Health Ministry to set up suicide database

The Health Ministry will set up a suicide database to obtain more detailed reports, including the exact cause of cases.|Read more >|NST

 

New Malaysia | Reforms: B4G Nov 16, 2019 @ 14:54

102,618 illegal immigrants joined the B4G programme as of Nov 14

A total of 102,618 illegal immigrants have joined the Immigration Department’s Back for Good (B4G) programme as of Nov 14, after it was launched on Aug 1, said Home Ministry secretary-general Tan Sri Alwi Ibrahim.|Read more >|SunDaily

 

New Malaysia | Reforms: IPCMC Nov 16, 2019 @ 15:04

IPCMC shouldn’t be allowed to fix punishment and conduct prosecution: Pahang CID Chief

The jurisdiction of the Independent Police Complaints and Misconduct Commission (IPCMC) should be reviewed to create a more complete system and to avoid fraud.|Read more >|SunDaily

New Malaysia | Govt Nov 16, 2019 @ 14:40

Companies want govt to pay for paternity leave: Kula

Employers in the private sector are willing to grant a seven-day paternity leave to workers if the government can bear their salary for that period, said Human Resources Minister M. Kula Segaran.|Read more >|SunDaily

 

New Malaysia | New Propositions Nov 16, 2019 @ 13:17

Police to propose heavier penalty for fatal accidents

Police are looking into proposing a heavier penalty for fatal accidents due to negligence in the state.|Read more >|NST

 

New Malaysia | Govt Nov 16, 2019 @ 10:42

Delight as France delays move to end palm oil’s tax advantages

The move by France to delay until 2026 the end of palm oil’s tax advantages, instead of next year, is good news for palm oil-producing countries like Malaysia, Primary Industries Minister Teresa Kok Suh Sim said.|Read more >|SunDaily

New Malaysia | Govt: PKR Nov 16, 2019 @ 10:00

PKR man says unfair to cancel Sarawak convention

PKR’s Miri Member of Parliament Dr Michael Teo Yu Keng today said it is unfair for the state PKR leadership council to cancel the state-level party’s convention scheduled to be held next week.|Read more >|Malaymail

New Malaysia | Govt: PKR Nov 15, 2019 @ 09:12

Decision to withdraw Azmin’s invitation made by MPP: Anwar

PKR president Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim (pix) today said that there was no threat or involvement of an “eminent’ party leader in the withdrawal of the invitation made to its deputy president, Datuk Seri Azmin Ali, to open the party’s Youth Congress.|Read more >|SunDaily

New Malaysia | Govt Nov 16, 2019 @ 07:00

Campaign did not cut prices of goods, says ministry
The Domestic Trade and Consumer Affairs Ministry has rubbished claims that the buy Muslim first campaign has reduced the prices of goods.|Read more >|TheStar

New Malaysia | Govt: State Nov 16, 2019 

CM: S’wak pushing STEM, ICT to produce skilled workforce

Sarawak is actively promoting Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) and information and communication technology (ICT) education in schools and tertiary institutions to produce a skilled workforce for the digital economy.|Read more >| BorneoPost

New Malaysia | Najib & Arul's Trial Nov 16, 2019 @ 07:00

It’s ‘no, no, no’ for Najib
Datuk Seri Najib Razak was given the “no” three times in a day as he sought to postpone two of his trials.|Read more >|TheStar

New Malaysia | Opposition: PBS Nov 16, 2019 

PBS reiterates call for Anti-Hop Law

Parti Bersatu Sabah (PBS) president Datuk Seri Dr Maximus Johnity Ongkili has reiterated his call for the Anti-Hop Law revival after United PasokMomogun KadazanDusunMurut Organization (Upko) caused the party to fall back into the opposition side post-general election in 2018.|Read more >| BorneoPost

New Malaysia | Tg Piai by-election Nov 16, 2019 

Voting begins in Tanjung Piai by-election

A total of 27 polling centres with 125 streams opened at 8am today for voters in the Tanjung Piai parliamentary constituency to choose their new representative. Polling will end at 5.30pm. |Read more >|NST

Tanjung Piai decides: LiveBlog

Voters in the Tanjung Piai Parliamentary constituency will cast their votes today (Nov 16). It will be six-cornered fight for the Tanjung Piai parliamentary seat.|Read more >|TheStar

Since GE14, nine by-elections in Malaysia so far

The Tanjung Piai by-election today is the ninth by-election to take place since Pakatan Harapan took over the ruling administration after GE14.|Read more >|Malaymail

Muhyiddin assures the safety of Tanjung Piai voters at the polling stations

Home Minister Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin (pix) said there will be enough police personnel deployed to ensure the safety of voters in Tanjung Piai during the polling day today.|Read more >|SunDaily

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