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In the News Snippets & Links 

November 25, 2019

New Malaysia | New Initiatives Nov 25, 2019 @ 23:23

26,000 youths trained through MFLS

The Malaysia Future Leaders School (MFLS) programme has managed to train 26,000 youths at 22 Wawasan Camps across the country within a period of six months.|Read more >|SunDaily

 

New Malaysia | Govt: MoH Nov 25, 2019 @ 21:00

Planting ketum allowed for research purpose with Health Minister’s authorisation letter

The planting of psychoactive plants like ketum is allowed for research purpose only but requires a letter of authorisation issued by the Health Minister.|Read more >|Malaymail

 

New Malaysia | Govt: MoF Nov 25, 2019 @ 19:30

Guan Eng says federal government is not treating Penang like a step child

DAP secretary-general Lim Guan Eng today refuted allegations that Penang continues to be treated like a ‘step child’ by the Pakatan Harapan (PH) federal government in aspect of development allocations in the annual budgets.|Read more >|Malaymail

New Malaysia | PKR feud Nov 25, 2019 @ 18:32

Zuraida to Fahmi: Stop righting the wrongs

It looks like the infighting in PKR is showing no signs of abating anytime soon, with leaders from different camps in the party trading barbs at each other, back and forth.|Read more >|NST

New Malaysia | New Propositions Nov 25, 2019 @ 18:30

Muhyiddin: Need for third bridge between Johor and Singapore to ease congestion

The construction of a third bridge linking Johor and Singapore is a long-term measure to tackle congestion at the Bangunan Sultan Iskandar (BSI) Customs, Immigration and Quarantine (CIQ) complex and Sultan Abu Bakar CIQ complex.|Read more >|Malaymail

New Malaysia | PKR feud Nov 25, 2019 @ 18:22

Cabinet to decide on helicopter scandal

The Defence Ministry will brief the Cabinet next month on the next course of action concerning the military helicopter scandal.|Read more >|NST

New Malaysia | New Initiatives Nov 25, 2019 @ 16:00

Authorities weed out poachers at Tabin Wildlife Reserve

A week-long crackdown by authorities at Tabin Wildlife Reserve, Lahad Datu, revealed the reserve to be a hotbed for poaching, says Sabah Wildlife Department director Augustine Tuuga.|Read more >|TheStar

New Malaysia | TAR UC Funding Nov 25, 2019 @ 15:33

MCA rubbishes DAP's claims party trying to 'kill' TAA

MCA president Datuk Seri Dr Wee Ka Siong has rubbished DAP's claims the party was trying to "kill" TARCian Alumni Association (TAA) over the proposed channelling of RM30mil trust fund announced by Finance Minister Lim Guan Eng.|Read more >|TheStar

New Malaysia | New Propositions Nov 25, 2019 @ 15:26

EC mulls need to establish special agency to tackle electoral offences

The Election Commission (EC) is studying the need for a special enforcement agency to probe and take action against perpetrators of election offences.|Read more >|NST

New Malaysia | Govt: MoHR Nov 25, 2019 @ 15:15

Govt wants parents to erase negative perception against TVET

The negative perception that Technical and Vocational Education and Training (TVET) is a second choice for weak students compared to conventional academic field should be eliminated by parents, said Deputy Human Resources Minister, Datuk Mahfuz Omar.|Read more >|SunDaily

New Malaysia | Red flags: LTTE Nov 25, 2019 @ 15:00

Families of DAP Sosma detainees claim police intimidation, seek Suhakam aid

The families and friends of two DAP lawmakers detained under a security law pending trial for their alleged links to a defunct terror group today accused the police of intimidation and even attempting to solicit bribes.|Read more >|Malaymail

 

New Malaysia | New Initiatives Nov 25, 2019 @ 14:37

Nearly 300,000 using JobsMalaysia to find work, says deputy minister

There are some 290,898 active job seekers using the JobsMalaysia portal as of October this year, the Dewan Rakyat was told.|Read more >|TheStar

New Malaysia | New Initiatives Nov 25, 2019 @ 13:56

Housing projects for second generation Felda settlers revived and underway

Once abandoned housing projects under the Felda New Generation Housing (PGBF) is now 70% in progress, says Dr Mohd Radzi Md Jidin.|Read more >|TheStar

New Malaysia | PKR feud Nov 25, 2019 @ 13:36

Validity of PKR meetings chaired by Wan Azizah questioned as she has no party post

Several quarters are questioning the validity of PKR meetings chaired by Datuk Seri Wan Azizah Wan Ismail, as she does not officially hold any key positions in the party.|Read more >|TheStar

 

New Malaysia | PKR feud Nov 25, 2019 @ 13:23

‘Zuraida would have known more on member’s sacking if she had attended meetings’

PKR vice-president Zuraida Kamaruddin would have known the full details behind the sacking of party central committee member Zakaria Abdul Hamid had she attended the party’s meetings, said Fahmi Fadzil.|Read more >|SunDaily

 

New Malaysia | PKR feud Nov 25, 2019 @ 12:43

Your questions answered if you’d attended yesterday’s meet, Dr Wan Azizah tells sacked PKR man

Zakaria Abdul Hamid should have attended yesterday’s PKR central leadership council meeting if he wanted a chance to defend himself before his expulsion, Datuk Seri Dr Wan Azizah Wan Ismail said today.|Read more >|Malaymail

New Malaysia | PKR feud Nov 25, 2019 @ 12:16

Zuraida flays PKR leadership for two members' sacking; calls for reform

The dismissal of PKR central committee member Zakaria Abdul Hamid and party member Ismail Dulhadi by the party leadership is “bold, yet discriminatory”.|Read more >|NST

 

New Malaysia | Govt: EC Nov 25, 2019 @ 12:26

Time to push for more women in elections, enact laws if necessary, says EC chief

It is time Malaysia looked at more women participation in elections seriously and if needs be, promulgate new laws to ensure this happens, says Election Commission chief Datuk Azhar Azizan Harun.|Read more >|TheStar

 

New Malaysia | Overhaul: Corruption Nov 25, 2019 @ 11:55

Johor DOE officer charged with taking bribes

A Johor Department of Environment (DOE) officer was today charged at the sessions court here over four counts of accepting bribes amounting to RM7,200 three years ago.|Read more >|SunDaily

New Malaysia | Govt: State Nov 25, 2019 @ 10:30

Report: Boundary issue holding up Kelantan’s oil royalty payment

The thorny oil royalty row between PAS-led Kelantan and Pakatan Harapan-ruled Putrajaya can only be resolved after the state and federal governments determine the number of oil fields within the northeast state’s borders, a Singaporean daily reported today.|Read more >|Malaymail

New Malaysia | PKR feud Nov 25, 2019 @ 09:30

Sacked allegedly for graft, Bera PKR chief claims booted out without due process

Zakaria Abdul Hamid, who was yesterday expelled from PKR for alleged corruption claims, has claimed he was not given the chance to explain himself.|Read more >|Malaymail

 

New Malaysia | PKR feud Nov 25, 2019 @ 07:00

It’s getting frosty in PKR

The PKR cold war between party president Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim and deputy president Datuk Seri Azmin Ali is heating up.|Read more >|TheStar

New Malaysia | Red flags Nov 25, 2019 

‘Clarify approval given to ADC’

The Ministry of Modernisation of Agriculture, Native Land and Regional Development is urged to clarify the purported approval given by the ministry to an area development committee (ADC) to develop native customary rights (NCR) land in Ulu Ngemah.|Read more >| BorneoPost

New Malaysia | Projects Nov 24, 2019 @ 07:00

‘Why the delay in RTS and HSR projects?’

The Johor Baru-Singapore Rapid Transit System (RTS) and the postponed High-Speed Rail (HSR) projects were issues of interest, with the Opposition questioning the delay in their implementation.|Read more >|TheStar

New Malaysia | PKR feud Nov 25, 2019 @ 07:00

Ex-MB likens state and Pakatan to a divorcee

Former Johor mentri besar Datuk Osman Sapian has likened the state and Pakatan Harapan to a divorcee who has many children when they took over the government from Barisan Nasional.|Read more >|TheStar

New Malaysia | PKR feud Nov 25, 2019 @ 07:00

MB: Succession plan will not affect Muar projects

The succession plan to make PKR president Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim the next premier will not affect the development projects in Muar announced by Economic Affairs Minister Datuk Seri Azmin Ali.|Read more >|TheStar

New Malaysia | Govt: State Nov 25, 2019 

Sabah to protect forests, wildlife

The state government has identified areas to be gazetted for wildlife next year, just like what was being done in Africa, said Chief Minister Datuk Seri Mohd Shafie Apdal.|Read more >| BorneoPost

New Malaysia | Govt: Housing Nov 25, 2019 

Sabah to decide on PPR– Zuraidah

The Housing and Local Government Ministry leaves it to the Sabah state government to determine whether the People Housing Program (PPR) will be a transit program or a rent-to-own after five years.|Read more >| BorneoPost

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In the News Snippets & Links 

November 24, 2019

New Malaysia | New Propositions Nov 24, 2019 @ 20:13

Module on minimum age for marriage underway, says Mujahid

The government is in the midst of introducing a standard operating procedure (SOP) to ensure that guidelines on the minimum legal age for marriage are strictly adhered to.|Read more >|NST

New Malaysia | New Propositions Nov 24, 2019 @ 22:03

LKIM studies pension, aid scheme to benefit 60,000 fishermen

The Fisheries Development Authority of Malaysia (LKIM) is studying establishing a pension or aid scheme to help ease the burden of some 60,000 fishermen who have been forced to stop from going to sea due to old age or illness.|Read more >|SunDaily

 

New Malaysia | Kg Baru Development Nov 24, 2019 @ 19:46

FT minister reps to meet MAS to discuss Kg Baru issue

The Federal Territories Ministry’s representatives will soon meet the board members of the Kampung Baru Malay Agriculture Settlement (MAS) to discuss on issues there.|Read more >|NST

New Malaysia | New Propositions Nov 24, 2019 @ 19:17

Pahang to approve more land for Makmur houses

The Pahang government will approve more land for the Makmur Housing Project to enable low income earners in the state to own homes.|Read more >|SunDaily

New Malaysia | PKR feud Nov 24, 2019 @ 18:30

PKR sacks two members over bribery and corruption, including CLC member

PKR has fired a central leadership committee (CLC) member and an ordinary member from the party, on grounds of corruption and bribery.|Read more >|Malaymail

New Malaysia | Govt Programmes Nov 24, 2019 @ 18:30

Zuraida: PPR units must be occupied within six months after completion

All the People’s Housing Projects (PPR) units in Sabah must be occupied within six months from the date of completion.|Read more >|Malaymail

New Malaysia | Govt: State Nov 24, 2019 @ 17:48

MB: Rumah Makmur and PR1MA Pahang units not for homestay or renting

Rumah Makmur and 1Malaysia People’s Housing Programme (PR1MA) Pahang house buyers’ ownership status will be revoked if they are found to have illegally rented out the houses to third parties.|Read more >|NST

New Malaysia | PKR feud Nov 24, 2019 @ 16:22

PKR feud intensifies as Anwar fires salvo back at Azmin

The gloves, its appears, are off as the war of words between PKR’s top two leaders Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim and Datuk Seri Mohamed Azmin Ali intensified.|Read more >|NST

New Malaysia | Govt: MoF Nov 24, 2019 @ 16:38

Fed govt will continue with more social welfare programmes

The federal government will remain highly committed to the people and have more programmes for the welfare of the people, according to Finance Minister Lim Guan Eng.|Read more >|SunDaily

New Malaysia | PKR feud Nov 24, 2019 @ 15:30

Anwar says PKR reps who meet with ‘enemy party’ abusing power, trust

PKR lawmakers who meet and make clandestine deals are the definition of corruption, Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim said today.|Read more >|Malaymail

New Malaysia | PKR feud Nov 24, 2019 @ 15:30

Cross the line and you’ll face disciplinary board, PKR Youth chief tells dissenters

PKR Youth members will be hauled before the disciplinary board if they continue to insist on party deputy president Datuk Seri Azmin Ali officiating their convention next month, Akmal Nasrullah Mohd Nasir warned today.|Read more >|Malaymail

New Malaysia | Cabinet Reshuffling Nov 24, 2019 @ 15:00

Anwar: I do not want any Cabinet post

PKR president Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim says he has no intention of accepting a Cabinet position in the event of a reshuffle.|Read more >|TheStar

New Malaysia | Govt: State Nov 24, 2019 @ 14:38

Port sector to become major economic generator for Malacca

Plans to restore the port sector as a major economic contributor to Malacca like it was in the past are realistic and implementable, said a state executive council member.|Read more >|SunDaily

 

New Malaysia | New Propositions Nov 24, 2019 @ 08:40

Unused govt quarters to be turned into workshops for disabled: Yeoh

All state governments, local authorities and government agencies have been urged to identify unused government quarters and community halls to be turned into workshops to enable persons with disabilities (PWDs) to be trained to improve their work and living skills.|Read more >|SunDaily

 

New Malaysia | Govt: State Nov 24, 2019 @ 07:00

Penang submits RM1.4bil plan for raw water transfer scheme

Penang has submitted a RM1.4bil plan to “tap” Sungai Perak in Perak as its second raw water source, in addition to Kedah’s Sungai Muda.|Read more >|TheStar

New Malaysia | TAR UC Funding  Nov 24, 2019 @ 07:00

MCA questions letting TAA manage RM30mil trust fund

MCA continues to question the Finance Ministry’s decision to let Tarcian Alumni Association (TAA) manage a trust fund to disburse the RM30mil allocation to Tunku Abdul Rahman University College (TAR UC).|Read more >|TheStar

New Malaysia | NCR Land Nov 24, 2019 

Planted forest licensing has no effect on NCR land, clarifies rep

The Licence for Planted Forests (LPF) issued by the Forest Department will not affect the Native Customary Rights (NCR) land of the people, assures Mulu assemblyman Datuk Gerawat Gala.|Read more >| BorneoPost

New Malaysia | Govt: State Nov 24, 2019 

Sarawak to have better sports facilities

The Sarawak government will continue to build more sport facilities and further improve the existing ones in all districts and divisions across the state, assures Datuk Abdul Karim Rahman Hamzah.|Read more >| BorneoPost

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In the News Snippets & Links 

November 23, 2019

New Malaysia | TAR UC Funding  Nov 23, 2019 @ 20:52

Don't create complications, just give RM1,000 to each TAR UC student directly, says Dr Wee

Ayer Hitam MP Datuk Seri Dr Wee Ka Siong questions Finance Minister Lim Guan Eng's motives in creating complications in assisting students of Tunku Abdul Rahman University College (TAR UC).|Read more >|TheStar

 

New Malaysia | Cabinet Reshuffling Nov 23, 2019 @ 19:55

Dr M: PH top leaders do not disagree to cabinet reshuffle

No Pakatan Harapan top leadership disagreed to the possible cabinet reshuffle, Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad said.|Read more >|NST

New Malaysia | Smoking Ban Nov 23, 2019 @ 19:49

Smoking ban: Govt plans to reduce fine for early payment

The government is planning to reduce the RM250 fine imposed on those who were caught smoking in prohibited areas to RM150 if early payment is made.|Read more >|SunDaily

New Malaysia | Govt: Works Nov 23, 2019 @ 19:53

Dr M: Anwar part of reshuffled Cabinet? ‘Everything is possible’

Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad has not made his mind up yet on whether or not Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim will be part of his revamped Cabinet line-up.|Read more >|Malaymail

New Malaysia | TAR UC Funding  Nov 23, 2019 @ 19:39

LGE: RM30mil TAR UC trust can be used even if MCA doesn't relinquish ownership

The RM30mil allocation by the government to a trust fund managed by Tunku Abdul Rahman Alumni Association (TAA) is for the benefit of Tunku Abdul Rahman University College (TAR UC) and students of the institution, says Finance Minister Lim Guan Eng.|Read more >|TheStar

New Malaysia | New Propositions Nov 23, 2019 @ 18:30

Ministry to study proposal to allow use of second-hand child safety seat

The Ministry of Women, Family and Community Development will study the proposal to allow the use of second-hand child restraint system (CRS) sets which are still in good working order, to reduce the burden of those from the low-income households with young children.|Read more >|Malaymail

 

New Malaysia | New Initiatives Nov 23, 2019 @ 16:30

Taking out forest reserves status on 90 villages is a historical move, says Sabah conservator

The status dissolution of 1,637 hectares forest reserve for 90 villages by the state government is a historical move in forest management in Sabah, said Sabah Chief Conservator of Forests Datuk Mashor Mohd Jaini.|Read more >|Malaymail

New Malaysia | Govt: DAP Nov 23, 2019 @ 13:00

Dr M’s remark could make ministers think they can freely award contracts, warns MP

Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad saying ministers could directly award contracts related to their portfolio undermines Pakatan Harapan’s (PH) pledge to eradicate corruption, said Ramkarpal Singh.|Read more >|Malaymail

 

New Malaysia | Govt: PKR Nov 23, 2019 @ 11:40

Anwar attends Sarawak PKR convention in Miri, Baru Bian a no-show

PKR president Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim and some 1,200 PKR state and national delegates have turned up for the Sarawak PKR Convention being held here Saturday (Nov 23), but Sarawak PKR chairman Baru Bian is missing.|Read more >|TheStar

New Malaysia | PM Succession Nov 23, 2019 @ 11:00

Mahathir believes has good support but prepared to face no-confidence vote

Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad said yesterday that he is prepared to face a vote of no confidence as he believes he has strong support.|Read more >|SunDaily

New Malaysia | Govt: Works Nov 23, 2019 @ 08:00

Works minister: Trans Borneo Expressway project an economic catalyst for Sabah, Sarawak

The 165-kilometre long Trans Borneo Expressway project linking Sabah and Sarawak to East Kalimantan will spur economic growth in both states.|Read more >|Malaymail

New Malaysia | TAR UC Funding  Nov 23, 2019 @ 07:00

Penang MCA denies taking funds from TAR UC

Penang MCA has denied taking funds from Tunku Abdul Rahman University College (TAR UC) for the party’s benefit.|Read more >|TheStar

New Malaysia | Govt: MoA Nov 23, 2019 @ 07:00

Salahuddin: RM1.4bil contract not finalised yet

The contract worth RM1.4bil for padi subsidies and imports is not finalised yet, says Agriculture and Agro-based Industry Minister Datuk Seri Salahuddin Ayub.|Read more >|TheStar

New Malaysia | TAR UC Funding  Nov 23, 2019 @ 07:00

‘Explain RM30mil trust fund’

The Finance Ministry must be transparent and explain in detail its RM30mil proposed trust fund to Tunku Abdul Rahman University College (TAR UC), says MCA.|Read more >|TheStar

New Malaysia | PKR-BN Meeting Nov 23, 2019 @ 07:00

‘MPs looking to forge new alliances’

Opposition MPs who met Datuk Seri Azmin Ali at his residence were looking to forge new alliances, says Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad.|Read more >|TheStar

 

New Malaysia | Govt: State Nov 23, 2019 

‘Submit land premium refund forms by Dec 31’

The eligible landowners who have yet to apply for land premium refunds are urged to do so by this Dec 31.|Read more >| BorneoPost

New Malaysia | Govt: State Nov 23, 2019 

CM to Forest Dept: Move beyond conventional royalty collection from logging activities

Sarawak’s forests remains an overlooked and undervalued asset which their potential and value should be further explored, said Chief Minister Datuk Patinggi Abang Johari Tun Openg.|Read more >| BorneoPost

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In the News Snippets & Links 

November 22, 2019

New Malaysia | PKR-BN Meeting Nov 22, 2019 @ 23:30

Umno MPs claim they never sought Azmin’s advice on jumping ship, asked him to join them instead

The seven Umno MPs who met Economic Affairs Minister Datuk Seri Azmin Ali at his official residence earlier this week today claimed that they went there to invite him to join the Opposition party.|Read more >|Malaymail

 

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

Cabinet ministers allowed to give out contracts, says Dr M

Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad today clarified that Cabinet ministers are allowed to hand out contracts as long as they are within their respective jurisdictions.|Read more >|Malaymail

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

Salahuddin: Nothing wrong with writing letter to PM to support Nafas

Agriculture and Agro-based Industry Minister Datuk Seri Salahuddin Ayub has admitted writing a letter to Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad to award a RM1.4 billion padi subsidy contract to the National Farmers Association (Nafas).|Read more >|NST

New Malaysia | TAR UC Funding Nov 22, 2019 @ 20:02

RM30m a year for trust fund for benefit of TAR UC

The government will channel at least RM30 million a year to a proposed trust fund which will be managed by the Tunku Abdul Rahman Alumni Association (TAA) for the benefit of Tunku Abdul Rahman University College (TAR UC) and its students, said Finance Minister Lim Guan Eng.|Read more >|SunDaily

New Malaysia | Govt Nov 22, 2019 @ 20:01

Dr M: I would have chosen Umno if it was not ruined

Prime Minister and Pakatan Harapan chairman Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad said he would have chosen Umno if it was not “ruined”.|Read more >|NST

New Malaysia | Govt: MoF Nov 22, 2019 @ 18:04

You got it wrong, now please apologise, Guan Eng tells Tuan Ibrahim

PAS deputy president Datuk Tuan Ibrahim Tuan Man had got his facts wrong on government allocations for Penang’s development and halal industry initiatives, Finance Minister Lim Guan Eng said today.|Read more >|SunDaily

New Malaysia | PM Succession Nov 22, 2019 @ 15:30

Speaker says Parliament never received, acknowledged any motion from Khairy

Dewan Rakyat Speaker Tan Sri Mohamad Ariff Md Yusof has rubbished Rembau MP Khairy Jamaluddin’s claim today that the Parliament had accepted a fake letter from the latter.|Read more >|Malaymail

 

New Malaysia | Govt: State Nov 22, 2019 @ 15:30

No state government land sold, says Pahang MB

To date, no state government land has been sold off, said Pahang Mentri Besar Datuk Seri Wan Rosdy Wan Ismail.|Read more >|Malaymail

 

New Malaysia | Govt: Resources Nov 22, 2019 @ 15:10

Indah Water to take over sewerage services in MBJB, MPPG areas

National sewerage company Indah Water Konsortium Sdn Bhd (IWK) is taking over operations of 206 wastewater treatment plants in Johor Baru and Pasir Gudang from the Johor government for the first quarter of next year.|Read more >|SunDaily

New Malaysia | Govt Programmes Nov 22, 2019 @ 15:10

#Trashtocash programme changes public perception of waste

The #trashtocash programme, an eco-community initiative implemented by the Housing and Local Government Ministry has successfully changed people’s perception of the waste.|Read more >|SunDaily

New Malaysia | PM Succession Nov 22, 2019 @ 14:58

Pas not against Anwar, respects Dr M as PM, PH chairman

Pas is not against PKR president Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim.|Read more >|NST

New Malaysia | PM Succession Nov 22, 2019 @ 14:42

Khairy denies seeking to debate power transition in Parliament

Former Umno Youth chief Khairy Jamaluddin said the photograph of a letter he purportedly wrote to propose a parliamentary debate on Pakatan Harapan’s (PH) power transition was fake.|Read more >|Malaymail

New Malaysia | New Propositions Nov 22, 2019 @ 14:12

Govt mulling privatised prisons to ease overcrowding

The government may consider setting up privately-managed prisons to solve the overcrowding problem in Malaysian jails, says Datuk Mohd Azis Jamman.|Read more >|TheStar

New Malaysia | Govt: State Nov 22, 2019 @ 14:04

Negri govt yet to decide on proposal to turn quarry into Chinese Cemetry, says MB

The state government has still not made a decision to allow a private company to develop 141ha of land in the Malaysia Vision Valley 2.0 (MVV 2.0) into a Chinese cemetery, the State Legislative Assembly sitting was told today.|Read more >|SunDaily

New Malaysia | Govt: PKR Nov 22, 2019 @ 12:00

Expert: PKR infighting sends out wrong signal

The infighting in PKR, while deemed as normal by some observers, is worrying, especially at a time when Malaysia has laid out plans to improve its economic situation.|Read more >|NST

New Malaysia | Tg Piai by-election Nov 22, 2019 @ 13:00

Tanjung Piai Chinese vote swung massively against Pakatan, think tank says

Chinese voters who overwhelmingly supported Pakatan Harapan (PH) last year was the section that most rejected the pact during the Tanjung Piai by-election, according to independent research firm Ilham Centre.|Read more >|Malaymail

New Malaysia | PM Succession Nov 22, 2019 @ 11:53

KJ said to moot motion to debate PM transition from Dr M to Anwar

A proposal to moot a private motion to debate the transition of the premiership from Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad to Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim has been sent to Parliament secretary Datuk Roosme Hamzah, according to a letter sighted by The Star.|Read more >|TheStar

 

New Malaysia | Govt: MoYS Nov 22, 2019 @ 08:37

Let e-sports be enjoyed all over the country: Syed Saddiq

Cabinet ministers and deputy ministers said they will continue to serve and allow the Prime Minister to make the “best decision” in the event of a Cabinet reshuffle.|Read more >|SunDaily

New Malaysia | Cabinet Reshuffling  Nov 22, 2019 @ 07:00

PAS: Reshuffle Cabinet quickly, assemble capable team to manage economy

PAS called on the Prime Minister to quickly reshuffle the Cabinet and assemble a team more capable of tackling the economic challenges.|Read more >|TheStar

New Malaysia | Cabinet Reshuffling Nov 22, 2019 @ 07:00

Cabinet reshuffle may mean Finance Minister has to go

SEVERAL Cabinet ministers and deputy ministers said they will continue to serve and allow the Prime Minister to make the “best decision” in the event of a Cabinet reshuffle.|Read more >|TheStar

New Malaysia | New Initiatives Nov 22, 2019 @ 07:00

RM44,700 for students’ bus fares

A TOTAL of 149 students from four Tamil schools in Sepang received RM44,700 from the state government to help pay their school bus fares, reported Malaysia Nanban.|Read more >|TheStar

 

New Malaysia | Govt: State Nov 22, 2019 

Bill to reclassify, excise and constitute forest reserves approved

The State Legislative Assembly has passed the Bill to reclassify, excise and constitute identified forest reserves through the amendment of the Schedule to the Forest (Constitution of Forest Reserves and Amendment) Enactment 1984 (No.4 1984).|Read more >| BorneoPost

New Malaysia | Govt Nov 22, 2019 @ 07:00

With seven states refusing child marriage ban, onus on Putrajaya to convince Islamic authorities

Putrajaya must do its best to persuade each state’s Islamic authority to eradicate child marriage as it has no jurisdiction over Shariah laws, urged several experts on the matter.|Read more >|Malaymail

New Malaysia | Govt: State Nov 22, 2019 

Mechanization to supplement likely loss of Indonesian workers – CM

Mechanization is a key to supplement the likely loss of Indonesian labourers in the state with the impending relocation of Indonesia’s capital city to East Kalimantan, said Chief Minister Datuk Seri Mohd Shafie Apdal.|Read more >| BorneoPost

New Malaysia | Govt: State Nov 22, 2019 

‘Section 18 titles to be issued on surveyed communal land next year’

Deputy Chief Minister Datuk Amar Douglas Uggah Embas said the state will start issuing individual titles for plots of communal land starting 2020.|Read more >| BorneoPost

New Malaysia | Govt: State Nov 22, 2019 

Bill passed to hasten approval of devt projects

The State Legislative Assembly yesterday passed the Bill to amend the Town and Country Planning Ordinance which will expedite the approval process for development projects by transferring the power to the local authority (PBT).|Read more >| BorneoPost

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In the News Snippets & Links 

November 21, 2019

New Malaysia | Red flags Nov 21, 2019 @ 23:00

PVTLDM urges MACC to investigate LCS project

The Royal Malaysian Navy Veterans Association (PVTLDM) today lodged a report with the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) concerning a project to construct six Littorial Combat Ship (LCS) which failed to be delivered as scheduled.|Read more >|SunDaily

New Malaysia | Red flags Nov 21, 2019 @ 23:00

No interference in awarding of contracts by Agriculture Ministry, says deputy minister

The Agriculture and Agro-based Industry (MOA) Minister and his deputy do not interfere in the awarding of contracts to any party, Parliament heard today.|Read more >|Malaymail

New Malaysia | Govt Programmes Nov 21, 2019 @ 22:54

Lim advises Indians to fully utilise govt grant

Finance Minister Lim Guan Eng (pix) has advised Malaysia’s Indian community to fully utilise the RM100 million grant allocated by the government through the Malaysian Indian Transformation Unit (Mitra) under the 2019 Budget.|Read more >|SunDaily

New Malaysia | PM Succession Nov 21, 2019 @ 22:38

Anwar agrees there should not be too much tension on power transition: Dr Mahathir

The transition of leadership was among the key issues discussed between PKR president Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim and Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad when they met at Perdana Leadership Foundation, here today.|Read more >|SunDaily

New Malaysia | Govt: PKR Nov 21, 2019 @ 21:52

Saifuddin Nasution: Sarawak PKR convention will take place on Nov 23 as scheduled

The Sarawak Parti Keadilan Rakyat (PKR) convention will go on as scheduled this Saturday (Nov 23) in Miri, said party secretary-general Datuk Seri Saifuddin Nasution Ismail|Read more >|TheStar

New Malaysia | Govt: PKR Nov 21, 2019 @ 20:13

Azmin to consider officiating PKR Youth congress in Melaka

PKR deputy president Datuk Seri Mohamed Azmin Ali said he would seriously consider the majority voice in the Youth wing wanting him to officiate its congress in Melaka next month.|Read more >|NST

New Malaysia | Reforms: SOSMA Nov 21, 2019 @ 20:00

Gobind: ‘Oppressive and draconian’ Sosma provisions should be amended or abolished

Communications and Multimedia Minister Gobind Singh Deo has stressed that any provisions of the Security Offences (Special Measures) Act (Sosma) that are “oppressive and draconian” in nature should be amended or abolished.|Read more >|Malaymail

New Malaysia | Cabinet Reshuffling Nov 21, 2019 @ 19:17

Tun M: I have the final say about my Cabinet

Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad has no issue with views on who should be axed from his Cabinet.|Read more >|NST

New Malaysia | PM Succession Nov 21, 2019 @ 19:01

Anwar: Transition of power must be done with mutual agreement

The planned transition of power from Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad to Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim for the prime minister’s post, as agreed and espoused by Pakatan Harapan (PH), has not changed.|Read more >|NST

New Malaysia | Govt: State Nov 21, 2019 @ 18:30

Don't sell your land, develop it instead, Sarawak CM tells indigenous communities

Sarawak's indigenous communities should keep their land for agriculture and other uses instead of selling it once titles have been issued to them, says Datuk Patinggi Abang Johari Tun Openg.|Read more >|TheStar

 

New Malaysia | Overhaul: Corruption Nov 21, 2019 @ 18:00

State agency director among five civil servants arrested for corruption

A director of a state agency was among five civil servants who were arrested here in connection with a RM700,000 graft probe involving land re-zoning.|Read more >|TheStar

New Malaysia | Govt: State Nov 21, 2019 @ 17:00

Dzulkefly: Incentives not signals to developers to continue building luxury homes for Johor

The two incentives announced by the Johor government in its 2020 Budget to curb the glut in the property market cannot be seen as signals to developers to continue building luxury homes in the state.|Read more >|Malaymail

New Malaysia | Govt: State Nov 21, 2019 

Sarawak initiates legal action on Petronas over state sales tax

A writ of summons and statement of claim have been filed by the Controller of the State Sales Tax and the Sarawak government against Petronas at the High Court registry in Kuching today.|Read more >| BorneoPost

New Malaysia | Govt Programmes Nov 21, 2019 @ 16:22

Special EPF account for eligible recipients under new initiative

The Employees Provident Fund (EPF) will set up a special account to allow for flexible fund withdrawals for those eligible to receive incentives under the Malaysia@Work initiative.|Read more >|NST

New Malaysia | Cabinet Reshuffling Nov 21, 2019 @ 16:10

Guan Eng should go, says Tuan Ibrahim

Pas deputy president Datuk Tuan Ibrahim Tuan Man wants Finance Minister Lim Guan Eng to get the boot if the plan to reshuffle the Cabinet takes place.|Read more >|NST

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November 21, 2019

New Malaysia | Red flags Nov 21, 2019 @ 15:52

MCA chief accuses Salehuddin Ayub of giving out RM1.4b jobs directly

Ayer Hitam (BN) MP Datuk Seri Wee Ka Siong claimed in Parliament today that Agriculture and Agro-based Industry Minister Datuk Seri Salahuddin Ayub sought to award contracts worth RM1.4 billion directly to the National Farmers Organisation (Nafas).|Read more >|Malaymail

New Malaysia | Reforms: SOSMA Nov 21, 2019 @ 15:50

Govt to review arrest provision of Sosma, but will keep law

The government is studying the provisions for arrest in the Security Offences (Special Measures) Act (Sosma) as part of the review of the security law, according to Datuk Liew Vui Keong (pix) today.|Read more >|SunDaily

New Malaysia | Govt: Defence Nov 21, 2019 @ 15:49

Mat Sabu: No plans to acquire new fighter jets

Malaysia has no plans to acquire new fighter jets to replace the existing fleet until 2030, says Defence Minister Mohamad Sabu|Read more >|TheStar

New Malaysia | Govt Nov 21, 2019 @ 15:38

PM: All have a role to play in addressing youth unemployment

Everyone has to play a part in addressing challenges due to youth unemployment, because if it is left unchecked, it could affect all levels of society.|Read more >|NST

New Malaysia | Reforms Nov 21, 2019 @ 15:29

Further amendments proposed for Domestic Violence Act

Abusive parents can be removed from their own residence to ensure that their children do not end up in shelter homes.|Read more >|SunDaily

New Malaysia | Govt: Home Nov 21, 2019 @ 15:02

Home Ministry: No recognition of MCAC issued to foreigners

The Malaysian Clarification Authority Card (MCAC) issued to foreigners is not recognised, says the Home Ministry.|Read more >|TheStar

New Malaysia | Govt Programmes Nov 21, 2019 @ 14:46

Food Programme motivates orang asli children to attend school: Exco

The Supplementary Food Programme (RMT) for primary school students is likely to motivate the orang asli children to attend school.|Read more >|SunDaily

New Malaysia | Govt Programmes Nov 21, 2019 @ 13:53

Malaysia@Work to commence beginning Q2 next year: Lim Guan Eng

The Malaysians@Work initiative will commence in stages beginning in the second quarter of next year, Finance Minister Lim Guan Eng said today.|Read more >|SunDaily

New Malaysia | Govt: State Nov 21, 2019 @ 13:46

Bill to lower age of elected, nominated assemblymen to 18 passed by Sabah assembly

The bill to amend Sabah's State Constitution to allow lowering the minimum age of elected and nominated assemblymen to 18 years old from 21 has been passed at the state legislative assembly sitting on Thursday (Nov 21).|Read more >|TheStar

New Malaysia | Private Initiatives Nov 21, 2019 @ 13:45

Free cancer screening for two-decade smokers aged between 45 and 75

Lung Cancer Network Malaysia is offering free cancer screening for individuals aged between 45 and 75 who have a history of smoking for more than two decades.|Read more >|TheStar

New Malaysia | Govt: State Nov 21, 2019 @ 13:30

CM: Sabah to develop border towns to capitalise on Indonesia’s capital relocation

Sabah will develop four border towns and connecting roads in preparing for Indonesia’s planned relocation of its capital to Kalimantan, said Chief Minister Datuk Seri Shafie Apdal today.|Read more >|Malaymail

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

RM6.5b allocated to create more jobs over next five years: Mahathir

The government’s allocation of RM6.5 billion for the Malaysia@Work programme will create more jobs for Malaysians over the next five years, said Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad.|Read more >|SunDaily

New Malaysia | Govt Nov 21, 2019 @ 13:11

PKR Youth chief brushes off deputy, says Wan Azizah to officiate convention

The call for PKR deputy president Datuk Seri Azmin Ali to officiate at the PKR Youth National Convention on Dec 6 is not the official stand of the youth wing, says its chief Akmal Nasrullah Mohd Nasir.|Read more >|TheStar

New Malaysia | Govt: State Nov 21, 2019 

‘Sarawak has own SOP on underage marriage’

Sarawak has its own standard operating procedure (SOP) in handling underage marriage, said Assistant Minister in the Chief Minister’s Department (Islamic Affairs and Kuching North City Commission) Datuk Dr Abdul Rahman Junaidi.|Read more >| BorneoPost

New Malaysia | Scandal: Homosexual video Nov 21, 2019 @ 12:06

Police: US experts analysing sex video

Police have appointed experts from a United States university to determine the authenticity of a sex video allegedly linking Economic Affairs Minister Datuk Seri Azmin Ali to former Santubong PKR Youth chief Haziq Abdullah Abdul Aziz.|Read more >|NST

 

New Malaysia | Cabinet Reshuffling Nov 21, 2019 @ 12:00

Dr M warns absentee MPs that attendance will be factor in Cabinet reshuffle

MPs who do not attend enough Dewan Rakyat sittings will get a talking to by Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad himself.|Read more >|TheStar

New Malaysia | PKR-BN Meeting Nov 21, 2019 @ 12:00

Agreeing with Anwar, Dr M says those aiming to be PM should use proper route

Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad has echoed Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim’s remark that those with ambitions to lead the country must do so through legitimate means.|Read more >|Malaymail

New Malaysia | Govt: DAP Nov 21, 2019 @ 11:47

Keep your promise of repealing Sosma, Ramkarpal tells govt

Pakatan Harapan must keep its promise to repeal the draconian provisions under the Security Offences (Special Measures) Act 2012 (Sosma), says DAP Bukit Gelugor lawmaker Ramkarpal Singh.|Read more >|TheStar

 

New Malaysia | Govt: DAP Nov 21, 2019 @ 09:19

Unfulfilled promises: Lip Eng slams PH over Lynas issue

A DAP lawmaker took Pakatan Harapan (PH) to task for failing to fulfil the pledges in its manifesto, which he claims was the reason for its drubbing in the Tanjung Piai election.|Read more >|SunDaily

New Malaysia | PKR-BN Meeting Nov 21, 2019 @ 07:54

PKR wants Azmin to explain in person his absence from meetings

PKR wants its deputy president Datuk Seri Mohamed Azmin Ali to personally explain to the leadership regarding his absence from party meetings before it takes action against him.|Read more >|SunDaily

New Malaysia | Reforms: SOSMA Nov 21, 2019 @ 07:00

Groups and MPs call for total repeal of Sosma

Civil society groups and some MPs have renewed their call for a total repeal of the Security Offences (Special Measures) Act 2012 (Sosma) instead of the proposal to amend it to make the Act less “draconian”.|Read more >|TheStar

New Malaysia | Govt: State Nov 21, 2019 @ 07:00

136,055 eligible for proposed Sabah Temporary Pass

There are 136,055 holders of IMM13 document, Burung-Burung card and census certificate in Sabah who are eligible to apply for the proposed Sabah Temporary Pass (PSS), to be rolled out in June next year.|Read more >|TheStar

New Malaysia | Opposition: MCA Nov 21, 2019 @ 07:00

Roar of TAR UC cannot be ignored

When MCA’s Datuk Seri Dr Wee Jeck Seng goes around thanking those who helped him to win the Tanjung Piai by-election, he should not leave out the powerful Finance Minister Lim Guan Eng.|Read more >|TheStar

New Malaysia | Govt: State Nov 21, 2019 

Focus on underdeveloped villages – Ewon

The Rural Development Ministry (KPLB) has allocated RM4.8 million for Rumah Sejahtera Rakyat (RSR) programme for next year.|Read more >| BorneoPost

New Malaysia | PKR-BN Meeting Nov 21, 2019 @ 01:40

PKR Youth wants Azmin to officiate its national convention

PKR Youth deputy chief Muhammad Hilman Idham insisted that party deputy president Datuk Seri Mohamed Azmin Ali should officiate the party’s youth wing congress in Melaka next month.|Read more >|NST

 

New Malaysia | Govt: PKR Nov 21, 2019 @ 00:00

'Nik Nazmi to make announcement on Sarawak PKR state convention'

PKR convention director Nik Nazmi Nik Ahmad is expected to give a statement soon on the status of Sarawak's PKR convention.|Read more >|NST

New Malaysia | Govt: State Nov 21, 2019 

Fatimah: Sarawak not against raising minimum marriage age

Sarawak has never rejected the proposal to raise the minimum marriage age to 18 years to address the problem of adolescent marriage.|Read more >| BorneoPost

New Malaysia | Govt: State Nov 21, 2019 

Sarawak targets 1 million hectares of totally protected land areas by 2020

The Sarawak government has to-date gazetted 0.82 million hectares of land as totally protected areas.|Read more >| BorneoPost