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Nov 30

New Malaysia | New Govt: EC Nov 30, 2018 @ 20:36

Election court nullifies BN’s victory in Cameron Highlands

The Election Court here today declared that the Barisan Nasional’s victory for the Parliamentary constituency of Cameron Highlands as null and void after ruling that corrupt practices were committed to induce voters in the constituency. |Read more >|SunDaily

 

New Malaysia | New Govt: EC Nov 30, 2018 @ 20:33

Parliament will not interfere with PAC probe on 1MDB: Speaker

Parliament will not interfere with the Public Accounts Committee’s (PAC) investigations into claims that the Auditor-General’s (AG) report on 1Malaysia Development Bhd (1MDB) had tampered, said Dewan Rakyat Speaker Datuk Mohamad Ariff Md Yusof. |Read more >|SunDaily

 

New Malaysia | New Govt: EC Nov 30, 2018 @ 20:09

73,000 voters above 90 still in EC’s voter registration list

A total of 73,000 voters aged 90 and above including a 150-year-old are still on the Electoral Commission’s (EC) voter registration list, EC chairman Azhar Azizan Harun said today. |Read more >|SunDaily

 

New Malaysia | New Initiatives Nov 30, 2018 @ 19:40

National Children Well-Being Roadmap (NCWR) being drafted, says DPM

The government is in the midst of developing the country's National Children Well-Being Roadmap (NCWR). |Read more > |NST

 

New Malaysia | Overhaul: Lynas Nov 30, 2018 @ 17:57

Send waste back to Australia as promised, Fuziah tells Lynas

A lawmaker today urged Lynas Corporation Ltd (Lynas) to keep its promise, made in 2012, to send the residue from its rare earth plant in Gebeng here back to Australia. |Read more > |NST

 

New Malaysia | New State Initiatives Nov 30, 2018 @ 17:30

Penang to create a database on fish farms to grow the industry

The Penang state government is collecting data on the billion-ringgit aquaculture industry in the state, Penang Chief Minister Chow Kon Yeow said. |Read more >|Malaymail 

 

New Malaysia | New State Govt Nov 30, 2018 @ 17:23

Penang has no plans to shorten operating hours for entertainment outlets

Penang has no plans to close its entertainment outlets in the city centre at 1 am, like in Kuala Lumpur. |Read more > |NST

 

New Malaysia | New Govt: EC Nov 30, 2018 @ 15:13

MYTV’s digital tv service back on air

The MYTV digital television test service which has been facing disruptions since Oct 11 in several states including Kelantan, Pahang, Terengganu, Negeri Sembilan, Perak, Melaka, Sabah and Sarawak can now be accessed by the public. |Read more >|SunDaily

 

New Malaysia | Opposition: ICERD Nov 30, 2018 @ 14:01

Pas defiant despite objections, will proceed with anti-ICERD rally

Despite objections from many quarters, including the Kelantan Mufti, Pas will proceed with its planned rally against the ratification of the International Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Racial Discrimination (ICERD) on Dec 8 in Kuala Lumpur. |Read more > |NST

 

New Malaysia | New Govt Nov 30, 2018 @ 13:45

Public access to PAC proceedings if Standing Orders amended - Dewan Rakyat Speaker

Public Accounts Committee (PAC) proceedings, including those related to the 1Malaysia Development Bhd (1MDB) audit report, can only be made public once Section 85 of the Standing Orders of the Dewan Rakyat is amended. |Read more >|NST

 

New Malaysia | New Govt Nov 30, 2018 @ 13:40

Papa Gomo arrested

Inspector-General of Police (IGP) Tan Sri Mohamad Fuzi Harun confirms the arrest of blogger Papa Gomo or Wan Muhammad Azri Wan Deris yesterday. |Read more >|NST

 

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

Report: Police deny ordering curfew over temple violence

A message spreading on social media claiming that a nighttime curfew is in effect in Subang Jaya is false, said district police chief ACP Mohammad Azlan Sadari. |Read more >|Malaymail 

 

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

Shafie: Please don't take too long on MA63, we have bills to pay too

Sabah hopes that the federal government would not take too long to return the rights it deserves, including the 40% net revenue as stipulated under the Malaysia Agreement 1963 (MA63).|Read more >|TheStar

 

New Malaysia | New Govt: EC Nov 30, 2018 @ 13:08

EC to probe the case of 150-year-old voter

The Election Commission (EC) will look into the Sarawak voter who is 150 years old, its chairman Azhar Azizan Harun said today. |Read more >|SunDaily

 

New Malaysia | New State Govt Nov 30, 2018 @ 12:36

Selangor approved 34 underage marriage applications from Muslims this year under the previous enactment

Selangor approved 34 underage marriage applications involving Muslim couples from January to October this year. |Read more >|NST

 

New Malaysia | Overhaul: FELDA Nov 30, 2018 @ 11:30

FGV sanctioned by sustainability body over alleged forced labour, trafficking

Felda-owned FGV Holdings Bhd has been sanctioned by the Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil (RSPO), following over 25 breaches of the latter’s certification criteria on the palm oil giant's plantations. |Read more >|Malaymail 

 

New Malaysia | Opposition: ICERD Nov 30, 2018 @ 08:51

'ICERD rally will be safe, peaceful'

LEADERS have assured the people that the Dec 8 rally against the International Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Racial Discrimination (ICERD) will be safe and peaceful. |Read more >|NST

 

New Malaysia | New Govt: EC Nov 30, 2018 @ 12:00

EC to decide on Rantau by-election after court appeal

Election Commission chairman Azhar Azizan @ Harun said the announcement on the Rantau by-election will be made only after the appeal against the Election Court’s decision is decided. |Read more >|Malaymail 

 

New Malaysia | New Govt: Seafield Nov 30, 2018 @ 08:30

Dr M: Riots should be wake-up call

The riots that broke out at the Sri Maha Mariamman Temple in USJ25, Putra Heights, on Monday, should serve as a wake-up call for Malaysians over their collective responsibility to preserve the country’s peace and stability, said Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad. |Read more >|NST

 

New Malaysia | New Initiatives | Nov 30, 2018

SPAN, MOH to ensure quality, safe water supply in rural area

The National Water Services Commission (SPAN) is working with the Health Ministry (MoH) to ensure quality and safe water supply in the rural areas, especially in Sabah and Sarawak, the Dewan Rakyat was told today. |Read more >|BorneoPost

 

New Malaysia | Facts and Stats Nov 30, 2018 @ 08:13

4,907 houses left abandoned in Selangor

A total of 4,907 houses have been left abandoned in Selangor, said State Local Government, Public Transport and New Village Development Committee chairman Ng Sze Han .|Read more >|SunDaily

 

New Malaysia | New Govt Nov 30, 2018 @ 07:47

Govt ready to resume searching for MH370 if credible evidence emerges

The government is ready to resume searching for the missing Malaysian Airlines flight MH370 if there are credible leads, says Transport Minister Anthony Loke Siew Fook. |Read more >|SunDaily

 

New Malaysia | New State Initiatives | Nov 30, 2018

Advisory panel for Tourism Ministry appointed

The Ministry of Tourism, Culture and Environment appointed a five-person advisory panel comprising veterans in the field, the first ministry to do so. |Read more >|BorneoPost

 

New Malaysia | New Govt Nov 30, 2018 @ 07:00

Use freedom of speech responsibly, warns Dr M

The government has no intention of restricting freedom of speech but it will not hesitate to take action against those who abuse and threaten public peace and order, said Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad.|Read more >|TheStar

 

New Malaysia | New Govt: IPCMC Nov 30, 2018 @ 07:00

IGP: Police ready for the new panel but with conditions

The police are ready to accept the setting up of the Independent Police Complaints and Misconduct Commis­sion (IPCMC), but with some conditions, said Tan Sri Mohamad Fuzi Harun.|Read more >|TheStar

 

New Malaysia | New State Initiatives | Nov 30, 2018

Over RM17 million set aside for buffalo breeding, production programme — DCM

A sum of RM17.7 million has been set aside under the 11th Malaysia Plan (11MP) for a programme to make Limbang and Lawas as the main buffalo breeding and production areas in Sarawak. |Read more >|BorneoPost

 

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Nov 29

New Malaysia | Reforms: Law Nov 29, 2018 @ 23:37

Workmen’s Compensation Act 1952 will be abolished: Kula

The Workmen’s Compensation Act 1952 will be abolished, to enable foreign workers in the country to get equal protection, said Minister of Human Resources M Kula Segaran. |Read more >|SunDaily

 

New Malaysia | New Govt: Seafield Nov 29, 2018 @ 23:27

‘Ops Seafield’ taskforce to probe temple fracas: Muhyiddin

Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin (pix) told the Dewan Rakyat today that a special task force, headed by Federal Criminal Investigation Department (CID) director Datuk Seri Wan Ahmad Najmuddin Mohd, has been formed to investigate the riots at the Seafield Sri Maha Mariamman Temple in USJ25, Subang Jaya. |Read more >|SunDaily

 

New Malaysia | New Govt: Seafield Nov 29, 2018 @ 22:00

Bukit Aman: Don’t believe fake news intended to stir up racial sentiments

Bukit Aman has detected several instances of fake news being circulated online aimed at manipulating the relocation issue of the Sri Maha Mariamman Devasthanam temple in USJ 25, Subang Jaya, which saw two days of unrest from Monday and urged the public not to fall victim. |Read more >|Malaymail 

New Malaysia | New Initiatives Nov 29, 2018 @ 21:19

Perak set to be country's top shoe manufacturing centre

Perak, particularly Ipoh, is poised to become the country’s premier shoe manufacturing centre with the establishment of a shoe manufacturing academy here. |Read more >|NST

 

New Malaysia | New State Govt Nov 29, 2018 @ 20:13

Water tariff would have doubled had BN remained state government, says MB

Residents of Selangor would have had to pay water tariff at more than double the current rate of RM1.39 per cubic meter had Barisan Nasional (BN) remained in power in the state. |Read more >|SunDaily

 

New Malaysia | Seafield Nov 29, 2018 @ 20:08

We were only brought in after temple fracas: One City lawyers

The two lawyers whose names were linked to the recent riot at the Sri Maha Mariamman temple in Seafield, Subang Jaya, today said they were only roped in by the developer to assist in police investigations after the fracas broke out. |Read more >|SunDaily

 

New Malaysia | Fakenews: Seafield Nov 29, 2018 @ 20:00

Bukit Aman: Don’t believe fake news intended to stir up racial sentiments

Bukit Aman has detected several instances of fake news being circulated online aimed at manipulating the relocation issue of the Sri Maha Mariamman Devasthanam temple in USJ 25, Subang Jaya, which saw two days of unrest from Monday and urged the public not to fall victim. |Read more >|Malaymail 

 

New Malaysia | Seafield Nov 29, 2018 @ 19:57

Emergency motion to debate temple riots axed by Speaker

Dewan Rakyat Speaker Datuk Ariff Yusuf has rejected an emergency motion to debate the Sri Maha Mariamman temple riots today. |Read more >|SunDaily

 

New Malaysia | New Govt Nov 29, 2018 @ 19:27

Asean Labour Ministers’ Meeting adopts three resolutions: Kula

The 25th Asean Labour Ministers’ Meeting which concluded today adopted three resolutions – the Declaration on Promoting Green Jobs for Equity, Inclusive Growth of the Asean Community and the main agenda of the Asean Labour Sector’s deliberations for 2018-2020. |Read more >|SunDaily

 

New Malaysia | 1MDB Nov 29, 2018 @ 19:32

Sri Ram: 'Secret' documents in Najib CBT trial need to be reclassified

Documents classified as "official secrets" will be reclassified in the RM6.636bil criminal breach of trust (CBT) trial of former prime minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak and former Treasury secretary-general Tan Sri Dr Mohd Irwan Serigar Abdullah.|Read more >|TheStar

 

New Malaysia | Seafield Nov 29, 2018 @ 19:30

Don't stir up racial sentiments, warns Bukit Aman

Bukit Aman will not hesitate to take stern action against anyone who threatens to stir up racial sentiments.
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Read more >|TheStar

 

New Malaysia | New Policies Nov 29, 2018 @ 19:17

Govt assures farmers will not be sidelined if rice-import monopoly ends

The government gives assurance that local farmers will not be sidelined if the Padiberas Nasional Bhd (Bernas) rice-import monopoly is terminated, says Deputy Agriculture and Agro-based Industry Minister Sim Tze Tzin. |Read more >|SunDaily

 

New Malaysia | New Initiatives: MoE Nov 29, 2018 @ 19:17

Education Ministry aims to reduce student dropout rate to 0.27 per cent next year

The Education Ministry hopes to reduce the government school student dropout rate to 0.27 per cent next year.

|Read more >|NST

 

New Malaysia | New Govt: Housing Nov 29, 2018 @ 19:01

Pro-active planning needed to provide affordable homes: Wan Azizah

There must be pro-active and solid planning to provide affordable homes which are more suitable for B40 households as a component of smart townships.|Read more >|SunDaily

 

New Malaysia | New Initiatives: MoT Nov 29, 2018 @ 18:56

Govt to ensure the increase in the frequency of flights during festive times

The Transport Ministry will ensure that airlines increase the frequency of flights for every festive season to cater to the high demand, the Dewan Rakyat was told today. |Read more >|SunDaily

 

New Malaysia | New Govt Nov 29, 2018 @ 18:36

No place for liberalism in the promotion of LGBT lifestyle, says Mujahid

The government firmly denounces any liberalist movement that seeks to abolish civil and Syariah laws that govern lesbian, gay, bisexual and transsexual (LGBT) activities.

|Read more > |NST

 

New Malaysia | New  State Govt Nov 29, 2018 @ 18:31

Jagdeep: Non-Muslim places of worship in Penang must obtain approval prior to construction

All non-Muslim places of worship must be registered and receive the necessary approval from the state's Town and Country Planning Department. |Read more > |NST

 

New Malaysia | New State Govt: Initiatives Nov 29, 2018 @ 18:00

Penang to form special women committees in state’s constituencies

The Penang government will set up committees for women and family development in each of the state’s 40 constituencies, starting 2019. |Read more >|Malaymail 

 

New Malaysia | Seafield Nov 29, 2018 @ 18:00

Ayala Land: Reports linking us to paid violence at Subang temple ‘inaccurate’

A unit of Philippines’ conglomerate Ayala Corporation described as “absolutely inaccurate” news reports saying a developer it owns was responsible for hiring thugs to incite violence at a Hindu temple in Subang Jaya. |Read more >|Malaymail 

 

New Malaysia | Opposition Nov 29, 2018 @ 17:45

Mohamad Hasan files appeal to retain Rantau seat

Incumbent Rantau assemblyman Datuk Seri Mohamad Hasan (pix) has decided to appeal the decision of the Election Court, which ordered fresh elections to be held for the state seat. |Read more >|SunDaily

 

New Malaysia | New Govt: Seafield Nov 29, 2018 @ 17:13

Fed govt has no jurisdiction over temple land issue: Mahathir

Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad said it is not in the jurisdiction of the federal government to interfere in the land issue regarding the Sri Maha Mariamman temple in Seafield, Subang Jaya and take it over if necessary as this is a state matter. |Read more >|SunDaily

 

New Malaysia | New State Govt: Seafield Nov 29, 2018 @ 17:07

Temple will not be demolished or relocated due to the legal process

The contentious Seafield Sri Maha Mariamman Temple will not be demolished or relocated at least until January next year, the Selangor state government has assured. |Read more >|SunDaily

 

New Malaysia | New Govt: Seafield Nov 29, 2018 @ 17:05

More remanded over temple violence, MCT Tower attack

A Magistrates Court here issued three-day remand orders against two people arrested for damaging MCT Tower during pre-dawn violence on Tuesday near the site of previous riots at a Hindu temple in Subang Jaya. |Read more >|Malaymail 

 

New Malaysia | Seafield Nov 29, 2018 @ 17:00

More remanded over temple violence, MCT Tower attack

A Magistrates Court here issued three-day remand orders against two people arrested for damaging MCT Tower during pre-dawn violence on Tuesday near the site of previous riots at a Hindu temple in Subang Jaya. |Read more >|Malaymail 

 

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Nov 29

New Malaysia | New Govt: Seafield Nov 29, 2018 @ 16:48

AG offers to help resolve Seafield temple dispute, to monitor riot case

The attorney general (AG) today offered to help find a solution for the land dispute related to the Hindu temple in Seafield, Subang Jaya, and will personally be keeping tabs on the case files of the recent violence there. |Read more >|Malaymail 

 

New Malaysia | New State Govt: Seafield Nov 29, 2018 @ 16:34

Selangor govt won't acquire temple land, wants amicable solution, says MB

The Selangor government is committed to seeking an amicable solution to the Seafield Sri Maha Mariamman temple issue but has ruled out acquiring the land with state funds.|Read more >|TheStar

 

New Malaysia | Seafield Nov 29, 2018 @ 16:06

Full force of the criminal law against everyone implicated in the temple riot, says A-G

Calling what happened at the Sri Maha Mariamman temple in USJ 25 “appalling”, Attorney-General Tommy Thomas said today his Chambers would be working closely with police to “bring the full force of the criminal law” against everyone implicated, regardless of status. |Read more >|NST

 

New Malaysia | New Policies: MoE Nov 29, 2018 @ 15:18

Apply to enter schools, Maszlee tells Opposition leaders

Opposition MPs and state representatives must get permission from the state education departments to enter government schools for any official events, Education Minister Dr Maszlee Malik said today. |Read more >|SunDaily

 

New Malaysia | New Govt: Seafield Nov 29, 2018 @ 15:14

Temple riot culprits to face full force of law, says PM

Those who are involved in the Sri Maha Mariamman temple incident will face the full force of the law, Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad said today. |Read more >|SunDaily

 

New Malaysia | Govt Programmes Nov 29, 2018 @ 15:07

i-Suri incentive scheme receives lukewarm response, husbands urged to do more

The Perak government has received a lukewarm response for the i-Suri incentive scheme.|Read more >|TheStar

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New Malaysia | New Govt Nov 29, 2018 @ 14:07

Dr M promises full weight of law on free speech abusers who disrupt public order

The government respects freedom of speech, but will not tolerate abusers who threaten public peace and order, Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad said today as Parliament debates the violence that erupted this week at a Hindu temple in Selangor. |Read more >|Malaymail 

 

New Malaysia | New Govt: Seafield Nov 29, 2018 @ 11:37

Court dismisses bid to postpone developer’s takeover of temple site

The High Court today dismissed with costs an application by three devotees of the Sri Maha Mariamman Temple in USJ 25 near Subang Jaya to defer implementation of the interim consent judgment and writ of possession by One City Development Sdn Bhd, the developer-owner of the temple site. |Read more >|SunDaily

 

New Malaysia | New Policies: DBKL Nov 29, 2018 @ 11:23

Entertainment outlets in KL to close at 1am

Entertainment outlets in the city centre will no longer be allowed to operate past 1am beginning January 2019. |Read more >|NST

 

New Malaysia | Seafield Nov 29, 2018 @ 10:29

No private lawyers among arrested One City employees, says the developer

One City Development Bhd has said three One City Development Bhd employees remanded over the Seafield temple riot are not private legal practitioners. |Read more >|SunDaily

 

New Malaysia | 1MDB Nov 29, 2018 @ 09:02

Malaysia seeks talks with Goldman to get US$600mil and more

Malaysia is seeking direct talks with Goldman Sachs Group Inc to recoup more than US$600mil (RM2.5bil) the bank earned from raising funds for troubled state fund 1MDB, the country’s leader-in-waiting Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim has confirmed.|Read more >|TheStar

 

New Malaysia | Seafield Nov 29, 2018 @ 08:46

It was me, not Adib behind fire truck in viral video: Fireman

Firefighter Mohd Hazim Mohd Rahimi, 31, has revealed that the rescuer standing behind a fire truck as seen in a viral video of the riot at Sri Maha Mariamman Temple in Subang Jaya on Monday was him and not his partner, Muhammad Adib Mohd Kassim, Bernama reported. |Read more >|NST

 

New Malaysia | New Govt: Seafield Nov 29, 2018 @ 08:30

Selangor Fire Dept chief seeks police probe into claim fire truck reversed into rescuer

The director of the Selangor Fire and Rescue Department wants the police to investigate a false allegation that one of his men was critically injured not by rioters but from being hit by a reversing fire engine. |Read more >|Malaymail 

 

New Malaysia | New Govt Nov 29, 2018 @ 08:29

Urgent need for global people-based campaign for Palestine: Saifuddin

A global people-based campaign in support of the continuing struggle of the Palestinian people is urgently needed to manifest solidarity with Palestine after more than seven decades of struggle. |Read more >|SunDaily

 

New Malaysia | Opposition Nov 29, 2018 @ 07:15

Terengganu to identify new areas for industries

The Terengganu government is to identify new areas for industries that can draw investors from within the country and abroad, Mentri Besar Dr Ahmad Samsuri Mokhtar said yesterday. |Read more >|SunDaily

 

New Malaysia | Fakenews Nov 29, 2018 @ 07:12

Mohd Azis denies issuing letters of support for IMM13, MyPR ,MyKAS

Sepanggar MP Datuk Mohd Azis Jamman has denied allegations that the Sepanggar parliamentary service centre had issued letters of support for IMM13, MyPR and MyKAS applications. |Read more >|SunDaily

 

New Malaysia | New Govt: Seafield Nov 29, 2018 @ 07:00

Thugs hired to ‘take care of things’

The thugs who roughed up devotees at the Seafield Sri Maha Mariamman Temple were hired and paid between RM150 and RM300 each, said Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin.|Read more >|TheStar

 

New Malaysia | 1MDB Nov 29, 2018 @ 07:00

PAC gets the green light to proceed

The Public Accounts Committee (PAC) can proceed with its probe into the alleged tampering of 1Malaysia Development Bhd’s (1MDB) final audit report, says PAC chairman Datuk Seri Dr Ronald Kiandee.|Read more >|TheStar

 

New Malaysia | Opposition Nov 29, 2018 @ 07:00

Wee: TAR UC will remain with MCA

MCA will ensure Tunku Abdul Rahman University College (TAR UC) continues to provide good quality higher education for all even if the government refuses to allocate funds for its operating expenditure, said Datuk Seri Dr Wee Ka Siong.|Read more >|TheStar

 

New Malaysia | New Policies: MoT Nov 29, 2018 @ 07:00

Loke: Bus fares to remain, no decision yet on the hike

There is no decision yet on raising express bus fares as it is just a proposal by express bus companies.|Read more >|TheStar

 

New Malaysia | Overhaul: Bkt Kukus Nov 29, 2018 @ 07:00

Stop-work order delays Bukit Kukus paired road project

The RM545mil Bukit Kukus paired road project may only be completed late 2020 or early 2021 as it faces uncertainty over a stop-work order.|Read more >|TheStar

 

New Malaysia | New Govt: Seafield Nov 29, 2018 @ 00:01

Seafield temple riot: PM says can't interfere in court decision, Mujahid visits site

Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad says rule of law must be followed in commenting on the government's stand with regard to the relocation of the Seafield Sri Maha Mariamman temple in USJ 25, Subang Jaya. |Read more >|NST

 

New Malaysia | New Govt: Fuel Subsidy | Nov 29, 2018

Ministry mulls test runs on petrol subsidy mechanism

The Domestic Trade and Consumer Affairs Ministry (KPDNHEP) is considering a dry run or test in several states before the implementation of the petrol subsidy mechanism, said its minister Datuk Seri Saifuddin Nasution Ismail. |Read more >|BorneoPost

 

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Nov 28

New Malaysia | New Govt | Nov 28, 2018

Govt will not compromise on security in Sabah, Sarawak

The government will not compromise on the question of security in Sabah and Sarawak although it is on a cost-saving exercise, Deputy Home Minister Datuk Mohd Azis Jamman said. |Read more >|BorneoPost

 

New Malaysia | Overhaul: Corruption Nov 28, 2018 @ 23:21

Mahdzir to face alleged graft charge

Former education minister Datuk Seri Mahdzir Khalid is expected to be charged on Friday, according to sources at the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC). |Read more >|SunDaily

 

New Malaysia | Fakenews: Seafield Nov 28, 2018 @ 22:35

'Koay teow' man denies starting 'rumah kongsi' fir

A ‘koay teow’ cook who was accused as the foreign national who triggered the blaze at a kongsi house near the Sri Maha Mariamman Temple in USJ 25, Putra Heights, Subang Jaya today comes forward to clear his name. |Read more >|NST

 

New Malaysia | New Govt: Seafield Nov 28, 2018 @ 22:21

All houses of worship must be revered, regardless of religion, says Mujahid

All houses of worship must be revered, regardless of religion says Datuk Seri Dr Mujahid Yusof Rawa.|Read more >|TheStar

 

New Malaysia | New Govt: Seafield Nov 28, 2018 @ 22:00

Police to launch a probe against those who spread fake news after temple fracas

Selangor police chief Datuk Mazlan Mansor today said that the state police will lodge reports to probe those who spread unverified news following the Hindu temple riots. |Read more >|Malaymail 

 

New Malaysia | Fakenews: Seafield Nov 28, 2018 @ 21:35

Social media hysteria is enough reason for some to gather

Dozens of fake news postings that have gone viral on social media in the midst of a dispute on the relocation of the Sri Maha Mariamman Devasthanam Seafield Hindu temple is not helping douse the ongoing heat of the controversy. |Read more >|SunDaily

 

New Malaysia | Overhaul: Logging Nov 28, 2018 @ 21:31

Federal-state cooperation vital to tackle overlogging

The Federal Government is seeking the cooperation of state governments to curb overlogging. |Read more >|NST

 

New Malaysia | Seafield Nov 28, 2018 @ 21:26

Two law firms deny hiring thugs in the temple riots case

Legal firm Skrine today denied that its lawyers were involved in the hiring of thugs that led to the riots near a Hindu temple in Selangor early Monday and yesterday. |Read more >|SunDaily

 

New Malaysia | New Policies: PTPTN Nov 28, 2018 @ 21:19

PTPTN: Deductions of RM40 for borrowers earning RM2,000 from next year

Salary deduction on borrowers of the National Higher Education Fund Corporation (PTPTN) whose salaries reached RM2,000 a month, will be effective from January next year, according to Education Minister Maszlee Malik.|Read more >|SunDaily

 

New Malaysia | New State Policies Nov 28, 2018 @ 21:11

S’gor govt considers collecting 20 sen plastic bag charge

The Selangor government is considering collecting the 20 sen charge from business premises that currently impose the fee on consumers for the sale each plastic bag, beginning next year. |Read more >|SunDaily

 

New Malaysia | New PoliciesNov 28, 2018 @ 20:18

Xavier: Reducing non-revenue water by 1pc will cost RM800,000

It will cost nearly RM800,000 to reduce non-revenue water (NRW) by an average of one per cent nationwide. |Read more >|NST

 

New Malaysia | Fakenews Nov 28, 2018 @ 20:00

Cops deny clashes between Malays, Indians in Kedah

The police today refuted claims of racial clashes between the Malays and Indians in Gurun near Kuala Muda and Kuala Ketil near Baling that went viral on social media. |Read more >|Malaymail 

 

New Malaysia | New Govt: Seafield Nov 29, 2018 @ 20:00

Selangor police chief: 30 arrested over Subang temple riot so far

Police have arrested 30 people in relation to the riot at the Sri Maha Mariamman Devasthanam Hindu temple here, Selangor police chief Datuk Mazlan Mansor said. |Read more >|Malaymail 

 

New Malaysia | New Govt: Seafield Nov 28, 2018 @ 20:00

After temple fracas, PM says houses of worship will need council’s nod in future

New places of worship will require the local authorities’ permission before they are constructed, Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad said today. |Read more >|Malaymail 

 

New Malaysia | New State Govt Nov 28, 2018 @ 21:11

Federal govt urged to contribute a portion of income tax back to the states

The federal government has been urged to return a portion of the income tax collected from the rakyat back to the states. |Read more >|SunDaily

 

New Malaysia | New Govt Nov 28, 2018 @19:29

Election Commission to appeal the decision on Rantau seat as it affects workers

The Election Commission (EC) will appeal the decision of the Election Court which had on Nov 16 nullified the result of the Rantau state seat.|Read more >|TheStar

 

New Malaysia | Opposition Nov 28, 2018 @19:01

MCA to Finance Minister: Remove barriers for Malaysians to enter public universities

MCA has challenged Lim Guan Eng to remove all barriers for all Malaysians to be enrolled into public universities, should the Finance Minister insist on not allocating funds for Tunku Abdul Rahman University College’s (TAR UC) operating expenditure. |Read more >|TheStar

 

New Malaysia | New Govt: SeafieldNov 28, 2018 @ 18:35

'Attack on fireman done with intent to kill, says Dr Mahathir

The attack on a fireman by rioters at the Sri Maha Mariamman temple in USJ25, Putra Heights on Tuesday appeared to have been done with the intention to kill, says Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad.​|Read more >|NST

 

New Malaysia | New Govt: Seafield Nov 28, 2018 @ 18:00

PM excoriates lawyers who used firm’s RM150,000 on youths to terrorise temple

New places of worship will require the local authorities’ permission before they are constructed, Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad said today. |Read more >|Malaymail 

 

New Malaysia | New Govt: ICERD Nov 28, 2018 @17:54

Cabinet to decide on approval for Dec 8 rally, says KL Mayor

The approval for the rally pertaining to the International Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Racial Discrimination (ICERD) will be decided in a Cabinet meeting, says Kuala Lumpur Mayor Datuk Nor Hisham Ahmad Dahlan. |Read more >|TheStar

 

New Malaysia | New Govt: Seafield Nov 28, 2018 @ 17:40

PM excoriates lawyers who used firm’s RM150,000 on youths to terrorise temple

Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad condemned today the lawyers who allegedly used RM150,000 from a private firm to hire youngsters and forcibly occupy a Hindu temple in Subang on Monday. |Read more >|Malaymail 

 

New Malaysia | Seafield Nov 28, 2018 @ 17:40

Developer says personnel at Hindu temple to assist relocation, denies sending thugs

Under-fire firm One City Development Sdn Bhd has insisted today that its personnel onsite were merely directed to assist and support the relocation of Sri Maha Mariamman Devasthanam temple. |Read more >|Malaymail 

 

New Malaysia | New Govt: Seafield Nov 28, 2018 @ 17:38

It's attempted murder, says Dr M on rioters who attacked fireman in temple riot

Malaysians are allowed to protest, but not to the extent of using violence, says Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad.|Read more > |TheStar

 

New Malaysia | Opposition: ICERD Nov 28, 2018 @ 17:24

Anti-ICERD protesters yet to receive permit from police

On Tuesday night, Police called up organisers of the rally rejecting the ratification of the International Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Racial Discrimination (ICERD), according to Umno secretary-general Tan Seri Annuar Musa. |Read more >|SunDaily

 

New Malaysia | New State Govt: Seafield Nov 28, 2018 @ 17:23

Terengganu folks urged to stay calm

The state government fully supports PAS president Datuk Seri Abdul Hadi Awang's call for all parties to preserve the harmony and maintain public order in the wake of the Seafield Sri Maha Mariamman temple riots. |Read more >|NST

 

New Malaysia | New State Govt: Seafield Nov 28, 2018 @ 17:10

S'gor govt may acquire Seafield land to save temple, decision to be announced tomorrow

The dispute around the land on which the Seafield Sri Maha Mariaman temple stands may see a solution soon.
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Read more >|TheStar

 

New Malaysia | New Initiatives Nov 28, 2018 @ 17:07

Govt mulling alternatives for providing broadband service nationwide

The government is looking at several alternatives to improve and expand the broadband network across the country to enable the people to prepare for the Fourth Industrial Revolution (Industry 4.0).|Read more > |TheStar

 

New Malaysia | Reforms: Law Nov 28, 2018 @ 16:25

Liew: Proposal for mandatory life sentence without parole for ‘heinous crimes’

A mandatory life sentence without parole for heinous crimes will be proposed to the government as it mulls a move to abolish the death penalty, says Law Minister Datuk V.K. Liew.|Read more > |TheStar

 

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Nov 28

New Malaysia | Overhaul Nov 28, 2018 @ 15:20

IGP: Zahid among nine called to give statements

Umno president Datuk Seri Dr Ahmad Zahid Hamidi is among nine individuals who have been called by police to give statements over their touching on sensitive religious and racial issues which have gone viral on social media. |Read more >|Malaymail 

 

New Malaysia | New Govt: Seafield Nov 28, 2018 @ 15:20

Kula: Proposals on temple issue have been presented to PM

Human Resources Minister M. Kulasegaran says proposals to resolve the Seafield Sri Maha Mariamman temple scuffle have been presented to the Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad on Tuesday (Nov 27). 
|Read more > |TheStar

 

 

New Malaysia | New Govt: Seafield Nov 28, 2018 @ 15:16

Fireman hurt in fracas was hit by fire engine, not attacked, says temple

A fireman that was critically injured during the Seafield Sri Maha Mariamman Temple fracas, was not attacked, said the Seafield Sri Maha Mariamman Temple taskforce. |Read more > |SunDaily

 

New Malaysia | Govt Programmes Nov 28, 2018 @ 14:49

Tekun Nasional records RM2.07b in repayments

The National Entrepreneur Group Economic Fund (Tekun Nasional) loan repayment collection has recorded an increase for the past four years with a total revenue of RM2.07 billion, the Dewan Rakyat was told today. |Read more >|SunDaily

 

New Malaysia | New State Govt: Housing Nov 28, 2018 @ 14:16

Rumah Selangorku selection process based on a merit system

No specific quota will be given to Selangor state assemblymen in the state’s selection process for Rumah Selangorku applications. |Read more >|SunDaily

 

New Malaysia | New Policies Nov 28, 2018 @ 14:15

National Tahfiz Council to be set up next year - Deputy Minister

The National Tahfiz Council will be established early next year to coordinate and regulate private tahfiz schools registered with the state administrations, the Dewan Rakyat was told today.|Read more >|NST

 

New Malaysia | New Govt: Seafield Nov 28, 2018 @ 14:06

MCMC acts over false info on temple riots

The Communications and Multimedia Commission (MCMC) is gathering evidence for action against the circulation of false information and that stoking sensitivities over the riots near a Hindu temple in Selangor. |Read more >|SunDaily

 

New Malaysia | New Govt: Seafield Nov 28, 2018 @ 13:12

Muhyiddin: Developer's lawyers hired thugs behind temple riots

The lawyers to the developer involved in the Seafield Sri Maha Mariamman temple issue hired thugs that led to the riots says Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin.|Read more >|TheStar

 

New Malaysia | New Policies: PTPTN Nov 28, 2018 @ 12:51

PTPTN loan repayment threshold to be implemented from Jan 2019, says Dr Maszle

The scheduled salary deductions for National Higher Education Fund Corporation (PTPTN) recipients earning a monthly income of RM2,000 and above will start from January next year. |Read more >|NST

 

New Malaysia | New Policies: MCMC Nov 28, 2018 @ 12:50

DBKL picks seven more lanes for Think City urban renewal scheme

City Hall (DBKL) has identified another seven laneways within downtown Kuala Lumpur for upgrades under its programme to promote and develop the city as a creative and cultural zone. |Read more > |Malaymail 

 

New Malaysia | New Policies: MCMC Nov 28, 2018 @ 12:40

Minister: Putrajaya still weighing curbs on political media ownership

The government is still studying whether it should limit the equity that parties and politicians may hold in news companies, said Gobind Singh Deo. |Read more > |Malaymail 

 

New Malaysia | New Initiatives Nov 28, 2018 @ 12:40

EPF raises minimum basic savings at age 55 to RM240,000

The Employees Provident Fund (EPF) has revised the quantum for the minimum Basic Savings for members aged 55, from RM228,000 to RM240,000. |Read more >|SunDaily

 

New Malaysia | New Govt: MoHR Nov 28, 2018 @ 12:40

Kula: We need to tackle illegal workers issues first before signing MOUs with other countries

Malaysia is taking a step back on signing Memorandums of Understanding (MOUs) with other countries regarding foreign labour, because it first wants to tackle the issue of illegal foreign workers.|Read more >|TheStar

 

New Malaysia | New Govt: MoHR Nov 28, 2018 @ 12:26

Amendments to Employment Act to be tabled in parliament in March

Amendments to the Employment Act of 1955 is expected to be tabled in parliament in March next year. |Read more >|NST

 

New Malaysia | New Initiatives Nov 28, 2018 @ 11:49

M’sia to promote green industries, jobs, skills in Asean

Malaysia hopes to promote the identification of the potentials and prospects for green industries and jobs in the Asean member countries during its tenure as the chairman of Asean labour sector, Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad said today. |Read more >|SunDaily

 

New Malaysia | New Policies: MoF Nov 28, 2018 @ 11:58

Regulations on property crowdfunding, cryptocurrency in place by early 2019: Finance Ministry

The government will be announcing two new regulatory frameworks on property crowdfunding and cryptocurrency in the first quarter of next year. |Read more >|NST

 

New Malaysia | New Govt: MoT Nov 28, 2018 @ 11:42

Loke: Any hike in bus fares must not burden the people

The welfare of the rakyat must be considered before making any decision to hike bus fares, says Anthony Loke.|Read more >|TheStar

 

New Malaysia | New Govt: Seafield Nov 28, 2018 @ 11:40

Bukit Aman forms a task force to hunt down Subang temple riot mastermind

A special task force has been set up at the federal level to track down those behind the rioting at the Sri Maha Mariamman Devasthanam Hindu temple in Subang Jaya, Selangor, Inspector-General of Police Tan Sri Mohamad Fuzi Harun said today. |Read more >|Malaymail 

 

New Malaysia | New Initiatives Nov 28, 2018 @ 09:54

Malaysia, Qatar to sign MoU on health cooperation

Malaysia is expected to a sign a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Qatar on health cooperation, Deputy Prime Minister Datuk Seri Dr Wan Azizah Wan Ismail said today. |Read more >|NST

 

New Malaysia | New Policies Nov 28, 2018 @ 09:13

Hypermarkets not allowed to operate in interior areas - Saifuddin

The government will not allow hypermarkets to operate in fringe and interior areas, said Minister of Domestic Trade and Consumer Affairs Datuk Seri Saifuddin Nasution Ismail. |Read more >|NST

 

New Malaysia | New Initiatives Nov 28, 2018 @ 09:11

Including competition law in IPT enhances advocacy

The Malaysia Competition Commission (MyCC) has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Universiti Utara Malaysia (UUM) in an effort to expose competition law to the public.|Read more >|SunDaily

 

New Malaysia | Overhaul: Projects Nov 28, 2018 @ 09:00

FT minister moots scaling down development in Taman Rimba Kiara

Despite public discontent, the government cannot afford to cancel planned development projects in Taman Rimba Kiara due to the hefty compensation such a move will incur, Khalid Abdul Samad said. |Read more >|Malaymail 

 

New Malaysia | New Govt Nov 28, 2018 @ 07:23

Govt will not compromise on any attempt to cause tension: Dr Wan Azizah

Deputy Prime Minister Dr Wan Azizah Wan Ismail wants all parties to refrain from instigating racial tension in the country. |Read more >|SunDaily

 

New Malaysia | New Initiatives: Housing | Nov 28, 2018

Cheaper housing if Sabah can provide land – Zuraida

The Sabah Government has been urged to provide suitable land for the construction of affordable houses in the State. |Read more >|BorneoPost

 

New Malaysia | Overhaul: Projects Nov 28, 2018 @ 07:17

Lynas temporarily halting operations next month

Lynas Corporation Ltd (Lynas), which processes rare earths at its factory in the Gebeng Industrial Zone here, will be temporarily halting operations next month. |Read more >|SunDaily

 

New Malaysia | New Initiatives | Nov 28, 2018

Mass production of pineapple in Sabah – Junz

Agriculture and Food Industry Minister, Datuk Junz Wong, said pineapple farming will be one of the core farming initiatives in Sabah, the product of which will be exported after fulfilling local demand.|Read more >|BorneoPost

 

New Malaysia | Overhaul: Corruption Nov 28, 2018 @ 07:00

MACC to charge more former ministers

he spate of charging former leaders for corruption continues. Two ex-ministers are set to be hauled to court in the coming weeks.|Read more >|TheStar

 

New Malaysia | New Govt: Seafield Nov 27, 2018 @ 04:00

Deputy home minister says zeroing in on those who assaulted firefighter

The latest information received by the authorities is believed will be able to help identify the individuals responsible for injuring a firefighter in a riot at the Sri Maha Mariamman temple in USJ 25, Putra Heights earlier this morning. |Read more >|Malaymail 

 

New Malaysia | New Policies: MoE | Nov 28, 2018

Undocumented children allowed to study – Maszlee

Undocumented children are now allowed to enter Sekolah-sekolah Aliran Kebangsaan (national schools) as long as one of their parents is a Malaysian citizen, the Federal Education Ministry announced.|Read more > |BorneoPost

 

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Nov 27

New Malaysia | New State Govt | Nov 27, 2018

Tourism tax collection to stay at 50% for Sabah

Tourism and Culture Minister Datuk Mohamaddin Ketapi stressed that the Malaysian Tourism Tax (TTX) collection for Sabah would remain at 50 per cent. |Read more >|BorneoPost

New Malaysia | New Govt: Seafield Nov 27, 2018 @ 23:37

Temple riot not instigated by locals, says Dr Mahathir

The riot which took place at the Sri Maha Mariamman temple in USJ 25, Subang Jaya were not instigated by locals in the area, says Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad. |Read more >|NST

 

New Malaysia | New Projects Nov 27, 2018 @ 23:00

DBKL to build multi-storey car parks in 14 areas

Kuala Lumpur City Hall (DBKL) has identified 14 housing areas where it will build multi-storey car parks to resolve the problem of lack of parking for the residents. |Read more >|Malaymail

 

New Malaysia | New Govt: Seafield Nov 27, 2018 @ 22:36

PH, BN, Independent MPs show solidarity in the debate on temple incident

The Parliament today saw solidarity among government, opposition and independent MPs when they were united in tabling the emergency motion for the Dewan Rakyat to debate on the rioting incident at the Sri Maha Mariamman Temple in USJ 25. |Read more >|SunDaily

 

New Malaysia | New Initiatives: MoT Nov 27, 2018 @ 22:00

One-way trip on Skypark Link to cost RM11 starting Jan 2019

Travelling on the Skypark Link, a train service connecting KL Sentral station to Skypark Terminal at the Sultan Abdul Aziz Shah Airport (LTSAAS), Subang, will cost RM11 for one-way trip, effective Jan 1. |Read more >|Malaymail 

 

New Malaysia | New Policies: Utilities Nov 27, 2018 @ 21:57

Govt optimistic of achieving 20 pct RE over next seven years

The government is optimistic of achieving its target of 20 per cent electricity generation from renewable energy (RE) sources, equivalent to 3,991 megawatts (MW), over the next seven years via various initiatives, programmes and policies. |Read more >|NST

 

New Malaysia | New Govt: MoYS Nov 27, 2018 @ 21:21

Syed Saddiq maintains stand against Syariah-compliant clothes concept

Youth and Sports Minister Syed Saddiq Syed Abdul Rahman (pix) has maintained his stand against Terengganu’s move for Muslim athletes from the state to wear Syariah-compliant attire at every championship they take part in. |Read more >|SunDaily

 

New Malaysia | New Govt: Seafield Nov 27, 2018 @ 21:19

Police will not tolerate unlawful acts over temple relocation: IGP

The police today warned that they will no longer tolerate unlawful acts in ensuring security in the vicinity of a Hindu temple in Selangor where scuffles between two groups over the past two days have resulted in injuries to people and damage to property. |Read more >|SunDaily

 

New Malaysia | SST Nov 27, 2018 @ 19:35

Declare SST by Nov 30 to avoid penalty

The Customs Department today advised businesses registered under the Sales and Services Tax (SST) to submit the SST- 02 statement and make payment by Nov 30. |Read more >|NST

 

New Malaysia | Opposition Nov 27, 2018 @ 17:00

Umno threatens to reveal culprits behind the move to oust Perak MB

Perak Opposition Leader Datuk Saarani Mohamad said today he is prepared to reveal the state executive councillors (exco) who approached Umno lawmakers to support a no-confidence motion against the Mentri Besar. |Read more >|Malaymail 

 

New Malaysia | Fakenews Nov 27, 2018 @ 16:55

IGP wants public, politicians to not share fake news on the riot at Subang Hindu temple

Inspector-General of Police Tan Sri Mohamad Fuzi Harun told all parties, including politicians, to keep their mouths shut so as not to worsen the situation at the Sri Maha Mariamman Devasthanam temple in USJ 25, Shah Alam.  |Read more >|Malaymail 

 

New Malaysia | Overhaul Nov 27, 2018 @ 16:54

RTD raids workshops carrying out illegal modifications on motorbikes

Perlis Road Transport Department (RTD) raided three workshops for carrying out illegal modifications on motorcycles in a special operation yesterday. |Read more > |NST

 

New Malaysia | Reforms: Law Nov 27, 2018 @ 16:42

Whipping will not be abolished: Deputy Law Minister

The government has no plans to follow countries like India and the United Kingdom in abolishing whipping as a punishment. |Read more >|NST

 

New Malaysia | 1MDB Nov 27, 2018 @ 16:01

Former PAC head assumes A-G’s report on 1MDB wasn’t tampered with

The Public Accounts Committee (PAC), under the helm of its former chairman Datuk Hasan Ariffin, had assumed the Auditor-General’s final report on 1Malaysia Development Berhad (1MDB) given by Tan Sri Ambrin Buang, was not tampered with.|Read more >|TheStar

 

New Malaysia | Facts and Stats Nov 27, 2018 @ 15:50

Finance Ministry: Household debt dips to 83.2pc

The household debt to Gross Domestic Product (GDP) ratio falls slightly to 83.2 per cent as at end-September 2018 from 83.8 per cent at end-2017. |Read more >|Malaymail 

 

New Malaysia | New State Govt Nov 27, 2018 @ 15:47

Selangor MB: Priority is on safety and order

Selangor Mentri Besar Amirudin Shari will convene a meeting of the National Security Council (NSC) state chapter over the temple fracas at the Sri Maha Mariamman temple in Subang Jaya. |Read more >|SunDaily

 

New Malaysia | New Govt: Seafield Nov 27, 2018 @ 15:36

Temple issue between the developer, temple management: Waytha Moorthy

The USJ 25 Sri Maha Mariamman Temple issue is between the developer of the land where the temple is located and the temple management, and it should not be exploited and turned into a racial conflict, said Minister in the Prime Minister’s Department P. Waytha Moorthy  |Read more >|SunDaily

 

New Malaysia | Opposition Nov 27, 2018 @ 15:04

State to set up a special committee to tackle issues on oil royalty

Pas-led Terengganu government will form a special committee comprising state assemblymen from the ruling government and the opposition to tackle issues related to oil royalty. |Read more > |NST

 

New Malaysia | Overhaul: Corruption Nov 27, 2018 @ 14:45

Sources: Mahdzir Khalid may be next to face corruption charges

Former education minister Datuk Seri Mahdzir Khalid could be next in line to be charged by the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC).|Read more >|TheStar

 

New Malaysia | New Govt: Seafield Nov 27, 2018 @ 14:40

The Subang Hindu temple saga: The corporations involved

While the outbreak of violence at the Sri Maha Mariamman Devasthanam Hindu temple in Subang Jaya, Selangor is making headlines nationwide, the bigger story may be taking place inside the boardrooms of several companies that are looking to use the land on which it sits to expand their real estate control not just in Malaysia, but in South-east Asia. |Read more >|Malaymail 

 

New Malaysia | New State Govt Nov 27, 2018 @ 14:37

Penang hopes to get RM14.6m from Housing Ministry

The Penang government hopes to secure RM14.6 million in allocation from the Housing and Local Government Ministry (KPKT) for the 1Malaysia Maintenance Fund (TP1M) and People’s Housing Project (PPR) purposes. |Read more >|Malaymail 

 

New Malaysia | New Policies: Housing Nov 27, 2018 @ 14:03

All housing agencies to be under Housing and Local Government Ministry

All government housing agencies will be placed under the Housing and Local Government Ministry to ensure that they are in compliance with the country’s affordable housing policy, the Dewan Rakyat was told today. |Read more > |NST

 

New Malaysia | New Initiatives: MoT Nov 27, 2018 @ 13:56

Govt to consider increasing express bus fares to help drivers and operators

The Government is considering whether to increase the fares of express buses to help bus drivers and operators, says the Transport Ministry.|Read more >|TheStar

 

New Malaysia | New Policies: MoE Nov 27, 2018 @ 13:13

Zero Reject Policy will not affect Malaysian students' access to education

The Zero Reject Policy to allow pupils with no proper documentation to have access to education will not jeopardise the opportunity for other Malaysian children to obtain an education. |Read more >|NST

 

New Malaysia | New Policies: PTPTN Nov 27, 2018 @ 13:02

Govt to deduct 2% from PTPTN borrowers earnings RM2,000 and above

National Higher Education Fund Corporation (PTPTN) will deduct a mandatory 2 per cent of salaries of borrowers earning RM2,000 and above, according to Deputy Education minister Teo Nie Ching. |Read more >|SunDaily

 

New Malaysia | New Initiatives: TVET Nov 27, 2018 @ 12:28

Guidelines for the formation of TVET special commission

The Industry Skills Education and Training Commission bill 2018 which was tabled in Parliament yesterday, has the much-anticipated guidelines for the formation of a special commission to solely coordinate the Technical and Vocational Education Training (TVET) in the country. |Read more >|SunDaily

 

New Malaysia | New State Govt Nov 27, 2018 @ 12:06

Banning plastic waste import unfair to factories, says exco

Selangor has no intention of placing a ban on the import of plastic waste, despite mounting pollution concerns threatening the environment. |Read more >|SunDaily

 

New Malaysia | New Govt Nov 27, 2018 @ 07:00

Study: With new govt, Malaysia making great strides in enhancing civic freedom

Malaysia has made real progress towards enhancing the civil liberties of its people ever since Pakatan Harapan won GE14, an independent study has shown. |Read more >|Malaymail 

 

New Malaysia | Facts and Stats Nov 27, 2018 @ 07:00

Do you know ... facts about KTM ETS?

|Read more >|TheStar

 

New Malaysia | Overhaul: FELDA Nov 27, 2018 @ 00:29

White paper on Felda to be tabled in Parliament on Dec 10

The White Paper to expose the financial and management conditions of the Federal Land Development Authority (Felda) will be tabled in Dewan Rakyat on Dec 10. |Read more > |NST

 

New Malaysia | New State Govt | Nov 27, 2018

Sarawak firm on MA63

Sarawak’s right on matters such as immigration is ‘absolutely non-negotiable’ during the meeting of the Steering Committee on Malaysia Agreement 1963 (MA63) on Dec 17. |Read more >|BorneoPost

 

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Nov 26

New Malaysia | New Policies: MoT Nov 26, 2018 @ 23:02

E-hailing drivers to register for PSV licence next year: Anthony Loke

All e-hailing drivers will be required to register for Public Service Vehicle (PSV) licence like other taxi drivers starting January next year. |Read more >|SunDaily

 

New Malaysia | New Govt Nov 26, 2018 @ 22:10

Almost RM10b in unclaimed monies submitted to Accountant General’s Dept

Unclaimed monies amounting to RM9.974 billion from various entities had been submitted to the Accountant General’s Department as of Oct 31 this year, said Finance Minister Lim Guan Eng.​|Read more >|SunDaily

New Malaysia | New Initiatives Nov 26, 2018 @ 20:35

Govt to provide greater assistance to OKU entrepreneurs

The government will ensure that entrepreneurs in the disabled community are not marginalised and should be empowered with higher recognition.​ |Read more > |NST

 

New Malaysia | 1MDB Nov 26, 2018 @ 17:40

Putrajaya removes Bank Rakyat chief over alleged 1MDB audit tampering

Tan Sri Shukry Salleh has been sacked as Bank Rakyat chairman over his alleged role in altering the federal audit report on 1MDB, said Entrepreneur Development Minister Mohd Redzuan Md Yusof.|Read more > |Malaymail 

 

New Malaysia | Opposition Nov 26, 2018 @ 17:30

It's a trap, says Zambry on state PAC's request for MBI documents

Former Perak Menteri Besar Datuk Seri Dr Zambry Abd Kadir described the move by Perak Public Accounts Committee (PAC) which requested him to bring financial audit and documents relating to Menteri Besar Incorporated (MB Inc) during the public hearing today as a trap. |Read more > |NST

 

New Malaysia | New Govt Nov 26, 2018 @ 17:21

Johor PKR: Bersatu has betrayed Pakatan mandate by accepting three ex-Umno reps

Johor PKR says that Parti Pribumi Bersatu Malaysia has betrayed the people's election mandate by accepting three former Umno assemblymen into its fold.|Read more >|TheStar

 

New Malaysia | New Govt Nov 26, 2018 @ 17:20

Don’t worry about rocking the boat, CJ tells new senior judges

Judges must be bold in making their decisions and not allow possible criticism to dissuade them from rulings that could be unpopular, said Chief Justice of Malaysia Tan Sri Richard Malanjum. |Read more >|Malaymail 

 

New Malaysia | Opposition Nov 26, 2018 @ 17:10

Selangor BN rep proposes state carbon tax, says it won't impact people

A Selangor Barisan Nasional assemblyman suggested the state government consider imposing other forms of taxes to boost the state's income aside from land and property.|Read more >|TheStar

 

New Malaysia | Fakenews Nov 26, 2018 @ 17:05

MCA lodges reports over offensive image on social media

Penang MCA has lodged reports with the police and Malaysian Communication and Multimedia Commission (MCMC) over an image posted on social media, which it deemed offensive towards the political party. |Read more > |Malaymail 

 

New Malaysia | New Policies: MoHR Nov 26, 2018 @ 17:03

Minister: One-year tax break for women rejoining the workforce

The government will exempt from taxation the income of women returning from career breaks next year, said Human Resources Minister M. Kulasegaran. |Read more >|Malaymail 

 

New Malaysia | Opposition Nov 26, 2018 @ 17:00

Is Harapan Coin legitimate? Khairy asks

Rembau MP Khairy Jamaluddin has questioned whether or not Harapan Coin is a legitimate tender since the cryptocurrency has not received any approval from Bank Negara Malaysia (BNM). |Read more >|Malaymail 

 

New Malaysia | 1MDB Nov 26, 2018 @ 16:30

Cops launch probe on 1MDB audit report tampering will call in witnesses

The police have launched a probe on the alleged tampering of the Auditor-General’s 2016 report on the 1Malaysia Development Berhad (1MDB) scandal. |Read more >|Malaymail 

 

New Malaysia | New State Policies Nov 26, 2018 @ 16:15

S’gor govt limits free water to only the low-income group

The Selangor government has been forced to cut back on its free water programme and to only limit it to the low-income group due to the increasing cost of financing it, according to Selangor Mentri Besar Amirudin Shari. |Read more >|SunDaily

 

New Malaysia | New Policies: MoE Nov 26, 2018 @ 16:07

Not all students are suitable for Dual Language Programme: Deputy Education Minister

Schools must explain to parents and guardians on the suitability of students to participate in the Dual Language Programme (DLP). |Read more > |NST

 

New Malaysia | New Initiatives Nov 26, 2018 @ 15:54