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ANM in the News Archive November 25 - 30,  2019

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November 30, 2019

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

Five public universities to set up student unions next year to promote student empowerment

At least five more public universities will establish student unions next year as a step to promote academic freedom and the practice of democracy among students, paving ways for students’ early exposure to the country’s democratic system.|Read more >|Malaymail

New Malaysia | New Initiatives Nov 30, 2019 @ 22:00

MOE plans to make silat as school co-curricular activity

The Education Ministry plans to make silat as a co-curricular activity in the schools, as well as an elective credit course in universities to uphold the traditional heritage.|Read more >|Malaymail

New Malaysia | PKR feud Nov 30, 2019 @ 21:15

Azmin among 20 PKR leaders who object to Zakaria’s sacking

Twenty of the PKR’s central committee (MPP) members, including its deputy president Datuk Seri Mohamed Azmin Ali, have rejected the sacking of Zakaria Abdul Hamid as MPP member.|Read more >|SunDaily

New Malaysia | PKR feud Nov 30, 2019 @ 21:00

PKR sec-gen: Zakaria offered RM300k allocation from Housing Ministry

PKR secretary-general Datuk Seri Saifuddin Nasution Ismail today alleged that the second allocation of RM300,000 offered to mid-level party leaders by sacked PKR leader Zakaria Abdul Hamid during party elections last year was reportedly sourced from the Local Government and Housing Ministry.|Read more >|Malaymail

New Malaysia | New Initiatives Nov 30, 2019 @ 20:33

Govt to channel RM29m monsoon season aid to Kelantan smallholders

The government will channel more than RM29 million worth of assistance to rubber smallholders in Kelantan via the Monsoon Season Aid.|Read more >|SunDaily

New Malaysia | PKR feud Nov 30, 2019 @ 20:30

No apologies over sackings says Anwar, while PKR sec-gen reveals contents of MACC’s letter

PKR president Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim has refused to apologise for the recent sacking of a Central Leadership Council (MPP) member, adding that the memorandum demanding for his apology is also disputable.|Read more >|Malaymail

New Malaysia | PKR feud Nov 30, 2019 @ 20:13

Anwar claims memorandum to revoke sacking was altered

PKR’s continued internal dissension does not look like it's going to cease anytime soon.|Read more >|NST

New Malaysia | Opposition: MCA Nov 30, 2019 @ 20:13

MCA Youth reiterates that learning of Jawi should not be forced

MCA Youth is against the learning of Jawi if it is forced upon vernacular schools, included in the education syllabus, and made compulsory from next year.|Read more >|NST

New Malaysia | Opposition: MCA Nov 30, 2019 @ 18:51

MCA's future in Muafakat Nasional remains unclear

The MCA could not predict whether it would become part of Muafakat Nasional, the political cooperation involving opposition parties, Pas and Umno.|Read more >|NST

New Malaysia | SPV 2030 Nov 30, 2019 @ 18:06

Daim: ‘Shared prosperity’ must take into account all segments of society

The concept of “shared prosperity” has to take into account all segments of societies and not just those at the top, says Tun Daim Zainuddin.|Read more >|TheStar

New Malaysia | Kg Baru Redevelopment Nov 30, 2019 @ 17:56

No reason to use land acquisition act to acquire Kg Baru Land: Khalid

There is no reason for the government to use the Land Acquisition Act 1960 to acquire Kampung Baru land if all landowners understand and agree to the development plan.|Read more >|SunDaily

New Malaysia | PKR feud Nov 30, 2019 @ 17:40

Amendment, revocation of PKR sacking to be discussed after party congress

Any amendment or review of decisions involving party issues should be discussed and decided at the PKR Central Leadership Council (MPP) meeting.|Read more >|NST

New Malaysia | New Initiatives Nov 30, 2019 @ 17:29

Risda Kelantan receives RM3.85m to develop rubber smallholders

State Rubber Industries Smallholders Development Authority (Risda) received an allocation of RM3.85 million this year for entrepreneur development programme in Kelantan.|Read more >|SunDaily

 

New Malaysia | Reforms: IPCMC Nov 30, 2019 @ 17:05

Caged suggests proposals to strengthen IPCMC bill

Citizens Against Enforced Disappearances (Caged) today released a statement criticizing the current state of the IPCMC Bill.|Read more >|SunDaily

New Malaysia | Govt Nov 30, 2019 @ 16:00

Mujahid: Respect court’s decision on teaching of jawi script

All quarters should respect the government’s decision to have Jawi writing taught to pupils in Chinese and Tamil schools, following a court ruling  in allowing the jawi script to be taught in vernacular schools, said Minister in the Prime Minister’s Department Datuk Seri Mujahid Yusof Rawa.|Read more >|Malaymail

New Malaysia | Govt Nov 30, 2019 @ 16:38

Education Ministry: Dong Zong, Jiao Zong only gave us an hour's notice

Representatives from Chinese educationist groups Dong Zong and Jiao Zong had to wait for an officer to meet them on Friday (Nov 29) because they only gave an hour's notice before turning up, says the Education Ministry.|Read more >|TheStar

New Malaysia | Govt Nov 30, 2019 @ 15:58

Muslim nations have the capability to compete, says Mahathir

Muslim nations have the capability, strength and could compete against the other developed nations but do not have the will to do it, said Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad.|Read more >|SunDaily

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November 30, 2019

New Malaysia | PKR feud Nov 30, 2019 @ 14:49

Defiant PKR members should leave party, form new one, says Youth vice-chief

Defiant PKR members should leave the party and form a new one, said PKR Youth vice-chief Syed Badli Shah Syed Osman.|Read more >|NST

New Malaysia | PKR feud Nov 30, 2019 @ 14:32

Anwar need not apologise for Bera PKR chief's sacking, say senior party members

Supporters of Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim (pic) in the PKR leadership have rallied to his defence, saying that he does not need to apologise for sacking Bera PKR division chief Zakaria Abdul Hamid.|Read more >|TheStar

New Malaysia | PKR feud Nov 30, 2019 @ 14:30

Sacked Bera PKR division chief Zakaria talks to NST

Always in the background, Bera PKR division chief Zakaria Abdul Hamid has never made any reckless political moves. A friend of PKR deputy president Datuk Seri Mohamed Azmin Ali and a loyal party worker, his sudden dismissal rocked the political landscape earlier this week. He gives his side of the story.|Read more >|NST

New Malaysia | Govt Nov 30, 2019 @ 14:12

PM says again hard to fulfill promises because of damage left by previous BN govt

Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad (pix) today reiterated his earlier statement that the Pakatan Harapan (PH) government found it difficult to fulfill promises made in its general election manifesto because of the damage caused by the previous government.|Read more >|SunDaily

New Malaysia | PKR feud Nov 30, 2019 @ 14:00

'PKR duo's sacking violates rules'

PKR Youth deputy chief Muhammad Hilman Idham said this was because the party constitution and PKR Youth permanent ruling did not provide any power to the Youth wing’s central committee to sack Mizan or his deputy, Mohd Ramly Ahmad.|Read more >|NST

New Malaysia | Opposition: MCA Nov 30, 2019 @ 14:19

Chong: Working to win GE15 is MCA's 2020 resolution

Winning the next general election will be MCA's New Year resolution with 2020 just a month away, says Datuk Chong Sin Woon.|Read more >|TheStar

New Malaysia | PKR feud Nov 30, 2019 @ 14:00

PKR disciplinary chief tells grumbling leaders to attend meeting to say their piece

PKR central committee members protesting the decision to expel a party leader can readily reverse this at their next meeting, disciplinary chief Datuk Ahmad Kassim said in a dig at their chronic absence.|Read more >|Malaymail

New Malaysia | Govt Nov 30, 2019 @ 13:45

Dr M: Not confident with Pakatan? Decide our fate in GE15

Those who are not confident with the way the government is implementing its promises can determine Pakatan Harapan's fate in the 15th General Election, says Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad.|Read more >|TheStar

New Malaysia | Govt Nov 30, 2019 @ 13:44

Dr M: Give PH govt five years to implement pledges

Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir urged Malaysians to give the Pakatan Harapan (PH) government five years to implement its pledges.|Read more >|NST

New Malaysia | Govt: State Nov 30, 2019 

Sarawak civil servants to get special financial aid of RM2,000 minimum on Dec 18

Members of the Sarawak civil service will be receiving their special financial aid of RM2,000 minimum on Dec 18 – just in time for the Christmas celebrations.|Read more >| BorneoPost

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

Govt seeking to resolve ringgit’s depreciation issue: Mahathir

The government will seek ways to resolve the issue of the ringgit’s depreciation, as it is a source of concern among Malaysians, said Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad.|Read more >|SunDaily

 

New Malaysia | Govt Nov 30, 2019 @ 13:12

RM205m Tabung Harapan funds used to pay 1MDB debts: Finance Ministry

Tabung Harapan Malaysia’s (THM) fund totalling RM205 million has been fully utilised to pay the debts of 1Malaysia Development Bhd (1MDB), the Finance Ministry said in a statement issued here today.|Read more >|SunDaily

New Malaysia | PKR feud Nov 30, 2019 @ 13:00

Fahmi urges calm over claim that rivals were involved in attack on PKR MP’s office

PKR communications director Fahmi Fadzil urged party members not to react to claims of political rivals’ involvement in the vandalism of Youth chief Akmal Nasrullah Mohd Nasir’s service centre in Johor Baru.|Read more >|Malaymail

New Malaysia | Govt: MoH Nov 30, 2019 @ 12:51

Regulation on vaping to take into account composition of e-liquid, sale: Lee

The composition of the e-liquid or vape juice and its sale are among aspects taken into account in the drafting of the law to regulate e-cigarettes or vaping.|Read more >|SunDaily

New Malaysia | PKR feud Nov 30, 2019 @ 11:37

Azmin, Zuraida, Tian Chua and 17 others, reject sacking of Bera PKR chief

The cold war in PKR deepens when pro-Datuk Seri Azmin Ali (pic) group, led by the deputy himself, attacks the party top leadership over the sacking of Bera PKR division chief Zakaria Abdul Hamid.|Read more >|TheStar

New Malaysia | PKR feud Nov 30, 2019 

No contest in PKR Tanjung Manis AGM as Dr Reduan elected chairman, other candidates withdraw

Dr Reduan Serap has been elected as the Parti Keadilan Rakyat (PKR) Tanjung Manis chairman uncontested.|Read more >| BorneoPost

New Malaysia | Reforms: IPCMC Nov 30, 2019 @ 11:30

Agreeing with IGP, group urges IPCMC Bill to be sent back for parliamentary review

The Citizens Against Enforced Disappearances (CAGED) concurred with the inspector-general of police’s views that the proposed law for civilian oversight of the police force should be delayed for review.|Read more >|Malaymail

New Malaysia | Govt Nov 30, 2019 @ 11:05

PM urges Muslims to uphold noble traits of Islam

Muslims must show good manners and noble traits for them to be a good example to all, especially to attract non-Muslims towards Islamic teachings, said Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad.|Read more >|NST

New Malaysia | PKR feud Nov 30, 2019 @ 10:30

Azmin and aligned PKR leaders disavow member’s sacking, demand apology from Anwar

PKR deputy president Datuk Seri Azmin Ali led 20 of the party’s central committee to object to the sacking of Bera division chief Zakaria Abdul Hamid who is seen to be from their faction.|Read more >|Malaymail

New Malaysia | PKR feud Nov 30, 2019 @ 07:00

Was JB PKR service centre attack done by thugs sent by rival faction? Sources believe so

Thugs hired by a rival faction within PKR was believed to be involved in the death threats and vandalism against Johor Baru MP Akmal Nasrullah Mohd Nasir’s service centre in Larkin here this week, sources have told Malay Mail.|Read more >|Malaymail

New Malaysia | Govt Nov 30, 2019 @ 07:00

TVET committee on the right track

Technical and vocational education training (TVET) can lead to more lucrative jobs compared to some fields more suited for the academically-inclined.|Read more >|TheStar

New Malaysia | TAR UC funding Nov 30, 2019 @ 07:00

Wee: How can TAR UC fund be approved under Budget 2019?

MCA president Datuk Seri Dr Wee Ka Siong has questioned if the RM30mil fund announced by Finance Minister Lim Guan Eng for the Tunku Abdul Rahman University College (TAR UC) was listed and approved under Budget 2019.|Read more >|TheStar

New Malaysia | Govt: State Nov 29, 2019 

Chong questions RM101 mil for upgrading of 2 schools in Sarawak

Pakatan Harapan (PH) Sarawak is demanding that the state government explain why it had allocated RM101 million for the rebuilding and upgrading of SK Ulu Segan in Bintulu and SK Maludam in Betong in the state budget.|Read more >| BorneoPost

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November 29, 2019

New Malaysia | Govt Programmes Nov 29, 2019 @ 20:46

N. Sembilan denies 30% of aid recipients no longer get assistance

The Negri Sembilan government has refuted allegations by former Negri Sembilan Menteri Besar Datuk Seri Mohamad Hasan that it has admitted to terminating assistance given to almost 30% of recipients of the Social Welfare Department’s assistance since 18 months ago.|Read more >|SunDaily

 

New Malaysia | Govt Nov 29, 2019 @ 16:26

Muhyiddin: Tackling high cost of living always on govt’s agenda

Addressing the high cost of living, especially for those in the B40 group, will always be the concern of the government, Home Minister Tan Sri Muhyuddin Yassin said today.|Read more >|Malaymail

 

New Malaysia | PKR feud Nov 29, 2019 @ 16:00

Three parties to hold annual meets next week but most eyes on PKR

The PKR national congress next weekend will be the most-watched of three happening at the same time.|Read more >|Malaymail

New Malaysia | New Propositions Nov 29, 2019 @ 15:54

EC should look into using biometric readers in Sarawak polls

The Election Commission (EC) have been urged to look into using biometric readers in the upcoming Sarawak state polls to effectively check allegations of forged MyKad and identity theft.|Read more >|TheStar

New Malaysia | New Propositions Nov 29, 2019 @ 15:30

Doctors appalled by Health Ministry’s bid to jail those refusing patients’ request for drugs

The Health Ministry’s proposed amendments to the Poisons Act that would introduce prison terms for physicians who do not comply with patients’ requests for medication has alarmed the Malaysian Medical Association (MMA).|Read more >|Malaymail

New Malaysia | New Propositions Nov 29, 2019 @ 15:18

Do not panic over rare earth exploration research in Perak: MB

The public should not panic over the issue of rare earth exploration activities to be conducted in Perak, said Menteri Besar Datuk Seri Ahmad Faizal Azumu.|Read more >|SunDaily

 

New Malaysia | PKR feud Nov 29, 2019 @ 15:04

Hilman opposed to sacking of PKR Youth permanent chairman, deputy

Muhamad Mizan Adli Mohd Nor should be retained as PKR Youth permanent chairman.|Read more >|NST

New Malaysia | New Propositions Nov 29, 2019 @ 15:00

Leave Botanic Gardens alone, says CAP

The Consumers Association of Penang (CAP) says it strongly opposes the Botanic Gardens’ Special Area Plan (SAP), singling out the expected increase in visitors, construction of man-made structures, and a possible entry fee as reasons for its dismay.|Read more >|SunDaily

New Malaysia | Govt: PKR Nov 29, 2019 @ 13:42

Two women lodge MACC report after being registered as PKR members without their knowledge
Two women have given their statement to the Sibu branch of the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) over their names being used by certain individuals to vote at the Igan PKR division election.|Read more >|TheStar

New Malaysia | PKR feud Nov 29, 2019 @ 13:01

Sarawak PKR fumes over order for Tg Manis election

Sarawak PKR has been dogged by yet another controversy after the party’s secretary-general’s office issued a notice that the election for its Tanjung Manis branch will proceed on Nov 30 in Sarikei.|Read more >|NST

 

New Malaysia | PKR feud Nov 29, 2019 @ 13:00

PKR comms chief says Youth wing row won’t put party in RoS sights

PKR communications director Fahmi said the party did not expect any trouble from the Registrar of Societies (RoS) over possible complaints by the sacked permanent chairman and deputy of its Youth movement.|Read more >|Malaymail

New Malaysia | PKR feud Nov 29, 2019 @ 12:57

Is the Anwar-Azmin infighting worth it?

It is often said that vomiting when one is sick will make the person feel better. The reasoning is simple: let out the bad stuff to feel healthy again.|Read more >|NST

New Malaysia | PKR feud Nov 29, 2019 @ 12:00

Azmin to launch Wanita PKR congress

PKR deputy president Datuk Seri Azmin Ali is scheduled to open the national congress of the party’s Women’s wing on December 5 in Melaka, PKR communications director Fahmi Fadzil said today.|Read more >|Malaymail

New Malaysia | Red flags: LTTE Nov 29, 2019 @ 12:00

In blow to Sosma, High Court allows DAP rep detained over LTTE links to seek bail

Lawyers acting for G. Saminathan convinced the High Court today that the DAP assemblyman was entitled to bail despite the invocation of the Security Offences (Special Measures) Act for his detention, according to Bernama.|Read more >|Malaymail

New Malaysia | Projects: Flying Car Nov 292019 @ 11:18

Ministry says RM20 million not for flying car project

Entrepreneur Development Ministry has denied that RM20 million allocated by the Malaysian Industry-Government Group for High Technology (MIGHT) was for the super drone/air mobility project or "flying car” project developed by Aerodyne Group.|Read more >|NST

New Malaysia | New Propositions Nov 29, 2019 @ 09:57

Judicial Commissioners confirmed as High Court judges based on performance, says Chief Justice

The confirmation of Judicial Commissioners as High Court Judges was made based on performance, and not due to loyalty to anyone, said Chief Justice Tan Sri Tengku Maimun Tuan Mat.|Read more >|SunDaily

New Malaysia | New Propositions Nov 29, 2019 @ 09:30

ERC proposes next GE date to be announced earlier

Proposal for the next general election date to be announced earlier is among the 15 items on the agenda for the Electoral Reform Committee (ERC).|Read more >|SunDaily

New Malaysia | New Initiatives Nov 29, 2019 @ 09:05

Education Ministry to set up database to empower TVET

The Education Ministry will set up a database to empower and improve Technical and Vocational Education Training (TVET).|Read more >|NST

New Malaysia | Overhaul: FELDA Nov 29, 2019 @ 09:09

Financial constraints affect Felda Outstanding Students’ Special Fund for Overseas Studies

The Felda Outstanding Students’ Special Fund for Overseas Studies could not be continued due to the current financial constraints faced by the government, the Dewan Rakyat was told yesterday.|Read more >|SunDaily

New Malaysia | New Propositions Nov 29, 2019 @ 09:06

Angkasa encouraged to be involved in developing idle land

Angkatan Koperasi Kebangsaan Malaysia Bhd (Angkasa) is being encouraged to get involved in the cultivation of government land lying idle as a way to reduce the import bill.|Read more >|SunDaily

New Malaysia | Budget 2020 Nov 29, 2019 @ 08:59

Parliament passes 2020 Budget

The Supply Bill (Budget) 2020 was passed at Dewan Rakyat today after receiving members’ majority support through a voice vote.|Read more >|NST

New Malaysia | Opposition: Gerakan Nov 29, 2019 @ 08:09

Court rules Jawi can be taught in vernacular school

The High Court here yesterday ruled that Jawi is part of Bahasa Malaysia and therefore can be taught to pupils in Chinese and Tamil schools.|Read more >|SunDaily

New Malaysia | New Propositions Nov 29, 2019 @ 07:30

Waytha urges PKPS to allow Orang Asli community to bring out forest products

 The Selangor Agricultural Development Corporation (PKPS) is urged to use its discretion and allow Orang Asli community in Kampung Songkok, Hulu Selangor to bring out bamboos and other forest products from the nearby forests.|Read more >|Malaymail

New Malaysia | UEC Recognition Nov 29, 2019 @ 07:00

‘Keep basic framework of UEC’

The government should give an assurance that it will not change the basic framework of the Unified Examination Certificate (UEC) examination system, says Datuk Seri Dr Wee Jeck Seng.|Read more >|TheStar

New Malaysia | New Initiatives Nov 29, 2019 

‘Preparations underway for start of post-natal care assistance next year’

The Ministry of Welfare, Community Well Being, Women, Family and Childhood Development is currently doing the necessary preparations for the post-natal care assistance to be given to mothers in Sarawak next year.|Read more >| BorneoPost

New Malaysia | New Initiatives Nov 29, 2019 @ 07:00

Pahang to make Sg Yu a permanent forest reserve

Pahang has approved 127.893ha of land in Sungai Yu, Mukim Batu Yon in Lipis to be turned into a permanent forest reserve to protect wildlife such as the Malayan tiger.|Read more >|TheStar

New Malaysia | Govt: State Nov 29, 2019 

Pujut rep asks whether RM13 billion loan from DBOS come from state reserve

Pujut assemblyman Dr Ting Tiong Choon in calling for transparency with regards to the Sarawak government borrowing RM13 billion from Development Bank of Sarawak (DBOS) to fund major infrastructure projects in the state.|Read more >| BorneoPost

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November 28, 2019

New Malaysia | PKR feud Nov 28, 2019 @ 22:14

Zakaria demands apology from PKR leaders for sacking, wants membership restored

Sacked PKR central leadership council member Zakaria Abdul Hamid has demanded an apology from the party and wants his membership to be restored.|Read more >|TheStar

New Malaysia | Govt: MoT Nov 28, 2019 @ 21:01

Child restraint system to take educational approach

The enforcement of the Child Restraint System (CRS) or use of child safety seats for all private cars, effective Jan 1 next year, will take an educational approach and not punish those who fail to comply with it, according to Deputy Transport Minister Datuk Kamarudin Jaffar|Read more >|SunDaily

 

New Malaysia | Govt: PKR Nov 28, 2019 @ 20:11

Tian Chua: I'm thinking ahead to GE15, not asking Praba to step aside

PKR vice-president Tian Chua hopes to be fielded in his former Batu parliamentary seat in the next General Election.|Read more >|TheStar

New Malaysia | Govt Nov 28, 2019 @ 20:09

Dr M: What's the big deal about Chin Peng's ashes?

Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad has questioned the intentions of those who have objected to the return of former Communist Party of Malaya (CPM) leader Chin Peng’s ashes to Malaysia.|Read more >|NST

New Malaysia | Govt Nov 28, 2019 @ 20:02

Government is updating e-Lelong system

The government is improving the e-Lelong System infrastructure to ensure the structure runs smoothly before it is implemented comprehensively at the 12 High Courts in peninsula Malaysia next year.|Read more >|SunDaily

New Malaysia | Govt Nov 28, 2019 @ 19:30

Dr M: Emulate South Korea to develop Malaysian export industry

Malaysia should emulate South Korea in applying global thinking to further develop the export industry, and not merely depend on the domestic market, said Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad.|Read more >|Malaymail

New Malaysia | Reforms: Asset Declaration Nov 28, 2019 @ 18:47

No need for wives, children of MPs to declare assets, says Tuan Ibrahim

There is no reason why the wives and children of MPs should declare their assets, says Pas Deputy President Datuk Tuan Ibrahim Tuan Man.|Read more >|NST

New Malaysia | Govt Nov 28, 2019 @ 18:30

Putrajaya to host inaugural financial literacy festival next month

In line with the government’s commitment to strengthening financial literacy, the inaugural Putrajaya LIFT (Literacy in Financial Technology) Festival will be held from December 28 until 29 in the country’s administrative capital.|Read more >|Malaymail

 

New Malaysia | Govt: State Nov 28, 2019 @ 18:14

Penang Botanic Gardens’ SAP gazetted according to law: Jagdeep

The Penang government has refuted allegations that the Botanic Gardens’ Special Area Plan (SAP) was gazetted in a hush-hush manner.|Read more >|SunDaily

New Malaysia | Opposition: MCA Nov 28, 2019 @ 18:14

Wee Jeck Seng questions Pakatan's commitment to recognise UEC

MCA Tanjung Piai MP Datuk Seri Dr Wee Jeck Seng (pic) wants to know if the Pakatan Harapan government is still committed to recognise the Unified Examination Certificate (UEC).|Read more >|TheStar

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November 28, 2019

New Malaysia | Kg Baru RedevelopmentNov 282019 @ 18:20

40pc of landowners submit feedback forms on govt plan for Kampung Baru

To date, 40 per cent of some 5,000 landowners in Kampung Baru have submitted feedback forms to declare if they agreed or disagree with the government’s offer to buy their plots at RM1,000 per sq ft.|Read more >|NST

New Malaysia | TAR UC Funding Nov 28, 2019 @ 17:52

Dr Wee: Why channel funds to a trust fund instead of an existing body under TAR UC?

Datuk Seri Dr Wee Ka Siong (pic) is questioning if channelling funds to a trust fund instead of an existing body under Tunku Abdul Rahman University College (TAR UC) is in line with the Educational Institutions Act 1996.|Read more >|TheStar

 

New Malaysia | Reforms Nov 28, 2019 @ 17:24

Study on alternative to mandatory death sentence expected ready next year

The study on the alternative to the mandatory death sentence is expected to be ready by January next year at the latest.|Read more >|SunDaily

 

New Malaysia | Govt Nov 28, 2019 @ 17:03

Installation of tinted glass: JPJ collects RM1.165m in application fees

The Road Transport Department (JPJ) has collected RM1.165 million in application fees for the installation of tinted glass for vehicles to date, comprising 413 applications, the Dewan Rakyat was told today.|Read more >|SunDaily

New Malaysia | Fakenews Nov 282019 @ 16:59

Fake news alert: We did not publish this article

The New Straits Times (NST) has never published an article titled "I will sack Baru Bian, to be replaced with Larry Sng as MPN Chief: Anwar" as alleged in a viral screenshot.|Read more >|NST

 

New Malaysia | Govt Nov 28, 2019 @ 16:43

Current urban poverty statistics are out of date: FT Minister

Current statistics on urban poverty may not accurately reflect the actual situation, Federal Territories Minister Khalid Abdul Samad said today.|Read more >|SunDaily

New Malaysia | PKR feud Nov 28, 2019 @ 16:30

PKR won’t be deregistered just for sacking Youth chairman, says wing chief

PKR Youth chief Akmal Nasrullah Mohd Nasir said today he is confident that the party will not be deregistered following the sacking of the wing’s permanent chairman Muhamad Mizan Adli Mohd Nor and deputy Mohd Ramly Ahmad.|Read more >|Malaymail

New Malaysia | New Initiatives Nov 28, 2019 @ 16:07

Parliamentary Services Commission due to be set up next year

The Parliamentary Services Commission is expected to be set up next year in the effort to enhance the parliament’s power of autonomy, the Dewan Rakyat sitting was told today.|Read more >|SunDaily

New Malaysia | PKR feud Nov 282019 @ 14:45

Mizan: Why sack me days before PKR Youth congress?

PKR Youth permanent chairman Muhamad Mizan Adli Mohd Nor has questioned the leadership on reasons for his sacking since it was made days before the party’s youth wing national congress.|Read more >|NST

New Malaysia | Govt; MoF Nov 28, 2019 @ 14:36

Govt has sufficient funds to pay civil servants’ salaries

The government has sufficient funds to pay the civil servants’ salaries and does not need to borrow to do so, said Finance Minister Lim Guan Eng.|Read more >|SunDaily

New Malaysia | Govt Nov 28, 2019 @ 14:34

NAP 2.0 to be launched in 2021, will boost modernisation of agro-food business

The National Agro-Food Policy 2.0 (NAP 2.0), which will be launched in 2021, will boost the modernisation process in the sector, managing the demand and supply of national food supply.|Read more >|SunDaily

 

New Malaysia | New Initiatives Nov 28, 2019 

Kenyalang Gold Card, accompanying app to be implemented by early 2020

The Kenyalang Gold Card, which will allow Sarawak senior citizens to enjoy special privileges and discounts, will be presented at the next state cabinet meeting for approval and implementation in January next year.|Read more >| BorneoPost

New Malaysia | Govt Nov 28, 2019 @ 14:31

Education Ministry must gather data on students affected by period poverty, says Hannah Yeoh

The Education Ministry must gather data on "period poverty" affecting the attendance of female students if help is to be given to them, says Deputy Women, Family and Community Minister Hannah Yeoh.|Read more >|TheStar

New Malaysia | Projects: Flying Car Nov 28, 2019 @ 14:30

Contradicting minister, PAC says public funds used for ‘flying car’

Parliament’s Public Accounts Committee (PAC) is disputing Datuk Mohd Redzuan Yusof’s claim that no public funds were used for the so-called “flying car” project that it also said he announced prematurely.|Read more >|Malaymail

New Malaysia | PKR feud Nov 28, 2019 @ 14:23

PKR Youth sacks permanent chairman, deputy

PKR Youth has sacked its permanent chairman Muhamad Mizan Adli Mohd Nor and his deputy Mohd Ramly Ahmad.|Read more >|NST

 

New Malaysia | Reforms: IPCMC Nov 28, 2019 @ 13:33

Opposition says will not support IPCMC Bill

The Opposition bloc, consisting of Barisan Nasional, PAS and Gabungan Parti Sarawak (GPS), has declared that it will not support the tabling of the Independent Police Complaints and Misconduct Commission (IPCMC) Bill in Parliament.|Read more >|TheStar

New Malaysia | Red flags Nov 28, 2019 @ 13:30

Prioritise local SMEs over rare earths mining, Perak told

MCA Ipoh Timur vice chairman Kat W. Wong today said the Perak government should focus on reviving the local economy and small businesses instead of venturing into rare earths mining.|Read more >|Malaymail

New Malaysia | Govt Nov 28, 2019 @ 12:54

No intention to enact specific laws on religious, racial issues, says Hanipa

The government has no intention to enact specific laws to deal with religious, racial hatred and anti-discrimination issues as proposed by the National Unity Consultative Council (NUCC).|Read more >|TheStar

New Malaysia | Z Naik Controversy Nov 28, 2019 @ 12:54

Zakir Naik's lawyers serve defamation suit notice to three DAP men

Controversial India-born preacher Dr Zakir Naik has filed a defamation suit against three DAP men, including Human Resources Minister M. Kulasegaran over their remarks that allegedly opened him to public ridicule and portray him a threat to Malaysia’s national security.|Read more >|Malaymail

New Malaysia | Facts and Stats Nov 282019 @ 12:00

MEF: 10.7 million man-days lost to sick leave

Malaysian companies suffer an estimated loss of RM20.71 billion in annual costs due to man-days lost to sick leave.|Read more >|NST

New Malaysia | Red flags Nov 28, 2019 @ 11:35

Plastic waste recycling factories sanctioned by DoE

Like an infection, the plastic waste malice has spread beyond the ports. Recycling plants in this industrial town have become the latest flashpoint of this environmental problem.|Read more >|SunDaily

New Malaysia | New Initiatives Nov 28, 2019 @ 10:05

Pahang makes 128ha of Sg Yu a permanent forest reserve

The Pahang government has approved 127.893ha of land in Sungai Yu, Mukim Batu Yon, Lipis as a permanent forest reserve to protect wildlife, including the Malayan tiger.|Read more >|TheStar

New Malaysia | Govt Nov 28, 2019 @ 09:48

Don’t just acquire knowledge, emulate South Korea’s positive traits: Mahathir

Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad (pix) has called on the Malaysian diaspora in South Korea to emulate the country’s work ethics and positive traits, while subsequently acquiring their advanced knowledge and technologies.|Read more >|SunDaily

 

New Malaysia | New Propositions Nov 28, 2019 @ 09:00

Not enough govt incentive to encourage employers to set up childcare centres, says MEF

The Malaysian Employers Federation (MEF) attributed the lack of government incentives as the reason the private sector is dragging its feet in setting up childcare centres at the workplace.|Read more >|Malaymail

New Malaysia | New Initiatives Nov 28, 2019 

Ministry hopes to extend OSC on drug abuse

The Ministry of Welfare, Community Well Being, Women, Family and Childhood Development will apply for additional funds to extend the one-stop centre (OSC) on addressing substance and drug abuse (MIDS) programme to 15 more districts next year.|Read more >| BorneoPost

New Malaysia | Govt Nov 28, 2019 @ 07:52

Adib’s death: Police to exhibit pictures of suspected rioters again

Police will be displaying again the pictures of individuals believed to be at the site of Sri Maha Mariamman Temple in USJ 25, Subang Jaya, on the night of a riot last year.|Read more >|SunDaily

New Malaysia | Govt Nov 28, 2019 @ 07:00

Continuing efforts to protect consumers

THE Domestic Trade and Consumer Affairs Ministry (KPDNHEP) has undertaken various efforts to reduce the cost of living for citizens. This is something the ministry will continue to do, said its secretary-general Datuk Muez Abd Aziz.|Read more >|TheStar

New Malaysia | New Initiatives Nov 28, 2019 

Saberkas to train members on modern farming next year – CM

The Sarawak United National Youth Organisation (Saberkas) is planning to turn its Saberkas Agrotechnology Centre (Sagrotek) Agropark into a lab for an internship programme to train members into becoming modern farmers, starting next year.|Read more >| BorneoPost

 

New Malaysia | Govt: State Nov 28, 2019 

Women comprise 33% of state civil service

According to the Sabah Public Services Department statistics, women comprise 33 per cent of the state civil service, 16 per cent of whom hold premier civil service positions, or jawatan utama sektor awam (Jusa).|Read more >| BorneoPost

 

New Malaysia | Govt: MoYS Nov 282019 @ 00:16

Mat Sabu: Let Home Ministry probe claims

The controversy surrounding the return of Chin Peng’s ashes dominated the proceedings at the Dewan Rakyat here yesterday, with Defence Minister Mohamad Sabu forced to field a barrage of questions from opposition members of parliament to state his stand on the issue.|Read more >|NST

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November 27, 2019

New Malaysia | New Propositions Nov 27, 2019 @ 23:30

Authorities want Shariah Supreme Court established in country following Perak’s move

Another level of Shariah Court should be established in the country to ensure that the justice process is being implemented properly thus strengthening the jurisdiction of the Islamic law institution in the future.|Read more >|Malaymail

New Malaysia | Govt: MoH Nov 27, 2019 @ 22:00

Health Ministry has no plans to enact act to ban alcohol consumption in public places

The Health Ministry has no plans to enact an Act to ban people from drinking liquor or alcoholic beverages in public places, said Deputy Health Minister Dr Lee Boon Chye.|Read more >|Malaymail

New Malaysia | Projects: Pg LRT Nov 27, 2019 @ 19:50

Most Penangites in favour of LRT plan, says CM

The Penang government has received overwhelming support from some 97.67 per cent of respondents during the three month-long public inspection of the Bayan Lepas Light Rail Transit (LRT) project which ended recently.|Read more >|NST

 

New Malaysia | Govt: Home Nov 27, 2019 @ 18:45

KDN submits 17 proposals on PDRM salary hike

The Home Ministry has submitted 17 proposals to the Public Service Department to consider salary increment of the Royal Malaysian Police (PDRM) personnel.|Read more >|SunDaily

New Malaysia | Fuel Subsidy Nov 27, 2019 @ 17:26

RON95 Petrol price to increase 1 to 2 sen weekly until it reaches market price

The price of RON95 petrol will increase one or two cents every week once the fuel Targeted Subsidy Programme begins next year until it matches the market price, says the Domestic Trade and Consumer Affairs Ministry.|Read more >|TheStar

New Malaysia | PM Succession Nov 27, 2019 @ 17:23

Daim doesn't want to get involved in succession plan

Tun Daim Zainuddin has declined suggestions for him to mediate the transition of premiership between Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad and PKR president Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim.|Read more >|NST

New Malaysia | Reforms: IPCMC Nov 27, 2019 @ 16:56

Liew: 36 changes proposed for the IPCMC Bill

The Parliament's Special Select Committee on Bills Consideration has recommended 36 proposed changes to the Independent Police Complaints and Misconduct Commission (IPCMC) Bill.|Read more >|TheStar

New Malaysia | New Propositions Nov 27, 2019 @ 16:47

Govt should set up special agency for agricultural sector: Tun Daim

The government needs to establish a new one-stop agency chaired by the prime minister to coordinate the agricultural sector if the government is serious about uplifting the sector, said Tun Daim Zainuddin.|Read more >|SunDaily

New Malaysia | New Propositions Nov 27, 2019 @ 16:30

Daim: No future for palm oil, but coconuts is a possibility

Unless the government is able to channel palm oil towards food production, there is no future for the industry, former finance minister Tun Daim Zainuddin said today.|Read more >|Malaymail

New Malaysia | Red flags Nov 27, 2019 @ 16:02

SAM: Irresponsible to allow rare earth mining in Perak

Environmental group Sahabat Alam Malaysia (SAM), has expressed concern that the Perak government is undertaking the exploration of rare earth minerals in the state.|Read more >|NST

 

New Malaysia | SPV 2030 Nov 27, 2019 @ 15:54

Daim: SPV 2030 will eliminate poverty, but only if done properly

Proper implementation is key to ensure the success of the Shared Prosperity Vision 2030 (SPV 2030) in alleviating poverty in Malaysia, says former finance minister Tun Dr Daim Zainuddin.|Read more >|TheStar

New Malaysia | Govt Nov 27, 2019 @ 15:20

Dep Minister: Not easy for MPs to remain in Parliament, can get cold

It isn’t easy for MPs to stay inside the Dewan Rakyat for proceedings because it can be too cold, says Deputy Minister in the Prime Minister’s Department Mohamed Hanipa Maidin.|Read more >|TheStar

New Malaysia | Govt Nov 27, 2019 @ 15:40

Dewan Rakyat passes Supply Bill 2020 for Women, Family and Community Development Ministry

The Dewan Rakyat today passed the Supply Bill 2020 for the Women, Family and Community Development Ministry (KPWKM).|Read more >|SunDaily

New Malaysia | Reforms: OSA Nov 27, 2019 @ 13:00

Minister confirms OSA will go but parts to live on in new info freedom law

The Official Secrets Act (OSA) will be repealed but some of its vital functions will be incorporated into the proposed Freedom of Information Act, Datuk Liew Vui Keong said today.|Read more >|Malaymail

New Malaysia | Govt: Home Nov 27, 2019 @ 12:30

Azis Jamman: Govt has no intention to use DNA testing to award citizenship

The government has no intention to use DNA testing as a sole conclusive evidence in its criteria to award citizenship, says Datuk Mohd Azis Jamman.|Read more >|TheStar

New Malaysia | Govt Nov 27, 2019 @ 12:25

PKR whip: Opposition bloc voting was an ambush; we used to ambush them too

PKR parliamentary whip chief Datuk Johari Abdul has played down an incident on Tuesday (Nov 26) night, when the 2020 Budget for the Women, Family and Community Development Ministry was nearly defeated by a bloc vote.|Read more >|TheStar

New Malaysia | Reforms: Asset Declaration Nov 27, 2019 @ 12:17

Fine, suspension for MPs who don’t declare asset

Members of Parliament (MPs) who fail to declare their assets by Dec 5 risk being fined and suspended from the August house, Datuk Liew Vui Keong warned today.|Read more >|SunDaily

New Malaysia | Govt: MoYS Nov 27, 2019 @ 12:10

Giving inmates a second chance

It takes moral courage to guide and integrate inmates to be part of society that embraces a positive lifestyle rather than continuously having judgment thrown at them.|Read more >|NST

New Malaysia | PKR feud Nov 27, 2019 @ 12:10

Infighting may ruin PKR's chances in Sarawak polls

The cracks in Sarawak PKR have appeared to be widening following its Sarawak Convention last weekend.|Read more >|NST

New Malaysia | PKR feud Nov 27, 2019 @ 12:00

'Zakaria's sacking smack of conspiracy'

The chai, or wishlist, that was disseminated during PKR’s last party polls at the end of last year had created a stir among some groups in the party.|Read more >|NST

New Malaysia | New Propositions Nov 27, 2019 @ 11:58

Low-risk prisoners to serve sentences outside jail

The Malaysian Prisons Department is targeting two thirds of its low-risk prisoners to serve part of their sentences outside jail by 2030.|Read more >|NST

New Malaysia | Govt Programmes Nov 27, 2019 @ 11:46

21 public varsities and 6,870 students benefited from food bank initiatives this year

Some 21 public universities involving 6,870 students have benefited from the Food Bank Siswa Programme (PFBS) as of November this year, says Deputy Domestic Trade and Consumer Affairs Minister Chong Chieng Jen.|Read more >|TheStar

New Malaysia | Govt: MACC Nov 27, 2019 @ 09:13

Numerous complaints of Kedah civil servants submitting false claims: MACC

The Kedah Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) has received numerous complaints of civil servants in the state submitting false claims, said its director Datuk Shaharom Nizam Abd Manap.|Read more >|SunDaily

New Malaysia | Govt Nov 27, 2019 @ 07:30

Lack of quorum in Parliament causes a stir

The winding-up debate to pass the Supply Bill 2020 for the Women, Family and Community Development Ministry turned chaotic yesterday night when there were insufficient MPs in the House to fill the required quorum.|Read more >|SunDaily

New Malaysia | New Initiatives Nov 272019 @ 07:00

Ministry to help parents facing problems raising kids via family centres

Parents facing problems in raising their children should seek help without delay, says Hannah Yeoh.|Read more >|TheStar

New Malaysia | New Policies: STEM Nov 272019 @ 07:00

Frequently Asked Questions

There are three options under STEM packages and one Arts and Humanities package option (see graphics).|Read more >|TheStar

New Malaysia | New Initiatives Nov 272019 @ 07:00

Raising living standards of villagers

A total of 75 villagers of Kampung Mutiara in Batu Feringghi here are among those whom UDA Holdings Bhd is assisting to improve their standard of living.|Read more >|TheStar

New Malaysia | New Initiatives Nov 27, 2019 

Pilot programme to assist Miri students in critical subjects

A pilot programme to assist students in critical subjects like Bahasa Melayu and Mathematics in selected secondary schools here will be implemented next year.|Read more >| BorneoPost

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November 26, 2019

New Malaysia | Govt Nov 26, 2019 @ 23:55

Malaysia willing to learn from, work with any country, says Dr Mahathir

Busan, South Korea: Malaysia is willing to learn and work with any country that can benefit the nation, said Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad.|Read more >|NST

New Malaysia | 1MDB Nov 26, 2019 @ 23:08

1MDB, Minister of Finance Incorporated succeed in appeal against IPIC litigation in UK

1Malaysia Development Berhad (1MDB) and Minister of Finance Incorporated (MOFI) have succeeded in their appeal at the Court of Appeal in London to proceed with the hearing to set aside the Consent Award that sought to frustrate any attempts to seek a legitimate settlement over the 1MDB saga.|Read more >|Malaymail

New Malaysia | Govt: MoF Nov 26, 2019 @ 22:20

18 new chief executives of MOF Inc companies and GLIC appointed under PH

A total of 18 companies of Minister of Finance (Incorporated) (MOF Inc) and government-linked investment companies (GLIC) have received new CEOs since Pakatan Harapan (PH) took over the federal government on May 8, 2018.|Read more >|SunDaily

New Malaysia | Govt Programmes Nov 26, 2019 @ 20:56

Online platform serves as a directory for family services

The Family Services Directory developed by the National Population and Family Development Board (LPPKN) will be an important platform for the public to obtain information on family support services.|Read more >|SunDaily

The Family Services Directory >

New Malaysia | PKR feud Nov 26, 2019 @ 21:00

Either Azmin or Dr M could’ve lied on meeting with BN MPs, Annuar claims

Tan Sri Annuar Musa has claimed today that either Datuk Seri Azmin Ali or Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad could have spread misinformation on the clandestine meeting in the PKR deputy president’s home.|Read more >|Malaymail

New Malaysia | New Initiatives Nov 26, 2019 @ 18:06

Police to run background checks on school security companies, guards

Pahang police will run background checks on security companies and guards stationed at all 740 schools in the state before the next school session begins next year.|Read more >|SunDaily

New Malaysia | Kg Baru Redevelopment Nov 26, 2019 @ 17:39

Daim turns up for briefing on redevelopment of Kampung Baru

Tun Daim Zainuddin surprised many today when he showed up at Kampung Baru’s Kelab Sultan Sulaiman for a government briefing on the redevelopment of the city’s Malay enclave.|Read more >|NST

New Malaysia | PKR feud Nov 26, 2019 @ 17:30

Zuraida joins growing list of PKR leaders demanding party withdraw sacking of members

PKR vice-president Zuraida Kamaruddin has urged her party to withdraw the recent decision to expel some of its members.|Read more >|Malaymail

New Malaysia | PKR feud Nov 26, 2019 @ 16:52

Anwar slams 2 Melaka state reps over absence during vote to appoint senator

The absence of two Melaka assemblymen during the voting process for a motion to make PKR state chairman Datuk Abdul Halim Bachik a senator is unacceptable, says PKR president Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim.|Read more >|NST

New Malaysia | PKR feud Nov 26, 2019 @ 16:18

Anwar: Contents of MACC letter not in dispute

The contents of the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) letter is not in dispute, despite it being wrongly sent to the Pakatan Harapan component party, says PKR president Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim.|Read more >|NST

New Malaysia | Govt: MoYS Nov 26, 2019 @ 16:16

Syed Saddiq decries flag mix-up, says investigation launched

The action of hanging up an erroneously-designed Malaysian flag is a very shameful matter and does not reflect the true Malaysian culture, said Youth and Sports Minister, Syed Saddiq Abdul Rahman.|Read more >|Malaymail

 

New Malaysia | Govt Nov 26, 2019 @ 15:49

Federal Court rules housing controller has no power to grant extension of time to developers

The Federal Court here today ruled that the housing controller has no power to grant an extension of time (EOT) to developers to complete their property development projects.|Read more >|SunDaily

New Malaysia | PKR feud Nov 26, 2019 @ 15:00

Sackings show PKR serious in graft fight, says Anwar after MACC’s ‘technical error’

Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim today defended PKR’s recent expulsion of two members after being notified of their suspected involvement in graft by the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC).|Read more >|Malaymail

New Malaysia | New Propositions Nov 26, 2019 @ 14:55

Govt mulls proposal to set up housing loan bank

The government is considering a proposal to set up a special bank to ease the process of loans application for affordable and low-cost housing, the Dewan Rakyat was told today.|Read more >|SunDaily

New Malaysia | New Initiatives Nov 26, 2019 @ 14:43

Women's Ministry launches family counselling services directory

"Don't wait until it's too late before seeking help." This was the advice of Deputy Women, Family and Community Development Minister Hannah Yeoh (pic) to parents seeking help with raising their children.|Read more >|TheStar

New Malaysia | New Propositions Nov 26, 2019 @ 14:05

Call for specific law on alcohol drinking in public

The government and local authorities need to enact a special law to ban people from drinking liquor or alcoholic beverages in public places, said Malaysian Muslim Consumers Association (PPIM) chief activist Datuk Nadzim Johan.|Read more >|SunDaily

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New Malaysia | Reforms: Asset Declaration Nov 26, 2019 @ 13:49

Liew: MPs, their families have until Dec 5 to declare assets

Lawmakers, their spouses and children below the age of 21, as well as trustees have until next Thursday (Dec 5) to declare their assets.|Read more >|TheStar

New Malaysia | PKR feud Nov 26, 2019 @ 13:36

Unacceptable for PKR assemblymen to be absent for senator motion, says Anwar

It is unacceptable for two PKR assemblymen to be absent in the state assembly for the motion to vote in Melaka PKR chairman Datuk Halim Bachik as a senator, says Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim.|Read more >|TheStar

New Malaysia | Govt: MoA Nov 26, 2019 @ 13:30

Minister: Nafas booked hotel rooms in Tanjung Piai for roadshow, not by-election

Datuk Seri Salahuddin Ayub said the National Farmers Organisation (Nafas) he is accused of favouring had booked hotel rooms in Tanjung Piai close to the by-election for unrelated events in Johor.|Read more >|Malaymail

 

New Malaysia | Govt Programmes Nov 26, 2019 @ 13:30

Guan Eng: More than 3,100 applications for BNM’s affordable homes fund approved

More than 3,100 applications for Bank Negara Malaysia’s (BNM) Fund for Affordable Homes have been approved as of October 31, with funds totalling RM596 million, said Finance Minister Lim Guan Eng.|Read more >|Malaymail

Bank Negara Malaysia’s (BNM) Fund for Affordable Homes >

New Malaysia | Reforms: IPCMC Nov 26, 2019 @ 13:07

Liew: Deadline to table recommendations for IPCMC Bill extended to Wednesday (Nov 27)

Dewan Rakyat has approved a motion to extend the deadline for the Parliamentary Special Select Committee to table its recommendations on the Independent Police Complaints and Misconduct Commission (IPCMC) Bill to Wednesday (Nov 27).|Read more >|TheStar

New Malaysia | New Initiatives Nov 26, 2019 @ 12:30

Dr Dzulkefly: E-wallet payment accepted at four government clinics

In moving towards a cashless society, the e-wallet has arrived at the government sector with the Health Ministry being the first to offer e-wallet use at its health clinics.|Read more >|TheStar

New Malaysia | PKR feud Nov 26, 2019 @ 12:25

Sacking of PKR duo stands despite MACC procedural mistake, says Fahmi

The sacking of PKR Bera division chief Zakaria Abdul Hamid and Pahang PKR member Ismail Dulhadi by the party stands, despite admission of a procedural mistake by the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC), says Fahmi Fadzil.|Read more >|TheStar

 

New Malaysia | PKR feud Nov 26, 2019 @ 12:03

Sacked Bera PKR chief: I never got to meet Anwar

Bera PKR division chief Zakaria Abdul Hamid said he had sought a meeting with party president Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim in his attempt to explain his side of the story over the corruption accusations hurled against him.|Read more >|NST

New Malaysia | PKR feud Nov 26, 2019 @ 11:33

Two Melaka PKR reps who staged walkout at state assembly sitting must explain actions, says Fahmi

The two PKR assemblymen who walked out during a Melaka state legislative assembly sitting will have to explain their actions, says PKR communications chief Fahmi Fadzil.|Read more >|TheStar

New Malaysia | Govt: State Nov 26, 2019 @ 10:00

Negri Sembilan stands by decision to not raise minimum age limit for marriage

The Negri Sembilan state government stands by its decision not to amend the enactment regarding the minimum age limit for marriage.|Read more >|Malaymail

 

New Malaysia | Govt: State Nov 26, 2019 @ 08:44

Views of all parties to be sought on new village freehold title issue

The issue on the granting of freehold land titles to new villages will be resolved after the views of all parties have been obtained, said Perak Mentri Besar Datuk Seri Ahmad Faizal Azumu|Read more >|SunDaily

New Malaysia | PKR feud Nov 26, 2019 @ 08:27

Bera PKR urges withdrawal of duo's dismissal

The PKR branch in Bera today has urged the party’s disciplinary board to withdraw the action taken against two of its former members on Sunday.|Read more >|NST

New Malaysia | Projects: PBH Nov 26, 2019 @ 07:52

Pan Borneo Highway: Govt will protect welfare of PDP staff: Baru Bian

The government has assured that the welfare of the project delivery partner (PDP) staff involved in the Pan Borneo Highway in Sarawak, will be protected as specified under the Employment Act 1955.|Read more >|SunDaily

New Malaysia | Govt: MoHR Nov 26, 2019 @ 07:41

Human Resources Ministry mulls introduction of Tahfiz skills certificate

The Ministry of Human Resources (KSM) plans to introduce the Tahfiz Malaysian Skills Certificate (SKM) in an effort to improve students’ academic performance.|Read more >|SunDaily

New Malaysia | New Policies Nov 26, 2019 @ 07:30

Education Ministry: New permit fee rate for private school teachers to be implemented next year

Starting next year the permit fee rate for teachers teaching in private educational institutions will be implemented as specified in the Education Regulations (Teaching Permit) 2013.