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Oct 05

New Malaysia | New Initiatives Oct 05, 2018 @ 21:10

New mechanism to distribute funds to the people

The Pakatan Harapan government will introduce a new mechanism to disburse federal funds for development in the opposition-led states.|Read more >|NST

 

New Malaysia | New Govt Oct 05, 2018 @ 21:08

PTPTN announces aid for dead firefighters' children

The National Higher Education Fund Corporation (PTPTN) announced an aid in the form of SSPN savings accounts for the children of firefighters who recently died in a search and rescue operation in Puchong. |Read more >|SunDaily

 

New Malaysia | New Govt Oct 05, 2018 @ 21:00

EC chairman: Report breach of election law to relevant authorities

Parties who have information on the violation of any provision under the Election Offences Act 1954 are required to report the wrongdoing to the relevant investigation authorities. |Read more >|Malaymail

 

New Malaysia | New Initiatives: MoE Oct 05, 2018 @ 21:00

Ministry wants schools to offer swimming lessons, says Maszlee

The Education Ministry is currently in the discussion stage on the need to introduce swimming lessons in schools, says its minister Maszlee Malik. |Read more >|Malaymail

 

New Malaysia | New Policies Oct 05, 2018 @ 20:29

Fire and Rescue Department needs to obtain structure plan before conducting SAR: Zuraida

The Fire and Rescue Department (JBPM) is required to obtain the structure plan of an incident site from the local authorities before conducting any search and rescue (SAR) operations.​|Read more >|SunDaily

 

New Malaysia | SST Oct 05, 2018 @ 20:26

Local oil palm fruits not subjected to SST: Customs DG

The sale of locally-cultivated fresh fruit bunches (FFB) does not fall under the scope of the Sales and Services Tax (SST) Act 2018 as they are not defined as manufactured goods. |Read more >|SunDaily

 

New Malaysia | Overhaul: Housing Oct 05, 2018 @ 20:09

City Hall to throw the book at those who default on assessment taxes, rental payments

City Hall is serious about collecting overdue assessment taxes and rental payments for its facilities, including residential and commercial premises, totalling RM525 million.|Read more >|NST

 

New Malaysia Overhaul: Projects | Oct 05, 2018

Pan Borneo Highway project packages to be reviewed – Amiruddin

The Sabah Pan Borneo Highway Project will be continued, although a review n of existing project packages will be carried out as part of cost-saving measures, Deputy Finance Minister Datuk Amiruddin Hamzah said. |Read more >|BorneoPost

 

New Malaysia | 1MDB Oct 05, 2018 @ 16:56

Court grants appointment of a central broker, appraiser to sell Equanimity

The Admiralty Court here today granted an application by the government to appoint a central broker and an international appraiser to handle the sale of the luxury superyacht Equanimity, which purportedly belongs to fugitive businessman Low Taek Jho or Jho Low. |Read more >|SunDaily

 

New Malaysia | New Projects Oct 05, 2018 @ 16:44

DOE gives go-ahead for Penang's major highway project

The Department of Environment (DOE) has approved the construction of the three-paired highways across the island. |Read more >|SunDaily

 

New Malaysia | New Initiatives Oct 05, 2018 @ 16:42

Introduction of RON95 EURO4M postponed to Jan 1, 2020

The introduction of RON95 EURO4M, which contains less sulfur, will be postponed to Jan 1, 2020. |Read more >|NST

 

New Malaysia | New Govt Oct 05, 2018 @ 15:50

Dr M: Putrajaya rejected suspicious RM100m donation to Tabung Harapan

The government declined an unnamed firm’s RM100 million contribution to Tabung Harapan Malaysia on the belief it had ulterior motives, said Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad. |Read more >|Malaymail

 

New Malaysia | New Initiatives Oct 05, 2018 @ 15:38

Sabah wants Mount Kinabalu and its environs listed as Unesco Global Geopark by 2020

Sabah has set its sights on obtaining Unesco Global Geopark status for Mount Kinabalu and its surrounding districts by 2020. |Read more >|TheStar

 

New Malaysia | New Policies Oct 05, 2018 @ 15:37

Govt studying best mechanisms on political funding

Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad said the government was still studying the best mechanisms on the funding of political parties in the country.|Read more >|SunDaily

 

New Malaysia | Overhaul Projects Oct 05, 2018 @ 15:27

Thrust of Pan Borneo project remains despite the review

The re-evaluation made on the Pan Borneo Highway project will not affect the length of the route, and the state government would ensure it connects all cities in Sabah and Sarawak. |Read more >|NST

 

New Malaysia | New Govt Oct 05, 2018 @ 15:22

Minister: Man who insulted PM shouldn’t be charged, Sedition Act undergoing repeal

Umno man Datuk Lokman Noor Adam’s brother should not be charged with sedition for insulting the prime minister as the Sedition Act is currently undergoing the repeal process, de facto law minister Datuk Liew Vui Keong said today. |Read more >|Malaymail

 

New Malaysia | Overhaul Corruption Oct 05, 2018 @ 15:05

Baling MP Abdul Azeez released – but his son is arrested

The Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) has arrested the son of Datuk Seri Abdul Azeez Rahim – the same day the Baling MP was released.|Read more >|TheStar

 

New Malaysia | New Projects Oct 05, 2018 @ 14:37

Mahathir says Khazanah not govt, free to be involved in the third national car project

Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad has brushed off concerns of SilTerra Malaysia Sdn Bhd's potential involvement in the upcoming third national car project. |Read more >|SunDaily

 

New Malaysia | Overhaul Projects Oct 05, 2018 @ 14:30

Perak PAC plans forensic audits for MAPS, MB Inc

An international auditing firm will review state government-linked entities Menteri Besar Inc (MB Inc) and Movie Animation Park Studios (MAPS), the Perak state assembly’s Public Accounts Committee (PAC) said today. |Read more >|Malaymail

 

New Malaysia | New Projects Oct 05, 2018 @ 14:25

Penang reveals three highways to include a tiered tunnel, elevated roads

One of the proposed highways in the controversial Penang Transport Master Plan (PTMP) will feature a double-deck tunnel leading from Gurney Drive to Pangkor Road, Datuk Lim Hock Seng disclosed today. |Read more >|Malaymail

 

New Malaysia | New Policies Oct 05, 2018 @ 14:01

Govt to come up with a balanced solution on fuel subsidy

The government is evaluating the most balanced solution on fuel subsidy for RON95 next year to ensure it is not too inflationary for the nation whilst remaining accommodative for the people.|Read more >|SunDaily

 

New Malaysia | New Initiatives Oct 05, 2018 @ 13:33

Dr M: Govt wants public input on how political parties should be funded

The government has not found a formula for political parties to finance themselves without inviting elements of corruption and lobbying, says Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad.|Read more >|TheStar

 

New Malaysia | Fakenews Oct 05, 2018 @ 12:10

WikiLeaks denies publishing details of Anwar's accounts

WikiLeaks has dismissed claims that it published details of Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim’s so-called millions stashed in offshore accounts. |Read more >|NST

 

New Malaysia | Budget 2019: MoE Oct 05, 2018 @ 10:05

No budget cut for Education Ministry

There will be no budget cut for the Education Ministry next year, says Education Minister Dr Maszlee Malik.
|Read more >|TheStar

 

New Malaysia | New Policies: MoE Oct 05, 2018 @ 08:30

Education Ministry grants autonomous status to all public universities

All 20 public universities (UA) in the country have been accorded autonomous status after six UA received their autonomous status letters from the Education Ministry. |Read more >|Malaymail

 

New Malaysia | Overhaul : MoY Oct 05, 2018 @ 08:20

Any malpractice in NFDP will be reported to MACC: Syed Saddiq

The Youth and Sports Ministry will report to the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) if the audit finds an element of corruption and malpractice in the implementation of the National Football Development Programme (NFDP). |Read more >|SunDaily

 

New Malaysia | Overhaul Oct 05, 2018 @ 08:20

DBKL issues 243 compounds to traders for not using biodegradable products

Kuala Lumpur City Hall (DBKL) has issued 243 compounds on premises which failed to use biodegradable packaging products for consumers as on Tuesday. |Read more >|SunDaily

 

New Malaysia | New Policies: MoH Oct 05, 2018 @ 08:20

KKM awaits Finance Ministry, KPDNHEP feedback on raising consultation fee

The Health Ministry (KKM) is still waiting for feedback from the Finance Ministry and Domestic Trade and Consumer Affairs Ministry (KPDNHEP) on the proposal to raise the rate of consultation charges by medical practitioners and doctors working in clinics and private hospitals throughout the country. |Read more >|SunDaily

 

New Malaysia | Overhaul: MoH Oct 05, 2018 @ 07:30

Early federal audit finds nothing dodgy about free meds scheme

The Auditor General’s (A-G) preliminary audit has cleared a patient assistance scheme that provided costly new drugs to the public for free, amid the Health Ministry’s concerns of integrity issues. |Read more >|Malaymail

 

New Malaysia | 1MDB Oct 05, 2018 @ 07:30

Rosmah accused of witness tampering

Datin Seri Rosmah Mansor, who faces 17 counts of money laundering charges, has been accused of witness tampering.|Read more >|TheStar

 

New Malaysia | New Govt Oct 05, 2018 @ 00:47

Industry players urged to be active in assisting TVET players: Mahathir

Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad has urged industry players to be more active in helping the Technical and Vocational Education Training (TVET) programme to create human capital that is capable of taking Malaysia to achieve a developed nation status and become a 'world tiger'. |Read more >|SunDaily

 

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Oct 04

New Malaysia New Govt | Oct 04, 2018

Unemployed graduates urged to register with Sabah Job Portal

Graduates who have yet to gain employment are encouraged to register with Sabah Job Portal (SJP) under the Ministry of Education and Innovation, to gain a wider range of job prospects.|Read more >|BorneoPost

 

New Malaysia | Opposition Oct 04, 2018 @ 23:00

Wee concerned over shortlisted partners for the third national car project

MCA deputy president Datuk Seri Dr Wee Ka Siong (pic) has raised concerns over the shortlisted partners for the third national car project, announced by Entrepreneur Development Minister Mohd Redzuan Yusof. |Read more >|TheStar

 

New Malaysia | Fakenews Oct 04, 2018 @ 21:36

Najib: Because of Sarawak Report, people think I'm a murderer

Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak says that an admission by Sarawak Report that they are unsure if he was responsible for the murder of Kevin Morais is too late as people already think that he did it. |Read more >|TheStar

 

New Malaysia | GE14 Promises Oct 04, 2018 @ 19:05

Toll abolition to be finalised within three months

The abolition of tolls will be finalised in two to three months, Works Minister Baru Bian said today. |Read more >|SunDaily

 

New Malaysia | New Initiatives Oct 04, 2018 @ 18:25

Govt to work with TNB, SPAN to cut off utilities to illegal factories

The government will work with Tenaga Nasional Bhd (TNB) and the National Water Services Commission (SPAN) to cut off utilities to illegal factories. |Read more >|NST

 

New Malaysia | New Initiatives: PTPTN Oct 04, 2018 @ 18:24

Govt to ensure PTPTN loan payment formula will not burden borrower

The Ministry of Education will ensure the National Higher Education Fund Corporation (PTPTN) loan payment formula will not burden the borrower, especially those who have just started working. |Read more >|NST

 

New Malaysia | New Policies: MoHR Oct 04, 2018 @ 17:39

Employer and employee NGOs oppose raising of the retirement age

GROUPS representing both employers and employees are against extending the retirement age, which is reportedly being considered by the government. |Read more >|SunDaily

 

New Malaysia | Govt Programmes Oct 04, 2018 @ 17:27

Anwar launches e-tuition portal for PD students

School students here can now enjoy free online tuition to enhance their education. |Read more >|TheStar

 

New Malaysia | Fakenews Oct 04, 2018 @ 16:50

Shafie denies rumours of State Legislative Assembly dissolution

Sabah Chief Minister Datuk Seri Mohd Shafie Apdal today dismissed rumours that the State Legislative Assembly will be dissolved. |Read more >|Malaymail

 

New Malaysia | New Govt Oct 04, 2018 @ 16:50

Despite the backlash, Home Ministry says Sedition Act to stay

Deputy Home Minister Azis Jamman asserted today that the Sedition Act 1948 will remain in use until it is amended or repealed.|Read more >|Malaymail

 

New Malaysia | New Policies: MoE Oct 04, 2018 @ 16:12

Tamil schools get permission to take additional holidays for Deepavali

Students of Tamil vernacular schools (SJKT) are allowed to take special holiday or replacement holiday for Deepavali in November.|Read more >|NST

 

New Malaysia | New Govt Oct 04, 2018 @ 16:00

Sabah to maintain minimum marriage age at 18, says CM

The Sabah government will not be taking up the state mufti’s proposal to lower the minimum marriage age to 14, said chief minister Datuk Seri Shafie Apdal. |Read more >|Malaymail

 

New Malaysia | New Govt Oct 04, 2018 @ 15:50

Guan Eng: Hadi does not treat non-Muslims with respect, dignity

DAP secretary-general Lim Guan Eng today lambasted PAS president Datuk Seri Abdul Hadi Awang and said the latter has not seen non-Muslims, Malaysians to be worthy of being treated with respect and dignity.|Read more > |Malaymail

 

New Malaysia | New Policies Oct 04, 2018 @ 15:40

Data protection laws need updating from time to time - Gobind Singh

Malaysia will need to review its Personal Data Protection Act (PDPA) 2010 from time to time to ensure that it is aligned with new developments such as the introduction in May of the European Union’s (EU) General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR).|Read more >|NST

 

New Malaysia | 1MDB Oct 04, 2018 @ 15:25

Lawyer: Rosmah not given chance to negate police report alleging witness tampering

Freshly charged Datin Seri Rosmah Mansor was never given an opportunity to negate a police report, alleging that she had contacted a potential witness in her money laundering case, said her lawyer Datuk Geethan Ram Vincent.|Read more >|TheStar

 

New Malaysia | New Policies Oct 04, 2018 @ 15:00

Kadir Jasin: Putrajaya backs media council, pledges non-interference

The Pakatan Harapan government supports the idea for local journalism to be self-governed by a so-called Media Council, said Datuk A. Kadir Jasin. |Read more >|Malaymail

 

New Malaysia | Opinions Oct 04, 2018 @ 14:50

IDEAS director: Chinese projects here better for China than Malaysia

The benefit of Chinese firms’ investment here appear to be more skewed towards their home nation than Malaysia, said the director of research at the Institute for Democracy and Economic Affairs (IDEAS) Laurence Todd. |Read more >|Malaymail

 

New Malaysia | New Projects Oct 04, 2018 @ 14:49

Minister: New national car scheme to land first model by 2020

The New National Car Project (NNCP) will introduce its first model in under two years time, Entrepreneur Development Minister Mohd Redzuan Yusof. |Read more >|Malaymail

 

New Malaysia | 1MDB Oct 04, 2018 @ 14:30

Rosmah gets to go home after RM500,000 of RM2m bail posted

Datin Seri Rosmah Mansor was allowed to depart the Court Complex here with her husband, former prime minister Datuk Seri Najib Razak, after paying the first instalment of her RM2 million bail imposed over her 17 money laundering charges today. |Read more >|Malaymail

 

New Malaysia | 1MDB Oct 04, 2018 @ 14:05

Police may call up Rosmah for questioning: Fuzi

The Royal Malaysia Police (PDRM) may call up former prime minister's wife, Datin Seri Rosmah Mansor, to record her statement on several cases, according to Inspector-General of Police Tan Sri Mohamad Fuzi Harun. |Read more >|SunDaily

 

New Malaysia | New Policies: MoH Oct 04, 2018 @ 13:34

GP fees adjustment will be brought up in Cabinet, says Dzulkefly

The increase in private general practitioners' fees has been discussed at the Health Ministry's post Cabinet meeting, and will be brought up to the Cabinet, says Health Minister Dr Dzulkefly Ahmad. |Read more >|TheStar

 

New Malaysia | Overhaul Oct 04, 2018 @ 12:44

Police, SEB cutting off power to illegal gambling premises

Sarawak police are working with Sarawak Energy Berhad (SEB) to cut off electricity supply to premises found to be sites of illegal activities, particularly, illegal gambling. |Read more >|NST

 

New Malaysia | 1MDB Oct 04, 2018 @ 12:30

The laundry list of Rosmah’s money-laundering charges

Prosecutors presented Datin Seri Rosmah Mansor with 17 charges related to money-laundering offences, to which she pleaded not guilty. |Read more >|Malaymail

 

New Malaysia | 1MDB Oct 04, 2018 @ 09:36

Rosmah to face 17 charges of money laundering

Datin Seri Rosmah Mansor, the wife of former prime minister Datuk Seri Najib Abdul Razak, is to face 17 charges of money laundering involving more than RM14 million. |Read more >|SunDaily

 

New Malaysia | 1MDB Oct 04, 2018 @ 07:30

Both Najib and Rosmah will be in court today

In an unprecedented turn of events, former prime minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak and his wife Datin Seri Rosmah Mansor will both be in court today.|Read more >|TheStar

 

New Malaysia | New Policies: MoHR Oct 04, 2018 @ 07:02

MTUC supports the review of the retirement age

The Malaysian Trades Union Congress supports the government's initiative to review the current retirement age of 60 in view of the higher number of retirees who do not have sufficient funds for their old age, said its secretary-general J. Solomon. |Read more >|SunDaily

 

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Oct 03

New Malaysia | New Policies: MoHR Oct 03, 2018 @ 21:18

Foreign workers with PLKS for 10 years can extend another 3 years

The government has agreed to further extend the work permits for skilled foreigners who have been working here for more than 10 years, under Temporary Working Pass, with the condition of yearly permit renewal, for up to three years. Read more >|NST

 

New Malaysia | New Initiatives Oct 03, 2018 @ 20:36

CJ introduces a new system for lawyers

Lawyers no longer have to wait for hours in the courtroom while waiting for their cases to be called up at the Palace of Justice (POJ) as they can now monitor it through a new alert system known as the Queue Management System (QMS).|Read more >|SunDaily

 

New Malaysia | New Govt Oct 03, 2018 @ 19:12

No 999 years or permanent titles for new villages: Perak MB

The Perak government cannot give land titles of 999 years or permanent titles to new villages in the state for now as the matter must first be decided by the Federal government and National Land Council (MTN). |Read more >|NST

 

New Malaysia | 1MDB Oct 03, 2018 @ 16:14

Rosmah arrested by MACC, to be charged with money laundering

Datin Seri Rosmah Mansor (pic) has been arrested by the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC).
|Read more >|TheStar

 

New Malaysia | SST Oct 03, 2018 @ 16:24

Prices of goods should not be linked to SST: Customs DG

Prices of goods, regardless if there is an increase or decrease, should not be linked to the Sales and Services Tax (SST), according to Customs director-general Datuk Seri Subromaniam Tholasy. |Read more >|SunDaily

 

New Malaysia | New Govt Oct 03, 2018 @ 15:52

Better monitoring of subsidies meant for target groups

The government will review the subsidy for the transportation of goods in rural Sarawak to ensure that it does not burden consumers. |Read more >|NST

 

New Malaysia | Opposition Oct 03, 2018 @ 15:30

Umno demands Penang clarify pause on mosques, Islamic schools

Claiming a deferral, the women’s wing of Penang Umno today demanded the Pakatan Harapan (PH) state government explain the delay in the upgrade and building of nine approved Islamic projects. |Read more >|Malaymail

 

New Malaysia | New Govt Oct 03, 2018 @ 14:13

Perak MB admits can’t deliver some GE14 pledges

For the first time since the 14th general election, Perak Mentri Besar Ahmad Faizal Azumu has admitted his state government was struggling to honour promises made to voters. |Read more >|Malaymail

 

New Malaysia | New Govt Oct 03, 2018 @ 11:41

Malaysia's system of governance abused by Najib: Dr M

Malaysia’s system of governance was abused by his predecessor Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak, who used his authority to rob the country, said Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad.|Read more > |NST

 

New Malaysia | Opposition Oct 03, 2018 @ 09:45

You promised to abolish Sedition Act, not use it, Gerakan Youth tells Pakatan

Gerakan Youth has condemned the government’s use of the 1948 Sedition Act, saying it is being used to stifle freedom of expression and silence voices perceived as challenging government policies.|Read more >|TheStar

 

New Malaysia | 1MDB Oct 03, 2018 @ 08:55

Najib summoned by AMLA… again

Former prime minister Datuk Seri Najib Razak has been called in again to give his statement at the Anti-Money Laundering and Anti-Terrorism Financing Prevention Unit (AMLA) headquarters at Menara KPJ in Jalan Tun Razak today. |Read more >|NST

 

New Malaysia | New Policies: MoE Oct 03, 2018 @ 08:19

Four more appointed to National Education Advisory Council

Four more prominent figures have been appointed to the National Education Advisory Council (MPPK) for the 2018-2020 session, which will play the role of advising the Education Minister and at the same time empowering the country's education system. |Read more >|SunDaily

 

New Malaysia | Fakenews Oct 03, 2018 @ 08:19

N.Sembilan denies cancelling 500 people-friendly projects

The state government has denied that 500 people-friendly projects which were approved this year have been cancelled by the Pakatan Harapan government. |Read more >|SunDaily

 

New Malaysia | New Govt Oct 03, 2018 @ 08:00

MB: Perak has netted almost RM2b worth of investments

Perak Investment Management Centre (InvestPerak), an agency under the Perak state government, and Gas Malaysia Bhd will help to implement various investment projects worth RM1.9 billion next year following the signing of cooperation agreements with several local companies. |Read more >|Malaymail

 

New Malaysia | Reforms Oct 03, 2018 @ 07:40

Electoral Reform Committee and EC hold talks on election system, laws

The Electoral Reform Committee (ERC) held talks yesterday with Election Commission Chairman Azhar Azizan Harun on cooperation that will determine how ERC’s studies and actions regarding the election system and laws can be achieved within the prescribed time.|Read more >|Malaymail

 

New Malaysia | New Initiatives: Housing Oct 03, 2018 @ 07:30

Penang govt moots special housing fund

The Penang state government proposes that the Ministry of Housing and Local Government set up a special housing fund through tax collections in an effort to help low- and middle-income earners own houses. |Read more >|Malaymail

 

New Malaysia | New Govt Oct 03, 2018 @ 07:30

Restoring ‘Botak Hill’ will take time

Once you see it, it is hard to unsee it. Since May 2013, every motorist heading to the island using the Penang Bridge can clearly see the lurid, yellow gash scarring Bukit Relau. It is a constant reminder for Penangites of just how long it takes for a hill’s pristine environment to be restored after it has been cleared. |Read more >|TheStar
 

New Malaysia | New Initiatives Oct 03, 2018 @ 07:30

Panel set up to resolve environmental issues in Camerons

A joint action committee has been set up between the Federal and Pahang governments to resolve the various environmental issues affecting the popular tourist spot.
|Read more >|TheStar

 

New Malaysia | New Initiatives: MoE Oct 03, 2018 @ 07:30

Schools urged to screen Malay movies and cartoons

Schools are en­­cou­­­­­raged to screen Bahasa Malaysia shows to enhance proficiency in the national language.
|Read more >|TheStar

 

New Malaysia New Govt | Oct 03, 2018

‘Transport subsidy system up for review’

The government wants to review the subsidy system for the transportation of goods to the rural areas in Sarawak. |Read more > |BorneoPost

 

New Malaysia | New Policies: MoHR Oct 03, 2018 @ 07:12

Govt mulls reviewing retirement age

In view of the high number of retirees who do not have sufficient funds to see them through, the government is looking to review the current retirement age of 60, said Human Resources Minister M. Kula Segaran.|Read more >|SunDaily

 

New Malaysia | Reforms Oct 03, 2018 @ 00:30

EC committee to address voter registration issues

The Election Commission (EC) has set up a Voters’ Registration Improvement Policy Committee to address issues related to voter registration, said EC chairman Azhar Azizan Harun. |Read more >|Malaymail

 

New Malaysia | Overhaul Oct 03, 2018 @ 00:33

4.09 million people 's lives threatened by Ulu Muda logging: PBAPP

The Penang Water Supply Corporation (PBAPP) has alerted that 4.09 million people from three states will be impacted from the logging activities in Ulu Muda's rainforests. |Read more >|SunDaily

 

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Oct 02

New Malaysia | Opinions Oct 02, 2018 @ 23:13

Bar: Ruling allowing govt to sue for defamation enables repression

The Malaysian Bar has expressed its concern over a recent Federal Court ruling which would effectively allow the government to sue citizens for defamation, saying it would adversely affect public discourse. |Read more >|Malaymail

 

New Malaysia | Opposition Oct 02, 2018 @ 22:40

Dr Wee questions Dr M for defending affirmative action

Datuk Seri Dr Wee Ka Siong (pic) wants to know if Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad is paving the way for future racial policies after the prime minister made comments justifying affirmative action policies recently.|Read more >|TheStar

New Malaysia | Overhaul Oct 02, 2018 @ 22:17

Report on RM3.5 mil to admit guilt 'mischievous', says Najib

Datuk Seri Najib Razak has labelled a Bernama report in which one of the accused in the Anthony Kevin Morais murder trial claimed to have been offered RM3.5 million from the former prime minister to admit his guilt, as “mischievous.” |Read more >|NST

 

New Malaysia New Govt Oct 02, 2018 @ 21:56

Raja Kamarul Bahrin's suit against the news portal over 'luxury vacation' report resolved

Deputy Housing and Local Government Minister Datuk Raja Kamarul Bahrin Shah Raja Ahmad Shah’s defamation suit against an online news portal was settled today after its director, Arshad Khan, apologised to him over the ‘luxury vacation’ report. |Read more >|NST

 

New Malaysia | 1MDB Oct 02, 2018 @ 21:39

Rosmah to meet MACC tomorrow could be charged on Thursday

Datin Seri Rosmah Mansor will present herself at the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) tomorrow, for what would be her third time with the commission. |Read more >|NST

 

New Malaysia | SST Oct 02, 2018 @ 21:02

579 complaints on profiteering related to SST received since the implementation

As many as 579 complaints on profiteering related to the Sales and Service Tax (SST) was received by the Ministry of Domestic Trade and Consumer Affairs (KPDNHEP) until yesterday since the tax was implemented on Sept 1. |Read more >|SunDaily

 

New Malaysia New Initiatives | Oct 02, 2018

Sabah to decide on coal if it benefits people – CM

Sabah will make a bold move to power up the state should it be beneficial for the people, said Chief Minister Datuk Seri Mohd Shafie Apdal. |Read more >|BorneoPost

 

New Malaysia New Govt Oct 02, 2018 @ 19:19

Selangor appoints five women as village heads

The position of village heads in Selangor will no longer be restricted to men as the state government has recently amended its policy to enable women to take up the post. |Read more >|NST

 

New Malaysia |  Oct 02, 2018 @ 19:14

Kevin Morais murder: Accused tells court Najib offered RM3.5m to admit guilt

The seventh accused in the murder of Deputy Public Prosecutor Datuk Anthony Kevin Morais told the High Court here today that he was offered RM3.5 million by former prime minister Datuk Seri Najib Abdul Razak to admit guilt. |Read more >|SunDaily

 

New Malaysia | New Govt Oct 02, 2018 @ 19:00

Cops arrest Lokman Adam's younger brother under Sedition Act

Umno Supreme Council member Datuk Lokman Adam's younger brother was arrested by police under the Sedition Act today for allegedly sharing an insulting photo of Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad on social media. |Read more >|SunDaily

 

New Malaysia | Opposition Oct 02, 2018 @ 18:13

Lokman Adam hits out at Anwar after brother nabbed for sedition

Umno’s Datuk Lokman Noor Adam accused Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim of hypocrisy today after the former’s brother was detained for sedition.|Read more >|Malaymail

 

New Malaysia | Opposition Oct 02, 2018 @ 18:13

Sabah opposition queries deputy CM’s past business dealings

A High Court decision in 2014, ordering Deputy Chief Minister Christina Liew (pic), who was the then Api-Api assemblyman, to pay RM557mil in damages to Borneo Samudera Sdn Bhd (BSSB), is raising questions among the opposition.|Read more >|TheStar

 

New Malaysia | New Govt Oct 02, 2018 @ 18:09

Dr M: I never apologised to Anwar

Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad said he did not tender an apology to Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim over their 1998 falling out, in response to past reports of the latter claiming to have received one from the prime minister. |Read more >|Malaymail

 

New Malaysia | Opinions Oct 02, 2018 @ 17:58

PD Move: Tougher laws needed to curb politically engineered by-elections, says Analyst

Tougher laws to make it harder for MPs to resign to trigger by-elections should be put in place but ultimately if the move for the by-election is politically motivated, laws and punishments will not be able to stop it from happening. |Read more >|SunDaily

 

New Malaysia New Initiatives Oct 02, 2018 @ 17:43

Gazette Ulu Muda reserve as water catchment area, says Penang water chief

Penang Water Supply Corporation (PBAPP) chief executive officer Datuk Jaseni Maidinsa has reiterated the need for Ulu Muda Forest Reserve (UMFR) to be gazetted as a water catchment area. |Read more >|NST

 

New Malaysia | Opinions Oct 02, 2018 @ 17:32

Mandatory whipping and jail for corruption mooted

The Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) Act should be reviewed to provide for mandatory whipping and jail for offenders. "Corruption is worse than murder or violent crimes and deserves harsher punishment," said Transparency International-Malaysia president Datuk Akhbar Satar. |Read more >|SunDaily

 

New Malaysia | New Initiatives:Housing Oct 02, 2018 @ 17:27

Ministry to introduce a comprehensive property database

The Housing and Local Government Ministry (KPKT) is currently working on a comprehensive database to help first-time house buyers own a property. |Read more >|SunDaily

 

New Malaysia New Initiatives: MoT Oct 02, 2018 @ 16:59

Driving schools can set up E-service test centres, says Loke

The Transport Ministry is offering driving schools, rated three stars and above, the opportunity to expand their services by allowing them to set up computerised road safety and regulation E-service test centres on their premises starting on Jan 1. |Read more >|NST

 

New Malaysia New Initiatives Oct 02, 2018 @ 16:06

Malaysian immigration passes, visas get security upgrades

Malaysian immigration passes and visas have gotten security upgrades and are now almost impossible to forge. |Read more >|NST

 

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Oct 02

New Malaysia | New Govt Oct 02, 2018 @ 15:55

DPM: 13.7 million Malaysian workers do not have social security protection

Deputy Prime Minister Datuk Seri Dr Wan Azizah Wan Ismail revealed today that about 13.7 million Malaysian workers are still not covered by any form of social security protection. |Read more >|Malaymail

 

New Malaysia New Initiatives Oct 02, 2018 @ 15:41

One stop centre for entrepreneurs to seek advice and funding

The Entrepreneur Development Ministry has launched a One Stop Center for Entrepreneur and a toll-free-line to provide advisory services to entrepreneurs.|Read more >|NST

 

New Malaysia | New Initiatives Oct 02, 2018 @ 15:36

Sabah to gear towards renewable energy to safeguard habitats, preserve livelihoods

The Sabah government has been urged to focus its time and resources on renewable and cleaner energy options, rather than the potential of coal energy.|Read more >|TheStar

 

New Malaysia New Govt Oct 02, 2018 @ 15:31

Port Dickson by-election: Court dismisses an application to declare resignation of MP null and void

The High Court has dismissed an application for a judicial review filed by a Port Dickson voter to declare the resignation of its member of parliament Datuk Danyal Balagopal Abdullah null and void. |Read more >|NST

 

New Malaysia | New Govt Oct 02, 2018 @ 14:08

All governments must accept blame for graft if I do, Dr M tells BBC

Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad said today that all governments in the world must similarly accept blame if he were to personally take responsibility for Malaysia’s corruption scandals. |Read more >|Malaymail

 

New Malaysia | New Govt Oct 02, 2018 @ 14:04

Malay affirmative action policy will continue, Dr M says

The Pakatan Harapan government will not end the national affirmative action policy favouring Malays, Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad said in an interview with BBC today. |Read more >|Malaymail

 

New Malaysia | New Initiatives:Housing Oct 02, 2018 @ 13:53

Ministry to introduce a comprehensive property database

The Housing and Local Government Ministry (KPKT) is currently working on a comprehensive database to help first-time house buyers own a property. |Read more >|TheStar

 

New Malaysia New Govt Oct 02, 2018 @ 13:37

Sabah's Community Development Leaders told to stay clear of corruption

Chief Minister Datuk Seri Shafie Apdal has warned newly-appointed Community Development Leaders (CDLs) in Sabah to stay away from any form of corruption. |Read more >|NST

 

New Malaysia | New Policies: MoH Oct 02, 2018 @ 13:22

Law on certain hospital fees under review

The Health Ministry is reviewing legislation that requires patients to pay high fees for treatment at public hospitals if they are referred there from private or university hospitals.|Read more >|SunDaily

 

New Malaysia | New Initiatives:MoT Oct 02, 2018 @ 13:19

Online driving licence fee reduced to RM20 next year, says Loke

The cost of an online driving licence test will be lowered to RM20 by Jan 1 next year, says Transport Minister Anthony Loke.|Read more >|TheStar

 

New Malaysia | New Initiatives Oct 02, 2018 @ 12:26

Gobind: Ministry working with cops to combat phone call, SMS scams

The Communications and Multimedia Ministry is working with the police to combat scams committed through telephone calls and SMS messages, says its Minister Gobind Singh Deo.|Read more >|TheStar

 

New Malaysia | New Initiatives:MoE Oct 02, 2018 @ 12:04

Ministry looks to reduce stress on students, says Teo following girl’s death

Deputy Education minister Teo Nie Ching has expressed sadness over a 15-year-old girl who fell to her death from her 11th floor of a flat in Georgetown yesterday. |Read more >|SunDaily

 

New Malaysia | New Policies Oct 02, 2018 @ 12:02

New oil palm plantations in Sabah not allowed to encroach forests says Shafie

Sabah will not allow any new oil palm plantations to eat into its permanent forest reserves, said Datuk Seri Mohd Shafie Apdal.|Read more >|TheStar

 

New Malaysia | Overhaul Projects Oct 02, 2018 @ 11:45

Lynas asks for ‘fair go’ in govt review

Australian miner Lynas has asked the government for a "fair go" in any evaluation to be conducted on its rare earth refinery plant in Pahang. |Read more >|SunDaily

 

New Malaysia | New Govt Oct 02, 2018 @ 08:51

‘Armed forces strictly apolitical’

The Malaysian Armed Forces (MAF) will firmly adhere to the apolitical principle which is to not get involved in politics. |Read more >|SunDaily

 

New Malaysia | New Govt Oct 02, 2018 @ 08:46

MACC, police handle cases according to priority: Mahathir

Enforcement agencies such as the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) and the Royal Malaysia Police are handling too many cases and have had to set priorities, said Malaysian Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad.|Read more >|SunDaily

 

New Malaysia New Govt | Oct 02, 2018

Malaysia does not believe in military alliances, says Dr Mahathir

Malaysian Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad said yesterday that Malaysia does not believe in military alliances. |Read more >|BorneoPost

 

New Malaysia New Govt Oct 02, 2018 @ 08:29

Public may be given access to PAC proceedings soon

The public may be given access to Public Accounts Committee (PAC) proceedings soon, its newly-appointed chairman, Datuk Seri Dr Ronald Kiandee said. |Read more >|NST

 

New Malaysia 1MDB Oct 02, 2018 @ 08:23

Review of the report that 'cleared' Najib

The Public Accounts Committee (PAC) will “resurrect and deconstruct” its previously-concluded report on the 1Malaysia Development Bhd (1MDB) scandal that “cleared” former prime minister Datuk Seri Najib Razak.  |Read more >|NST

 

New Malaysia | Overhaul: MoF Oct 02, 2018 @ 08:14

PAC to wrap up probe by month-end

The Public Accounts Committee (PAC) is expected to wrap up its investigations into the RM18 billion Goods and Services Tax (GST) refund money, allegedly stolen by the previous Barisan Nasional-led government, by the end of the month. |Read more >|NST

 

New Malaysia | New Govt Oct 02, 2018 @ 08:10

Immediate need for comprehensive refugee policy: Charles

There is a need for a comprehensive refugee policy that looks at access to gainful employment, healthcare and structured education, said Klang MP Charles Santiago. |Read more >|SunDaily

 

New Malaysia | New Govt Oct 02, 2018 @ 08:00

Dr M: Pakatan's reforms pulling in FDI

The Pakatan Harapan-led government’s effort to mend the damages done under the previous administration and to place the Malaysian economy back on its right footing has become a pull factor for foreign investment, says Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad. |Read more >|Malaymail

 

New Malaysia | New Govt Oct 02, 2018 @ 07:30

‘Graft in 1981 hardly damaging’

Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad said there was corruption when he was prime minister in 1981, but claimed that it was “hardly damaging to the country”.
|Read more >|TheStar​​​

 

New Malaysia | New Projects Oct 02, 2018 @ 07:30

New mode of public transport

Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad said there was corruption when he was prime minister in 1981, but claimed that it was “hardly damaging to the country”.
|Read more >|TheStar

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New Malaysia | New Govt Oct 01, 2018 @ 23:00

PM’s dept outlines three thrusts to ensure racial, religious harmony

The Prime Minister’s Department has outlined three main thrusts as new narratives to ensure racial and religious harmony in the country in line with the new Malaysia era, said its minister, Datuk Dr Mujahid Yusof Rawa. |Read more >|Malaymail

 

New Malaysia | New Govt Oct 01, 2018 @ 22:50

JPPH does not control property prices in M'sia

The Valuation and Property Services Department (JPPH) does not control the price of a property, including residential buildings, says its director-general Nordin Daharom. |Read more >|SunDaily

 

New Malaysia | Opposition Oct 01, 2018 @ 22:00

Three things we learnt from: The 2018 Umno AGM

Over the weekend, the country’s oldest party Umno marked an epoch in its political history when it convened for its annual general assembly for the first time as Opposition since Merdeka. |Read more >|Malaymail

 

New Malaysia | New Govt Oct 01, 2018 @ 21:00

There must be limits to freedom, Dr M says of human rights

Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad has insisted against accepting wholesale an international concept of human rights, saying it comes from a Western value system. |Read more >|Malaymail

 

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Oct 01

New Malaysia Overhaul Projects Oct 01, 2018 @ 19:34

Govt projects which haven't begun or under 15pct completion halted

All government development projects which have yet to begin or are under 15 per cent completion, will be halted. |Read more >|NST

 

New Malaysia | New Govt Oct 01, 2018 @ 19:15

Dr M: Court jailed Anwar in 1998, not me

Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad insisted today that he had no hands in imprisoning nemesis-turned-ally Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim in 1998 for sodomy and corruption, which the latter has claimed to be politically motivated. |Read more >|Malaymail

 

New Malaysia | New Initiatives Oct 01, 2018 @ 18:30

Penang to roll out RM3m heritage seed fund with a pilot project

George Town World Heritage Incorporated (GTWHI) has already identified several cases as the pilot project to roll out its RM3 million Heritage Habitat Seed Fund.|Read more >|Malaymail

 

New Malaysia New Initiatives: MoE Oct 01, 2018 @ 18:25

Teachers could soon evaluate their own school administrators

The Education Ministry will study a suggestion to enable educators to evaluate school administrators, both principals as well as headmasters and headmistresses. |Read more >|NST

 

New Malaysia | New Govt Oct 01, 2018 @ 18:16

Two key approaches outlined for review of 11th Malaysia Plan: Azmin

The Ministry of Economic Affairs Malaysia outlines two key approaches in order to review the 11th Malaysia Plan (RMK-11) to be tabled in Parliament on Oct 18. |Read more >|SunDaily

 

New Malaysia | Opposition Oct 01, 2018 @ 17:45

Cops to question Najib over Sungai Kandis poll Facebook post

The police will summon Datuk Seri Najib Razak for questioning over a complaint that he violated election laws during the Sungai Kandis state seat by-election. |Read more >|Malaymail

 

New Malaysia | New Initiatives Oct 01, 2018 @ 17:22

Jais reaches out to Chinese community in Pulau Ketam

The Selangor Islamic Religious Department (Jais) has its own way of carrying out "dakwah" (missionary) activities, among them, was organising the Lantern Festival in Pulau Ketam here recently. |Read more >|SunDaily

 

New Malaysia | New Govt Oct 01, 2018 @ 17:17

Mohamad Suparadi announced Tekun Nasional chairman

The Ministry of Entrepreneur Development today announced the appointment of Datuk Mohamad Suparadi Md Noor as chairman of the National Entrepreneur Group Economic Fund (Tekun Nasional). |Read more >|SunDaily

 

New Malaysia | Overhaul Corruption Oct 01, 2018 @ 17:10

Sabah GLCs being monitored for corruption and inefficiency says CM

Sabah's government-linked companies (GLCs) are under close monitoring for irregularities, and the state government will not hesitate to take action if the situation warrants it, says Chief Minister Datuk Shafie Apdal.  
|Read more >|TheStar​​​

 

New Malaysia | New Govt Oct 01, 2018 @ 17:10

Penang CM: Asset declaration of elected reps to be made public this month

The asset declaration of Pakatan Harapan (PH) election representatives in Penang will be made public by this month, said Penang Chief Minister Chow Kon Yeow. |Read more > |Malaymail

 

New Malaysia | Overhaul Oct 01, 2018 @ 17:07

Court rejects Altantuya's family bid to use Federal Court criminal verdict in a civil suit

The High Court here today rejected the application filed by Dr Shaariibuu Setev and his family to use the Federal Court criminal verdict over his daughter, Mongolian model Altantuya Shaariibuu's murder, in their RM100 million civil suit. |Read more >|SunDaily

 

New Malaysia | New Govt Oct 01, 2018 @ 16:45

Hannah Yeoh: Publicly caning women, children inappropriate

Women, Family and Community Development deputy minister Hannah Yeoh today slammed public caning against women and children.|Read more >|Malaymail

 

New Malaysia New Govt Oct 01, 2018 @ 16:36

Meeting to discuss the future of tahfiz schools in the country

The Education Ministry is expected to meet Minister in the Prime Minister’s Department, Datuk Dr Mujahid Yusof Rawa on Wednesday to discuss on the future of tahfiz schools in the country.|Read more >|NST

 

New Malaysia | Overhaul: HSR Oct 01, 2018 @ 16:10

Report: S'pore agreed to defer HSR in the spirit of bilateral cooperation

Singapore could have turned down Malaysia's request to defer the Kuala Lumpur-Singapore High-Speed Rail (HSR), enforced its legal rights on termination and sought compensation from Malaysia, Channel NewsAsia reported today.|