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October 10, 2020

New Malaysia | Covif-19 | Oct 10 2020 @ 12:00

Health D-G Dr Noor Hisham revives daily Covid-19 briefings

Health director-general (D-G) Tan Sri Dr Noor Hisham Abdullah is back to giving daily press conferences on Malaysia’s Covid-19 situation following the rise in new cases, the ministry’s communications department said today.|Read more >|Malaymail

New Malaysia | Covif-19 | Oct 10 2020 @ 09:00

Schools with positive Covid-19 cases to close for one week - KPM

Any school with positive Covid-19 cases should be closed for seven days without waiting for the risk analysis from the Health Ministry (MOH), said the Education Ministry (KPM).|Read more >|SunDaily

New Malaysia | Covif-19 | Oct 10 2020 @ 00:00

All schools in Sabah to close for 2 weeks

All schools in Sabah will be closed for two weeks beginning tomorrow until Oct 25.|Read more >NST

New Malaysia | Govt: State | Oct 09 2020 @ 22:00

Penang govt to cut utility lines of factories caught for illegal dumping

The Penang government will cut the water and electricity supply lines of factories found conducting illegal dumping activities, said State Environment and Welfare Committee chairman Phee Boon Poh.|Read more >|Bernama

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October 09, 2020

New Malaysia | Govt: MACC | Oct 09 2020 @ 09:00

MACC: Mara Inc suspect likely in Sabah

One of the suspects in the Mara Incorporated Sdn Bhd property purchase scandal is likely in Sabah at the moment.|Read more >NST

New Malaysia | Covif-19 | Oct 09 2020 @ 09:00

Malaysia entering third wave of Covid-19 pandemic

Malaysia is currently entering the third wave of the Covid-19 pandemic, said Health director-general Tan Sri Dr Noor Hisham Abdullah.|Read more >|SunDaily

New Malaysia | Govt: EC | Oct 09 2020 @ 09:00

EC chief says possible to defer Batu Sapi poll in event of health emergency

Provisions exist to postpone the Batu Sapi by-election in Sabah if an emergency is declared in the constituency, said Election Commission chairman Datuk Abdul Ghani Salleh.|Read more >|Bernama

New Malaysia | Covif-19 | Oct 09 2020 @ 09:00

Mandatory quarantine for all Msians entering Sarawak

The Sarawak Disaster Management Committee has announced that all Malaysians entering the state from the peninsula must undergo a mandatory 14-day quarantine at designated centres, effective Oct 10.|Read more >NST

October 08, 2020

New Malaysia | Govt: BN | Oct 08 2020 @ 22:00

BN will not contest Batu Sapi by-election- Ahmad Zahid

Barisan Nasional (BN) has decided to skip the Batu Sapi parliamentary by-election, said its chairman, Datuk Seri Dr Ahmad Zahid Hamidi.|Read more >|Bernama

 

New Malaysia | Covif-19 | Oct 08 2020 @ 18:00

Ismail Sabri: 13 cabinet ministers being infected with Covid-19 is fake news

Senior Minister (Security Cluster) Datuk Seri Ismail Sabri Yaakob has dismissed news that 13 cabinet ministers had been infected with Covid-19.|Read more >NST

 

New Malaysia | Covif-19 | Oct 08 2020 @ 18:00

Industrial, economic activities in Klang allowed to operate as usual - Azmin Ali

The industrial and economic activities in the Klang District are allowed to operate as usual with strict adherence to the Standard Operating Procedures (SOP).|Read more >|SunDaily

 

New Malaysia | Covif-19 | Oct 08 2020 @ 18:00

CMCO only in Klang mukim, Port Klang to operate as usual - Ismail Sabri

The Conditional Movement Control Order (CMCO) in Klang, Selangor, which will take effect from midnight tonight, involves only areas in the Klang mukim (sub-district), said Senior Minister (Security Cluster) Datuk Seri Ismail Sabri Yaakob.|Read more >|SunDaily

New Malaysia | 2020 Political Crisis | Oct 08 2020 @ 16:00

Anwar thanks Agong for granting audience next Tuesday, says will show ‘strong, convincing’ majority of MPs’

Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim today thanked the Yang di-Pertuan Agong for granting him an audience next Tuesday, adding that he will show evidence of support from a “strong and convincing” majority of MPs for him to form a new government.|Read more >|Malaymail

New Malaysia | Private Initiatives | Oct 08 2020 @ 14:00

DoctorOnCall reactivated in Sabah

The virtual health advisory portal, DoctorOnCall, has been activated for the people Sabah following the surge in Covid-19 cases there.|Read more >NST

 

New Malaysia | Govt: State | Oct 08 2020 @ 14:00

No go for motion to vacate seats of four party hoppers in Penang

Penang will not table a motion in the coming state legislative assembly sitting from Oct 12 to Oct 19, to declare vacant the seats of four assemblymen who switched allegiance to other political parties.|Read more >NST

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October 08, 2020

New Malaysia | Covif-19 | Oct 08 2020 @ 12:00

MyTravelPass applications can be made from today

Beginning today, applications to enter and exit the country for Malaysians and foreigners, during the Restoration Movement Control Order (RMCO) until Dec 31, can be done via MyTravelPass which can be accessed at the Immigration Department website.|Read more >NST

New Malaysia | Govt: State | Oct 08 2020 @ 12:00

Without a single ballot, PAS breaks Sabah assembly duck

PAS has finally made it into the Sabah state assembly after its state secretary, Dr Aliakbar Gulasan, was sworn in today as one of six nominated assemblymen.|Read more >|Malaymail

New Malaysia | Covif-19 | Oct 08 2020 @ 12:00

Parents can check on school closure at MOE portal

Parents, guardians and school staff can refer to the Education Ministry’s (MOE) portal for the list of 142 schools in Klang that are closed beginning today until Oct 23, following the district’s status as a Covid-19 red zone.|Read more >|SunDaily

 

New Malaysia | Govt: MoF | Oct 08 2020 @ 09:00

MoF to leave struggling Malaysia Airlines’ fate to Khazanah, minister says ‘not looking at any support’

The government is not looking to inject cash or provide support to Malaysia Airlines Berhad, Finance Minister Datuk Seri Tengku Zafrul Aziz said today, as the ailing national carrier continues to be in the red despite several major turnover bids.|Read more >|Malaymail

October 07, 2020

New Malaysia | Covif-19 | Oct 07 2020 @ 23:00

Covid-19: schools in red zone will be closed from tomorrow

Agencies or individuals affected by parody or fake accounts can take civil action against the account holders, said Malaysian Communications and Multimedia Commission (MCMC) chairman Dr Fadhlullah Suhaimi Abdul Malek.|Read more >|SunDaily

New Malaysia | Covif-19 | Oct 07 2020 @ 17:00

Ismail Sabri: Police inspectors can now issue fines on the spot to Covid-19 SOP flouters

The police can now issue compounds to individuals who are not adhering to the Covid-19 standard operating procedures (SOP) immediately, Putrajaya said today.|Read more >|Malaymail

 

New Malaysia | Covif-19 | Oct 07 2020 @ 17:00

CMCO in Klang, Sandakan, Papar and Tuaran

The latest surge in Covid-19 cases in Sabah and Selangor has prompted the government to impose Conditional Movement Control Order (CMCO) in the Red Zone areas of the two states.|Read more >NST

New Malaysia | Covif-19 | Oct 07 2020 @ 16:00

Mercy Malaysia to set up nine Covid-19 screening stations nationwide

Mercy Malaysia will set up nine Covid-19 screening stations, with three sites in the peninsula and six sites in Sabah and Sarawak, to help the Health Ministry prevent or slow down the spread of the disease.|Read more >|Malaymail

New Malaysia | Govt: MCMC | Oct 07 2020 @ 09:00

Civil action can be filed against parody accounts - MCMC

Agencies or individuals affected by parody or fake accounts can take civil action against the account holders, said Malaysian Communications and Multimedia Commission (MCMC) chairman Dr Fadhlullah Suhaimi Abdul Malek.|Read more >|SunDaily

 

New Malaysia | Covif-19 | Oct 06 2020 @ 22:00

School closure depends on advice of MOH - PM Muhyiddin

The decision on the closure of schools nationwide will be made at the Special Meeting of the National Security Council on the Management of COVID-19, said Prime Minister Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin.|Read more >|Bernama

 

New Malaysia | Covif-19 | Oct 06 2020 @ 19:00

PM: No MCO for now, only TEMCOs

Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin says the country can't afford a total lockdown but assured that the government will make the decision if needed for targeted enhanced movement control orders (TEMCO) in badly affected areas.|Read more >NST

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October 06, 2020

New Malaysia | Covif-19 | Oct 06 2020 @ 22:00

School closure depends on advice of MOH - PM Muhyiddin

The decision on the closure of schools nationwide will be made at the Special Meeting of the National Security Council on the Management of COVID-19, said Prime Minister Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin.|Read more >|Bernama

 

New Malaysia | Covif-19 | Oct 06 2020 @ 19:00

PM: No MCO for now, only TEMCOs

Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin says the country can't afford a total lockdown but assured that the government will make the decision if needed for targeted enhanced movement control orders (TEMCO) in badly affected areas.|Read more >NST

New Malaysia | Covif-19 | Oct 06 2020 @ 17:00

Travel restrictions to and from Sabah

The government has imposed travel restrictions to and from Sabah that would involve Peninsula Malaysia, Sarawak and Labuan from Oct 7 to Oct 20.|Read more >NST

New Malaysia | Govt: MoH | Oct 06 2020 @ 11:00

Dr Noor Hisham soldiers on, to conduct ‘live’ press conferences from home while under quarantine

Tan Sri Dr Noor Hisham Abdullah will continue updating Malaysians on the Covid-19 situation in the country, directly from his residence, where he is currently observing self-quarantine, after being exposed to a Covid-19 positive Cabinet minister.|Read more >|Malaymail

New Malaysia | Govt: MCMC | Oct 06 2020 @ 10:00

MCMC proposes policy to include internet access in residential areas

Lembah Pantai MP Fahmi Fadzil said what Malaysia needs right now is a new way of approaching political issues, not necessarily new politicians.|Read more >|SunDaily

New Malaysia | Opposition: PKR | Oct 06 2020 @ 06:00

Fahmi Fadzil: Malaysia needs new politics, not just new politicians

After 22 months of serving his constituency as part of the then-ruling coalition, Lembah Pantai MP Fahmi Fadzil finds himself now part of the Opposition bloc.|Read more >|Malaymail

October 05, 2020

New Malaysia | New Initiatives | Oct 05 2020 @ 22:00

Over 200,000 registrations in SPA9 portal in five days

The Public Service Department Employment Registration System Portal (SPA9)  has received almost nine million views and almost 200,000 registrations from job applicants in five days after its pre-launch on Sept 28.|Read more >|Bernama

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New Malaysia | Govt | Oct 05 2020 @ 22:00

2nd phase of census rescheduled to next year amid Covid-19 spike

The second phase of the Population and Housing Census, to be carried out this month, has been rescheduled to Jan 20 to Feb 6, next year, in view of the recent spike in Covid-19 cases in the country, said Datuk Seri Mustapa Mohamed.|Read more >NST

 

New Malaysia | Covif-19 | Oct 05 2020 @ 19:00

Muhyiddin observes 14-day self-quarantine after chairing NSC meeting

Prime Minister Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin, who had chaired the Special National Security Council (NSC) meeting on Oct 3, will observe a 14-day self-quarantine.|Read more >NST

New Malaysia | Covif-19 | Oct 05 2020 @ 17:00

Islamic affairs minister Zulkifli tests positive for Covid-19

Datuk Zulkifli Mohamad has admitted that he has tested positive for Covid-19, just minutes after the Ministry of Health announced that an individual who attended a Prime Minister’s Department meeting on Saturday was positive.|Read more >|Malaymail

 

New Malaysia | Covif-19: RMCO | Oct 05 2020 @ 11:00

Parents call for closure of schools

Anxiety among parents is mounting as concerns over possible Covid-19 infection among school-going children grow amid an exponential increase in the number of new infections in the country.|Read more >NST

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October 05, 2020

New Malaysia | Opposition: PKR | Oct 05 2020 @ 09:00

In or out of the ruling government, Fahmi Fadzil says it’s business as usual in Lembah Pantai

After 22 months of serving his constituency as part of the then-ruling coalition, Lembah Pantai MP Fahmi Fadzil finds himself now part of the Opposition bloc.|Read more >|Malaymail

 

New Malaysia | Covif-19: RMCO | Oct 05 2020 @ 10:00

Folk from peninsula, Labuan, Sarawak need special passes to enter Sabah

Individuals from Labuan, Sarawak and Peninsular Malaysia must apply to the Sabah government for a special pass if they want to enter the state during the inter-district travel control.|Read more >|SunDaily

New Malaysia | 2020 Political Crisis | Oct 05 2020 @ 09:00

Umno, Bersatu, PAS bond cracking

Umno is under siege. Its ties with partners Parti Pribumi Bersatu Malaysia (Bersatu) and PAS are no longer as cosy as it was just months ago.|Read more >|SunDaily

New Malaysia | Govt: State | Oct 05 2020 @ 09:00

Abang Johari: Another RM1.5b for Upper Rejang Development Authority if GPS wins Sarawak state election

Gabungan Parti Sarawak (GPS) chairman Datuk Patinggi Abang Johari Openg last night said he will allocate another RM1.5 billion to the Upper Rejang Development Authority (Urda) for infrastructure projects if the state government is returned to power.|Read more >|Malaymail

October 04, 2020

New Malaysia | Covif-19: RMCO | Oct 04 2020 @ 16:00

Immigration DG: Entry of foreign students into Malaysia postponed until Dec 31

The Malaysian Employers Federation (MEF) is urging the government to extend the Wage Subsidy Programme 2.0 to professionals.|Read more >NST

New Malaysia | Govt: MoHE | Oct 04 2020 @ 19:00

Ministry postpones student registration over Covid-19 spike

The Higher Education Ministry (KPT) explained that the ministry could not avoid the decision of postponing the registration of new students for the October session within a short time following an increase in Covid-19 cases in the country.|Read more >|SunDaily

October 03, 2020

New Malaysia | New Propositions | Oct 03 2020 @ 09:00

Allow frontline civil servants to accumulate annual leave over next five years - Cuepacs

The Congress of Unions of Employees in the Public and Civil Services (Cuepacs) hopes the government will allow civil servants working as frontliners to accumulate the rest of their leave this year over the next five years.|SunDaily

 

New Malaysia | Viewpoints | Oct 0 2020 @ 06:00

Covid-19: Instead of a lockdown, health experts suggest alternatives like temporary ban on interstate travel

Although Covid-19 cases in the country are on the rise, health experts believe another lockdown would decimate the nation's already-fragile economy.|Read more >|Malaymail

October 02, 2020

New Malaysia | Opposition: PKR | Oct 02 2020 @ 16:00

PKR sues Zuraida for violating bond to party, seeks RM10 million

Parti Keadilan Rakyat (PKR) has filed a suit against former PKR vice-president Zuraida Kamarudin seeking RM10 million for breaching a bond binding her to the party.|Read more >NST

 

New Malaysia | Viewpoints | Oct 02 2020 @ 11:00

Report: Sabah win could force Muhyiddin’s hand on snap election

The Sabah state election might be a pyrrhic victory for Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin as it has resulted in an increasingly antagonised Umno, according to political watchers.|Read more >|Malaymail

New Malaysia | New Propositions | Oct 02 2020 @ 12:00

MEF: Extend Wage Subsidy Programme 2.0 to professionals

The Malaysian Employers Federation (MEF) is urging the government to extend the Wage Subsidy Programme 2.0 to professionals.|Read more >NST

New Malaysia | Govt: MACC | Oct 01 2020 @ 22:00

MACC monitored by five indepedent panels - Azam Baki

The Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) is monitored by five independent panels to ensure the agency is transparent with no intervention from any parties and assures the people’s confidence in it.|Read more >|SunDaily

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October 01, 2020

New Malaysia | New Initiatives | Oct 01 2020 @ 19:00

Rural Development Ministry says M40 kindergartens proposal will be of same quality as regular kindergartens

The Community Development Department (Kemas) has guaranteed there will be no double standards concerning its proposal to establish kindergartens for the children of middle-class families.|Read more >|Malaymail

 

New Malaysia | Govt | Oct 01 2020 @ 19:00

PM says Bumiputera affairs now under his purview

Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin today agreed to put all Bumiputera-related affairs under the purview of the Prime Minister’s Department with the Prime Minister himself as the minister in charge.|Read more >|Malaymail

 

New Malaysia | New Initiatives | Oct 01 2020 @ 18:00

RM50m Immediate allocation by Sabah Govt to assist people impacted by Covid-19

The Sabah government is providing an immediate allocation of RM50 million to assist people impacted by the Covid-19 pandemic, says Chief Minister Datuk Hajiji Noor.|Read more >|SunDaily

 

New Malaysia | Govt: BN | Oct 01 2020 @ 17:00

Annuar Musa: MPs on 'pledge-list' deny supporting Anwar

Tan Sri Annuar Musa has shot down talks that several Umno MPs were supporting Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim in his newest campaign, where he claimed to have sufficient numbers to form a government.|Read more >NST

New Malaysia | Govt: FT | Oct 01 2020 @ 12:00

Mahadi, City Hall man of 36-years now KL mayor

City Hall's former planning executive director, Datuk Mahadi Che Ngah is now Kuala Lumpur Mayor.|Read more >NST

 

New Malaysia | Govt: BN | Oct 01 2020 @ 12:00

Tok Mat tells Zahid to step up and lead Umno, says can’t keep letting party lose in alliance with ‘rival’

Umno president Datuk Seri Ahmad Zahid Hamidi must provide guidance on whether the party should keep up alliances that were costing rather than benefiting it, said Datuk Mohamad Hasan.|Read more >|Malaymail

New Malaysia | Govt: BN | Oct 01 2020 @ 11:00

BN sec-gen Annuar expects Sabah to give one nominated rep spot to PAS, two to Umno

Barisan Nasional secretary-general Tan Sri Annuar Musa has said he expected political ally PAS to receive one of six openings for nominated assemblymen in Sabah, further suggesting that his own party Umno could get two.|Read more >|Malaymail

New Malaysia | Govt: MACC | Oct 01 2020 @ 09:00

Corruption in govt procurement critical - Azam Baki

Corruption cases resulting in leakage of government procurement involving civil servants are seen to be increasingly critical, said Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) chief commissioner Datuk Seri Azam Baki.|Read more >|Bernama

September 30, 2020

New Malaysia | New Initiatives | Sep 30 2020 @ 19:00

DBKL introduces cashless payment for street parking from Oct 1

Kuala Lumpur City Hall (DBKL) will adopt a new method for the payment of street parking in the city from tomorrow (Oct 1).|Read more >|SunDaily

New Malaysia | New Initiatives | Sep 30 2020 @ 19:00

Sabah’s basic amenities, infrastructure will be upgraded - Bung Moktar

Sabah Deputy Chief Minister I Datuk Seri Bung Moktar Radin gives his assurance that basic amenities and infrastructure in the state will be upgraded, particularly in rural areas.|Read more >|SunDaily

New Malaysia | Govt: State | Sep 30 2020 @ 17:00

Penang agrees to handover of dam expansion project from Federal Gov't - PBAPP

Perbadanan Bekalan Air Pulau Pinang Sdn Bhd (PBAPP) has agreed to the handover of the Mengkuang Dam Expansion Project (MDEP) from the Federal Government effective Oct 26.|Read more >|Bernama

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September 30, 2020

New Malaysia | Govt: BNM | Sep 30 2020 @ 17:00

BNM: Banks in Malaysia have approved 98pc of 500,000 applications for repayment assistance

The banking industry has received about 500,000 applications for repayment assistance and approved 98 per cent of them, Bank Negara Malaysia (BNM) said.|Read more >|Malaymail

New Malaysia | Viewpoints | Sep 30 2020 @ 11:00

No need for snap polls yet: Analysts

Prime Minister Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin (pix) should avoid calling for a snap election just because Perikatan Nasional (PN) and its allies won in the recent polls in Sabah.|Read more >|SunDaily

 

New Malaysia | Govt: State | Sep 30 2020 @ 10:00

Appointment of three deputy CMs doesn’t contravene Sabah Constitution, says law expert

The appointment of three deputy chief ministers in Sabah does not contravene any provision of the state Constitution, constitutional law expert Associate Prof Dr Shamrahayu Abd Aziz said.|Read more >|Malaymail

New Malaysia | 2020 Political Crisis | Sep 30 2020 @ 06:00

In olive branch, pundits say Anwar seeking to curb threat and ride on Muyhiddin’s popularity

Political analysts saw Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin’s popularity as a major obstacle to Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim’s bid to take over as prime minister and a possible motive for the PKR president to offer the former a place in a potential Pakatan Harapan administration.|Read more >|Malaymail

September 29, 2020

New Malaysia | Govt | Sep 29 2020 @ 19:00

e-Census online pre-registration ends Sept 30

The first phase of pre-registration for the online Population and Housing Census 2020 (e-Census) will end at 11.59 pm tomorrow.|Read more >|Bernama

New Malaysia | 'Le Meridien Move' | Sep 29 2020 @ 14:00

PH Presidential Council backs Anwar on 'Le Meridien Move'

The Pakatan Harapan Presidential Council has agreed with the effort to form a new government after the pact's chairman, Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim, claimed to have the support of a majority of federal lawmakers.|Read more >NST

New Malaysia | New Initiatives | Sep 29 2020 @ 13:00

Housing and local govt ministry to omit paper submission requirements

The Housing and Local Government Ministry is in the midst of omitting regulations related to the hardcopy submission requirements for development control to encourage a paperless system in the country.|Read more >|SunDaily

 

New Malaysia | Govt: State | Sep 29 2020 @ 12:00

Hajiji sworn in as new Sabah CM; Bung, Kitingan, Gunsalam all made deputy CMs

Sabah Perikatan Nasional chairman Datuk Hajiji Noor took his oath of office this morning to officially be appointed as the 16th chief minister of Sabah.|Read more >|Malaymail

New Malaysia | Govt | Sep 29 2020 @ 09:00

Ensure smooth public feedback, agencies told

All ministries and agencies at the national, state and district levels must ensure that feedback from the people will reach the government without any hitches.|Read more >|SunDaily

 

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