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Oct 10

New Malaysia | New Govt: MA63 Oct 10, 2018 @ 23:36

MA63: Steering committee headed by PM, 16 members: Liew

Minister in the Prime Minister's Department Datuk Liew View Keong today announced the names of the 16 members of the Steering Committee headed by Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad to review and streamline the Malaysia Agreement 1963 (MA63). |Read more >|SunDaily

 

New Malaysia New Policies | Oct 10, 2018

Development plans for rural areas crucial – DCM

The Town and Regional Planning Department Sabah (JPBW) should implement development plans for rural areas instead of focusing only on urban areas. |Read more >|BorneoPost

 

New Malaysia | New Initiatives:Housing Oct 10, 2018 @ 22:42

N. Sembilan gov't sets RM2 mln minimum property purchase price for foreigners

The Negri Sembilan state government has made some changes to policy on minimum property purchase price for foreigners, setting it at RM2 million effective today. |Read more >|NST

 

New Malaysia | New Policies Oct 10, 2018 @ 21:30

National Harmony Bill to be tabled early next year

The Government will seek the people's feedback in formulating the new National Harmony Bill. |Read more >|NST

 

New Malaysia | 1MDB Oct 10, 2018 @ 20:42

Police will probe alleged transaction of RM2.5m between Umno, PAS for links with 1MDB

Police will initiate an investigation following a police report lodged by Terengganu Amanah Youth on the alleged transaction of RM2.5 million between Umno and PAS for possible links to 1Malaysia Development Bhd (1MDB). |Read more >|SunDaily

 

New Malaysia | Overhaul: MRT2 Oct 10, 2018 @ 20:00

Online petition to ‘save’ MRT2 jobs gets over 27,000 signatures

An online petition urging the government to reconsider its decision to terminate MMC-Gamuda’s Mass Rapid Transit Line 2 (MRT 2) underground works contract has garnered 27,000 signatures, as of 6.30pm today. |Read more >|Malaymail

 

New Malaysia | Overhaul Oct 10, 2018 @ 19:16

MACC confirms recording Nurulhidayah's statement

The Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) confirmed that it recorded the statement of Umno president Datuk Seri Ahmad Zahid Hamidi's daughter Datuk Nurulhidayah today. |Read more >|NST

 

New Malaysia | Opposition Oct 10, 2018 @ 18:44

Najib questions sale of PNB's, Khazanah's assets

Former prime minister Datuk Seri Najib Abdul Razak has questioned the government's move to settle the country's debts through the sale of Khazanah Nasional Bhd's and Permodalan Nasional Bhd's (PNB) assets and shares. |Read more >|SunDaily

 

New Malaysia | New Govt Oct 10, 2018 @ 18:20

Organisers now say banquet for Anwar not free, RM60 per person

The organisers of a banquet planned for tomorrow night in support of Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim have clarified that it is not a “free event”, after polls watchdog Bersih 2.0 said it may constitute an election offence. |Read more >|Malaymail

 

New Malaysia | Overhaul Oct 10, 2018 @ 17:50

Zahid emerges after eight hours of questioning at MACC

Former deputy prime minister Datuk Seri Dr Ahmad Zahid Hamidi (pic) has emerged from the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission headquarters after having been questioned there since morning. |Read more >|TheStar

 

New Malaysia | New Initiatives Oct 10, 2018 @ 17:28

Sabah to have rural health clinic in Kampung Pulau Tetabuan

Sabah government is proposing a rural health clinic at Kampung Pulau Tetabuan near here to provide services for more than 1,000 people on the island. |Read more >|NST

 

New Malaysia | New Govt Oct 10, 2018 @ 17:27

Fix a date for PM transition, Pakatan told

The Pakatan Harapan government has been asked to put to bed all uncertainty and "political attacks" against them regarding the transition of Prime Minister from Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad to Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim by fixing a proper date. |Read more >|SunDaily

 

New Malaysia | New Govt Oct 10, 2018 @ 17:20

Anwar: PD poll the first time govt machinery not used for campaign

The Port Dickson by-election sets a historic precedence as the first time the country’s ruling coalition did not utilise government machinery for the campaign, Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim said today. |Read more >|Malaymail

 

New Malaysia | Wishlist Oct 10, 2018 @ 17:00

Chinese voters in PD want more job opportunities, balanced development

Chinese voters in Port Dickson want the focus to be given to varied employment opportunities, balanced development and wider access to education rather than focusing too much on the tourism sector in the popular holiday destination.|Read more >|Malaymail

 

New Malaysia | Opposition Oct 10, 2018 @ 16:51

S’wak CM: Expand Cabinet committee on MA63 to include MPs, state assemblymen from state

The special Cabinet committee on the Malaysia Agreement 1963 (MA63) should be expanded to include MPs and assemblymen from Sarawak, says Chief Minister Datuk Patinggi Abang Johari Tun Openg. |Read more >|TheStar

 

New Malaysia | New Initiatives Oct 10, 2018 @ 16:45

Penang steps up enforcement against dirty eateries

Penang will step up enforcement against food outlets that do not meet cleanliness guidelines in the wake of food poisoning cases in Kedah. |Read more >|Malaymail

 

New Malaysia | New Initiatives Oct 10, 2018 @ 16:45

Perak govt mulls alternative route to reduce traffic at Menora Tunnel

The Perak government is considering the possibility of having an alternative route so as to reduce congestion on the accident-prone stretch of the North-South Expressway north-bound from the Menora Tunnel to Kuala Kangsar. |Read more >|Malaymail

 

New Malaysia | Overhaul Oct 10, 2018 @ 16:08

Tanjung Bungah landslide: Wait for inquiry findings before amending Act

The Citizens Awareness Chant Group (Chant) has urged the Federal Government to wait for the outcome of the Commission of Inquiry (COI) into the Tanjung Bungah landslide before amending the Road, Drainage and Building Act 1974 to prevent further tragedies involving development on slopes.|Read more >|NST

 

New Malaysia | New Initiatives: Utilities Oct 10, 2018 @ 15:23

RM2.8b allocation for treated water supply projects in rural areas in S'wak

Sarawak government has allocated RM2.8 billion to ensure people living in rural areas have access to treated water supply by 2020.|Read more >|NST

 

New Malaysia | Opposition Oct 10, 2018 @ 14:51

Improve economy, not sell govt assets, says Najib

Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak has questioned whether the steps being proposed to sell the assets owned by Malaysia are pawning the country's future to cover up the financial hole stemming from the government's populist moves.|Read more >|TheStar

 

New Malaysia | Opposition Oct 10, 2018 @ 14:45

Dr Wee: Third national car ironic in view of new taxes mulled by Pakatan

Instead of introducing new taxes, the Pakatan Harapan government should focus on enhancing its spending efficiency and introducing business-friendly policies to help local businesses flourish, says Datuk Seri Dr Wee Ka Siong. |Read more >|TheStar

 

New Malaysia | New Govt Oct 10, 2018 @ 13:57

Saifuddin slams former govt's mismanagement of M'sian embassies

Foreign Minister Datuk Saifuddin Abdullah has revealed that several of Malaysia's embassies abroad are in poor condition due to being neglected by the previous government. |Read more >|SunDaily

 

New Malaysia | New Govt Oct 10, 2018 @ 11:55

Rule of Law important for nation's recovery process: Mahathir

All the people in the country, even the administrators and the Rulers, have to abide by the laws because this is important in the ongoing process of rehabilitating the country, Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad said today. |Read more >|SunDaily

 

New Malaysia | Overhaul: MRT2 Oct 10, 2018 @ 11:43

Pua asks if MRT2 developer seeking to turn Malaysians against Cabinet

The federal Cabinet chose to reopen tender for a section of the MRT2 as it would entail the greatest savings to the public, said the political secretary to the finance minister.​ |Read more >|Malaymail

New Malaysia | New Govt Oct 10, 2018 @ 10:06

Malaysians subsidising foreigners

The failure of Malaysia Airports Berhad to implement the RM73 Passenger Service Charge (PSC) is costing Malaysians who continue to subsidise foreigners in the millions as they fly out of klia2 to non-Asean destinations. |Read more >|SunDaily

 

New Malaysia | Overhaul Oct 10, 2018 @ 09:51

MACC arrest MD 'Datuk', 6 executives over fraudulent road maintenance claims

The Johor Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) has arrested a managing director with the title of "Datuk" and six other company executives to assist in investigations related to fraudulent claims. |Read more >|TheStar

 

New Malaysia | New Govt Oct 10, 2018 @ 09:05

PM: From kings to paupers, all are bound by law

The country’s laws are its supreme foundation that every Malaysian must obey regardless of his or her station in life, said Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad. |Read more >|Malaymail

 

New Malaysia | New Govt Oct 10, 2018 @ 08:25

Need for a new indicator to measure the nation's wealth: Dr M

Prime Minister Tun Mahathir Mohamad said there is a need for a new indicator to measure the wealth of the nation.|Read more >|SunDaily

 

New Malaysia GE14 Promises | Oct 10, 2018

Rep to use part of MRP, RTP funds to help residents build new longhouses

Repok assemblyman Dato Sri Huang Tiong Sii said he would look into ways and means to help residents of Rumah Clement and Rumah Ngelai to build their new homes to replace their dilapidated existing longhouses. |Read more >|BorneoPost

 

New Malaysia | New Govt Oct 10, 2018 @ 08:00

Health minister vows to enhance the delivery of primary health care

The government is committed to promote better public-private partnerships and focus to enhance primary health care in the country, said Health Minister Dr Dzulkefly Ahmad. |Read more >|Malaymail

 

New Malaysia Opposition | Oct 10, 2018

Lawmakers say ‘aye’ to amendment

The federal government’s proposal to amend Article 1(2) of the Federal Constitution to restore the regional status of Sabah and Sarawak in the next Parliament sitting has received a positive response from Gabungan Parti Sarawak (GPS) and Pakatan Harapan (PH) MPs.|Read more >|BorneoPost

 

New Malaysia | Budget 2019 Oct 10, 2018 @ 07:00

Dr M: Brace for tough times ahead with new taxes

Malaysians need to brace for new taxes which involve some necessary sacrifice and pain.|Read more >|TheStar

 

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Oct 09

New Malaysia | New Govt Oct 09, 2018 @ 17:00

Minister: DBKL has raked in RM149m from reacquisition of land sold by BN

Kuala Lumpur City Hall (DBKL) has raked in RM149 million from the reacquisition of 104 hectares of land that were previously sold off by Barisan Nasional (BN). |Read more >|Malaymail

 

New Malaysia | New Initiatives MCMC Oct 09, 2018 @ 16:56

Work with us to reduce broadband prices and increase speed, minister tells telcos

The government is willing to help telecommunication companies (telcos) with incentives to reduce broadband prices and increase speed, but will not do so arbitrarily, said Communications and Multimedia Minister Gobind Singh Deo. |Read more >|Malaymail

 

New Malaysia | New Initiatives MCMC Oct 09, 2018 @ 16:56

Gobind planning aggressive connectivity push to make Malaysia hub for tech giants

The government will liberalise licensing under the National Fiberisation and Connectivity Plan (NFCP) to stimulate competition and growth among providers, said Gobind Singh Deo. |Read more >|Malaymail

New Malaysia | Overhaul: MRT2 Oct 09, 2018 @ 15:56

MRT2 savings translate directly to cheaper fares, says Guan Eng

The billions the federal government shaved off the cost of the MRT2 by reopening the project for tender will directly benefit users by keeping ticket prices low, said Lim Guan Eng. |Read more >|Malaymail

 

New Malaysia | Overhaul: MoHR Oct 09, 2018 @ 15:51

Govt wants to cap foreign labour at 10% of the workforce

The government would like to see the stronger participation of local workers in industries usually manned by their foreign counterparts and for dependence on foreign labour to be capped at just 10% of the workforce in the future.|Read more >|TheStar

 

New Malaysia | New Initiatives Housing Oct 09, 2018 @ 14:59

Proposal for utility companies to build own amenities

The government is proposing for utility companies to build the respective utility infrastructure in affordable housing projects to reduce the compliance cost imposed on developers.|Read more >|SunDaily

 

New Malaysia | New Govt Oct 09, 2018 @ 14:49

Speed up the investigation into Finas, MACC told

Communications and Multimedia Minister Gobind Singh Deo has called on the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) to speed up its probe into the National Film Development Board (Finas).|Read more > |NST

 

New Malaysia | PD By-election Oct 09, 2018 @ 14:49

Pardon Board: Voter should have filed an election petition against Anwar

The Pardons Board has raised a preliminary objection to a lawsuit filed by a Port Dickson voter who is challenging the eligibility of Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim (pix) to contest in the Port Dickson by-election. |Read more >|SunDaily

 

New Malaysia | New Govt Oct 09, 2018 @ 14:30

Govt to reduce direct equity ownership in companies

Finance Minister Lim Guan Eng said the government will reduce its direct participation in the equity ownership in companies and let the private sector take the lead in the economy.|Read more >|SunDaily

 

New Malaysia | New Initiatives MoH Oct 09, 2018 @ 14:24

WHO to appoint 'Preferred Hospitals' in Malaysia

The World Health Organisation (WHO) has expressed interest in a pilot project to appoint 'WHO's Preferred Hospitals' in Malaysia.|Read more > |SunDaily

 

New Malaysia | New Initiatives Oct 09, 2018 @ 14:45

Putrajaya mulls partnership with Aga Khan Trust to develop Kedah Tua for tourism

Putrajaya is planning to sign an agreement with the Aga Khan Trust for Culture, through Think City Sdn Bhd, to develop Kedah Tua as an archaeotourism site, said Tourism, Culture and Arts Deputy Minister Muhammad Bakhtiar Wan Chik. |Read more >|Malaymail

 

New Malaysia | New Initiatives Oct 09, 2018 @ 14:15

Better for all investment promotion agencies to be under one roof, trade minister says

International Trade and Industries Minister Darell Leiking plans on putting government agencies tasked with promoting investments under one roof instead of competing and cannibalising one another. |Read more > |Malaymail

 

New Malaysia | PD By-election Oct 09, 2018 @ 14:10

AGC raises objection against bid to strike out Anwar's candidacy in PD by-election

The Attorney-General’s Chambers (AGC) today raised a preliminary objection against an originating summons filed by Noraziah Mohd Shariff, a registered voter in Port Dickson, to seek a declaration that Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim is not qualified to contest any parliamentary seat following his conviction in a criminal case. |Read more >|NST

 

New Malaysia | New Initiatives Oct 09, 2018 @ 14:10

Penang Free School, Kapitan Keling Mosque to be gazetted as national heritage sites

Penang Free School, Kapitan Keling Mosque and the late P. Ramlee’s literary works will be listed as national heritage sites and items this October 17, Tourism, Culture and Arts Deputy Minister Muhammad Bakhtiar Wan Chik said today. |Read more >|Malaymail

 

New Malaysia | New Initiatives Oct 09, 2018 @ 14:08

Staggered school holidays mooted

The suggestion to introduce staggered holiday breaks to avoid overcrowding in tourism hotspots is only for the March, June and September school breaks. |Read more >|SunDaily

 

New Malaysia | New Govt Oct 09, 2018 @ 13:47

Continuous checks needed on enablers for the higher education system

There is a need to continuously check on the enablers for the higher education ecosystem including funding, governance, innovation, internationalisation, online learning and delivery, said Education Minister Dr Maszlee Malik. |Read more >|SunDaily

 

New Malaysia | Overhaul: MoT Oct 09, 2018 @ 13:44

Transport minister sets sights on monorail after ridership falls

Anthony Loke is reviewing the operations of the KL Monorail after noticing a gradual decline in its ridership. |Read more >|Malaymail

 

New Malaysia | New Govt Oct 09, 2018 @ 13:37

Govt determined to clean up accounts, says Guan Eng

The government is determined to clean up its accounts and make the public sector more transparent in finances, says Finance Minister Lim Guan Eng. |Read more >|SunDaily

 

New Malaysia | Fakenews Oct 09, 2018 @ 13:18

Media, Police receive PD riot false alarm

Several reporters covering the early voting today in the Port Dickson parliamentary by-election rushed to the Pakatan Harapan main operations room near the PD Waterfront after getting a WhatsApp message of a riot there but found out it was a false alarm.|Read more > |SunDaily

 

New Malaysia | PD By-election Oct 09, 2018 @ 12:56

Anwar is free and eligible to contest in PD: EC Chairman

The Election Commission (EC) has maintained its stand that Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim was free and eligible to contest in the Port Dickson by-election, despite a protest by PAS. |Read more >|SunDaily

 

New Malaysia | New Initiatives Oct 09, 2018 @ 12:50

Perak govt to upgrade internet infrastructure

With cheaper internet packages now available, the Perak government said it will upgrade communication infrastructure facilities to boost the state broadband penetration rate statewide.|Read more >|Malaymail

 

New Malaysia | PD By-election Oct 09, 2018 @ 12:40

‘Thin line’ between a bribe and poll pledges, EC chair admits

Ahead of the Port Dickson by-election this weekend, Election Commission (EC) chairman Azhar Harun has conceded to the difficulty in clearly distinguishing between a candidate’s promise and outright bribery. |Read more >|Malaymail

 

New Malaysia | PD By-election Oct 09, 2018 @ 12:38

Bersih: Anwar's free concert, dinner and access to military camp against EC rules

Bersih 2.0 has chimed in with Election Commission (EC) chairman Azhar Azizan Harun’s calls for other Port Dickson by-election candidates to be allowed to campaign in the military camps since Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim had done so.|Read more >|TheStar

 

New Malaysia | Overhaul:TVET Oct 09, 2018 @ 11:50

Over 20,000 TVET students stranded as PTPK funds shrink

More than 20,000 students from private Technical and Vocational Education and Training (TVET) colleges may be forced to discontinue their studies due to inadequate allocations to the Skills Development Fund Corp (PTPK). |Read more >|Malaymail

 

New Malaysia | PD By-election Oct 09, 2018 @ 11:40

PD poll a waste, betrayal? Then use ballot as a protest, EC chief tells voters

Port Dickson voters aggrieved by how the by-election was triggered specifically for Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim can use their ballots to convey their dissatisfaction, said Election Commission (EC) chairman Azhar Harun. |Read more > |Malaymail

 

New Malaysia | New Govt Oct 09, 2018 @ 11:19

Govt needs other sources of funds to repay debt: Dr M

The government needs to find other sources of funds to repay its debt, including imposing new taxes and selling some of its assets, says Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad. |Read more >|NST

 

New Malaysia | New Govt Oct 09, 2018 @ 10:28

Bar calls for a moratorium on the use of the Sedition Act

The Malaysian Bar urged the government to immediately impose a moratorium on the use of the Sedition Act pending its repeal. It also asked the police to cease all investigations pursuant to the Sedition Act.|Read more >|SunDaily

 

New Malaysia | New Policies Oct 09, 2018 @ 09:03

'Only 5 have submitted asset forms'

Only five individuals, including a deputy minister, have submitted their asset declaration forms to the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC). |Read more >|NST

 

New Malaysia GE14 Promises | Oct 09, 2018

Towards regaining partner status

The federal government is expected to amend Article 1(2) of the Federal Constitution to restore the status of Sabah and Sarawak in the coming Parliament sitting which starts next Monday. |Read more >|BorneoPost

 

New Malaysia | Wishlist Oct 09, 2018 @ 07:00

Revocation of Act should be done quickly, says Suaram

The government should start taking urgent steps to repeal the Sedition Act, says Sua­ram.|Read more >|TheStar

 

New Malaysia | Budget 2019 Oct 09, 2018 @ 00:30

I’ll ‘shoot’ Guan Eng if he fails to achieve a budget surplus, Dr M says in jest

Even at 93, Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad still manages to engage a crowd with his sense of humour, this time with Finance Minister Lim Guan Eng on the receiving end of his acerbic wit.|Read more >|Malaymail

 

New Malaysia | New Projects Oct 09, 2018 @ 07:00

Penang cruise terminal to be expanded

After more than a year’s delay, the RM155mil expansion of the Swettenham Pier Cruise Terminal (SPCT) is set to begin early next year. |Read more >|TheStar

 

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Oct 08

New Malaysia | New Policies Oct 08, 2018 @ 23:00

Mais says khalwat raids will continue

The Selangor Islamic Religious Council (Mais) will continue enforcement actions against any complaints involving all Shariah criminal offences including khalwat (close proximity), through its Enforcement Division, Selangor Islamic Religious Department (Jais). |Read more >|Malaymail

 

New Malaysia | New Initiatives Oct 08, 2018 @ 22:54

Army Veterans Council to be revived

Defence Minister Mohamad Sabu says the Army Veterans Council will be revived to look into the welfare of retired soldiers as well as those still on active duty.|Read more >|NST

 

New Malaysia | Reforms Oct 08, 2018 @ 22:19

Repeal of the Sedition Act should be at next Parliament sitting: Gobind Singh

The repeal of the Sedition Act should take place at the next sitting of Parliament, said Communications and Multimedia Minister Gobind Singh Deo.|Read more >|SunDaily

 

New Malaysia | Fakenews Oct 08, 2018 @ 22:14

Don't believe rumours government has cancelled all projects

People are told not to listen to rumours that the Pakatan Harapan (PH) government will cancel all development projects approved by the previous government.|Read more >|SunDaily

 

New Malaysia | Reforms: Policies Oct 08, 2018 @ 22:00

Minister moots constitutional amendment to let judges retire at 70

The federal government will table a Bill in the next Parliament meeting to increase judges’ retirement age to 70, Datuk Liew Vui Keong said today. |Read more >|Malaymail

 

New Malaysia | Overhaul: MRT2 Oct 08, 2018 @ 22:00

MMC Gamuda says its termination will open MRT2 project only to foreign firms

MMC Gamuda told the government today that its termination as the underground contractor for the Mass Rapid Transit Line 2 (MRT2) project will cause over 20,000 people to lose their jobs. |Read more >|Malaymail

 

New Malaysia | New Initiatives Oct 08, 2018 @ 21:26

We will find ways to improve NSE near Menora Tunnel, says Perak Exco

The state government will work with other agencies to find ways to improve the North-South Expressway, especially the Kuala Kangsar and Menora Tunnel stretch. |Read more >|NST

 

New Malaysia | GE14 Promises Oct 08, 2018 @ 19:46

Full line-up of AM63 committee to be tabled to cabinet this week: Liew

The list of the full line-up of the special cabinet committee formed to carry out a review and to coordinate the implementation of the Malaysia Agreement 1963 (MA63) will be tabled for endorsement at the cabinet meeting this week, according to Minister in the Prime Minister's Department Datuk Liew Vui Keong. |Read more >|SunDaily

 

New Malaysia | Overhaul: MRT2 Oct 08, 2018 @ 19:30

MRT Corp welcomes the decision to restructure Sungai Buloh-Serdang-Putrajaya line

Mass Rapid Transit Corporation Sdn Bhd (MRT Corp) said today it welcomes Putrajaya’s decision to change the project structure from the project delivery partner (PDP) model for the construction of the elevated portion of the Sungai Buloh-Serdang-Putrajaya (SSP) MRT line. |Read more >|Malaymail

 

New Malaysia | New Initiatives Oct 08, 2018 @ 19:00

Anti-cybercrime task force to be set up says minister

The Communications and Multimedia Ministry is looking to set up a task force to effectively respond to cybercrimes whenever they are detected or take place.  |Read more >|Malaymail

 

New Malaysia | New Policies Oct 08, 2018 @ 18:50

Khalwat raids will only be conducted if there are complaints with a solid basis

Religious authorities will only conduct raids for khalwat (close proximity involving unmarried couples) if they receive complaints with a solid basis, said Minister in the Prime Minister’s Department Datuk Dr Mujahid Yusof Rawa. |Read more >|NST

 

New Malaysia | SST Oct 08, 2018 @ 18:34

Finance ministry extends SST information counter service

The Finance Ministry is extending the Sales and Service Tax (SST) information counter services which was opened on Tuesday last week to address the questions arising from its implementation, especially among traders. |Read more >|SunDaily

 

New Malaysia | Reforms: Housing Oct 08, 2018 @ 18:15

Five housing entities to be placed under Housing and Local Government Ministry

The Housing and Local Government Ministry has finalised five housing entities to be placed under the ministry to oversee and coordinate all affordable housing development in the country. |Read more >|SunDaily

 

New Malaysia | New Initiatives Oct 08, 2018 @ 17:58

Sabah to boost healthcare services

The state government will focus on strengthening healthcare services and prioritise improving medical equipment and technology capabilities at hospitals. |Read more >|NST

 

New Malaysia | Overhaul Oct 08, 2018 @ 16:53

Daim wants CEP's 100-day report to be made public

Council of Eminent Persons (CEP) chairman Tun Daim Zainuddin has called on the government to make the CEP's recommendations available to the public.
|Read more >|TheStar

 

New Malaysia | New Govt Oct 08, 2018 @ 16:50

Minister backs legal bodies on the Judicial Appointments Commission

De facto Law Minister Datuk Liew Vui Keong supported today a proposal for the Bar Council, Advocates Association of Sarawak (AAS) and Sabah Law Society (SLS) to be part of the Judicial Appointments Commission (JAC).|Read more >|Malaymail

 

New Malaysia | New Govt Oct 08, 2018 @ 16:25

Gobind says will meet telcos soon over new broadband prices

Communications and Multimedia Minister Gobind Singh Deo said today he will meet telco representatives soon over the newly-announced broadband packages to ensure they actually benefit subscribers. |Read more >|Malaymail

 

New Malaysia | New Govt Oct 08, 2018 @ 16:17

Liew: Constitutional amendment needed to fulfill the Malaysia Agreement

Parliament needs to restore the original Article 1(2) of the Federal Constitution, which had stated that Sabah and Sarawak were equal partners of Malaya in the federation, before the Malaysia Agreement 1963 (MA63) can be fully implemented, Datuk Liew Vui Keong said today.|Read more > |Malaymail

 

New Malaysia | New Policies Oct 08, 2018 @ 16:11

Newly upgraded Duchess of Kent Hospital offers new medical services to Sabah east coast residents

Residents in five districts in Sabah’s east coast will no longer have to travel far to get quality medical treatment with the upgrading of the Duchess of Kent Hospital in Sandakan.|Read more >|TheStar

 

New Malaysia | New Govt Oct 08, 2018 @ 15:52

Mujahid: Repentance and reform should be key principles in the enforcement of Islamic criminal laws

The enforcement of Syariah criminal laws must strike a balance between retribution and the importance of rehabilitation, says Datuk Dr Mujahid Yusof Rawa.  
|Read more >|TheStar

 

New Malaysia | New Policies Oct 08, 2018 @ 15:50

Drivers found guilty of causing fatalities, could have their licences suspended for life

The Transport Ministry has called for a review of Section 41 of the Road Transport Act 1987. |Read more >|NST

 

New Malaysia | New Govt Oct 08, 2018 @ 15:07

Guan Eng: No austerity drive, just smarter spending

Malaysia is not undergoing “austerity” measures, Finance Minister Lim Guan Eng said today. |Read more >|Malaymail

 

New Malaysia | Overhaul: Corruption Oct 08, 2018 @ 14:34

Zahid summoned by MACC for further questioning on Wednesday

Former deputy prime minister Datuk Seri Ahmad Zahid Hamidi was summoned by the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission today to show up at its Putrajaya headquarters the day after tomorrow for further questioning over the alleged misappropriation of RM800,000 belonging to a welfare foundation managed by his family.|Read more >|SunDaily

 

New Malaysia | New Initiatives Oct 08, 2018 @ 13:42

Home Ministry to visit, assess all police stations nationwide

Home Ministry staff will be visiting police stations nationwide to assess the latest developments at each site, and the welfare of police personnel. |Read more >|NST

 

New Malaysia | New Govt Oct 08, 2018 @ 13:15

Penang looks to repackage tourism master plan to include ecotourism

The Penang state government is working out a tourism master plan to repackage Penang to include ecotourism in Seberang Perai, Penang Chief Minister Chow Kon Yeow said today. |Read more >|Malaymail

 

New Malaysia | Overhaul Oct 08, 2018 @ 13:12

Operating permit for trailer company involved in NSE accident suspended two weeks

The permit for all 28 vehicles under a Kedah-based company involved in a fatal accident near the Menora tunnel has been suspended for two weeks.|Read more >|TheStar

 

New Malaysia | New Govt Oct 08, 2018 @ 13:00

Don’t let ‘extreme’ LGBT dictate Malaysian life, Muhajid warns

Minister in charge of religious affairs Datuk Mujahid Yusof Rawa has again chided the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) community, claiming any advocacy for their rights as “extreme” and must be curbed. |Read more >|Malaymail

 

New Malaysia | New Govt Oct 08, 2018 @ 12:44

No timeline to repeal Sedition Act: Mahathir

The government will not set any timeline to repeal the Sedition Act 1948, Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad said today, he added that repealing the act would take time as it needs to be passed by Parliament. |Read more >|SunDaily

 

New Malaysia | New Policies Oct 08, 2018 @ 12:24

Works Ministry calls for a review of Government Asset Management Policy

The Works Ministry has called for a review of the Government Asset Management Policy (DPAK) to ensure that it is in line with the aspirations of the new government. |Read more >|NST

 

New Malaysia | New Initiatives Oct 08, 2018 @ 12:03

Community leaders to monitor projects to prevent shoddy work: Uggah

Community leaders can now closely monitor the implementation of government development projects in their areas to prevent any shoddy work, said Sarawak Deputy Chief Minister Datuk Amar Douglas Uggah Embas. |Read more >|SunDaily

 

New Malaysia | New Govt Oct 08, 2018 @ 12:03

Real economic growth means enhancing people's purchasing power: Azmin

Malaysia needs to relook at balancing its economy through new sectors that can increase foreign direct investments (FDIs), provide jobs, boost sustainability and improve productivity, says Economic Affairs Minister Datuk Seri Mohamed Azmin Ali. |Read more >|SunDaily

 

New Malaysia | Opposition Oct 08, 2018 @ 11:55

Hishammuddin denies leaving Umno with 30 MPs

Former Umno vice-president Datuk Seri Hishammuddin Hussein has denied claims that he is leaving Umno, together with 30 MPs, to become an independent. |Read more >|Malaymail

 

New Malaysia | New Govt Oct 08, 2018 @ 11:52

Foreigners on Khazanah board? No decision yet, says Azmin

Khazanah Nasional Bhd's board of directors has yet to discuss appointing members from abroad, Economics Affairs Minister Datuk Seri Mohamed Azmin Ali clarified today. |Read more >|Malaymail

 

New Malaysia | New Policies Oct 08, 2018 @ 08:58

Law to compel MPs to declare assets

A NEW law warranting a mandatory declaration of assets by elected representatives is in the works. |Read more >|NST

 

New Malaysia New Initiatives | Oct 08, 2018

Sports, recreation key aspects in Darul Hana project — Assistant minister

Sports and recreational facilities are among the key components in the Darul Hana mega project, slated for the benefit of local youths especially those in the Seberang Hilir area. |Read more >|BorneoPost

 

New Malaysia | Overhaul: MRT2 Oct 08, 2018 @ 07:00

Shifting away from PDP towards the turnkey contractor

The change in the terms of the contract for the MRT2 project whereby the consor­tium of MMC-Gamuda Joint Venture is to complete the works on a turnkey basis marks a shift away from the Project Delivery Partner (PDP) model that the government adopted for large projects.
|Read more >|TheStar

 

New Malaysia | New Govt Oct 08, 2018 @ 00:30

Minister’s aide demands The Star apologise for inaccurate khalwat report

A press secretary to Datuk Mujahid Rawa Yusof demanded The Star tender a public apology within 24 hours for an interview with the minister under misleading headlines yesterday. |Read more >|Malaymail

 

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Oct 09

New Malaysia | Overhaul: MRT2 Oct 09, 2018 @ 23:14

Guan Eng unmoved by MMC Gamuda JV plea

Finance Minister Lim Guan Eng was unmoved by MMC Gamuda Joint Venture's assertions of job losses, stating that it is welcome to place a fresh bid for the underground portion contract of the Mass Rapid Transit 2 (MRT2) project and to communicate its views. |Read more >|SunDaily

 

New Malaysia | New Initiatives: Housing Oct 09, 2018 @ 22:47

Developers of affordable housing may enjoy lower compliance costs by 2019

Developers of affordable housing are expected to see a reduction in their compliance costs by 2019, including for utility, water and telecommunications if the affordable housing policy is approved by the Cabinet. |Read more >|SunDaily

 

New Malaysia | New Govt Oct 09, 2018 @ 22:45

PM tells manufacturers: Diversify to reduce import dependence

Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad says Malaysian manufacturers must diversify their products in order to lessen dependence on imported products. |Read more >|NST

 

New Malaysia | New Initiatives Oct 09, 2018 @ 20:57

Police monitor tahfiz centres, prevent the spread of extremism: IGP

The Royal Malaysia Police (PDRM) will monitor all tahfiz religious schools in the country in a pro-active and preventive move to prevent the Salafi Jihadi and Daesh ideologies from spreading here. |Read more >|SunDaily

 

New Malaysia | New Projects Oct 09, 2018 @ 20:56

Third national car – MAI gets two proposals

Two automotive industry players have submitted proposals on the third national car project so far, the Malaysia Automotive Institute (MAI) said.​|Read more >|SunDaily

 

New Malaysia | Ge14 Promises Oct 09, 2018 @ 20:37

Govt not abolishing toll due to the financial situation: Baru Bian

The government will not abolish toll collection due to Malaysia's current financial situation, said Works Minister Baru Bian. |Read more >|SunDaily

 

New Malaysia | Overhaul: MRT2 Oct 09, 2018 @ 19:10

PM: Govt to discuss earlier decision to terminate MMC-Gamuda for MRT2

Putrajaya will discuss the decision to terminate MMC-Gamuda as the underground contractor for the Mass Rapid Transit Line 2 (MRT2) project, Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad said today. |Read more >|Malaymail

 

New Malaysia | New Initiatives Oct 09, 2018 @ 18:59

Two more water rescue units will be established in Selangor

The Selangor Fire and Rescue Department (JBPM) will establish two more teams of the Water Rescue Unit (PPDA), the latest by early next year, says its director Azmi Osman. |Read more >|SunDaily

 

New Malaysia | Budget 2019 Oct 09, 2018 @ 18:53

Works Ministry to ask for additional allocation to maintain Federal roads

The Works Ministry will propose additional allocation for Federal roads maintenance in Budget 2019.|Read more > |NST

 

New Malaysia | New Govt Oct 09, 2018 @ 18:50

Malaysia welcomes foreign investors with open arms, says PM

Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad has once again reiterated that Malaysia welcomed Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) from investors with open arms, provided that it also benefits Malaysians. |Read more >|Malaymail

 

New Malaysia | Overhaul: MRT2 Oct 09, 2018 @ 18:49

Govt to review the international open tender decision on MRT2

The government will be reviewing its decision to open an international tender process for the Mass Rapid Transit 2 (MRT2) underground works, says Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad. |Read more > |NST

 

New Malaysia | GE14 Promises Oct 09, 2018 @ 18:44

Govt not sole decision-maker in determining toll rates

The government is not the sole decision-maker in whether toll rates should be reduced or maintained as it also depended on the stakeholders, says Khazanah Nasional Bhd Managing Director Datuk Shahril Ridza Ridzuan. |Read more > |SunDaily

 

New Malaysia | Overhaul: MRT2 Oct 09, 2018 @ 18:40

MRT2 underground work to continue at a reduced cost says Guan Eng

The government has given an assurance that the Mass Rapid Transit 2 (MRT2) underground contract will continue, but it will be awarded through an open tender at a reduced cost. |Read more >|Malaymail

 

New Malaysia | New Initiatives Oct 09, 2018 @ 18:24

Perak targeting 90 pct broadband penetration for urban areas

The Perak government plans to develop fibre optic infrastructure to meet its target of achieving 90 per cent broadband penetration in urban areas in the state. |Read more >|NST

 

New Malaysia | PD By-election Oct 09, 2018 @ 18:14

PD by-election: 63% early voter turnout, says EC

The Election Commission has reported a 63% turnout for early voting for the Port Dickson by-election when polling closed at 5.30pm on Tuesday (Oct 9).
|Read more >|TheStar

 

New Malaysia | New Govt Oct 09, 2018 @ 18:13

Nurul to ask govt for more funding for TVET

Technical and Vocational Education and Training (TVET) task force chairman Nurul Izzah Anwar said she will raise the issue of delays in payments to both public and private technical and vocational education training centres in the upcoming parliament sitting.|Read more > |SunDaily

 

New Malaysia | New Govt Oct 09, 2018 @ 18:01

India seeks amnesty for undocumented workers in Malaysia

India has sought an amnesty for its illegal workers in Malaysia so that they can either regularise their stay or return home, Human Resources Minister M. Kulasegaran said. |Read more > |NST

 

New Malaysia | New Govt Oct 09, 2018 @ 17:53

FT Minister Khalid Samad files lawsuit against activist

Federal Territories Minister Khalid Samad (pix) has sued Muslim activist Wan Asshima Kamaruddin for alleging that he had organised a gay festival.|Read more > |SunDaily

 

New Malaysia | New Govt Oct 09, 2018 @ 17:35

FT minister: Not all registered tahfiz schools will get DBKL nod

Federal Territories Minister Khalid Abdul Samad said not all tahfiz centres that have registered with Kuala Lumpur City Hall (DBKL) will be allowed to continue operating. |Read more >|Malaymail

 

New Malaysia | New Govt Oct 09, 2018 @ 17:20

Minister: Oktoberfest? Yes, if held in the controlled area, no Muslims attending

The annual beer festival Oktoberfest can be held as long as the organisers apply for a permit with Kuala Lumpur City Hall (DBKL) and adhere to the guidelines set by the local council. |Read more >|Malaymail

 

New Malaysia | Opposition Oct 09, 2018 @ 17:15

Pas agrees with the law on mandatory assets declaration

Pas has no problem agreeing to a plan to introduce a new law warranting a mandatory declaration of assets by elected representatives and senior government officials under the Jusa C grade and above. |Read more > |NST

 

 

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New Malaysia | New Govt Oct 07, 2018 @ 23:46

No need to reduce affordable house price in Malacca: Chief Minister

There is no need to lower the price of the affordable house (RMM) in the state as the price offered is reasonable and affordable to be the B40 group.|Read more > |SunDaily

 

New Malaysia | New Initiatives Oct 07, 2018 @ 21:20

Armed Forces to apply for a permanent camp for 13th Brigade in Felda Sahabat

The Malaysian Armed Forces (MAF) will submit an application to the Defence Ministry and the government for approval to build a permanent camp for the 13th Brigade at Felda Sahabat, Tungku near here.|Read more >|NST

 

New Malaysia | New Govt Oct 07, 2018 @ 19:06

New mechanism to channel Sedic funds, says Waytha Moorthy

A new mechanism will be implemented to ensure the Socio-Economic Development Unit for the Indian Community (Sedic) fund disbursement reaches the community’s targets, said Minister in the Prime Minister's Department P. Waytha Moorthy.|Read more >|TheStar

 

New Malaysia | New Initiatives Oct 07, 2018 @ 18:41

Penang to set up day care centres for senior citizens

Penang government is expected to work with local agencies and non-governmental organisations (NGOs) to set up day care centres for senior citizens to keep them occupied with activities while their children are away at work. |Read more >|NST

 

New Malaysia | New Govt Oct 07, 2018 @ 18:29

Hasty decision on UEC can cause disunity, says Maszlee

Minister Dr Maszlee Malik says that granting recognition to UEC hastily without mutual understanding among the different races in the country might cause disunity and result in disturbances among the people. |Read more >|SunDaily

 

New Malaysia | New Govt Oct 07, 2018 @ 18:00

Dr Ismail Bakar: In-depth study need on pay hike for civil servants

The Government will be conducting an in-depth study to determine whether there is a need to increase the salary of civil servants.|Read more >|TheStar

 

New Malaysia | New Initiatives Oct 07, 2018 @ 17:55

Digital database on structure plans can help Fire and Rescue Dept

A digital database on structure plans of all local councils can greatly assist the Fire and Rescue Department in conducting rescue operations in a speedy and safe manner. |Read more >|NST

 

New Malaysia | New Govt Oct 07, 2018 @ 17:55

Pahang to continue with anti-vice operations: Tengku Abdullah

Pahang will continue with anti-vice operations, including raids at residences or other premises, such as hotels, to prevent immoral activities, according to the Regent of Pahang, Tengku Abdullah Sultan Ahmad Shah. |Read more >|SunDaily

 

New Malaysia | New Govt Oct 07, 2018 @ 17:24

Minister: Govt takes a serious view on violation of pesticide regulations

The government will not defend farmers who violate regulations on the use of pesticides, especially those whose harvests are exported to other countries, said Agriculture and Agro-based Industry Minister  Datuk Salahuddin Ayub.|Read more >|Malaymail

 

New Malaysia | Opposition Oct 07, 2018 @ 15:47

Speed up on the critical allowance for fire dept personnel, says Noh

The government should speed up efforts to implement the critical allowance scheme for fire and rescue personnel, according to Barian Nasional's (BN) shadow minister of housing and local government, Tan Sri Noh Omar. |Read more >|SunDaily

 

New Malaysia | Overhaul: MRT2 Oct 07, 2018 @ 15:07

Govt slashes MRT2 by RM5.22b, reopens tender to the underground portion

Putrajaya succeeded in saving over RM5 billion in its MRT2 rationalisation exercise and hopes to reduce further costs as it opens up the tender for the underground portion of the mass rail transport project, Lim Guan Eng said today. |Read more >|Malaymail

 

New Malaysia | New Govt Oct 07, 2018 @ 14:25

Liew: Study to abolish mandatory death sentence in the final stage

A study to abolish the mandatory death sentence is in the final stage before being presented to the Cabinet, says Datuk Liew Vui Keong. |Read more >|TheStar

 

New Malaysia | Overhaul: Projects Oct 07, 2018 @ 13:26

Forest City developer seeks to build affordable homes

A local joint venture with China’s largest property developer is keen to move past the controversy-hit Forest City project in south Johor and build affordable homes in Malaysia. |Read more >|Malaymail

 

New Malaysia | New Govt Oct 07, 2018 @ 12:32

Motion for MPs to declare assets will be tabled in Parliament

A motion that requires all MPs to declare their assets as done by those in the Cabinet, will be tabled in the Dewan Rakyat on Oct 15. |Read more >|SunDaily

 

New Malaysia | New Initiatives Oct 07, 2018 @ 12:05

Sarawak allocates RM2.5 million for 50,000 Musang King durian trees

The Sarawak government has allocated RM2.5 million to cultivate Musang King durian to boost the income of the rural community in Betong. |Read more >|NST

 

New Malaysia New Govt | Oct 07, 2018

Rural subsidy system cut cause for concern — Bintulu MP

The Ministry of Domestic Trade and Consumers Affairs’ move to consider cutting the rural subsidy system in Sarawak for the transportation of essential goods is a cause for concern. |Read more >|BorneoPost

 

New Malaysia | New Initiatives: MCMC Oct 07, 2018 @ 12:04

MCMC: All telcos offering cheaper initial broadband packages

All telecommunications companies have agreed to adhere to the Mandatory Standard on Access Pricing (MSAP) and are "offering higher speed at a lower price" for their initial broadband packages.|Read more >|SunDaily

 

New Malaysia | Overhaul: Projects Oct 07, 2018 @ 11:45

DBKL gets the green light to sell 43 land parcels for private development

Federal Territories Minister Khalid Abdul Samad said today that Kuala Lumpur City Hall (DBKL) has been given the go-ahead to complete the sale of 43 parcels of land that had been previously suspended due to suspected shady dealings.|Read more >|Malaymail

 

New Malaysia | New Govt Oct 07, 2018 @ 10:45

Strategies to address rejection on vaccines

The Health Ministry is focusing on strengthening its strategies to address the increasing number of parents who reject vaccines. |Read more >|SunDaily

 

New Malaysia | New Govt Oct 07, 2018 @ 10:43

Only RM2m of RM1b in summonses collected by DBKL

Federal Territories Minister Khalid Abdul Samad (pix) expressed his disappointment over the amount in traffic and parking summonses collected by the Kuala Lumpur City Hall (DBKL). |Read more >|SunDaily

 

New Malaysia | New Policies Oct 07, 2018 @ 09:20

Mujahid now says khalwat remarks taken out of context

De facto Islamic Affairs Minister Datuk Mujahid Yusof Rawa has denied saying he wants to stop Islamic law enforcers from “knocking on doors at night” during khalwat raids.|Read more >|Malaymail

 

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