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ANM in the News Archive October 06 - 10,  2019

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October 10, 2017

New Malaysia | Govt: State  Oct 10, 2019 @ 21:08

No new highways allowed for PJ, says MBPJ councillor refuting mega-project news

The Petaling Jaya City Council (MBPJ) will not allow for any new highway to run across the city in accordance with the city's local plan, says Petaling Jaya City Councillor Derek Fernandez.|Read more >|TheStar

New Malaysia | Reforms: Death Penalty  Oct 10, 2019 @ 20:56

Bill to repeal death sentence to be tabled in March next year

The bill to repeal the mandatory death penalty is expected to be tabled in Parliament in March 2020, said Minister in the Prime Minister’s Department Datuk Liew Vui Keong.|Read more >|SunDaily

New Malaysia | Govt: MoHr |  Oct 10, 2019 @ 20:30

Minister: Legal action awaits Utusan if found to have violated law in staff layoffs

Utusan Melayu (Malaysia) Bhd will face legal action if it was found to have violated the law in its massive staff layoffs as it ceased operations yesterday, Human Resources Minister M. Kulasegaran said.|Read more >|Malaymail

New Malaysia | Reforms  Oct 10, 2019 @ 19:16

Govt to establish red tape challenge programme

The government is currently working towards having a Red Tape Challenge (RTC) programme to follow the footsteps of developed economies which saw billions in savings with its implementation, said Deputy Prime Minister Datuk Seri Dr Wan Azizah Wan Ismail.|Read more >|SunDaily

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New Malaysia | New Policies: B20 Biodiesel Oct 10, 2019 @ 19:02

B20 biodiesel implementation to start in Langkawi next year

The nationwide implementation of the B20 biodiesel fuel usage will be done in stages, starting with Langkawi, Kedah early next year, said Primary industries Minister Teresa Kok.|Read more >|SunDaily

New Malaysia | Budget 2020 Oct 10, 2019 @ 18:13

2020 Budget: Gua Musang Orang Asli community hoping for good news

Having lived without electricity supply since 2010, some 100 families from three villages in Gua Musang here are hoping for good news in the 2020 Budget tomorrow.|Read more >|NST

New Malaysia | New Initiatives: MoT  Oct 10, 2019 @ 18:00

Loke: KTMB plans to increase ETS frequency to 50 rides per day

Transport Minister Anthony Loke today said that Keretapi Tanah Melayu Berhad (KTMB) is planning to increase the Electric Train Service (ETS) to 50 rides per day.|Read more >|Malaymail

New Malaysia | Govt: State Oct 10, 2019 @ 17:50

E-waste factory in Machap ordered to cease operation immediately

An e-waste factory in Machap was ordered to cease operation immediately after it was found to be committing various offences, including operating without a valid permit and polluting the air on Monday.|Read more >|SunDaily

New Malaysia | Budget 2020 Oct 10, 2019 @ 17:46

Malaysians want initiatives to lessen cost of living burden: MoF

An online survey conducted in conjunction with the Budget 2020 and involving more than 7,000 respondents from among Malaysians, revealed that they want initiatives to lessen the burden of their cost of living, more opportunities to enhance the quality of life and assistance when faced with tragedies.|Read more >|SunDaily

New Malaysia | Govt Programmes Oct 10, 2019 @ 17:41

More than 46k of RMR1M affordable homes completed, Zuraida tells Dewan Rakyat

A total of 46,301 units of Rumah Mesra Rakyat 1Malaysia (RMR1M) have been completed as of August this year, says Zuraida Kamaruddin.|Read more >|TheStar

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New Malaysia | Govt Oct 10, 2019 @ 17:23

No cronyism in awarding projects, says Mahathir

Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad (pix) reiterated that there was no practice of cronyism in awarding projects including on renewable energy-related ones.|Read more >|SunDaily

New Malaysia | Govt: MoHr Oct 10, 2019 @ 16:09

Students must choose courses wisely due to global changes by IR 4.0

Students must enrol themselves in courses that provide employment opportunities as the wave of the Fourth Industrial Revolution (IR 4.0) will affect the global workforce.|Read more >|NST

New Malaysia | Govt Programmes Oct 10, 2019 

SWD-assisted patients exempted from paying for cataract surgery – Dr Wan Azizah

Patients receiving assistance from the Social Welfare Department (SWD) have been exempted from making any payment to undergo cataract surgery, said Deputy Prime Minister Dr Wan Azizah Wan Ismail.|Read more >| BorneoPost

New Malaysia | New Policies: E-hailing Oct 10, 2019 @ 15:24

E-hailing drivers in limbo with Loke's decision

E-hailing drivers are in limbo over the Transport Ministry's decision to change their vehicle's category from a private vehicle (AB) to e-hailing private vehicle (AH).|Read more >|NST

New Malaysia | Govt: Resources  Oct 10, 2019 @ 15:13

Water tariff to increase next year after implementation of new mechanism

Water tariff will increase once the new Tariff Setting Mechanism (TSM) is implemented next year, says the Water, Land and Natural Resources Ministry.|Read more >|TheStar

New Malaysia | Govt: MoEA  Oct 10, 2019 @ 15:13

Khazanah’s divestment proceeds not to pay govt debts, says Azmin

Proceeds from the disposal of Khazanah Nasional Bhd’s shares, assets and interests fully belong to the sovereign wealth fund and will never be used to pay government debts, said Economic Affairs Minister Datuk Seri Mohamed Azmin Ali.|Read more >|SunDaily

New Malaysia | Govt: State  Oct 10, 2019 @ 15:00

Exco: Johor to come down hard on e-waste polluters

The Johor government will not hesitate to take action against any electronic and electrical waste (e-waste) recycling factories in the state that pollute the environment.|Read more >|Malaymail

New Malaysia | SPV 2030 Oct 10, 2019 @ 14:56

WBK2030 takes into account views of all state governments: Azmin Ali

The federal government will take into account the views of state governments in a bid to realise the Shared Prosperity Vision 2030 (WKB2030) and bridge the development gap between the Peninsula, Sabah and Sarawak.|Read more >|SunDaily

 

New Malaysia | Fuel Subsidy Oct 10, 2019 

Report: Sabah, Sarawak excluded from targeted fuel subsidy due to riverine transport

Putrajaya had decided not to extend the targeted fuel subsidy scheme to Sarawak and Sabah next year because of a lack of information on the number of boats plying the rivers in the two states, a news report said.|Read more >| BorneoPost

New Malaysia | Red flags: ROL Oct 10, 2019 @ 14:57

MACC to check on River of Life project allegations

The Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission will look into allegations surrounding the controversial RM4.4 billion River of Life (RoL) project.|Read more >|NST

New Malaysia | Govt: DAP  Oct 10, 2019 @ 14:30

Penang DCM confirms arrest of Melaka exco, Negri Sembilan lawmaker over alleged Tamil Tiger ties

Two state lawmakers from DAP were arrested this morning allegedly for their ties to the now-defunct Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE).|Read more >|Malaymail

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October 10, 2017

New Malaysia | Budget 2020 Oct 10, 2019 @ 14:25

Dr M: Govt needs to strike balance between taxes and subsidies

The government will re-evaluate subsidy provisions to ensure they are channelled to the deserving groups of people.|Read more >|NST

New Malaysia | Govt Programmes Oct 10, 2019 @ 14:18

Various races involved in community-level unity programmes

The community-level unity programmes involving Rukun Tetangga Areas (KRT) in Kedah is now being joined by various ethnic groups that could forge greater understanding, harmony and mutual respect in the multi-ethnic population.|Read more >|SunDaily

New Malaysia | Red flags: LTTE |  Oct 10, 2019 @ 14:18

Police arrest seven, including politicians, for alleged links to Tamil Tigers

Seven men, including two assemblymen, have been detained for alleged links to the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE).|Read more >|TheStar

New Malaysia | New Initiatives |  Oct 10, 2019 @ 14:13

Council on Climate Change Action to be set up: Mahathir

Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad said the government will establish the National Council of Climate Change Action to address matters concerning this pressing issue.|Read more >|SunDaily

New Malaysia | Budget 2020 |  Oct 10, 2019 @ 14:00

Umno sec-gen says no alternative Budget 2020, last year’s still valid

The Opposition will not be presenting its shadow Budget for 2020 when the government tables its version in Parliament tomorrow, Tan Sri Annuar Musa said today.|Read more >|Malaymail

New Malaysia | Govt |  Oct 10, 2019 @ 13:30

PM: Government to award green energy projects on merit

Future contracts of renewable energy projects will be awarded to those with viable proposals, Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad said today.|Read more >|Malaymail

New Malaysia | New Policies: E-hailing Oct 10, 2019 @ 13:23

Umno Youth: Reform JPJ to fix e-hailing policy issue

The implementation of the policies to enable e-hailing drivers to obtain their Public Service Vehicle (PSV) licence have to be fixed at the Road Transport Department (JPJ) level, says Umno Youth.|Read more >|TheStar

New Malaysia | Govt Oct 10, 2019 @ 13:16

PM: Some ex-Utusan staff will be rehired by new management

Some of the Utusan Melayu (M) Bhd employees under the previous management will be rehired by the “new Utusan”, says Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad.|Read more >|TheStar

New Malaysia | SPV 2030 Oct 10, 2019 @ 13:00

Sabah litmus test for new policy

Sabah will be the true litmus test of the Shared Prosperity Vision 2030 policy, in terms of taking Malaysians out of poverty.|Read more >|NST

New Malaysia | Budget 2020 Oct 10, 2019 @ 12:59

Dr M: Right subsidies for the right people under Budget 2020

Lower taxes and increased subsidies are what the people want – but these contradict each other, and the Government will have to find the right balance in Budget 2020, says Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad.|Read more >|TheStar

New Malaysia | Govt: GLCs Oct 10, 2019 @ 12:55

'Najib disposed of 84 Khazanah's assets in ten years'

A total 84 assets owned by sovereign wealth fund Khazanah Nasional Bhd were disposed of when former prime minister Datuk Seri Najib Razak was the board chairman between 2009 and 2018, the Dewan Rakyat was told today.|Read more >|NST

New Malaysia | SPV 2030 Oct 10, 2019 @ 12:20

Reduce gap for healthy economy

There is much work to be done to close the gap between the rich and poor, and relevant issues must be looked into before implementing policies on spurring the sharing of wealth, experts said.|Read more >|NST

New Malaysia | Govt  Oct 10, 2019 @ 12:14

Briefing on three key issues to civil servants in east coast

The Ministry of Communications and Multimedia has organised a briefing session on three key issues to about 1,000 civil servants in the east coast today.|Read more >|SunDaily

New Malaysia | Govt: GLCs |  Oct 10, 2019 @ 12:00

Widad offers to buy PLUS Expressways concessionaires for RM3b

Widad Group Bhd has offered to buy PLUS Expressways Bhd concessionaires by taking over the 51 per cent stake owned by Khazanah Nasional Bhd for a RM1.5 billion cash consideration, or 100 per cent of the concessionaires owned by Khazanah and the Employees Provident Fund (EPF) for RM3 billion cash.|Read more >|Malaymail

New Malaysia | Budget 2020 Oct 10, 2019 @ 11:16

Finance Ministry: No plans to abolish RPGT

The Government has no plans to abolish the Real Property Gains Tax (RPGT) at the moment as it has not reached the one-year implementation period, says the Finance Ministry.|Read more >|TheStar

New Malaysia | Fuel Subsidy |  Oct 10, 2019 @ 11:14

Gradual increase of RON95 next year will be minimal, says minister

Those not qualified for the targeted fuel subsidy initiative will only have to fork out just slightly more than the current subsidised RON95 retail price of RM2.08, when the price of the fuel is floated in January.|Read more >|SunDaily

New Malaysia | Govt Programmes Oct 10, 2019 @ 10:16

Govt seeks to increase retort machines to store donated food

The government is planning to increase the number of retort packing machines, which will allow donated food to be stored longer.|Read more >|SunDaily

New Malaysia | Govt  Oct 10, 2019 @ 09:01

Clarification on WKB2030, other govt initiatives in Dewan Rakyat today

The differences between the Shared Prosperity Vision 2030 (WKB2030) and several previous government’s initiatives are among the issues that will be clarified during the sitting of the Dewan Rakyat today.|Read more >|SunDaily

New Malaysia | Overhaul: Vehicle Import AP  Oct 10, 2019 @ 09:01

Misappropriation of vehicle import licence: Nine companies blacklisted

Nine companies have been blacklisted after a compliance audit was conducted, for alleged offences related to misappropriation of vehicle import licence (AP), for the period 2017 to 2018, said International Trade and Industry Minister Datuk Darell Leiking.|Read more >|SunDaily

New Malaysia | Govt: Home Oct 10, 2019 @ 08:35

Free flow zone in Wang Kelian will not be reopened: Muhyiddin

The government does not plan to reopen the border free flow zone between Wang Kelian on the Malaysian side and Wang Prachan in Thailand due to security factors.|Read more >|SunDaily

New Malaysia | SPV 2030 Oct 10, 2019 @ 07:00

‘Giving B40 group a leg up’

The government will ensure that the vulnerable will not be left behind as it strives to achieve the goals of its first economic policy – the Shared Prosperity Vision 2030 (SPV 2030).|Read more >|TheStar

New Malaysia | SPV 2030 Oct 10, 2019 @ 07:00

Foundation for a better tomorrow

The Shared Prosperity Vision 2030 (SPV 2030) has 15 guiding principles ranging from continuous prosperity for everyone, being a learning society and an Asian economic axis to upholding sovereignty.|Read more >|TheStar

New Malaysia | SPV 2030 Oct 10, 2019 @ 07:00

Social indicators to keep everything in check

To ensure that the Shared Prosperity Vision 2030 (SPV 2030) fulfils its aim of benefiting all areas, the government is creating social indicators to measure its progress.|Read more >|TheStar

New Malaysia | SPV 2030 Oct 10, 2019 @ 07:00

Focus on closing the disparity gap

A widening economic gap between income groups, ethnic groups as well as rural and urban areas is a major challenge faced by the country.|Read more >|TheStar

New Malaysia | SPV 2030 Oct 10, 2019 @ 07:00

Why the bumiputra agenda is still a priority

The economic pie of the country is to be shared by every Malaysian – that is the main agenda of SPV 2030.|Read more >|TheStar

New Malaysia | Reforms: IRA  Oct 10, 2019 @ 07:00

We consulted stakeholders on labour law reforms, says Kula

M. Kulasegaran has denied an allegation by the Malaysian Trade Union Congress (MTUC) that there was no consultation over labour law reforms, including amendments to the Industrial Relations Act (IRA) which were tabled for first reading in the Dewan Rakyat on Monday.|Read more >|TheStar

New Malaysia | Govt Programmes Oct 10, 2019 @ 07:00

‘Free breakfast for pupils to cost RM1.67bil’

Between RM800mil and RM1.67bil will be spent on free breakfast for some 2.7 million primary school pupils next year in a move that has come under criticism by the Opposition MPs.|Read more >|TheStar

New Malaysia | Budget 2020 Oct 10, 2019 @ 07:00

Higher subsidies and lower taxes, please

Reducing personal income taxes and increasing subsidies for rice, flour, cooking oil and other essential items are the two most popular choices on The Star readers’ wishlist with just a day to go before Budget 2020.|Read more >|TheStar

New Malaysia | State Govt Oct 10, 2019 

‘Petronas awaiting directive to pay SST’

State Legal Counsel Dato Sri JC Fong said Petronas, like other oil and gas companies operating in Sarawak, has no issue in paying the five per cent State Sales Tax (SST) on petroleum products but is being held back by the federal government’s silence on the matter.|Read more >| BorneoPost

 

New Malaysia | State Govt  Oct 10, 2019 @ 0:00

No snap election in Perak, says Nga

A viral message thata  snap election will soon be called in Perak following rumours of several DAP assemblymen leaving the party and become Independent assemblymen is not true.|Read more >|Malaymail

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October 09, 2017

New Malaysia | Govt: Home Oct 09, 2019 @ 23:00

Muhyiddin: 30 investigation papers opened on racism cases since May 2018

Home Minister Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin told Dewan Rakyat today that 30 investigation papers (IP) related to racism was opened by Malaysia Royal Police (PDRM) between May 2018 and Sept this year.|Read more >|Malaymail

New Malaysia | Laws: New & Amendment Oct 09, 2019 @ 22:59

Dewan Rakyat approves Food Donors Protection Bill

The Dewan Rakyat today approved the Food Donors Protection Bill 2019, aimed at encouraging the public to donate food without fear of being sued while supporting the government's Food Bank Programme.|Read more >|NST

New Malaysia | Reforms: AntiFake News Act Oct 09, 2019 @ 18:00

Anti-Fake News Act repealed by Dewan Rakyat again

The Anti-Fake News Act has been repealed by the Dewan Rakyat again after it was rebuffed by the Dewan Negara.|Read more >|Malaymail

New Malaysia | Govt: MoT Oct 09, 2019 @ 17:26

Transport Ministry clarifies confusion over new e-hailing regulations

Although the new ruling on e-hailing drivers by the Road Transport Department (RTD) will be enforced as planned this Saturday (Oct 12), Transport Minister Anthony Loke said there was no need for drivers to change their vehicle category from private vehicle (AB) to e-hailing private vehicle (AH).|Read more >|NST

New Malaysia | Govt: MoH Oct 092019 @ 17:10

Smoker screening test for all male staff in Health Ministry isn’t sexist, says deputy minister

All male staff in the Health Ministry in Putrajaya had to attend a smoker’s screening test on Wednesday (Oct 9), according to an internal circular.|Read more >|TheStar

 

New Malaysia | Red flags: PSV Oct 09, 2019 @ 16:09

Driving schools involved in PSV scams to be investigated by MACC: Loke

Driving schools found to be involved in a scam to sell Public Services Vehicle (PSV) licences will be referred to the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) for investigations.|Read more >|SunDaily

New Malaysia | Govt: Home Oct 09, 2019 @ 15:00

Home Ministry to justify all citizenship bid rejections from next year

The Home Ministry will procedurally inform citizenship applicants why they were unsuccessful starting next year, the Parliament was told today.|Read more >|Malaymail

New Malaysia | Govt: MoHr Oct 092019 @ 12:51

Kulasegaran: Utusan Melayu employees can seek Employee Insurance System support

Retrenched employees of Utusan Melayu (M) Bhd can make a representation under the Employment Insurance System (EIS) to get assistance for a period of six months, says Human Resources Minister M. Kulasegaran.|Read more >|TheStar

New Malaysia | Govt: MoF Oct 09, 2019 @ 12:01

Guan Eng: Land worth more than RM4bil sold by former govt

The Finance Ministry has refuted allegations that the Pakatan Harapan government has sold land owned by it since assuming power on May 8, 2018.|Read more >|NST

New Malaysia | New Propositions Oct 09, 2019 @ 12:00

New Bill granting social workers professional status set for Dec tabling

Deputy Prime Minister Datuk Seri Dr Wan Azizah Wan Ismail will be tabling a new Bill in December that will accord professional status to social workers in the country.|Read more >|Malaymail

 

New Malaysia | Govt Programmes Oct 09, 2019 @ 12:00

Pilot initiative underway to ensure smooth implementation of Free Breakfast Programme

Seven schools from four states are part of a pilot initiative to ensure smooth implementation of the Free Breakfast Programme, said Education Minister Dr Maszlee Malik.|Read more >|SunDaily

New Malaysia | Govt Oct 09, 2019 @ 08:41

Free breakfast programme, corruption, MyKad sale, among issues to be discussed in Parliament today

The mechanism for the Free Breakfast Program (PSP) for all primary school children planned to begin next year, is one of the main focus of the Dewan Rakyat meeting on Wednesday.|Read more >|SunDaily

New Malaysia | New Initiatives: MoH Oct 09, 2019 @ 07:00

‘Measures taken to reduce hospital ward congestion’

The Health Ministry has put in various measures to reduce ward congestion in government hospitals, including expanding the daily treatment services.|Read more >|TheStar

New Malaysia | Fuel Subsidy Oct 09, 2019 

Petrol price in S’wak should not exceed RM2 per litre — Abdullah

The price of petrol in Sarawak should not exceed RM2 per litre, as it is a state that produces oil.|Read more >| BorneoPost

 

New Malaysia | SPV 2030 Oct 09, 2019 @ 07:00

Opposition reps admit SPV2030 goals ‘beautiful’ but caution need for proper implementation

Opposition MPs say that Pakatan Harapan’s (PH) plans to address poverty in the country and make Malaysia a high-income nation via its Shared Prosperity Vision 2030 (SPV2030) is a move in the right direction.|Read more >|Malaymail

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October 08, 2017

New Malaysia | New Initiatives Oct 08, 2019 @ 22:34

Socso for four informal sectors starting next year: Kula

The self-employment social security scheme (SEEIS) under the Social Security Organisation (Socso) will be extended to other informal sectors from next year, said Human Resource Minister M. Kula Segaran.|Read more >|SunDaily

 

New Malaysia | Fuel Subsidy Oct 08, 2019 @ 21:24

No fuel subsidies for East Malaysia as consumption is lower than in peninsula: Saifuddin

Domestic Trade and Consumer Affairs Minister Saifuddin Nasution Ismail says vehicle owners in East Malaysia will not receive petrol subsidies as consumption in Sabah and Sarawak is relatively lower than in the peninsula.|Read more >|SunDaily

 

New Malaysia | Local Council Elections Oct 08, 2019 @ 19:56

Revival of local govt polls to be discussed in Parliament next year

A Cabinet memorandum on the revival of local government elections is scheduled to be discussed in Parliament in June next year, following the preparation of a proposal paper by the Housing and Local Government Ministry.|Read more >|NST

New Malaysia | New Propositions Oct 08, 2019 @ 17:44

Health Ministry studying full ban on vape products

The Health Ministry is studying whether to implement a full ban on vape or electronic cigarettes in the country following a worrying rise in the vaping habit among youth.|Read more >|NST

 

New Malaysia | New Initiatives Oct 08, 2019 @ 17:11

Demand for residential broadband rises by 18% to 20%: Gobind

The demand for fixed residential and commercial broadband services rose by 18% to 22% for the period from August last year to August this year, said Communications and Multimedia Minister Gobind Singh Deo.|Read more >|SunDaily

 

New Malaysia | New Law: NAFCC Oct 08, 2019 @ 16:35

National Anti-Financial Crime Centre bill tabled in Parliament

The National Anti-Financial Crime Centre (NAFCC) bill was tabled in the Dewan Rakyat today.|Read more >|NST

New Malaysia | Fuel Subsidy Oct 08, 2019 @ 16:19

Why spend RM25mil to develop petrol subsidy scheme when existing database already available, asks Wee

The government has been urged to give a full explanation over the RM25.03mil tender to develop the subsidy mechanism under its newly announced petrol subsidy scheme, says MCA president Datuk Seri Dr Wee Ka Siong.|Read more >|TheStar

New Malaysia | New Propositions Oct 08, 2019 @ 16:00

Subsidise public transport, leading economist Jomo urges govt

Prominent economist Professor Jomo Kwame Sundaram has urged the government to subsidise public transport instead of giving fuel subsidies, as it would help the masses who depend on it.|Read more >|Malaymail

New Malaysia | Opposition: Gerakan Oct 08, 2019 @ 15:00

Penang can build its own People’s Housing Project, says Gerakan

The Penang government need not wait for Putrajaya to initiate the People’s Housing Project (PPR) scheme, the state chapter of Gerakan said today.|Read more >|Malaymail

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October 08, 2017

New Malaysia | New Law: NAFCC Oct 08, 2019 @ 14:29

Govt tables Bill to form anti-financial crime centre

A Bill was tabled in Parliament to set up a National Anti-Financial Crime Centre (NAFCC) to coordinate investigations into financial crime.|Read more >|TheStar

New Malaysia | Fuel Subsidy Oct 08, 2019 @ 14:25

M40 left out as usual, Wong says after petrol subsidy is announced

Every three in four Malaysians finds it hard to set aside RM1,000 for emergencies, says MCA Youth chief Nicole Wong.|Read more >|TheStar

New Malaysia | New Initiatives Oct 08, 2019 @ 14:44

Discounts on insurance premiums for prudent road users

Starting next year, the government will reward prudent road users with handsome discounts on their annual vehicle insurance premium renewals.|Read more >|NST

New Malaysia | New Initiatives Oct 08, 2019 @ 14:32

Govt to provide soft loans for bamboo plantation industry: Kok

The Government will provide soft loans to encourage the growth of local bamboo plantation industry to reduce export dependence on major commodities such as palm oil and rubber.|Read more >|SunDaily

New Malaysia | Fuel Subsidy Oct 08, 2019 @ 14:04

PM: New petrol subsidy for only one car per person in B40 bracket

The government’s new petrol subsidy scheme only allows for one car per individual in the B40 group, says Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad.|Read more >|TheStar

New Malaysia | Fuel Subsidy Oct 08, 2019 @ 13:51

Too early to tell if RON95 price float will cause inflation, says Saifuddin

It is too premature to tell if the decision to float the price of RON95 following the targeted fuel subsidy scheme would cause any inflation, says Datuk Seri Saifuddin Nasution Ismail.|Read more >|TheStar

New Malaysia | Govt Oct 08, 2019 @ 13:32

Budget 2020: MAAC urges govt to review lecturers’ salary scheme

The Malaysian Academic Association Congress (MAAC) has urged the government to consider a better scheme and salary for lecturers in the country, in view of their contributions to society.|Read more >|SunDaily

 

New Malaysia Govt Oct 08, 2019 @ 13:18

PM: SST collection will surpass GST, adjustments being made

The collection from Sales and Services Taxes (SST) will surpass that of the now-abolished Goods and Services Tax (GST) in the next few years, the Dewan Rakyat was told.|Read more >|NST

New Malaysia Malay Dignity Congress Oct 08, 2019 @ 13:10

CenBet wants govt to make stand on issues raised at Malay Dignity Congress

The government needs to set the record straight on its stance over the resolutions raised during Sunday's Malay Dignity Congress.|Read more >|NST

New Malaysia | Govt Oct 08, 2019 @ 13:00

DPM: Govt mulling sinking fund for industries to reduce impact of disasters

Deputy Prime Minister Datuk Seri Dr Wan Azizah Wan Ismail today said the government may consider implementing a “sinking fund” in order to increase industry player's responsibility in managing and restoring disasters in the country.|Read more >|Malaymail

New Malaysia | Govt Oct 08, 2019 @ 12:36

Direct negotiations on govt procurement if fulfills criteria

Direct negotiations involving government procurement can be considered, but only if it fulfills certain specific criteria, the Dewan Rakyat was told.|Read more >|SunDaily

New Malaysia | Govt Oct 08, 2019 @ 12:30

Dr M: Unity govt with Umno and PAS? No thanks

Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad has turned down an invitation by Umno deputy president Datuk Seri Mohamad Hasan to form a “unity government” with Barisan Nasional, PAS and East Malaysian parties.|Read more >|TheStar

New Malaysia | Malay Dignity Congress Oct 08, 2019 @ 12:30

Despite heavy criticism, Dr M says he only spoke the truth at Malay Dignity Congress

Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad today stood firm on his weekend address at the Malay Dignity Congress, saying he was merely stating the facts about the state of things with the Malays.|Read more >|Malaymail

New Malaysia | Budget 2020 Oct 08, 2019 @ 12:13

Budget 2020 : Cyber security sector needs to be further strengthened

The country’s cyber security needs to be constantly refined and strengthened, inline with the advent of the ever-changing and complex digital age.|Read more >|SunDaily

New Malaysia | Budget 2020 Oct 08, 2019 @ 11:53

Budget 2020: More R&D allocation for the disabled

The disabled community hopes that the government, through the 2020 Budget, will provide funding to institutions of higher learning for research and development (R&D) for people with developmental disabilities, learning disorders, dyslexia, autism and Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD).|Read more >|SunDaily

New Malaysia | Govt Oct 08, 2019 @ 11:33

Dr M distances himself from Syed Saddiq's criticism of Foodpanda

Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir has distanced himself from Syed Saddiq Abdul Rahman after the latter called for a consumer boycott against the Foodpanda delivery service for being "arrogant".|Read more >|TheStar

New Malaysia Malay Dignity Congress Oct 08, 2019 @ 11:23

PKR leader clarifies he did not call for ban on any type of school

Permatang Pauh PKR deputy head Dr Afif Bahardin has clarified that he did not call for a ban on religious or vernacular schools, as reported in thesundaily.my yesterday.|Read more >|SunDaily

New Malaysia | Budget 2020 Oct 08, 2019 @ 11:05

Budget 2020: Orang Asli leaders want basic development

Peninsular Malaysia Orang Asli Network (JKOAM) hopes that the government would focus on basic development involving the Orang Asli in Budget 2020 which will be tabled on Oct 11.|Read more >|SunDaily

 

New Malaysia | New Policies: E-hailing Oct 08, 2019 @ 10:15

Grab surprised by new govt requirements imposed on e-hailing drivers

E-hailing operator Grab said it was taken aback by two new requirements imposed on e-hailing drivers as new regulations on the industry takes into effect on Oct 12.|Read more >|TheStar

 

New Malaysia | Fuel Subsidy Oct 08, 2019 @ 09:11

Review fuel subsidy mechanism, government urged

Take a second look at the newly announced Fuel Subsidy Scheme (PSP), which is estimated to benefit 2.9 million vehicle owner-recipients of the Bantuan Sara Hidup (BSH) beginning early next year, the government was urged yesterday.|Read more >|SunDaily

New Malaysia | Budget 2020 Oct 08, 2019 @ 09:10

Budget 2020: Review visa-on-arrival requirement to boost VMY2020, govt urged

The price of RON95 will float according to the market once the targeted fuel subsidy scheme kicks off in January next year. Under the scheme announced by Domestic Trade and Consumer Affairs Minister Datuk Seri Saifuddin Nasution Ismail yesterday, only recipients of the Bantuan Sara Hidup (BSH) who are based in Peninsular Malaysia are entitled.|Read more >|TheStar

New Malaysia River of Life Fund Oct 08, 2019 @ 08:28

MACC urged to probe drying up of River of Life fund

The Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) has been urged to probe into the multibillion-ringgit “River of Life” (RoL) project, which critics claim has fallen short on delivery.|Read more >|NST

New Malaysia | Govt Oct 08, 2019 @ 08:03

GST re-implementation, #BoycottMalaysia to heat up Dewan Rakyat session today

The government’s direction on the proposal to re-implement the Goods and Services Tax (GST) tax system will be among the main focuses of the Dewan Rakyat today.|Read more >|SunDaily

New Malaysia | 1MDB Oct 08, 2019 @ 07:00

ITBM says not aware book-publishing money came from stolen 1MDB funds

The Malaysian Institute of Translation and Books (ITBM), which is said to be among the entities to have received money from 1Malaysia Development Bhd (1MDB), explained that the money it received was for book publishing and sales, without being aware of the original source of the money.|Read more >|Malaymail

New Malaysia | NCR Land Oct 08, 2019 

‘Amendment to Land Code won’t reduce size of NCR land’

Amendment to Sarawak Land Code Ordinance and creation of Section 6A for Native Territorial Domain (NTD) will not reduce the size of native customary rights (NCR) land under Section 5 of the ordinance.|Read more >| BorneoPost

New Malaysia | Fuel Subsidy Oct 08, 2019 @ 07:00

RON95 price to be floated

The price of RON95 will float according to the market once the targeted fuel subsidy scheme kicks off in January next year. Under the scheme announced by Domestic Trade and Consumer Affairs Minister Datuk Seri Saifuddin Nasution Ismail yesterday, only recipients of the Bantuan Sara Hidup (BSH) who are based in Peninsular Malaysia are entitled.|Read more >|TheStar

New Malaysia | Toll Abolishment Oct 08, 2019 @ 07:00

‘Toll abolition not possible’

Highway tolls cannot be abolished immediately because studies show that it requires a government buyout, says Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad.|Read more >|TheStar

New Malaysia | Malay Dignity Congress Oct 08, 2019 

Malaysia home for all Malaysians – Ongkili

Malaysia is home for all Malaysians, regardless their race, said Parti Bersatu Sabah (PBS) president Datuk Seri Dr Maximus Ongkili.|Read more >| BorneoPost

 

New Malaysia | SPV 2030 Oct 08, 2019 @ 06:30

What Shared Prosperity Vision 2030 means for the very people it is trying to help

When a question on pursuing tertiary studies was posed to 28-year-old Adilla Zainun, her immediate response was that she had no interest in exploring this option.|Read more >|Malaymail

New Malaysia | Building A New Malaysia |

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The New Government RON95 Fuel Subsidy Scheme

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October 07, 2017

New Malaysia Govt Programmes Oct 07, 2019 @ 23:23

Slow response to TVET training after 5.30pm

The response towards the Technical and Vocational Education and Training (TVET) programme which is implemented after 5.30pm at Industrial Training Institutes (ITI) is rather slow, says Human Resources Minister M. Kula Segaran.|Read more >|SunDaily

New Malaysia | Budget 2020 Oct 07, 2019 @ 22:02

PH Presidential Council Meeting proposes last-minute changes to 2020 Budget

The Pakatan Harapan (PH) Presidential Council Meeting today made a last-minute request for changes to be made to the 2020 Budget, which is slated to be tabled in Parliament on Friday.|Read more >|NST

New Malaysia | Budget 2020 Oct 07, 2019 @ 22:00

Livestock breeders hope to be included in Budget 2020

Livestock sector operators hope the government does not ignore the needs of this group in Budget 2020 which will be tabled this Friday, by increasing the existing aid.|Read more >|Malaymail

 

New Malaysia Reforms: IPCMC Oct 07, 2019 @ 21:41

IPCMC Bill to be referred to special panel

The Independent Police Complaints and Misconduct Commission (IPCMC) Bill will be referred to the Parliament’s Special Select Committee for Consideration of Bills.|Read more >|SunDaily

New Malaysia Viewpoints Oct 07, 2019 @ 20:06

Scrap 'wasteful' projects instead of hiking assessment tax, CAP tells Penang

The Consumers' Association of Penang (CAP) urged the state government to stop carrying out “wasteful” projects instead of increasing the assessment tax that will burden the people.|Read more >|NST

New Malaysia New Initiatives: MCMC Oct 07, 2019 @ 19:27

Gov’t moves to enhance role of internet centres

The 871 Internet centres across the country will take on a more significant role with suitable new human capital development programmes in support of the government’s effort to drive the digital economy, the Dewan Rakyat was told today.|Read more >|SunDaily

New Malaysia | Law: New & Amendments Oct 07, 2019 @ 16:40

Bill to protect food donors tabled in the Dewan Rakyat

A Bill to protect food donors from civil liabilities was tabled in the Dewan Rakyat on Monday (Oct 7).|Read more >|TheStar

New Malaysia | New Initiatives: MoT Oct 07, 2019 @ 16:40

Transport Ministry conducting study on airport development in Malaysia

The Transport Ministry says it is conducting a study, through the Malaysian Aviation Commission (Mavcom), to prepare the National Airports Strategic Plan (NASP).|Read more >|Malaymail

 

New Malaysia Malay Dignity Congress Oct 07, 2019 @ 16:29

Ban religious schools too, says Afif

Any move to adopt a single-stream education system should encompass religious schools as well as Chinese and Tamil vernacular schools, according to a PKR leader.

|Read more >|SunDaily

New Malaysia Budget 2020 Oct 07, 2019 @ 16:03

Govt needs to provide further housing aid to young M40: Tax Expert

Ernst & Young Tax Consultants Sdn Bhd has urged the government to provide further housing assistance to the young Middle 40 household income group (M40), as they could provide additional traction to the property market.|Read more >|SunDaily

 

New Malaysia Poverty in Malaysia Oct 07, 2019 @ 16:02

Govt mulls MPI use for better picture on poverty, says Dr M

The government will look into adopting the Multi-dimensional Poverty Index (MPI) for a more accurate picture on poverty in Malaysia, Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad said today.|Read more >|NST

New Malaysia | Malay Dignity Congress Oct 07, 2019 @ 16:00

Hishammuddin: Malay Dignity Congress an effort to unite community

Malay Dignity Congress is an effort to unite Malays and stop politicking, said Umno’s Datuk Seri Hishammuddin Hussein.|Read more >|Malaymail

New Malaysia | Laws: New & Amendment Oct 07, 2019 @ 16:00

Currency Bill promises harsher punishment for counterfeiting offences

Any person issuing, printing or minting the Malaysian currency without the approval of Bank Negara Malaysia (BNM) shall be liable to a fine of not exceeding RM50 million and imprisonment to a term of not exceeding 10 years, or to both.|Read more >|Malaymail

New Malaysia | State Govt Oct 07, 2019 @ 15:39

Sarawak seeking administrative autonomy, more healthcare funding

Sarawak is seeking administrative autonomy and more funding in healthcare from the Federal Government in order to serve the people better and meet local needs.|Read more >|TheStar

New Malaysia | Malay Dignity Congress Oct 07, 2019 @ 15:39

Why DAP silent over calls for gradual abolition of vernacular school, asks MCA

The MCA has criticised DAP for being silent on calls for the gradual abolition of vernacular schools made during the Kongres Maruah Melayu (Malay Dignity Congress) on Sunday (Oct 6).|Read more >|TheStar

New Malaysia Reintroduction of GST Oct 07, 2019 @ 15:31

No current plan to bring back GST, says Dr M

The government has no plan to re-introduce the Goods and Services Tax (GST) at this moment, Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad said today.|Read more >|NST

New Malaysia SPV 2030 Oct 07, 2019 @ 15:01

Tun M comments on NEP and Vision 2020 shortcomings

The National Economic Policy (NEP) and Vision 2020 failed due to “inefficient policy making” by governments under the fifth and sixth prime ministers, according to Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad.|Read more >|SunDaily

New Malaysia Budget 2020 Oct 07, 2019 @ 14:34

2020 Budget: Incentives for SMEs to embrace automation

The government has been urged to provide more financial assistance and incentives to small and medium-sized industries (SMEs), to help them change the old ways of doing things and embrace automation and robotics technology instead.|Read more >|NST

New Malaysia | Building A New Malaysia |

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October 07, 2017

New Malaysia SPV 2030 Oct 07, 2019 @ 13:56

WKB2030 aims to produce Bumiputera with integrity: Dr Mahathir

The government aims to produce a new generation of Bumiputera who hold firmly to good moral values and integrity through the Shared Prosperity Vision 2030 (WKB2030) launched last Saturday, the Dewan Rakyat was told today.|Read more >|SunDaily

New Malaysia | Malay Dignity Congress Oct 07, 2019 @ 13:41

Anwar: Prior engagement prevented me from attending Malay Dignity Congress

PKR president Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim says he could not attend could not attend the Kongres Maruah Melayu (Malay Dignity Congress) as he only received the invitation at the last minute and had another programme in Negri Sembilan.|Read more >|TheStar

 

New Malaysia | Malay Dignity Congress Oct 07, 2019 @ 13:40

Anwar rejects Malay congress call for finance minister’s post to be reserved for race

The position of finance minister should go to the best qualified candidate regardless of race, said PKR president Datuk Seti Anwar Ibrahim.|Read more >|Malaymail

New Malaysia | Reforms: AntiFake News Act Oct 07, 2019 @ 13:40

Govt tables fresh Bill to repeal Anti Fake News Act

A fresh Bill to repeal the Anti-Fake News Act 2018 (Act 803) was tabled in Parliament on Monday (Oct 7).|Read more >|TheStar

New Malaysia | Fuel Subsidy Oct 07, 2019 @ 13:34

Petrol subsidy details out: RON95 price to be floated, subsidies for BSH recipients

The government’s new petrol subsidy scheme will float the price of RON95 petrol and see eligible recipients receiving between RM48 (motorcycle owners) and RM120 (car owners) every four months.|Read more >|TheStar

 

New Malaysia Govt Programmes Oct 07, 2019 @ 13:30

'Youth should actively seek advice from TVET experts'

Mohamad Azlan Ismail was intent on changing his life after failing to secure good results in the Sijil Pelajaran Malaysia (SPM) examination.|Read more >|NST

New Malaysia | Malay Dignity Congress Oct 07, 2019 @ 13:11

Azmin: Govt prepared to consider some Malay Dignity Congress demands

The government is prepared to listen to and consider some of the demands made by the Malay Dignity Congress on Sunday (Oct 6), says Economic Affairs Minister Datuk Seri Azmin Ali.|Read more >|TheStar

New Malaysia Govt Programmes Oct 07, 2019 @ 13:00

Educationist: Get parents, kids to like TVET

A well-defined career pathway must be established to attract more students to technical and vocational education and training (TVET) programmes.|Read more >|NST

New Malaysia Govt Programmes Oct 07, 2019 @ 13:00

'TVET worker certification will boost salaries'

Helping skilled workers secure certification will boost their chances of getting a better salary throughout their career.|Read more >|NST

New Malaysia | Govt Oct 07, 2019 @ 13:00

PM says would consider selling PLUS for the right price

The federal government would entertain offers to acquire PLUS Malaysia Bhd that are deemed suitable, said Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad.|Read more >|Malaymail

New Malaysia SPV 2030 Oct 07, 2019 @ 12:47

'Proper implementation crucial to achieve WKB2030 targets'

The targeted RM3.4 trillion gross domestic product (GDP) by 2030 is achievable, factoring in current prices and inflation.|Read more >|NST

New Malaysia | Native Land Issues Oct 07, 2019 

Uggah: Majority of native landowners accept Section 6 perimeter survey despite relentless accusations

Majority of native landowners in the state have now accepted the government’s programme to do the perimeter survey under Section 6 of the Sarawak Land Code on their Native Customary Rights (NCR) land, said Deputy Chief Minister Datuk Amar Douglas Uggah Embas.|Read more >| BorneoPost

New Malaysia Projects: Kg Baru Development Oct 07, 2019 @ 12:45

Kg Baru folk urged to decline other offers, sell land only to gov't

Kampung Baru residents have been urged not to sell their land to other parties, but to the government instead to develop the land.|Read more >|NST

New Malaysia | State Govt Oct 07, 2019 @ 12:30

Make defibrillators compulsory in public spaces, Putrajaya told

Penang state exco Dr Afif Bahardin said the government should focus on making automated external defibrillators (AED) in public spaces compulsory instead of debating the legalisation of cannabis.|Read more >|Malaymail

New Malaysia Poverty in Malaysia Oct 07, 2019 @ 11:56

Review of poverty line already started: Dr Mahathir

Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad (pix) said the government started reviewing the poverty line from March to give a truer picture of the poverty situation in the country.|Read more >|SunDaily

New Malaysia Viewpoints Oct 07, 2019 @ 12:47

Restrict online sale of vape to certified traders only: Vape industry

Stakeholders in the vaping industry have suggested that the online sale of vape products be restricted to certified vape traders, who have registered with the Malaysian Communications and Multimedia Commission (MCMC).|Read more >|SunDaily

New Malaysia | SPV 2030 Oct 07, 2019 @ 12:36

Dr M: SPV 2030 can correct any mistakes of the past

The failures and mistakes of the past can be wiped clean with the Shared Prosperity Vision 2030 (SPV 2030), says Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad.|Read more >|TheStar

New Malaysia | Malay Dignity Congress Oct 07, 2019 @ 12:34

Hadi lambasts Malays, says they're 'in deep sleep'

Malays are in deep sleep and living in ignorance despite being in their own land, says PAS president Datuk Seri Abdul Hadi Awang.|Read more >|TheStar

New Malaysia | Govt: GLCs Oct 07, 2019 @ 12:27

Govt contracts and businesses only make up 15% of economy, says Khazanah Nasional

Government-linked contracts and businesses in Malaysia only make up about 15% of the Malaysian economy, says Khazanah Nasional.|Read more >|TheStar

New Malaysia | Govt: MoF Oct 07, 2019 @ 11:00

Govt looking at two-tier pricing system for private hospitals, says finance minister

The government is looking at the possibility of having a two-tier pricing system for private hospitals, says Finance Minister Lim Guan Eng.|Read more >|Malaymail

New Malaysia | 1MDB Oct 07, 2019 @ 10:54

MACC seeking to recover RM420mil in 1MBD funds, including RM25.7mil from Nazir Razak

The Malaysian Anti -Corruption Commission is seeking to recover RM420mil from 80 individuals and entities which received money from 1MDB.|Read more >|TheStar

New Malaysia | Reforms: IPCMC Oct 07, 2019 @ 10:00

IPCMC could restore your standing in the community, police told

The unspoken goal of the Independent Police Complaints and Misconduct Commission (IPCMC) is to reconnect the police and Malaysian society that takes a dim view of the former, said Mohamad Onn Abd Aziz.|Read more >|Malaymail

New Malaysia Projects: Kg Baru Development Oct 07, 2019 @ 08:23

Call on govt to set up special task force for Kampung Baru development

The Himpunan Pemuda dan Belia Kampong Bharu (MUDA) has proposed the establishment of a special task force under the Prime Minister’s Department to safeguard the well-being and interests of Kampung Baru residents.|Read more >|SunDaily

New Malaysia | SPV 2030 Oct 07, 2019 @ 07:30

Three things we learned about Shared Prosperity Vision 2030

After Vision 2020, Malaysia now has a new framework to become a developed nation and that is Shared Prosperity Vision 2030 (SPV2030).|Read more >|Malaymail

New Malaysia | Opposition: MCA Oct 07, 2019 @ 07:00

Reaching out to the people

It is time to intensify efforts in reaching out to the people and win them back, says MCA president Datuk Seri Dr Wee Ka Siong.|Read more >|TheStar

New Malaysia | Govt Oct 07, 2019 @ 07:00

PM: Explain policies to people

Pakatan Harapan elected representatives must explain government policies to the people, especially its GE14 election manifesto, says coalition chairman Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad.|Read more >|TheStar

New Malaysia | Reforms: IPCMC Oct 07, 2019 @ 07:00

Groups call for redraft of IPCMC Bill

Civil societies continue to express concerns over the proposed Independent Police Complaints of Misconduct Commission (IPCMC) Bill, and called for a redraft of the Bill, which is expected to be tabled for second reading in Parliament today.|Read more >|TheStar

New Malaysia | Malay Dignity Congress Oct 07,