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Oct 15

New Malaysia | Parliament Oct 15, 2018 @ 23:26

Dewan Rakyat approves the motion on Mahathir's speech at UNGA

The Dewan Rakyat today approved a motion to make Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad's address at the 73rd United Nations General Assembly as the basis of Malaysia's foreign policy.|Read more >|SunDaily

 

New Malaysia | Reforms: Death Penalty Oct 15, 2018 @ 23:10

Deterrent punishment must be imposed if the death sentence is abolished: AADK

The National Anti-Drug Agency (AADK) urged the government to decide on appropriate punishments for drug offences if the mandatory death sentence is to be abolished, says its director-general Datuk Seri Zulkifli Abdullah.|Read more >|SunDaily

 

New Malaysia | Reforms: Death Penalty Oct 15, 2018 @ 23:06

Abolishment of the death sentence for all offences: Liew

Abolishment of the mandatory death sentence will be for all offences, despite objections from various quarters, including the families of murder victims, according to Minister in the Prime Minister's Department Datuk Liew Vui Keong. |Read more >|SunDaily

 

New Malaysia | Reforms IPCMC Oct 15, 2018 @ 22:44

IPCMC positively accepted by PDRM, says law minister

The setting up of the Independent Police Complaints and Misconduct Commission (IPCMC) is positively accepted by the Royal Malaysia Police (PDRM), says Datuk Liew Vui Keong.|Read more >|TheStar

 

New Malaysia | Facts and Stats Oct 15, 2018 @ 21:41

2.2 million foreigners sought greener pastures in Malaysia in 2017: Report

Malaysia was home to around 2.2 million foreign workers in 2017, with most of them hired in the agriculture and construction sectors, according to a report. |Read more >|NST

 

New Malaysia | Opposition Oct 15, 2018 @ 21:39

Johor PAS supports state government's decision to disallow Oktoberfest

Johor PAS expressed full support to the state government's decision not to approve any beer festival or specifically, Oktoberfest in the state. |Read more >|SunDaily

 

New Malaysia | Reforms: Death Penalty Oct 15, 2018 @ 21:03

Azalina: Abolishing death penalty could undermine security agencies

The abolishment of the death penalty needs a thorough and comprehensive study before it is implemented, says Umno legal unit chief Datuk Seri Azalina Othman Said. |Read more >|NST

 

New Malaysia | SST Oct 15, 2018 @ 21:10

Survey: SST, debt revelation dampened Malaysian optimism over the economy

Malaysian confidence in the country’s economic prospects took a dip in the last quarter as Pakatan Harapan’s (PH) lustre started to wear off, the Malay Economic Action Council’s (MTEM) Economic Confidence Score (MECS) survey has New Govtshown. |Read more >|Malaymail

 

New Malaysia | Facts and Stats Oct 15, 2018 @ 20:53

Women make up only two-fifths of the labour force - Khazanah report

The participation of women in the country’s labour market constitutes only two-fifths of the labour force even though half of the Malaysian working-age population are women. |Read more >|NST

 

New Malaysia | New Govt Oct 15, 2018 @ 20:42

Govt to form an executive committee to assess Lynas

The government will form a Lynas Advance Materials Plant (LAMP) Operations Evaluation Executive Committee in Gebeng, Pahang. |Read more >|NST

 

New Malaysia | New Govt Oct 15, 2018 @ 20:23

Health Ministry forms an investigation committee to look into the sexual harassment case

The Health Ministry has formed a special investigation committee to complete a report on initial investigations into an alleged sexual harassment case involving a head of department (HOD) of a hospital in the Klang Valley. |Read more >|NST

 

New Malaysia | Opposition Oct 15, 2018 @ 20:19

Pas asks Guan Eng: What IS the actual size of the government's debt?

Pas has urged Finance Minister Lim Guan Eng to present a White Paper on the actual position of the Federal government’s finances before the upcoming 2019 Budget, scheduled for November 2. |Read more >|NST

 

New Malaysia | New Initiatives Oct 15, 2018 @ 20:17

Kor Ming delivers RM1.6m for mosque repair

The problem of a sunken foundation at the At-Taqwa Mosque in Kampung Padang Tembak here, which has dragged for more than 10 years, drew the attention of the Teluk Intan MP, Nga Kor Ming, who had obtained a RM1.6 million allocation for repair work. |Read more >|SunDaily

 

New Malaysia | New Govt Oct 15, 2018 @ 20:10

Minister: CEP report remains classified pending study

The final report by the Council of Eminent Persons (CEP) advising the government on the economy, finance and other matters will only be tabled in Parliament once the Cabinet has carefully scrutinised its contents, said Datuk Liew Vui Keong today. |Read more >|Malaymail

 

New Malaysia | New Projects Oct 15, 2018 @ 19:56

Mammoth projects in Port Dickson

The state government will be spearheading three mammoth projects in Port Dickson soon. |Read more >|NST

 

New Malaysia | Facts and Stats Oct 15, 2018 @ 19:10

Study: Most women still working as cleaners, clerks, teachers, while men rule top management

Men outnumber women in most occupations except those considered low-level or “feminine”, a report by Khazanah Research Institute (KRI) showed. |Read more >|Malaymail

 

New Malaysia | Facts and Stats Oct 15, 2018 @ 19:10

Foreign workers are not stealing your jobs or suppressing wages, says the report

Migrant workers tend to enter low-skilled jobs while Malaysians generally go into skilled and semi-skilled ones, a Khazanah Research Institute (KRI) report said. |Read more >|Malaymail

 

New Malaysia | New Govt Oct 15, 2018 @ 18:00

FPC discusses strategies to revive the country’s financial position

The target and strategies to revive the country’s financial position within two years were among the main issues discussed at the inaugural Fiscal Policy Committee’s (FPC) meeting today. |Read more > |Malaymail

 

New Malaysia | New Policies Oct 15, 2018 @ 18:00

MACC: Public asset declaration display postponed to Nov 1

The publication of asset declarations by Cabinet ministers and MPs on the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission’s (MACC) website initially scheduled for today has been postponed again and will likely be published on November 1 instead. |Read more >|Malaymail

 

New Malaysia | New Govt Oct 15, 2018 @ 17:46

Tax incentive for industrial estates not taken up: Guan Eng

The government has provided 100% income tax exemption for five years to companies that undertake activities that are qualified in industrial estates, but it was not taken up, according to Finance Minister Lim Guan Eng. |Read more >|SunDaily

 

New Malaysia | New Initiatives Oct 15, 2018 @ 17:00

Unity panel moots law reform body

A panel on national unity has proposed the formation of a law reform commission to enhance social integration. |Read more >|Malaymail

 

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Oct 15

New Malaysia | New Govt Oct 15, 2018 @ 16:11

Immigration Dept conducting a census on IMM13 holders in Sabah, says Mustafar

The Immigration Department today clarified that the presence of IMM13 document holders at its Sabah office recently was part of the department's census on Filipino refugees and their children in Sabah. |Read more >|NST

 

New Malaysia | New Initiatives: MoH Oct 15, 2018 @ 16:09

PM receptive to Health Ministry's proposal to issue REIT

Health Minister Datuk Seri Dr Dzulkefly Ahmad said the prime minister was receptive to the ministry’s proposal to form Real Estate Investment Trust (REIT), aimed to secure extra funding without relying on the government’s coffer.

|Read more >|NST

 

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

Many unaware of plans to redevelop Wisma MCA, say party veterans

MCA veterans are calling on party president Datuk Seri Liow Tiong Lai to explain reports on plans to redevelop Wisma MCA into a 71-storey skyscraper. |Read more >|TheStar

 

New Malaysia | New Initiatives: MoE Oct 15, 2018 @ 15:27

Discussion over coordination between public hospitals, HPU ongoing: Maszlee

The discussion over the coordination between public hospitals and university teaching hospitals (HPU) is ongoing, says Education Minister Dr Maszlee Malik. |Read more >|SunDaily

 

New Malaysia | New Govt Oct 15, 2018 @ 14:48

Mahathir says Uighurs released because they did nothing wrong

Eleven ethnic Uighur Muslims who fled here after a Thai jailbreak last year were freed because they did nothing wrong there, Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad said on Monday. |Read more >|SunDaily

 

New Malaysia | Overhaul Felda Oct 15, 2018 @ 14:37

Govt aims to cut Felda debts to RM6.8b end of the year

The government aims to reduce the Federal Land Development Authority's (Felda) debts by 15% to RM6.8 billion by the end of this year, said Minister of Economic Affairs, Datuk Seri Mohamed Azmin Ali. |Read more > |SunDaily

 

New Malaysia | New Govt Oct 15, 2018 @ 14:26

Reunited and it feels so good: Anwar defends Dr M on Pakatan manifesto backtracking

Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim has defended Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad’s apparent backtracking from several of Pakatan Harapan’s pledges in its election manifesto.|Read more >|TheStar

 

New Malaysia | Opposition Oct 15, 2018 @ 14:16

Respect Muslim sensitivities, Hadi says on Oktoberfest issue

PAS stands against the Oktoberfest cultural festival, often described by opponents as a “beer festival,” says party president Datuk Seri Abdul Hadi Awang.|Read more >|TheStar

 

New Malaysia | Wishlist Oct 15, 2018 @ 13:41

Could manifestos be legally enforced?

An academic has suggested that election manifestos should be legally enforced so that politicians and their parties take promises made to the people more seriously. |Read more > |SunDaily

 

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

Dr M: Review of China-backed projects not the reason for tourism drop

Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad has denied that the cancellations or reviews of various China-backed projects was behind the drop in tourists arrivals from China.|Read more >|TheStar

 

New Malaysia | New Govt Oct 15, 2018 @ 13:03

Call to train more lay counsellors to help the people

The government has urged eligible NGOs to help train as many para counsellors or lay counsellors as possible to provide counselling service to the people. |Read more >|SunDaily

 

New Malaysia | New Policies Oct 15, 2018 @ 12:32

Parliament building now a no-smoking zone

Effective today, smoking inside the Parliament building is prohibited. Health Minister Datuk Seri Dr Dzulkefly Ahmad said the ministry has closed all the building’s smoking corners, and smokers must now light up outside.

|Read more >|NST

 

New Malaysia | New Govt Oct 15, 2018 @ 12:12

Dr M happy with Anwar's victory in PD, says huge majority vote due to fractured Opposition

Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad said he is happy with Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim's victory in the recently concluded Port Dickson by-election, adding that a big majority was expected due to a divided Opposition.|Read more >|TheStar

 

New Malaysia | New Govt Oct 15, 2018 @ 12:12

Pua: PNB assets do not belong to gov't

Any sale of government assets to settle the national debt will not involve those that fall under Permodalan Nasional Bhd (PNB).|Read more >|TheStar

 

New Malaysia | New Govt Oct 15, 2018 @ 12:10

Pua flays Singapore daily over ‘persistent misreporting’ on 1MDB

DAP’s Tony Pua today criticised Singapore’s Straits Times (ST) over what he claimed has been a “persistent misreporting” on 1Malaysia Development Berhad (1MDB). |Read more >|Malaymail

 

New Malaysia | New Govt Oct 15, 2018 @ 12:00

Report: Putrajaya, cops apply to strike out Umno's suit over seized RM116.7m

The government and the police have sought to strike out Umno's civil suit to reclaim the RM116.7 million seized in raids on properties linked to ex-party president Datuk Seri Najib Razak, according to a news report.|Read more >|Malaymail

 

New Malaysia | New Policies Oct 15, 2018 @ 11:58

Time's up: Those who haven't settled DBKL summonses now blacklisted

Kuala Lumpur City Hall (DBKL) traffic offenders who failed to pay up their compounds before the Sept 1 deadline have been blacklisted. |Read more >|NST

 

New Malaysia | New Govt Oct 15, 2018 @ 10:10

Anwar officially sworn in as PD MP, two days after winning the seat with an overwhelming majority

Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim was officially sworn in today as the Port Dickson MP at the second meeting of the first session of the 14th Parliament. |Read more >|Malaymail

 

New Malaysia | New Govt Oct 15, 2018 @ 09:52

Changes to MyKad likely

The national identity card (MyKad) system could be modified using India's Aadhar model. The changes are for target delivery of welfare schemes and to prevent duplicity and fraud in the government subsidies. |Read more >|SunDaily

 

New Malaysia | New Govt Oct 15, 2018 @ 09:35

Back as PM again, Dr M unhappy with how Putrajaya is shaping out

One of Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad’s legacies from his previous term as prime minister, the federal administrative capital has not developed the way the man who created it expected. |Read more >|Malaymail

 

New Malaysia | Facts and Stats Oct 15, 2018 @ 09:26

'Policymaking must consider disparities in income between states'

Policymaking must consider income threshold differences across states as there are huge disparities in the middle 40% (M40) income threshold between different states in Malaysia. |Read more >|SunDaily

 

New Malaysia | New Govt Oct 15, 2018 @ 08:35

Stop work order on the elevated road project

Penang's plan to ease traffic congestion in the outskirts of the island has been delayed after a stop-work order was slapped on the construction of an elevated 6km road in Balik Pulau. |Read more >|SunDaily

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New Malaysia | New Policies: Housing Oct 15, 2018 @ 08:03

'Redefine affordable homes'

The National House Buyers Association (HBA) has demanded that housing developers rewrite their definition of “affordable houses”. |Read more >|NST

 

New Malaysia | New Initiatives Oct 15, 2018 @ 07:30

The baby steps of making George Town pedestrian-friendly through BIDS

The Penang Island City Council (MBPP) is rolling out plans to beautify and expand pedestrian walkways around the Komtar vicinity as part of the business improvement district scheme (BIDS). |Read more >|Malaymail

 

New Malaysia | Parliament Oct 15, 2018 @ 07:00

Shadow Cabinet to be launched during Budget session

The Budget meeting of Parliament will see Barisan Nasional’s first Shadow Cabinet launched.|Read more >|TheStar

 

New Malaysia | Parliament Oct 15, 2018 @ 07:00

MPs to have hands full this week

While Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim is sure to steal some of the limelight with his quick return to the Dewan Rakyat, there is no prize for guessing what the main focus will be – Budget 2019.|Read more >|TheStar

 

New Malaysia | Budget 2019 Run-up Oct 15, 2018 @ 07:00

No inheritance, capital gains tax in the budget

The much-speculated taxes on capital gains and inheritance will not be introduced in Budget 2019.
|Read more >|TheStar

 

New Malaysia New Govt | Oct 15, 2018

Pan Borneo Highway will remain toll-free, says minister

The Pan Borneo Highway in Sabah and Sarawak will remain toll-free, said Works Minister Baru Bian.|Read more >|BorneoPost

 

New Malaysia | Parliament Oct 14, 2018 @ 18:50

Second meeting of Parliament: PH to table first budget, Anwar returns to Dewan Rakyat

The second meeting of the first term of the 14th Parliament, which is to begin tomorrow, will see the tabling of the 2019 Budget, the first national budget prepared by the Pakatan Harapan (PH) government after winning the May 9 general election and putting an end to Barisan Nasional's (BN) 61-year rule of the country. |Read more >|SunDaily

 

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Oct 14

New Malaysia | New Initiatives Oct 14, 2018 @ 22:58

80% of dilapidated schools upgraded: Deputy Minister

The Works Ministry has upgraded 80% of the 245 dilapidated schools in the country, according to its deputy minister Mohd Anuar Mohd Tahir. |Read more >|SunDaily

 

New Malaysia | New Govt Oct 14, 2018 @ 21:25

Minimum 30-years imprisonment to replace death penalty

The death penalty will be replaced with a sentence of minimum 30 years behind bars said Minister in the Prime Minister's Department (Law), Datuk Liew Vui Keong. |Read more >|NST

 

New Malaysia | New Govt Oct 14, 2018 @ 20:21

Screening for foreign students wanting to study in Perlis Islamic religious institution

Security screening will be conducted on foreign students applying to pursue studies in Perlis, according to State Police chief Noor Mushar Mohamed. |Read more >|SunDaily

 

New Malaysia | New Govt Oct 14, 2018 @ 20:18

Home Ministry to discuss the effectiveness of border controls

The Home Ministry will hold talks with agencies responsible for border controls, to assess the effectiveness of their operations, following the frequent occurrences of ketum smuggling activities at the Perlis border.|Read more >|SunDaily

 

New Malaysia | New Govt Oct 14, 2018 @ 20:09

River rehabilitation ineffective if people treat rivers as dumping site

River rehabilitation and cleaning initiatives by the government worth billions of ringgit will not be effective if the community does not play its part.|Read more > |NST

 

New Malaysia | New Initiatives Oct 14, 2018 @ 19:12

Plastic straw ban to ensure sustainability and wellbeing of KLites: Khalid Samad

Federal Territories Ministry is serious in its decision to ban plastic drinking straws effective Jan 1, 2020, in its move to advocate environmental sustainability and wellbeing of the capital city residents. |Read more > |NST

 

New Malaysia | New Policies Oct 14, 2018 @ 19:00

No smoking rule in restaurants excludes vaping, deputy health minister says

Deputy Health Minister Dr Lee Boon Chye said today the new ban against smoking in public places and eateries will not be extended to vaping. |Read more >|Malaymail

 

New Malaysia | New Govt Oct 14, 2018 @ 19:00

Jakim appoints first woman Deputy DG

The Malaysian Islamic Development Department (Jakim) has announced the appointment of its director of Islamic Development Division, Hakimah Mohd Yusoff as its Deputy Director-General (policy), effective tomorrow. |Read more >|Malaymail

 

New Malaysia | New Initiatives: MoH Oct 14, 2018 @ 18:38

More systematic plans to increase doctors in rural areas

The Health Ministry will take a more systematic step to deal with the problem of lack of doctors in rural areas. |Read more >|NST

 

New Malaysia | New Govt Oct 14, 2018 @ 16:54

1 out of 10 Msian youths contemplated suicide: Syed Saddiq

A 2017 study showed that one out of 10 Malaysian youths contemplated suicide, revealed Syed Saddiq Syed Abdul Rahman. |Read more >|NST

 

New Malaysia | New Policies: MoE Oct 14, 2018 @ 16:33

Concerns about the implementation of the move to enrol stateless children in govt schools

There are concerns about the implementation of the government’s move to allow stateless children to enrol in government schools from next year.​|Read more >|NST

 

New Malaysia | PKR party polls Oct 14, 2018 @ 15:50

Selangor PKR election begins

The PKR election in Selangor begins today involving the first nine of its 22 divisions statewide. |Read more >|SunDaily

 

New Malaysia | Govt Programmes Oct 14, 2018 @ 14:54

New programme launched to empower residents to bring changes to the community

Low-cost flat residents are spearheading change in their own communities, working with local government, civil societies and private institutes through a newly launched programme. |Read more >|SunDaily

 

New Malaysia | New Policies Oct 14, 2018 @ 14:50

Special smoking space: Discussions to be held with operators of food premises

The Health Ministry will hold discussions with operators of food premises in the near future before making any decision on the proposed provision of special smoking rooms following a ban on smoking at all food premises from Jan 1. |Read more >|SunDaily

 

New Malaysia | New Govt Oct 14, 2018 @ 12:49

Guan Eng scraps RM7m project to bulletproof MOF

Finance Minister Lim Guan Eng has axed a RM7 million project to replace the windows on the top three floors of his ministry building in Putrajaya with bulletproof glass. |Read more >|NST

 

New Malaysia | New Govt Oct 14, 2018 @ 11:30

NUCC Blueprint released for public comment

The National Unity and Social Well-Being Department on Friday released The National Unity Consultative Council (NUCC) Blueprint for public comment. |Read more >|Malaymail

 

New Malaysia | New Policies Oct 14, 2018 @ 10:28

No Oktoberfest in Johor, says MB

The state government will not grant licences to organise any alcohol-themed festivals including the Oktoberfest in Johor, says Datuk Osman Sapian.|Read more >|TheStar

 

New Malaysia | New Govt Oct 14, 2018 @ 07:30

Cancer patients still diagnosed late despite screening says Health Ministry

Despite the availability of several cancer screening programmes, the Healthy Ministry admitted that there are still many patients who presented the disease when they have reached a later stage. |Read more >|Malaymail

 

New Malaysia | PD By-election Oct 14, 2018 @ 07:00

Swearing-in of Anwar will be the first order of the day

It will be a very short wait for Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim to be sworn in as Port Dickson MP.|Read more >|TheStar

 

New Malaysia New Initiatives | Oct 14, 2018

‘Better to have mini petrol stations, mini markets’

The setting up of mini petrol stations or mini markets in the rural areas is regarded as being more efficient in helping the government to save costs while achieving its intended objectives.|Read more >|BorneoPost

 

New Malaysia New Govt | Oct 14, 2018

Standing firm over oil and gas

Chief Minister Datuk Patinggi Abang Johari Tun Openg has reiterated that Sarawak will not compromise on regulatory rights over its oil and gas activities. |Read more >|BorneoPost

 

New Malaysia | PD By-election Oct 13, 2018 @ 23:59

Anwar wins PD seat with a morale-boosting majority

Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim has come out on top of the seven-way battle for the all-important Port Dickson parliamentary by-election, winning it with an impressive increased majority. |Read more >|SunDaily

 

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Oct 13

New Malaysia | New Initiatives: MCMC Oct 13, 2018 @ 23:05

Telcos ready to allow existing subscribers to switch to new packages: MCMC

All telecommunication companies are ready to allow their existing subscribers, who wish to enjoy better broadband service at lower prices, to switch to the new packages, according to the Malaysian Communications and Multimedia Commission (MCMC). |Read more >|SunDaily

 

New Malaysia | PD By-election Oct 13, 2018 @ 23:00

Anwar takes another step to becoming the eighth PM

PKR president-elect Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim, with a convincing victory in the Port Dickson parliamentary by-election, has taken another step towards becoming the eighth prime minister of Malaysia.|Read more >|Malaymail

 

New Malaysia | Reforms Oct 13, 2018 @ 22:35

EC chairman promises refinement of election rules

The Election Commission (EC) will refine the election rules to ensure the smooth running of the election process in the future.|Read more >|NST

 

New Malaysia | Opinions Oct 13, 2018 @ 20:53

Academician suggests 3 new taxes to generate the country's revenue

The government could consider implementing three new taxes and review the two existing tax rates to generate the country’s revenue which is currently said to be almost RM1 trillion. |Read more >|NST

 

New Malaysia | New Initiatives: Housing Oct 13, 2018 @ 20:40

Review of Bumiputera housing quota to tackle surplus unsold units: Zuraida

The decision to review the Bumiputera housing quota is among the measures taken to address the surplus of unsold Bumiputera units, according to Housing and Local Government Minister Zuraida Kamaruddin. |Read more >|SunDaily

 

New Malaysia | New Initiatives Oct 13, 2018 @ 19:27

Two committees set up to probe into Puchong mining pool tragedy

Two committees under the Malaysian Fire and Rescue Department (JPBM) and the Ministry of Housing and Local Government have been set up to investigate the Puchong drowning incident which took the lives of six Water Rescue Unit (PPDA) firemen earlier this month. |Read more >|NST

 

New Malaysia | PD By-election Oct 13, 2018 @ 19:26

Unofficial: Anwar wins PD seat

Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim is the new Port Dickson Member of Parliament, based on unofficial results. |Read more >|SunDaily

 

New Malaysia | New Initiatives Oct 13, 2018 @ 19:11

Govt to beef up the campaign to reduce the use of plastic bags

The Housing and Local Government Ministry will intensify the campaign against the usage of plastic bags through social media, digital and electronic platforms, to raise public awareness as well as to preserve the environment. |Read more >|SunDaily

 

New Malaysia | New Govt Oct 13, 2018 @ 19:06

Sabah govt unaware of IMM13 pass issuance: Mohd Shafie

Sabah Chief Minister Datuk Seri Mohd Shafie Apdal clarified that the issuance pass to register children of IMM13 holders was handled by the Immigration Department, a department under the federal government. |Read more >|SunDaily

 

New Malaysia | 1MDB Oct 13, 2018 @ 18:59

Najib seeks donations to cover legal costs

Datuk Seri Najib Razak has appealed for public help to cover the legal costs his family has incurred fighting numerous charges which had been filed against him and his wife. |Read more >|NST

 

New Malaysia | PD By-election Oct 13, 2018 @ 18:40

Unofficial: Anwar surges into clear lead

Port Dickson by-election favourite Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim has gained a strong advantage over his six challengers, according to the unofficial tally of today’s ballots. |Read more >|Malaymail

 

New Malaysia | New Initiatives Oct 13, 2018 @ 18:36

MBPJ makes it easier for business operators to renew their licences

Business operators in the district will be spared the hassle of having to wait in long queues to get their business registration licences renewed before Dec 31. |Read more >|NST

 

New Malaysia | PD By-election Oct 13, 2018 @ 17:50

Eyes on PD outcome as polling closes

Voting in the uneventful Port Dickson has officially closed and attention is now shifting to the ballot counting to determine the winner and margin of victory. |Read more >|Malaymail

 

New Malaysia | New Govt Oct 13, 2018 @ 17:50

Big Blue Taxi unhappy with govt's plan to engage Grab for transport services at MRT stations

A taxi company operator has expressed unhappiness over the government's plan to hold talks with e-hailing company Grab to provide complimentary transport services to MRT users.|Read more >|NST

 

New Malaysia | New Govt Oct 13, 2018 @ 16:50

Opening of 24-hour ICQS needs Thai govt agreement

The proposed 24-hour operations of the Immigration, Customs, Quarantine and Security (ICQS) Complex here needs the agreement of the Thai government, said Deputy Home Minister Datuk Mohd Azis Jamman. |Read more >|NST

 

New Malaysia | Fakenews Oct 13, 2018 @ 16:40

National Disaster Management Agency says viral message seeking donations for earthquake disaster fund a hoax

The National Disaster Management Agency (Nadma) said that it has never sent out a message through SMS or WhatsApp application seeking donations for the Sulawesi Earthquake and Tsunami Disaster Fund (TBGBTS).|Read more >|Malaymail

 

New Malaysia | Overhaul Oct 13, 2018 @ 16:30

IGP: Police to call up politician, if necessary

Inspector-General of Police Tan Sri Mohamad Fuzi Harun today said the police would call the politicians involved, if necessary, to facilitate investigation on a report lodged by an aide of former prime minister Datuk Seri Najib Razak yesterday.|Read more >|Malaymail

 

New Malaysia | New Projects Oct 13, 2018 @ 16:20

Govt mulls offer to open national car hub in Melaka

The government will consider the Melaka state government’s offer to make the state the new national car production hub, says Entrepreneur Development Minister Datuk Seri Mohd Redzuan Yusof. |Read more >|Malaymail

 

New Malaysia | New Policies Oct 13, 2018 @ 16:12

Candidates can enter voting channels to monitor voting progress but cannot campaign: EC chairman

Candidates for the Port Dickson by-election are allowed to enter the voting channels to monitor the voting progress.|Read more >|NST

 

New Malaysia | Opposition Oct 13, 2018 @ 16:08

Suggestion for Syariah detention facility in Terengganu to be considered

The state government may consider suggestions to build a dedicated detention centre for Syariah offenders, says Mentri Besar Dr Ahmad Samsuri Mokhtar. |Read more > |TheStar

 

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Oct 13

New Malaysia | PD By-election Oct 13, 2018 @ 15:50

PD poll turnout tops 50pc, first since May 9

Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim’s participation in the Port Dickson by-election has negated some voter fatigue from May 9, with turnout surpassing the 50 per cent mark at 3 pm. |Read more >|Malaymail

 

New Malaysia | New Govt Oct 13, 2018 @ 15:27

Deputy minister: This is a Mahathir-Anwar government

DAP’s Liew Chin Tong described the federal administration as a “Mahathir-Anwar government” when explaining the importance of Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim’s victory in the Port Dickson by-election. |Read more >|Malaymail

 

New Malaysia | Fakenews Oct 13, 2018 @ 15:25

Kedah govt denies viral message about Mukhriz

The Kedah state government today denied a message, that went viral on social media, alleging that Kedah Mentri Besar Datuk Seri Mukhriz Mahathir will take over from Home Minister Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin, who has been diagnosed with pancreatic cancer. |Read more >|SunDaily

 

New Malaysia | New Policies Oct 13, 2018 @ 14:44

Govt says no to designated smoking areas at restaurants

The government has rejected a suggestion by restaurant operators who want to have a designated smoking area within their premises. |Read more >|NST

 

New Malaysia | PD By-election Oct 13, 2018 @ 14:10

Pakatan hoping for the second wave of voter turnout

The turnout for the Port Dickson by-election stands at 40% as of 1 pm today, according to the Election Commission (EC). |Read more >|SunDaily

 

New Malaysia | New Govt Oct 13, 2018 @ 13:48

Guan Eng: BN spent govt funds excessively in the run-up to GE14

The government’s Consolidated Revenue Account has seen a drastic drop of 96% or RM11.41bil from January to April this year, says Lim Guan Eng.|Read more > |TheStar

 

New Malaysia | New Policies: MoE Oct 13, 2018 @ 13:34

Regulation on black shoes for students to be fully enforced in 2021

The requirement for students in government and government-aided schools to wear only black shoes to school will only be fully enforced in 2021, said the Education Ministry (MOE). |Read more >|SunDaily

 

New Malaysia | PD By-election Oct 13, 2018 @ 13:18

EC received a report on two political parties still campaigning

A report was lodged with the Election Commission (EC) today on supporters of two political parties still campaigning at the entrance to Sekolah Kebangsaan (SK) Teluk Kemang, one of the Polling District Centres (PDM) for the Port Dickson by-election.|Read more >|SunDaily

 

New Malaysia | 1MDB Oct 13, 2018 @ 13:03

Police deny elements of sabotage in tracking down Jho Low

Police deny there are elements of sabotage in efforts to track down fugitive businessman Low Taek Jho or Jho Low.|Read more >|NST

 

New Malaysia | Budget 2019 Oct 13, 2018 @ 12:54

‘Sup? Why no federal Budget consultation with Sarawak, asks SUPP

Why is there no Federal-state consultation on the National Budget 2019 in Sarawak?|Read more >|TheStar

 

New Malaysia | Budget 2019 Oct 13, 2018 @ 12:21

Terengganu hopes for sports training allocation in Budget 2019

Fresh from its win at the 19th Malaysia Games (Sukma), Terengganu is laying down efforts to achieve national sporting excellence as one of the main items in its wish list for Budget 2019. |Read more >|TheStar

 

New Malaysia | New Govt Oct 13, 2018 @ 12:10

Minister: Govt has no plans to abolish tourism tax

The government does not intend to abolish the Tourism Tax imposed on every foreign tourist visiting Malaysia, said Minister of Tourism, Arts and Culture (Motac) Datuk Mohamaddin Ketapi.|Read more >|Malaymail

 

New Malaysia | PD By-election Oct 13, 2018 @ 12:05

Only 24% voter turnout as of 11 am: EC

Only less than a quarter of the voters in Port Dickson have fulfilled their responsibilities three hours into polling. |Read more >|SunDaily

 

New Malaysia | New Policies Oct 13, 2018 @ 11:57

Travel trade community support fare hike demand from ferry operators

The travel trade community here has thrown its support behind the five ferry operators who have sought for a fare increase from the Transport Ministry in view of the rising operating and maintenance costs. |Read more >|SunDaily

 

New Malaysia | New Govt Oct 13, 2018 @ 11:47

DAP to introduce the code of ethics for elected reps

DAP is in the midst of drafting a code of ethics to ensure its state assemblymen and members of parliament discharge their duties professionally. |Read more >|NST

 

New Malaysia | New Govt Oct 13, 2018 @ 11:45

Guan Eng says still meeting RM8b monthly wage bill despite emptied coffers

Finance Minister Lim Guan Eng held up the government’s ability to continue paying civil service salaries today to repeat attacks against his predecessor for leaving the government just RM450 million of liquidity. |Read more >|Malaymail

 

New Malaysia | New Govt Oct 13, 2018 @ 11:33

Zuraida: Change our mentality in littering

Malaysians need to change their mentality to littering, as even Rwanda surpasses us in our attitude, says Minister Zuraida Kamaruddin.|Read more >|TheStar

 

New Malaysia | Opposition Oct 13, 2018 @ 11:26

Najib: Pakatan’s manifesto aims to fool the rakyat

Pakatan Harapan’s manifesto was written to fool the rakyat, without any intention of implementing its promises, says Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak.|Read more >|TheStar

 

New Malaysia | New Govt Oct 13, 2018 @ 11:12

Gov't creating new foreign policy framework reflecting 'New Malaysia'

Malaysia is in the process of forming a new foreign policy framework which would reflect the values of the New Malaysia, said Foreign Minister Datuk Seri Saifuddin Abdullah.|Read more >|NST

 

New Malaysia | PD By-election Oct 13, 2018 @ 11:03

PD by-election: Cease campaigning at once, EC tells party members

The Election Commission (EC) received a report that election rules and regulations are being violated, less than an hour after polls opened here this morning. |Read more >|NST

 

New Malaysia | New Initiatives: Housing Oct 13, 2018 @ 10:19

Gov't introducing three categories of affordable homes: Zuraida

The government will introduce three price categories of affordable housing which will be developed under the National Housing Policy by mid-November, at the latest. |Read more >|NST

 

New Malaysia | New Govt Oct 13, 2018 @ 10:06

Dr M: We must not score own goals by allowing corruption

Likening the country to a football team, Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad said Malaysians must not score an own goal by allowing corruption.|Read more >|NST

 

New Malaysia | PD By-election Oct 13, 2018 @ 08:20

Polling opens in Port Dickson parliamentary seat by-election

After 14 days of campaigning, the Port Dickson parliamentary seat by-election kicked off at 8 am this morning.|Read more > |NST

 

New Malaysia Reforms: MA63 | Oct 13, 2018

MA63 review must involve original signatories — STAR

The 16-member committee headed by the Prime Minister has no competent jurisdiction to review an international treaty which was registered with the United Nations and signed by Britain, Malaya, Singapore, Sarawak and Sabah. Thus, it is meaningless and non-effective without the participation of all signatories, said State Reform Party Sarawak (STAR) president Lina Soo. |Read more >|BorneoPost

 

New Malaysia | Opposition Oct 13, 2018 @ 08:02

Cops confirm Najib’s aide lodged a report over murder allegations

The Royal Malaysia Police (PDRM) confirmed that it had received a report lodged by an aide to former prime minister Datuk Seri Najib Razak. |Read more >|Malaymail

 

New Malaysia | PD By-election Oct 13, 2018 @ 07:00

Up to voters now to make or break candidates

Voters here will go to the ballot box today to pick their next Member of Parliament in a crowded contest, but one which the odds are heavily stacked in favour of Pakatan Harapan’s Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim.|Read more >|TheStar

New Malaysia | New Govt Oct 13, 2018 @ 07:00

Yeoh: Without the numbers, it will be hard to get enough funding for OKU community

The low number of registered disabled persons (OKU) will affect the allocations given to this community.
|Read more >|TheStar

 

New Malaysia New Initiatives | Oct 13, 2018

Sarawak allocates RM50 million for agriculture development

The Sarawak government has allocated RM50 million to implement its agriculture development plans in efforts to become a net exporter of food products by 2030, says Deputy Chief Minister Datuk Amar Douglas Uggah. |Read more >|BorneoPost

 

New Malaysia New Initiatives | Oct 13, 2018

KPDNHEP to establish valuation process for digital assets

Ministry of Domestic Trade and Consumer Affairs (KPDNHEP) is in the process of establishing a valuation process for digital assets. |Read more >|BorneoPost

 

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New Malaysia | New Govt Oct 12, 2018 @ 15:54

New Finas board to have experienced people: Gobind

The new board of the National Film Development Corporation Malaysia (Finas) will consist of experienced people from all sections of the film industry, said Communications and Multimedia Minister Gobind Singh Deo.|Read more >|SunDaily

 

New Malaysia | New Initiatives Oct 12, 2018 @ 15:30

Penang rep moots making mangroves along Juru a forest reserve

Bukit Tengah assemblyman Gooi Hsiao Leung suggested for the state government to gazette the mangrove forests along the Juru coastline to protect these from destruction. |Read more >|Malaymail

 

New Malaysia | Opposition Oct 12, 2018 @ 15:20

What’s the story now? Najib asks after PM says tolls won’t go

Pakatan Harapan (PH) promised repeatedly that highway tolls could be abolished with minimal cost to the public, Datuk Seri Najib Razak reminded Malaysians today. |Read more >|Malaymail

 

New Malaysia | Reforms:MA63 Oct 12, 2018 @ 15:15

SUPP to engage Sarawakian varsity students at MA63 forum in KL on Oct 20

The fight for Sarawak to regain its equal partnership status in Malaysia will be brought to Kuala Lumpur.

 

New Malaysia | New Govt Oct 12, 2018 @ 15:09

Staggered school holidays proposal never discussed in ministry

The proposal to stagger school holidays is the personal opinion of Deputy Tourism, Arts and Culture Minister Muhammad Bakhtiar Wan Chik. |Read more >|NST

 

New Malaysia | Fakenews Oct 12, 2018 @ 14:53

Umno denies raid rumours

Umno has denied rumours that its headquarters were raided by the Registrar of Societies (ROS) and the Malaysian Anti Corruption Commission (MACC) on Friday morning (Oct 12).|Read more >|TheStar

 

New Malaysia | PD By-election Oct 12, 2018 @ 14:40

Inappropriate for Wan Azizah to campaign in PD as DPM, says reform committee

It is improper for Datuk Seri Dr Wan Azizah Wan Ismail to campaign for her husband Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim in Port Dickson in her capacity as the Deputy Prime Minister.|Read more >|SunDaily

 

New Malaysia | PD By-election Oct 12, 2018 @ 14:27

Polls reform committee urges law against reps who ditch their seats

New laws should be formulated to deal with elected representatives who deliberately vacate their seats without valid reasons, Electoral Reform Committee (ERC) chairman Tan Sri Abdul Rashid Abdul Rahman said today. |Read more >|Malaymail

 

New Malaysia | PD By-election Oct 12, 2018 @ 14:20

Reform panel warns ministers against possible abuse of power in PD campaign

Electoral Reform Committee chairman (ERC) Tan Sri Abdul Rashid Abdul Rahman has today ticked off ministers who may have abused their powers while campaigning in the Port Dickson by-election. |Read more >|Malaymail

 

New Malaysia | New Govt Oct 12, 2018 @ 14:18

Johor PPBM lodges report against cyber troopers for slandering MB

The youth wing of Parti Pribumi Bersatu Malaysia (PPBM) has lodged a report against a Facebook page and a website for uploading slanderous statements against Mentri Besar Datuk Osman Sapian.|Read more >|SunDaily

 

New Malaysia | New Projects Oct 12, 2018 @ 14:13

DEIA report for Pan Island Link Highway would not have been approved in US

The Detailed Environmental Impact Assessment (DEIA) for the Pan Island Link 1 (PAN - 1) highway in Penang would have failed American regulators because there was no alternative option provided by the consultants. |Read more >|SunDaily

 

New Malaysia | New Initiatives: MoE Oct 12, 2018 @ 13:33

Simpler process to register students without citizenship into government schools

The Education Ministry will simplify the registration process for pupils without citizenship into government schools, Deputy Education Minister Teo Nie Ching said. |Read more >|NST

 

New Malaysia | New Policies Oct 12, 2018 @ 13:28

Failure to report bullying cases may be crime under new Act: DPM

The government is considering setting up a new Act to punish individuals who turn a blind eye to bullying cases, said Deputy Prime Minister Datuk Seri Dr Wan Azizah Wan Ismail. |Read more >|NST

 

New Malaysia | New Policies Oct 12, 2018 @ 13:27

Government to enhance TVET programmes to tackle high youth unemployment

The Government will look into ways to enhance Technical and Vocational Education and Training (TVET) programmes to help lower the youth's unemployment rate, says Youth and Sports Minister Syed Saddiq Syed Abdul Rahman. |Read more >|TheStar

 

New Malaysia | New Policies Oct 12, 2018 @ 13:05

Death penalty or no, police to push for maximum punishment for drug offences

Maximum punishment will still be pushed by the Bukit Aman Narcotics Crime Investigations Department (NCID) when dealing with drug traffickers, even if the death penalty is abolished.|Read more >|TheStar

 

New Malaysia | Overhaul Corruption Oct 12, 2018 @ 13:55

Graft probe against cops widens in Sabah, police corporal remanded

A police corporal has been remanded for seven days to facilitate a graft probe by the Malaysia Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC).|Read more >|TheStar

 

New Malaysia | New Initiatives: MCMC Oct 12, 2018 @ 11:52

Malaysia must build efficient e-commerce infrastructure and system: Gobind

Malaysia must build a resilient, inclusive and efficient e-commerce infrastructure and system as a strategic platform for socio-economic development, said Communications and Multimedia Minister Gobind Singh Deo.|Read more >|SunDaily

 

New Malaysia | Overhaul Corruption Oct 12, 2018 @ 11:40

Court rejects challenge of Guan Eng’s acquittal

The High Court here rejected a citizen’s application to review the acquittal of Lim Guan Eng and a businesswoman over their corruption charges, ruling that the applicant has no legal standing in the matter. |Read more >|Malaymail

 

New Malaysia | New Govt Oct 12, 2018 @ 10:35

Toll-free roads not possible: Mahathir

Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad says it is not possible to have highways without the imposition of toll collection.|Read more >|SunDaily

 

New Malaysia | New Policies Oct 12, 2018 @ 10:19

Sabah Immigration Dept halts the issuance of IMM13 passes for children of Filipino refugees

The Sabah Immigration Department is stopping the registration of IMM13 passes for children of Filipino refugees from Friday (Oct 12).|Read more >|TheStar

 

New Malaysia | Overhaul Corruption Oct 12, 2018 @ 10:11

Zahid back at MACC HQ for questioning

Former deputy prime minister Datuk Seri Ahmad Zahid Hamidi (pix) is back to face the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC), for the third time this week. |Read more >|SunDaily

 

New Malaysia | New Govt Oct 12, 2018 @ 09:42

Dr M suspects sabotage within the government

Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad said sabotage within the government is among reasons it is difficult for Malaysia to pin down and arrest fugitive businessman Low Taek Jho, better known as Jho Low. |Read more >|NST

 

New Malaysia | New Govt Oct 12, 2018 @ 09:37

Opposition support unlikely says Khalid

PUTRAJAYA doubts it has the support of the opposition to abolish the mandatory death sentence and is certain of a repeat of the failed first attempt to scrap the Anti-Fake News Act.|Read more >|NST

 

New Malaysia New Govt: MA63 | Oct 12, 2018

Working together on rights

Sarawak and Sabah are on the same page on how to approach the amendments to the Federal Constitution and the Malaysia Agreement 1963 (MA63).|Read more >|BorneoPost

 

New Malaysia | Facts and Stats Oct 12, 2018 @ 07:00

Climate-related natural disasters cost Malaysia RM8b in last 20 years

Earlier this week, the United Nations’ Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) released a worrying report on climate change, warning that humanity may have a mere 12 years in order to limit global warming to just 1.5 degrees Celsius. |Read more >|Malaymail

 

New Malaysia | Opposition Oct 12, 2018 @ 07:00

MCA: Will undersea tunnel project be axed?

To help the state and people save money, Penang MCA is asking if Chief Minister Chow Kon Yeow will also scrap the RM6.3bil undersea tunnel project, just as how Finance Minister Lim Guan Eng wants to terminate the MMC-Gamuda contract to build the underground portion of the MRT Line 2 (MRT2). |Read more >|TheStar