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October 15, 2019

New Malaysia | Govt Oct 15, 2019 @ 23:10

Find formula to tackle increase in prices of goods: Anwar

The government must find a formula to tackle the increase in the prices of goods which has burdened the people, said Port Dickson MP Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim.|Read more >|SunDaily

 

New Malaysia | New Initiative: MoF Oct 15, 2019 @ 22:30

RM2,000 tax relief for children sent to JKM-registered kindergarten and pre-school

Instead of RM1,000 as previously implemented, parents can now claim a tax relief of RM2,000 if they have a six-year-old child sent to a kindergarten or pre-school registered with the Department of Social Welfare (JKM).|Read more >|Malaymail

 

New Malaysia | Govt: MACC Oct 15, 2019 @ 22:40

MACC receives 20 graft complaints involving judiciary: Latheefa

The Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) has received 20 leads on corruption involving the Judiciary from early January to August this year.|Read more >|SunDaily

New Malaysia | Projects: PTMP Oct 15, 2019 @ 20:30

Penang CM: Tender for PTMP projects to be called in H2 2020

The open tender for the light rail transit (LRT), the Pan Island Link (PIL) and Penang South Reclamation (PSR) projects which are under the Penang Transport Master Plan (PTMP) is expected to be called in the second half (H2) of next year, said Chief Minister Chow Kon Yeow.|Read more >|Malaymail

New Malaysia | Govt: Environment Oct 15, 2019 @ 20:55

23 investigation papers opened on open burning

A total of 23 investigation papers have been opened on open burning in the country, the Dewan Rakyat was told today.|Read more >|NST

New Malaysia | Opposition Oct 15, 2019 @ 20:36

Hishammuddin told to stop pushing for govt without DAP, Amanah: PH council

Pakatan Harapan (PH) Secretarial Council urged former Umno vice-president Datuk Seri Hishammuddin Hussein (pix) to stop his campaign for a new government without DAP and Parti Amanah Negara (Amanah).|Read more >|SunDaily

New Malaysia | Govt: MCMC Oct 15, 2019 @ 20:20

Key communicators urged to be proactive to disseminate information to people

The Ministry of Communications and Multimedia’s key communicators have been urged to be more proactive in providing information, clarification and understanding to the public on current issues to avoid misunderstanding of government programmes and policies.|Read more >|SunDaily

New Malaysia | New Policies Oct 15, 2019 @ 20:10

Concerned Malaysians raise questions online over streamless school plan

Concerned Malaysians have raised pertinent questions in social media over the streamless school approach.|Read more >|TheStar

New Malaysia | Govt: MoF Oct 15, 2019 @ 20:30

Minister: Almost 60pc of graduates remain unemployed a year after graduation

Nearly 60 per cent of first degree holders and above remain unemployed after one year of graduating, according to Education Minister Dr Maszlee Malik.|Read more >|Malaymail

New Malaysia | Overhaul: FELDA Oct 15, 2019 @ 20:05

Felda settles large portion of bank loans

Felda has successfully disposed a significant portion of its debts, thanks to fund injections and government guarantees to the tune of RM2.5 billion.|Read more >|NST

New Malaysia | Govt Oct 15, 2019 @ 18:00

Mujahid: Adoption of ‘Rahmatan Lil Alamin’ concept based on local Islamic practices

The Mercy To All Creations (Rahmatan Lil Alamin) policy which will be implemented by the government will have a Malaysian model which also takes into consideration numerous aspects as its axis, said Minister in the Prime Minister’s Department Datuk Seri Dr Mujahid Yusof.|Read more >|Malaymail

New Malaysia | Opposition Oct 15, 2019 @ 17:42

Get PAC to probe 'missing' RM150bil, says Najib

Datuk Seri Najib Razak has challenged the Pakatan Harapan government to order the Public Accounts Committee to probe claims that the previous Barisan Nasional administration had "stolen" RM150bil.|Read more >|TheStar

New Malaysia | Govt Oct 15, 2019 @ 17:27

Dr M: Kelantan given provision in 2020 Budget for development

Unlike the previous administration, the 2020 Budget tabled by the Pakatan Harapan government set aside a provision to develop Kelantan and improve the socio-economy of the people in the state.|Read more >|NST

New Malaysia | Govt Oct 15, 2019 @ 16:17

Data leak involving 46.2 million subscribers alarming, needs explanation: Fahmi Fadzil

The massive data breach involving 46.2 million mobile phone subscribers’ personal detail is very alarming and requires an explanation from the relevant parties.|Read more >|SunDaily

New Malaysia | Opposition Oct 15, 2019 @ 18:00

Najib plays down Budget 2020, says Putrajaya can’t achieve fiscal, economic growth projections

Projections of economic growth within Pakatan Harapan’s Budget 2020 was played down by former prime minister Datuk Seri Najib Razak, who said policies and the direction of the budget would result in Malaysia losing its competitive edge in the global economic arena.|Read more >|Malaymail

New Malaysia | Govt Oct 15, 2019 @ 17:09

Govt to stick with 90-day maternity leave plan, says DPM

The government has no plan to change the 90 days maternity leave benefit announced in the recently-tabled 2020 Budget, Deputy Prime Minister Datuk Seri Dr Wan Azizah Wan Ismail said.|Read more >|NST

New Malaysia | Opposition Oct 15, 2019 @ 16:26

PAS tells Govt to withdraw RM600,000 foreign ownership threshold

PAS president Datuk Seri Abdul Hadi Awang wants the government to rescind the decision allowing foreigners to purchase urban high rise properties at a lower threshold of RM600,000.|Read more >|TheStar

New Malaysia | Petrol Subsidy Programme (PSP) Oct 15, 2019 @ 16:00

Fuel subsidy card for middle income earners ready by next March, says finance minister

Lim Guan Eng today said the fuel subsidy card for Malaysian middle-income earners, grouped as M40, will be rolled out from March 2020.|Read more >|Malaymail

New Malaysia | Govt Oct 15, 2019 @ 15:54

No need for new taxes, just tap the ‘shadow economy’, govt told

The government does not need to impose new taxes but should instead generate revenue from the untapped “shadow economy” that accounts for at least 21% of the gross domestic product (GDP), says a tax expert.|Read more >|TheStar

New Malaysia | Govt: MoF Oct 15, 2019 @ 15:36

Proactive steps demonstrate govt transparency in managing country's finances

The government has taken several proactive measures to demonstrate its transparency in managing the country’s finances, says Finance Minister Lim Guan Eng.|Read more >|NST

New Malaysia | Govt: EC Oct 15, 2019 @ 14:43

EC says DAP reps picked up for alleged LTTE links still assemblymen

The two DAP elected representatives from Melaka and Negri Sembilan arrested for their alleged links to the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE) terror group last week will still serve their term as assemblymen.|Read more >|TheStar

New Malaysia | Govt: MoF Oct 15, 2019 @ 14:30

After Kelantan insists paid gratuity instead of oil royalty, Guan Eng says money still flowed

Finance Minister Lim Guan Eng said the Kelantan government was paid what it was due for petroleum resources derived from its territory.|Read more >|Malaymail

New Malaysia | New Policies Oct 15, 2019 @ 14:28

Streamless classes from next year onwards

From next year, the streamless schools approach will be implemented.|Read more >|TheStar

New Malaysia | New Policies Oct 15, 2019 @ 14:24

Labour reform commission needed to seek stakeholders’ input: MTUC

Penang MTUC has mooted the idea of forming a commission to look into strengthening the position of workers in both the public and private sectors.|Read more >|SunDaily

New Malaysia | Reforms: SOSMA Oct 15, 2019 @ 14:20

Sosma review Bill not for this sitting, says deputy home minister

The government will not table its review of the controversial Security Offences (Special Measures) Act 2012 (Sosma) in the current Dewan Rakyat sitting, Datuk Azis Jamman said today.|Read more >|Malaymail

 

New Malaysia | Petrol Subsidy Programme (PSP) Oct 15, 2019 @ 14:00

Minister says RON95 subsidy nearly RM100m a week at current oil price

The price ceiling for RON95 petrol required a subsidy of almost RM100 million per week at the prevailing oil price, said Domestic Trade and Consumer Affairs Minister Datuk Seri Saifuddin Nasution Ismail.|Read more >|Malaymail

New Malaysia | Govt Oct 15, 2019 @ 14:00

Minister: More than 100 complaints received against catering service providers

The Domestic Trade and Consumer Affairs ministry received a total of  127 complaints against catering service providers since 2014 to last September.|Read more >|Malaymail

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October 15, 2019

New Malaysia | Govt: State Oct 15, 2019 @ 13:54

Develop e-commerce masterplan for S'wak, says Minister

Sarawak is proposing the development of an e-commerce masterplan to provide clear direction and assistance for entrepreneurs to venture into the sector.|Read more >|TheStar

New Malaysia | Govt: Housing Oct 15, 2019 @ 13:47

State govts to decide on right pricing for high rise properties, says Azmin

It is up to the respective state governments to decide on the right pricing and conditions for high rise properties allowed for foreign ownership, says Economic Affairs Minister Datuk Seri Azmin Ali.|Read more >|TheStar

New Malaysia | Govt: MoF Oct 15, 2019 @ 13:44

Lim urges LHDN to tap into 'shadow economy'

The government is looking into tapping income tax revenue from the shadow economy, said to account for 21% of the country's RM1.45 trillion Gross Domestic Product (GDP).|Read more >|TheStar

New Malaysia | New Propositions Oct 15 2019 

In time, Sabahans may not be subject to conditions to enter Sarawak

Sarawak Chief Minister Datuk Patinggi Abang Johari Tun Openg said, the time will come when Sabahans can enter Sarawak without being subjected to any conditions.|Read more >| BorneoPost

New Malaysia | Govt Oct 15, 2019 @ 13:30

Restore Malay dignity? Sure, but in spirit of ‘Malaysia Boleh’, says Dr M

Malays intent on restoring their “maruah” must not rely on others, Tun Dr Mahathir said today.|Read more >|Malaymail

New Malaysia | Kg Baru Development Oct 15, 2019 @ 13:13

Higher price for Kg Baru land will mean dearer houses: Tun M

It would be pointless for the government to offer higher prices to Kampung Baru landowners as the cyclical effect would be dearer houses in future, according to Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad.|Read more >|SunDaily

New Malaysia | Govt: Housing Oct 15, 2019 @ 12:54

PM: Price threshold for foreign property ownership lowered to avert crisis

The government’s decision to lower the threshold on the prices of condominiums and apartments in urban areas for foreign ownership was made to prevent the country from descending into an economic crisis caused by a property supply overhang.|Read more >|NST

New Malaysia | Budget 2020 Oct 14, 2019 @ 12:50

Budget 2020: Indians in Sarawak keen on entrepreneur scheme but want specific funds

The Indians in Sarawak are keen to tap into the RM20mil federal funding in the Indian Entrepreneur Development Scheme proposed in Budget 2020.|Read more >|TheStar

 

New Malaysia | Petrol Subsidy Programme (PSP) Oct 15, 2019 @ 12:50

Minister: We will adjust accordingly if RON95 price shoots up

The government will take the necessary measures to adjust the targeted fuel subsidy rate as well as consider subsidising the price of RON95 if the global crude oil price shoots up exorbitantly.|Read more >|SunDaily

New Malaysia | Reforms Oct 15, 2019 @ 12:48

Govt in early stages of creating national suicide prevention strategy

The government is in the midst of formulating a national comprehensive strategy for suicide prevention, according to Minister in the Prime Minister’s Department Datuk Liew Vui Keong.|Read more >|SunDaily

New Malaysia | Reforms: SOSMA Oct 15, 2019 @ 12:20

Mat Sabu: Sosma should be improved, not abolished

The Security Offences (Special Measures) Act 2012 (Sosma) should not be abolished, says Mohamad Sabu.|Read more >|TheStar

New Malaysia | New Propositions Oct 15 2019 

Abg Jo suggests joint airline for Sarawak, Sabah

Sarawak and Sabah should consider setting up an airline jointly operated by the two states.|Read more >| BorneoPost

New Malaysia | PKR Party Feud Oct 15, 2019 @ 11:56

Azmin: I am committed to PKR and will stay, unless there are those who want to kick me out

PKR deputy president Datuk Seri Azmin Ali says he will remain committed to the party, unless there are those who want him kicked out.|Read more >|TheStar

New Malaysia | Govt: State Oct 15, 2019 @ 11:49

Kelantan received compassionate fund, not royalty payment, says MB

Kelantan received payment of “wang ihsan” (compassionate fund) from the federal government on Sept 27, Mentri Besar Datuk Ahmad Yakob told the State Assembly today.|Read more >|SunDaily

New Malaysia | Govt: GIACC Oct 15, 2019 @ 11:45

GIACC bent on erasing Malaysia’s kleptocrat label

In its bid to transform Malaysia’s image in the eyes of the world, the Governance, Integrity and Anti-Corruption Centre (GIACC) is determined to get rid of its ‘kleptocrat nation’ label.|Read more >|SunDaily

New Malaysia | Govt Oct 15, 2019 @ 11:30

‘M’ for multiracial — Dr M’s one word summing up Malaysia and other new facts about the PM

Asked to sum up Malaysia in one word, Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad gave it as “multiracial” on radio show Hot.Fm this morning. |Read more >|Malaymail

New Malaysia | Reforms Oct 15, 2019 @ 11:11

Stiffer illegal gambling penalties lauded as effective deterrent: Police

Police top brass have lauded a proposal for stricter penalties on illegal gambling, expressing confidence it will serve as a deterrent for offenders.|Read more >|SunDaily

New Malaysia | Govt: MCMC Oct 15, 2019 @ 10:22

MCMC suspended contract of company linked to massive telco personal data leak, Parliament told

The Malaysian Communications and Multimedia Commission (MCMC) suspended the contract of a company linked to a massive data leak of personal details of telecommunications service providers' customers.|Read more >|TheStar

New Malaysia | Govt Oct 15, 2019 @ 10:18

Government urged to iron out issues on implementation of 90-day maternity leave

The government is advised to refine the implementation of the 90-day maternity leave from 2021 so that it will be beneficial to both employers and workers.|Read more >|SunDaily

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

Terengganu female athletes free to wear what they want, says sports minister

Putrajaya has overruled the plan by the Terengganu government to impose strict Shariah rules for its female athletes, according to Syed Saddiq Syed Abdul Rahman. |Read more >|Malaymail

New Malaysia | Govt: Housing Oct 15, 2019 @ 08:21

Selangor to study price threshold for foreigners: Amirudin

The Selangor government is reviewing the price threshold for home ownership among foreign buyers to address the problem of unsold luxury homes in the state.|Read more >|SunDaily

New Malaysia | Projects: RTS Oct 14, 2019 @ 07:00

Loke: RTS Link status to be announced soon

Malaysia will announce its position on the Rapid Transit System (RTS) Link by the end of this month, in keeping with the timeline agreed upon with Singapore.|Read more >|TheStar

New Malaysia | Govt: State Oct 15, 2019 @ 07:00

Phasing out single-use plastics

“Penang will implement a full enforcement exercise from then onwards, ” state environment committee chairman Phee Boon Poh said yesterday.|Read more >|TheStar

New Malaysia | Govt: MoE Oct 15, 2019 @ 07:00

Groups want to meet Teo again

Chinese education groups Dong Zong (United Chinese School Committees’ Association) and Jiao Zong (United Chinese School Teachers’ Association) hope to meet Deputy Education Minister Teo Nie Ching once more to better understand the implementation of seni khat in the Year Four syllabus next year, reports Sin Chew Daily.|Read more >|TheStar

New Malaysia | Viewpoints Oct 15, 2019 @ 07:00

Tobacco giant backs puffing regulation, but wants heat sticks split from ciggies

Philip Morris Malaysia wants the government to treat its smoke-free IQOS heat sticks as a separate category from normal tobacco products like cigarettes and even vapes.|Read more >|Malaymail

New Malaysia | Budget 2020 Oct 15 2019 

Sabah, Sarawak want Putrajaya to provide formula used in deriving figure for special grants

Sabah and Sarawak governments have urged the federal government to provide the formula used in deriving the figure for the special grants.|Read more >| BorneoPost

New Malaysia | Budget 2020 Oct 15 2019 

Disburse federal funds based on size of state – S’wak, Sabah CMs

Federal allocations should be disbursed rationally based on the size of each state, said Sarawak Chief Minister Datuk Patinggi Abang Johari Tun Openg.|Read more >| BorneoPost

New Malaysia | Budget 2020 Oct 15, 2019 @ 01:30

Sabah, Sarawak on the same page to strengthen economic and social development

The Sabah and Sarawak state governments have agreed to strengthen cooperation in terms of economic and social development for the benefit of the people in both states.|Read more >|Malaymail

New Malaysia | Govt: Housing Oct 14, 2019 

Golden chance to unite Malay parties

It is possible for Malay-based parties to unite under a single umbrella, provided several conditions, including putting aside egos and severing ties with common rivals, are met.|Read more >|NST

New Malaysia | Govt Oct 14, 2019 @ 23:30

Socso welcomes initiatives outlined in Budget 2020

The Social Security Organisation (Socso) welcomed the government’s decision to extend the benefits of the Suri Incentive (i-Suri) voluntary contribution scheme and the Self-employed employment injury scheme (SEEIS) as outlined in the 2020 Budget.|Read more >|Malaymail

 

New Malaysia | Govt Oct 14, 2019 @ 23:00

Report: MCMC ends contract with company after massive 2017 phone data leak

The Malaysian Communications and Multimedia Commission (MCMC) has terminated the services of a firm hired back in 2017 to protect the personal data of mobile phone users.|Read more >|Malaymail

New Malaysia | Govt: Defence Oct 14, 2019 @ 22:11

Mat Sabu says Defence White paper will be tabled Dec 2

The Defence White Paper is expected to be tabled in Parliament on Dec 2, said Defence Minister Mohamad Sabu.|Read more >|NST

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October 13, 2019

New Malaysia | Red flags: LTTE Oct 13, 2019 @ 22:50

Cops detect huge financial transactions to activate LTTE

Police today disclosed that financial transactions involving huge sum of money have been carried out, believed to activate the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE) group in the country.|Read more >|NST

New Malaysia | Red flags Oct 13, 2019 @ 21:30

Acquisition of media outlets can create unhealthy monopoly for political purposes, Johor rep says

A Johor youth leader has voiced his reservations on the reported acquisition of media outlets by an individual that can lead to an unhealthy monopoly in the country.|Read more >|Malaymail

New Malaysia | Fuel Subsidy Oct 13, 2019 @ 20:19

Saifuddin hopes fuel subsidy for B40, M40 to be implemented simultaneously

The Ministry of Domestic Trade and Consumer Affairs hopes the targeted fuel subsidy programme (PSP) for recipients of the cost of living aid (BSH) or B40 will be implemented simultaneously with those from the middle income group (M40) category, beginning January next year.|Read more >|SunDaily

New Malaysia | Viewpoints Oct 13, 2019 @ 18:45

Universities should revise curriculum to match in-demand job skills

Universities should look at the Critical Occupations List and top associated skills to reduce mismatch of skills required for industries and enhance employability, says Talent Corporation Malaysia Bhd (TalentCorp).|Read more >|TheStar

New Malaysia | Budget 2020 Oct 13, 2019 @ 18:17

Felda settlers want 2020 Budget allocation to be put to good use

Felda Bukit Goh settlers here hope the RM810 million allocation set aside for Felda schemes under 2020 Budget will be put to good use.|Read more >|NST

New Malaysia | Budget 2020 Oct 13, 2019 @ 18:00

Budget allocation will be used to modernise agriculture sector: Salahuddin

The Ministry of Agriculture and Agro-based Industry (MoA) will use a big chunk of its increased allocation as announced during the tabling of the 2020 Budget to modernise the agriculture sector.|Read more >|SunDaily

New Malaysia | Red flags: LTTE Oct 13, 2019 @ 18:30

Anwar agrees to use of Sosma by police

PKR president Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim has agreed with the police’s use of the Security Offences (Special Measures) Act 2012 (Sosma) to address issues involving terrorism, including the detention of several individuals in connection with the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE).|Read more >|Malaymail

 

New Malaysia | Projects: PSR Oct 13, 2019 @ 18:00

Anwar urges Penang govt to develop Bayan Lepas before implementing PSR

The Penang government has been urged to develop the Bayan Lepas area, especially Gertak Sanggul first, before undertaking the reclamation project for the construction of three artificial islands there.|Read more >|SunDaily

New Malaysia | Budget 2020 Oct 13, 2019 @ 17:56

Redzuan: RM10m allocation for halal industry advocacy should not be divided

The Entrepreneur Development Ministry (MED) is in discussion with Finance Minister Lim Guan Eng on how to spend the RM10 million allocation for promotion of halal products under the 2020 Budget.|Read more >|NST

New Malaysia | Red flags: LTTE Oct 13, 2019 @ 17:43

Cops followed the law in LTTE arrests, says Dr M

The detention of 12 individuals including two state assemblymen to help in investigations over links to the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE) terrorist group was done in accordance with the law, says Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad.|Read more >|TheStar

New Malaysia | Budget 2020 Oct 13, 2019 @ 17:32

Redzuan: RM10m allocation for halal industry advocacy should not be divided

The Entrepreneur Development Ministry (MED) is in discussion with Finance Minister Lim Guan Eng on how to spend the RM10 million allocation for promotion of halal products under the 2020 Budget.|Read more >|NST

New Malaysia | New Initiatives Oct 13, 2019 @ 17:25

Govt to provide infrastructure for glutinous rice cultivation project

The government will focus on providing the necessary infrastructure facilities instead of cash aid to make a success of the glutinous rice cultivation project here.|Read more >|SunDaily

New Malaysia | Budget 2020 Oct 13, 2019 @ 17:53

Govt urged to lower RTO’s RM500,000 threshold

The government has been urged to review the rent-to-own (RTO) scheme announced in the 2020 Budget for the purchase of a first home priced up to RM500,000, as it is still considered very high for many prospective buyers.|Read more >|Malaymail

New Malaysia | Overhaul: Corruption Oct 13, 2019 @ 16:09

MACC arrests two RTM officers over zakat funds

Two senior officers of Radio Television Malaysia (RTM) were remanded for nine days to help in an investigation over a false claim involving funds from the Selangor Tithes (zakat) Board (STB).|Read more >|NST

New Malaysia | Budget 2020 Oct 13, 2019 @ 15:52

Lower foreign buying threshold for condos applicable only to existing unsold units: Lim

The move to lower the threshold for foreigners to buy condominiums and apartments in urban areas from RM1 million to RM600,000 is only applicable to existing unsold units, according to Finance Minister Lim Guan Eng.|Read more >|SunDaily

New Malaysia | SPV 2030 Oct 13, 2019 @ 15:51

15 principles to guide action

The Shared Prosperity Vision 2030 has 15 Guiding Principles that will serve as the basis for efforts to prepare strategic thrusts, enablers and target achievements.|Read more >|NST

New Malaysia | SPV 2030 Oct 13, 2019 @ 15:51

Every state will benefit

The Shared Prosperity Vision 2030 will push every state to the forefront, including the Federal Territories of Kuala Lumpur and Putrajaya, as part of the Key Economic Growth Areas (KEGA), especially in tourism and border economy development and logistics.|Read more >|NST

 

New Malaysia | New Policies Oct 13, 2019 @ 13:57

MTUC urges Dewan Negara to reject 'rushed' labour law amendments

The Malaysian Trades Union Congress (MTUC) has urged the Dewan Negara to reject all eight amendments to the Industrial Relations Act 1967 passed by Dewan Rakyat, saying that the amendments were "rushed".|Read more >|TheStar

New Malaysia | Red flags: LTTE Oct 13, 2019 @ 13:00

Police counter-terror chief contradicts Guan Eng on further DAP arrests over LTTE links

Deputy Comm Datuk Ayob Khan Mydin Pitchay clarified today he did not state that no other DAP leaders would be arrested on suspicion of links to the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE).|Read more >|Malaymail

New Malaysia | New Propositions Oct 13, 2019 @ 12:13

MoH calls for more involvement in palliative care awareness

Palliative and hospice communities in Malaysia should create more voices about the importance of palliative care to the public, Deputy Ministry of Health (MoH) Lee Boon Chye said.|Read more >|SunDaily

New Malaysia | Budget 2020 Oct 13, 2019 @ 11:06

Give more incentives under Locals@Work: MBM

The government has to provide more incentives under the Locals@Work programme to attract more locals especially the youths to take up employment in the 3D sector which is difficult, dirty and dangerous.|Read more >|SunDaily

 

New Malaysia | New Policies: E-hailing Oct 12, 2019 

E-hailing: Leniency only towards drivers who are in the process of obtaining PSV

The Transport Ministry will continue to fully enforce the e-hailing regulation starting today, but has promised to be more lenient towards e-hailing drivers who are in the final processes of obtaining their passenger service vehicle (PSV) licence.|Read more >|SunDaily

 

New Malaysia | Govt: MoT Oct 12, 2019 

Loke: Feasibility study on Serendah-Port Klang rail bypass, to begin next year

A six-month feasibility study on the Serendah-Port Klang Rail Bypass construction project, will be conducted next year, said Transport Minister Anthony Loke Siew Fook today.|Read more >|SunDaily

 

New Malaysia | 1MDB Oct 12, 2019 

MACC to execute phase three of 1MDB fund recovery

The Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) will execute phase three of its move to recover 1Malaysia Development Berhad (1MDB) funds from recipients.|Read more >|Malaymail

New Malaysia | Red flags: LTTE Oct 12, 2019 

Muhyiddin: Police have strong evidence in LTTE investigations

Police have strong evidence to conduct investigations against Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE) based on intelligence carried out over a long period of time.|Read more >|Malaymail

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October 11, 2019

New Malaysia | Budget 2020 Oct 11, 2019 @ 14:26

Budget 2020: Govt will fail to achieve deficit target of 3%, says Najib

The government is expected to fall short in achieving its deficit target of 3% that was set last year, says former prime minister Datuk Seri Najib Razak.|Read more >|TheStar

New Malaysia | Budget 2020 Oct 11, 2019 @ 14:00

2020 Budget: Expansionary policy to continue

THE 2020 Budget, the second annual financial plan under the Pakatan Harapan government, will be a bit more challenging.|Read more >|NST

New Malaysia | Red flags: LTTE Oct 11, 2019 @ 13:45

Seven allegedly linked to LTTE should not be held under Sosma: Ramasamy

Penang Deputy Chief Minister II P. Ramasamy said today the seven people suspected to have been involved with the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE) militant group should not have been arrested under the Security Offences (Special Measures) Act 2012 (Sosma).|Read more >|SunDaily

New Malaysia | Govt: State Oct 11, 2019 @ 12:30

Penang to start building RM851m island highway project on Oct 31

Construction of the much talked about RM851 million highway linking Thean Teik Expressway to the Tun Dr Lim Chong Eu Expressway here will begin on October 31 with a groundbreaking ceremony, Penang Chief Minister Chow Kon Yeow announced today.|Read more >|Malaymail

 

New Malaysia | New Initiatives: State Oct 11, 2019 

Ministry works with entrepreneur to develop Mesej – Ewon

Rural Development Ministry (KPLB) will be working closely with Asia’s prominent agricultural entrepreneur, Prof Datuk Yap Yun Fook to develop Mini Estate Sejahtera (Mesej) agricultural programme in Sabah.|Read more >| BorneoPost

New Malaysia | Budget 2020 Oct 11, 2019 @ 09:59

Sarawak leaders not attending Budget 2020 tabling

There will be a notable absence of Sarawak government and party leaders from the state ruling party, Gabungan Parti Sarawak (GPS), at the tabling of Budget 2020.|Read more >|TheStar

New Malaysia | Red flags: LTTE Oct 11, 2019 @ 09:44

DAP believes in the innocence of arrested assemblymen: Guan Eng

DAP believes in the innocence of its two assemblymen who were arrested yesterday over their alleged connections with the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE), said party secretary-general Lim Guan Eng.|Read more >|SunDaily

New Malaysia | Govt: MoT Oct 11, 2019 @ 09:35

Transport Ministry allocates RM5b for Ipoh train station integrated development

Transport Ministry has allocated a gross development value (GDV) of up to RM5 billion for the Ipoh Train Station Integrated Development project which was launched at the train station yesterday.|Read more >|NST

New Malaysia | New Policies: E-hailing Oct 11, 2019 @ 09:29

No further leeway, new e-hailing regulations to be enforced strictly: RTD

The Road Transport Department will not give any further leeway to e-hailing drivers and will strictly enforce its new regulations when they take effect on Oct 12, its enforcement director Khairul Anwar Bachok said.|Read more >|SunDaily

New Malaysia | New Policies: MPKK Oct 11, 2019 

Community leaders unanimously oppose setting up of MPKK

Some 70 ‘Ketua Masyarakat’ and ‘Ketua Kaum’ from Marudi constituency unanimously opposed the establishment of the federal government-proposed Village Community Management Council (MPKK) in Sarawak.|Read more >| BorneoPost

New Malaysia | Budget 2020 Oct 11, 2019 @ 08:46

Highly-anticipated 2020 Budget to be tabled today

Finance Minister Lim Guan Eng is scheduled to table the much-awaited 2020 Budget in the Dewan Rakyat here, at 4pm today.|Read more >|NST

New Malaysia | New Policies: NAFCC  Oct 11, 2019 @ 07:00

NAFCC Bill to expand scope of centre, says Liew

The National Anti-Financial Crime Centre (NAFCC) Bill 2019 that was passed in the Dewan Rakyat will enable investigations into financial crimes committed locally and abroad.|Read more >|TheStar

 

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

Opt for TVET, says Kula

Students are encouraged to choose the Technical and Vocational Education and Training (TVET) pathway to prepare them for careers in the Fourth Industrial Revolution (IR 4.0).|Read more >|TheStar

New Malaysia | Opposition: MCA  Oct 11, 2019 @ 07:00

Wee takes SPNB to task over late payments

MCA has criticised the delays by Syarikat Perumahan Negara Bhd (SPNB) in paying contractors involved in the Rumah Mesra Rakyat 1Malaysia (RMR1M).|Read more >|TheStar

New Malaysia | New Initiatives: EC |  Oct 11, 2019 @ 06:30

EC, NRD set up task force on Undi 18, automatic voter registration

The Election Commission (EC) and National Registration Department (NRD) have set up a special task force on the implementation of the 18-year-old voting age and automatic voter registration.|Read more >|Malaymail

New Malaysia | Budget 2020 |  Oct 11, 2019 @ 06:00

Penang CM hopes Putrajaya grants RM10b allocation for state in Budget 2020

Penang Chief Minister Chow Kon Yeow said the state is hoping that the federal government will approve an allocation of RM10 billion to fund its Penang Transport Master Plan (PTMP) under Budget 2020, along with funding for almost RM1 billion worth of infrastructure projects in the state.|Read more >|Malaymail

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October 14, 2019

New Malaysia | Govt: Housing Oct 14, 2019 @ 21:56

State govts can set own property price limit for foreigners, says Zuraida

State governments can still set their own property price limit for foreigners based on the current situation in their respective states, says Housing and Local Government Minister Zuraida Kamaruddin.|Read more >|TheStar

 

New Malaysia | 1MDB Oct 14, 2019 @ 21:53

Forfeitures: Prosecution agrees to show copies of seized items to Najib and family

The prosecution team in the forfeiture suit against Datuk Seri Najib Abdul Razak, and his family today agreed to provide colour pictures of the items seized, which included 315 designer handbags of various brands, to the former prime minister.|Read more >|SunDaily

New Malaysia | A-G's Report Oct 14, 2019 @ 21:52

Government given clean-chit in audit report for financial year 2018

The government has received a clean-chit in the audit report for the Financial Year ending in 2018.|Read more >|NST

New Malaysia | Govt Oct 14, 2019 @ 21:15

Leaders, govt events, press conferences must use Bahasa Melayu, says Anwar

Leaders and members of official government councils must use the Malay language as a medium of instruction as part of the effort to uphold it as a language of knowledge.|Read more >|NST

New Malaysia | Red flags: LTTE Oct 14, 2019 @ 19:57

Dr M defends use of Sosma on LTTE-linked suspects

Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad has backed the move by police to utilise the Security Offences (Special Measures) Act 2012 (Sosma) against individuals allegedly linked to the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE).|Read more >|NST

New Malaysia | Govt Programmes Oct 14, 2019 @ 19:47

Free Breakfast Programme: Conduct periodic monitoring to avoid wastage

An economist has proposed that the Education Ministry conduct constant monitoring and review of the menu offered to 2.7 million primary school pupils as part of the Free Breakfast Programme.|Read more >|NST

 

New Malaysia | New Initiatives Oct 14, 2019 @ 18:55

Rural Development Ministry targets zero poverty in Perlis by year end

The Rural Development Ministry is targeting the hardcore poor in Perlis to be zero later this year, as there are currently only three heads of households recorded in the hardcore poor category compared to 72 heads of households last February.|Read more >|SunDaily

 

New Malaysia | Govt Oct 14, 2019 @ 18:45

Govt mulls extending local councillors' term to 5 years

Housing and Local Government Ministry is proposing to extend local councillors' service term to five year, similar to the tenure for elected representatives.|Read more >|NST

New Malaysia | Govt: MoH Oct 14, 2019 @ 18:45

Dr Dzulkefly: Pneumococcal vaccination programme 'long overdue'

The Government’s move to provide free pneumococcal vaccination to children is a “long overdue” decision, said Datuk Seri Dr Dzulkefly Ahmad.|Read more >|TheStar

New Malaysia | Govt Oct 14, 2019 @ 18:44

Higher education can speed up the country’s adoption of Industrial Revolution 4.0: PM

Institutions of higher learning must start focusing on Research and Design (R&D) in solving real industry problems that will lead to better productivity and Return on Investment (ROI).|Read more >|SunDaily

New Malaysia | A-G's Report Oct 14, 2019 @ 17:30

Poor payment practices, weak enforcement reason behind RM1.71b leakage for cooking gas subsidy

The National Audit Department has revealed some RM1.71 billion in leakages have occurred from the management of the liquefied petroleum gas (LPG) subsidy by three ministries and agencies since the end of 2017.|Read more >|Malaymail

 

New Malaysia | Govt Oct 14, 2019 @ 16:34

Bangsa Malaysia is for all, not only Malays

PKR vice-president Zuraida Kamaruddin has shot down the proposal that Bangsa Malaysia should begin by unifying the Malays first.|Read more >|NST

New Malaysia | New Propositions Oct 14, 2019 @ 16:26

Penang exco calls for stiffer penalties for wrong, false import declarations

The Federal Government needs to impose stiffer penalties against parties who made false declaration of imported goods as a deterrent against the influx of unwanted shipments, particularly hazardous wastes, into the country.|Read more >|SunDaily

New Malaysia | New Initiatives Oct 14, 2019 @ 16:17

Govt to set up committee to look into incidents of violence against women

The Women, Family and Community Development Ministry will set up a multi-stakeholder committee to look into issues of sexual harassment and domestic violence against women.|Read more >|SunDaily

New Malaysia | Budget 2020 Oct 14, 2019 @ 16:10

Opposition: 2020 Budget prioritises the rich, ignores lower income Malaysians

Opposition Leader Datuk Seri Ismail Sabri Yaakob (pix) has hit out at the government over what he described as a capitalist-oriented 2020 Budget that ignored the needs of lower income Malaysians.|Read more >|SunDaily

New Malaysia | Govt: State Oct 14, 2019 @ 15:28

More than 675 hectares of Kelantan land yet to be developed by federal govt

A total of 675,9976 hectares of land taken by the federal government in Kelantan for specific purposes, have yet to be developed, the State Legislative Assembly was told.|Read more >|SunDaily

New Malaysia | New Initiatives Oct 14, 2019 @ 15:23

RM9m for maintenance of infrastructure to reduce flood risk in Kelantan

The federal government allocated RM9 million for the maintenance of infrastructure to reduce flood risk in Kelantan this year, the State Legislative Assembly was told.|Read more >|SunDaily

 

New Malaysia | Red flags: LTTE Oct 14, 2019 @ 15:23

Ramasamy: Have White Paper on 1MDB and Zakir Naik as well

White Papers on 1Malaysia Development Bhd (1MDB) and controversial Muslim televangelist Zakir Naik must be tabled in Parliament in line with a PAS proposal that similar action on the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE) be taken.|Read more >|SunDaily

New Malaysia | Budget 2020 Oct 14, 2019 @ 14:56

‘Maternity move’ to cost firms RM2.7b: MEF

Employers will see operational costs rise by RM2.7 billion a year if maternity leave for workers is extended to 90 days from the current 60 days.|Read more >|SunDaily

 

New Malaysia | Budget 2020 Oct 14 2019 

Wong: PH govt owes S’wakians explanation on reduction in funds for Unimas in 2020

The Pakatan Harapan (PH) federal government owes Sarawakians an explanation on why the funds for Universiti Malaysia Sarawak (Unimas) were so drastically reduced in Budget 2020, said Sarawak United Peoples’ Party (SUPP) Dudong branch chief Wong Ching Yong.|Read more >| BorneoPost

New Malaysia | A-G's Report Oct 14, 2019 @ 14:30

A-G’s Report: Govt still exposed to RM66b worth of debt owed by five Ministry of Finance Inc companies

The auditor-general (A-G) has urged Putrajaya to impose a ceiling on how much debt it can guarantee in a bid to rein in its staggering exposure to liabilities owed by government-linked entities.|Read more >|Malaymail

New Malaysia | Govt: State Oct 14, 2019 @ 14:15

'Govt won't pay until waste-to-energy facility is fully operational'

Internal problems in the concession company in charge of the Ladang Tanah Merah waste-to-energy (WTE) incinerator plant have delayed its completion date.|Read more >|NST

New Malaysia | A-G's Report Oct 14, 2019 @ 14:08

A-G's Report: Ceiling on government-guaranteed loans should be set

A policy on capping government-guaranteed loans should be established, said the Auditor-General’s Report for the federal government’s financial statement for the year 2018.|Read more >|NST

New Malaysia | Red flags: LTTE Oct 14, 2019 @ 13:59

Guan Eng: Cops should focus on LTTE investigation, instead of issuing statements on ‘twisted news’

The police should focus on investigations into alleged links to the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE), instead of issuing statements on “twisted news” reports of his recent statement, says DAP secretary-general Lim Guan Eng.|Read more >|TheStar

New Malaysia | A-G's Report Oct 14, 2019 @ 13:49

Government's financial statement report available for viewing

The Auditor-General’s report on the federal government’s financial statement for 2018 is now available to the public.|Read more >|NST

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New Malaysia | Budget 2020 Oct 14, 2019 @ 13:30

Guan Eng: HR Ministry will name cities involved in 2020 wage floor hike

Cities where the minimum wage will rise to RM1,200 next year under Budget 2020 will be announced by the Human Resources Ministry, Finance Minister Lim Guan Eng said today.|Read more >|Malaymail

New Malaysia | Govt: MCMC Oct 14, 2019 @ 12:03

Report on roll out of 5G at final phase: Gobind

The National 5G Task Force is now in the final phase of completing its report on the implementation of 5G before submitting it to the government within the fourth quarter (October-December) of this year.|Read more >|SunDaily

New Malaysia | Red flags: LTTE Oct 14, 2019 @ 12:00

DAP lawyers bid to free party members arrested over LTTE links

Two senior DAP lawyers will file a legal challenge to the detention without trial of two party lawmakers over suspected links to the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE) terrorist group.|Read more >|Malaymail

New Malaysia | Red flags: LTTE Oct 14, 2019 @ 12:00

Guan Eng denies asking police to stop investigations into DAP arrests over LTTE links

Finance Minister Lim Guan Eng today denied asking the police to stop their investigations into DAP leaders suspected of having links with the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE).|Read more >|Malaymail

New Malaysia | Projects: RTS Oct 14, 2019 @ 11:54

Loke: Malaysia will meet extended RTS deadline of Oct 31

Malaysia will meet its extended deadline set by Singapore, which is until the end of this month, on the Rapid Transit System (RTS).|Read more >|TheStar

New Malaysia | Govt: MoH Oct 14, 2019 @ 11:36

Govt considering possibility of banning vapes, e-ciggies

The government is considering the possibility of banning the sale of electronic cigarettes and vapes, according to Health Minister Datuk Seri Dr Dzulkefly Ahmad.|Read more >|SunDaily

New Malaysia | Govt: Housing Oct 14, 2019 @ 07:42

Ministry to discuss foreign property ownership pricing issue with MoF: Zuraida

The Ministry of Housing and Local Government (KPKT) will hold discussions with the Ministry of Finance (MoF) on the lowering of the threshold for foreigners to purchase condominiums and apartments in urban areas from RM1 million to RM600,000.|Read more >|SunDaily

New Malaysia | Red flags: LTTE Oct 14, 2019 @ 07:00

Chasing the terror money trail

Bukit Aman is pursuing the terrorism money trail of arrested Malaysians linked to the Tamil Tigers.|Read more >|TheStar

New Malaysia | Red flags: LTTE Oct 14, 2019 @ 07:00

Table White Paper on LTTE in Parliament, PAS tells Putrajaya

Putrajaya should table a White Paper on the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE) in Parliament, PAS has said.|Read more >|Malaymail