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Oct 20

New Malaysia | Opposition Oct 20, 2018 @ 23:00

Najib: Guan Eng should stop lying about financial and land issues

Finance Minister should stop lying about the amount of land sold by the Penang state government when he was its Chief Minister, said Datuk Seri Najib Razak. |Read more >|Malaymail

 

New Malaysia | Overhaul: Bkt Kukus Oct 20, 2018 @ 23:00

Zairil: Penang govt wants more authority over hillside developments

The Penang state government has instructed the local authorities (PBTs) to prepare a draft to amend the state by-laws giving more authority to the state government to monitor development activities, especially at hill slopes. |Read more >|Malaymail

 

New Malaysia | New Govt Oct 20, 2018 @ 21:00

Dr M: Use new methods to increase food supply, reduce imports

Farmers, smallholders and fishermen in the country could contribute to the reduction of national food imports if they used new and efficient methods in their endeavours, Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad said today. |Read more >|Malaymail

 

New Malaysia | Opposition Oct 20, 2018 @ 20:51

Umno's council of advisers to discuss party's future, president's post - Tengku Razaleigh

Umno's council of advisers will soon meet to discuss the party's future and the position of Datuk Seri Dr Ahmad Zahid Hamidi as its president.|Read more >|SunDaily

 

New Malaysia | Overhaul: Bkt Kukus Oct 20, 2018 @ 18:41

Calls for Penang to review existing projects following the landslide

A former PKR parliamentarian has urged the state government to hit the pause button on its development policies and to review existing projects following two landslides here in the last 12 months.|Read more >|SunDaily

 

New Malaysia | Overhaul Corruption Oct 20, 2018 @ 18:38

Arrest of former leaders not politically motivated, let courts decide: Tun M

The detention of several former leaders who now face charges related to abuse of power and corruption is not politically motivated, and is subject to the country's laws and regulations, said Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad. |Read more >|SunDaily

 

New Malaysia | Overhaul: Bkt Kukus Oct 20, 2018 @ 18:30

Consumers Association of Penang wants all hill-related projects stopped

The Consumers Association of Penang (CAP) want the Penang government to stop all work on hill-related construction projects following the landslide at the construction site at Jalan Bukit Kukus, Paya Terubong that caused four foreign workers to die, three injured while nine others feared to be buried alive. |Read more >|SunDaily

 

New Malaysia | New Govt Oct 20, 2018 @ 18:21

Govt has achieved RM3.25 billion surplus in just four months, Lim Guan Eng

The government has achieved an RM3.25 billion surplus in its current account by implementing `sound and prudent` financial management practices, Finance Minister Lim Guan Eng said. |Read more >|NST

 

New Malaysia | New Initiatives Oct 20, 2018 @ 17:54

Selangor mulls using drones, AI to assess trees, potholes that need maintenance

The Selangor government will conduct a feasibility study to use drones and artificial intelligence (AI) to assess trees, potholes and various infrastructure within the 12 local authorities in the state in an effort to ensure systematic and efficient maintenance. |Read more >|NST

 

New Malaysia | Overhaul: Bkt Kukus Oct 20, 2018 @ 17:35

Minister: Developer to be hauled up over Bukit Kukus landslide

The Human Resources Ministry will haul up the developer of the Bukit Kukus paired road for questioning following a landslide that so far has left four dead.|Read more >|Malaymail

 

New Malaysia | New Govt Oct 20, 2018 @ 17:00

Private TVET students can continue with studies after govt pumps in RM105m

The 20,000 students from private Technical and Vocational Education and Training (TVET) colleges can continue with their studies after the Human Resources Ministry obtained RM140 million allocation from the Finance Ministry.​|Read more >|Malaymail

New Malaysia | New Initiatives: MoH Oct 20, 2018 @ 17:00

Now Putrajaya says will introduce new legislation to regulate tobacco, vape and shisha

The government will enact a new legislation to control tobacco, vaping and shisha activities soon, Deputy Health Minister Dr Lee Boon Chye said.​|Read more >|Malaymail

 

New Malaysia | New Initiatives: MoHR Oct 20, 2018 @ 16:27

RM100 monthly payment proposed for PTPK: Kula Segaran

The Human Resources Ministry proposed to set the instalment repayment of the Skills Development Fund Corporation (PTPK) loan at RM100 per month, said its minister M. Kula Segaran. |Read more >|SunDaily

 

New Malaysia | New Policies Oct 20, 2018 @ 13:28

No electricity tariff increase for energy efficiency agenda: Yeo

The government is not in favour of calls to increase the electricity tariff as part of a plan to drive the energy efficiency agenda, says Energy, Science, Technology, Environment, and Climate Change Minister Yeo Bee Yin. |Read more >|SunDaily

 

New Malaysia | New Policies Oct 20, 2018 @ 14:03

Dr M ordered all states to raise minimum marriage age to 18, Penang exco reveals

Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad has issued a directive ordering all state governments in Malaysia to raise the legal minimum marriage age to 18 years for Muslims and non-Muslims, a state executive councillor (exco) said today. |Read more >|Malaymail

 

New Malaysia | Overhaul Corruption Oct 20, 2018 @ 13:56

No application to black-list Zahid's passport: Mustafar

The Immigration Department of Malaysia will black-list the name of Umno President Datuk Seri Dr Ahmad Zahid Hamidi at the country's entry points if there is a request by the authorities to do so. |Read more >|SunDaily

 

New Malaysia | Overhaul: MoH Oct 20, 2018 @ 13:33

Ministry says no hanky-panky in drug procurement, whistleblower gives updates

The Health Ministry says allegations of drug supplies monopoly and corruption levelled against it are baseless.
|Read more >|TheStar

 

New Malaysia | New Projects Oct 20, 2018 @ 13:17

No construction work done during landslide: CM

No construction work was being carried out at the site of the paired road at Jalan Bukit Kukus in Paya Terubong near here yesterday, said Chief Minister Chow Kon Yeow. |Read more >|SunDaily

 

New Malaysia | New Projects Oct 20, 2018 @ 13:03

Ensure development does not damage the environment, affect safety: Mahathir

Development projects, particularly those proposed on the hillside or mountain slopes, should be studied to ensure that they don't damage the environment and affect safety, said Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad.|Read more >|SunDaily

 

New Malaysia | Overhaul Corruption Oct 20, 2018 @ 13:00

MACC: Companies mentioned in Zahid's corruption case will be investigated

The Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) will be investigating companies and persons mentioned in Umno president Datuk Seri Dr Ahmad Zahid Hamidi’s corruption case. |Read more >|NST

 

New Malaysia | New Projects Oct 20, 2018 @ 12:27

Chow: Penang development must go on

The Penang government has no plans to halt or review hillslope infrastructure projects despite yesterday’s landslide at the Bukit Kukus paired road project site. |Read more >|NST

 

New Malaysia | New Policies Oct 20, 2018 @ 12:07

Putrajaya says firm on scrapping death penalty, mulls victim compensation fund

The government will not change its mind on abolishing the death penalty but is also at the same time considering the introduction of a victim compensation fund, law minister Datuk Liew Vui Keong has said. |Read more >|Malaymail

 

New Malaysia | Opposition Oct 20, 2018 @ 09:00

Do Umno leaders vacate posts once charged in court? Constitution unclear, says Ku Li

Umno’s party constitution does not outline if its leaders have to leave their posts when charged in court, said its Council of Advisors chairman Tengku Razaleigh Hamzah. |Read more >|Malaymail

 

New Malaysia | Overhaul Corruption Oct 20, 2018 @ 08:00

From Akalbudi to Mastoro: Every alleged player linked to Zahid’s RM42m charges

The names of several companies surfaced in Umno president and former home minister Datuk Seri Ahmad Zahid Hamidi’s 45 charges yesterday, including a public listed firm which supplied Malaysian passport components. |Read more >|Malaymail

 

New Malaysia | Wishlist Oct 20, 2018 @ 07:00

Orang Asli: Gazette native customary land

The orang asli community called on the authorities to recognise the existence of native customary land in Kelantan before embarking on elaborate economic plans to uplift their socio-economic status.|Read more >|TheStar

 

New Malaysia | Overhaul Oct 20, 2018 @ 07:00

Security firms want to renegotiate deals with govt

Security companies are demanding to renegotiate their contract agreements with the government, especially when they are owed more than RM300mil.
|Read more >|TheStar

 

New Malaysia | Reforms | Oct 20, 2018

Two-term limit not applicable to Sarawak

The proposal to limit the term of office of Chief Ministers, if tabled and passed in the Parliament, will not be applicable to Sarawak. |Read more >|BorneoPost

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Oct 19

New Malaysia | New Govt Oct 19, 2018 @ 22:35

Penang landslide: We told you so, experts tell state gov't

“How many more innocent lives must we lose before serious measures are taken by the state to prevent hillslope tragedies?” |Read more >|NST

 

New Malaysia | New Govt Oct 19, 2018 @ 22:11

Penang Forum: Landslide should serve as wake-up call to state govt

Penang Forum, a coalition of public-interest civil society groups, said it is upset over the failure of the authorities to prevent the landslide today at the Jalan Bukit Kukus paired road project site which has claimed three lives so far. |Read more >|NST

 

New Malaysia | New Govt Oct 19, 2018 @ 20:20

Perak, Pahang MBs okay with the two-term limit proposal

Perak Menteri Besar Ahmad Faizal Azumu said the two term limit for the post of prime minister, menteris besar and chief ministers will not affect the state government’s commitment in carrying out its responsibilities.|Read more >|NST

 

New Malaysia | New Initiatives Oct 19, 2018 @ 17:05

Syed Saddiq to hire ex-convicts to work at his office

Youth and Sports Minister Syed Saddiq Syed Abdul Rahman said he would hire three former convicts to work at his office as an initiative to change the stigma and negative perceptions that surround them. |Read more >|SunDaily

 

New Malaysia | 1MDB Oct 19, 2018 @ 17:58

MyPPP-Kavyeas dispute escalates as accusations of corruption fly

Office bearers of MyPPP want the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) to probe the allegation by its ousted president Tan Sri M. Kayveas (pic) that RM36mil was channelled to six individuals in the party.  
|Read more >|TheStar

 

New Malaysia | Opposition Oct 19, 2018 @ 17:35

Allegation of high debt can cause uncertainty among investors: Najib

Frequent statements by the Pakatan Harapan (PH) government that Malaysia has a debt burden of RM1 trillion can cause uncertainty among investors towards the country's economy. |Read more >|SunDaily

 

New Malaysia | New Projects Oct 19, 2018 @ 17:30

Equanimity belongs to 1MDB, High Court rules

The High Court today ruled that 1Malaysia Development Berhad (1MDB) subsidiaries, 1MDB Energy Holdings Ltd and 1MDB Global Investment Ltd, are the rightful owners of superyacht Equanimity.|Read more >|Malaymail

 

New Malaysia | 1MDB Oct 19, 2018 @ 17:15

'Courtesy call' on Anwar by Sabah opposition leaders gets tongues wagging
A meeting between PKR president-elect Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim and six senior Sabah opposition leaders has tongues wagging with talk of new political alignment and allegiance in the state.|Read more >|TheStar

 

New Malaysia | SST Oct 19, 2018 @ 15:32

Retail outlets must have new SST prices by Nov 15: KPDNHEP

From Nov 15, all supermarkets and grocery chain outlets nationwide must coordinate and come up with the new prices for all types of goods they sell, under the sales and service tax (SST) system from Nov 15. |Read more >|SunDaily

 

New Malaysia | New Projects Oct 19, 2018 @ 15:31

No need for another townhall session on 3-paired highways says Zairil

There is no need to conduct another townhall session for the proposed three paired highways which are under the Zenith Construction Sdn Bhd segment of the Penang Transport Masterplan. |Read more >|SunDaily

 

New Malaysia | New Govt Oct 19, 2018 @ 15:24

Innovation a necessity now, minister tells health industry

Health industry players have been urged to adopt more innovation and technology into their work, as the government looks into providing better healthcare to the rakyat at a much lower cost. |Read more >|SunDaily

 

New Malaysia | New Govt Oct 19, 2018 @ 14:50

Malaysia, EU to sign PCA in January 2019 - DPM

Felcra Berhad has appointed a new chief executive officer, Mohd Nazrul Izam bin Mansor, effective Oct 22. |Read more >|NST

 

New Malaysia | Overhaul Corruption OFelcra appoints new CEOct 19, 2018 @ 13:30

Detailed: Zahid Hamidi’s CBT and corruption charges

Aside from 29 separate charges of money laundering, prosecutors also slapped Umno president Datuk Seri Ahmad Zahid Hamidi with 18 counts of criminal breach of trust and corruption.|Read more >|Malaymail

 

New Malaysia | Overhaul Corruption Oct 19, 2018 @ 13:10

Charges show Zahid Hamidi pocketed RM21.25m in bribes while home minister

Amid the whopping 45 corruption, money laundering and criminal charges against Umno president Datuk Seri Ahmad Zahid Hamidi today, eight stand out for having happened while he was in government and in charge of the Home Ministry. |Read more >|Malaymail

 

New Malaysia | Overhaul Corruption Oct 19, 2018 @ 11:53

Ahmad Zahid claims trial to 45 charges of money laundering, CBT, corruption

Umno president Datuk Seri Dr Ahmad Zahid Hamidi has claimed trial to 45 charges of money laundering, criminal breach of trust (CBT) and corruption. |Read more >|SunDaily

 

New Malaysia | Overhaul Corruption Oct 19, 2018 @ 11:05

Umno President Zahid Hamidi slapped with 45 charges of CBT, graft and money laundering involving RM114 million

Datuk Seri Dr Ahmad Zahid Hamidi claimed trial to 45 charges of criminal breach of trust, money laundering and abuse of power involving over RM114 million. |Read more >|NST

 

New Malaysia | New Govt Oct 19, 2018 @ 10:54

Malaysia's poverty line too low, says Kian Ming

A higher poverty line would better measure poverty rates in a high-income nation, says Deputy Minister of International Trade and Investment Dr Ong Kian Ming.
|Read more >|TheStar

 

New Malaysia | New Initiatives Oct 19, 2018 @ 09:13

Malaysia, EU to sign PCA in January 2019 - DPM

Malaysia and the European Union (EU) plan to sign a partnership cooperation agreement (PCA) in January 2019, Deputy Prime Minister Datuk Seri Dr Wan Azizah Wan Ismail said. |Read more >|NST

 

New Malaysia | Overhaul Corruption Oct 19, 2018 @ 07:00

Ahmad Zahid facing 45 charges

Datuk Seri Dr Ahmad Zahid Hamidi who will be facing 45 charges in court will be the second top-level leader from Umno to face legal battle since the May 9 general election. |Read more >|TheStar

 

New Malaysia | Budget 2019 Oct 19, 2018 @ 07:00

Dr M: Development budget will be cut to pay off debt

Budget 2019 will see a cut in development budget as the government cannot afford to reduce operational expenditures, said Prime Minister Tun Dr Maha­thir Mohamad.|Read more >|TheStar

 

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

Minister: Malaysia, Singapore should consider the third bridge to reduce congestion

A third bridge connecting Malaysia and Singapore should be considered in an effort to improve connectivity and reduce congestion, said Water, Land and Natural Resources Minister Dr Xavier Jayakumar yesterday.  |Read more >|Malaymail

 

New Malaysia New Initiatives | Oct 19, 2018

JKR to request Sarawak govt fund Bau road upgrading project

The Public Works Department (JKR) here will make an official request to the Sarawak government to fund the proposed Kuching-Bau Road upgrading project, disclosed Serembu assemblyman Miro Simuh here yesterday. |Read more >|BorneoPost

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Oct 18

New Malaysia | Overhaul Oct 18, 2018 @ 18:42

Dr M confident of two-thirds Parliament support to limit the tenure of PM and MBs

Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad (pic) is confident that the government could get a two-thirds majority in Parliament required to amend the Federal Constitution to cap the tenure of the Prime Minister and mentris besar at two terms.|Read more >|TheStar

 

New Malaysia | Reforms 11MP Oct 18, 2018 @ 18:40

Govt to review role of state-owned enterprises, monopoly entities

The new Pakatan Harapan-led government says focus will be given to reviewing and streamlining the role of state-owned enterprises (SOEs) and monopoly entities in the remaining Eleventh Malaysia Plan period from 2018-2020 to enhance market efficiency and fair competition. |Read more > |Malaymail

 

New Malaysia | New Govt Oct 18, 2018 @ 18:40

Azmin: Not overambitious to complete 11MP in two years

The government’s two-year plan to execute the 11th Malaysia Plan (11MP) is not overambitious as it was thoroughly deliberated with Cabinet ministers and relevant authorities, Datuk Seri Mohamed Azmin Ali said today. |Read more >|Malaymail

 

New Malaysia | New Initiatives: MoE Oct 18, 2018 @ 18:25

Academic experts to sit in committee to review national education policy

Thirteen academic experts will be appointed to sit in the committee set up by the Education Ministry to review the national education policy, said Education Minister Dr Maszlee Malik. |Read more >|SunDaily

 

New Malaysia | New Initiatives Oct 18, 2018 @ 18:20

Dr M: Creating more skilled jobs part of labour market reform

As the government moves toward reforming the labour market, more skilled jobs that offer high salaries will be created. |Read more >|NST

 

New Malaysia | Budget 2019 Oct 18, 2018 @ 18:20

PM: Operational expenditure won’t be cut in Budget 2019

Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad said the 2019 Budget will not see the government reducing operational expenditures, but the development budget will definitely take a hit. |Read more >|Malaymail

 

New Malaysia | SST Oct 18, 2018 @ 18:14

SST not the only factor affecting prices: Guan Eng

The Sales and Services Tax (SST) is not the only factor influencing the prices of goods, says Finance Minister Lim Guan Eng. |Read more >|SunDaily

 

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

Economy to be reinforced, attract investment and innovation: Tun M

The government will continue to stimulate the country's economic activities with focus placed on knowledge-intensive service sectors, accelerating innovation and technology adoption, says Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad. |Read more >|SunDaily

 

New Malaysia | New Projects Oct 18, 2018 @ 18:13

Singapore’s consent not needed to build the crooked bridge says Dr M

Malaysia does not need Singapore’s consent to construct a crooked bridge linking both countries, Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad said today. |Read more >|Malaymail

 

New Malaysia | Fakenews Oct 18, 2018 @ 18:06

Salahuddin never told padi farmers to grow durian

Agriculture and Agro-based Minister Datuk Salahuddin Ayub has never issued any statement urging padi farmers to grow durian for a more lucrative return.|Read more >|NST

 

New Malaysia | Reforms Oct 18, 2018 @ 17:40

Parliamentary Services Act to be revived

The government will revive the Parliamentary Services Act 1963 (PSA) as part of its 11th Malaysia Plan which is geared towards focusing on good governance and institutional reforms. |Read more >|SunDaily

 

New Malaysia | 1MDB Oct 17, 2018 @ 17:16

Kayveas: I never touched the funds, it was others within MyPPP

Disputed MyPPP president Tan Sri M. Kayveas has refuted claims that he received funds that may be linked to 1Malaysia Development Berhad (1MDB). |Read more >|TheStar

 

New Malaysia | Overhaul Corruption Oct 18, 2018 @ 15:55

MACC arrests Ahmad Zahid over the probe into foundation funds

The Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) today arrested Umno president Datuk Seri Dr Ahmad Zahid Hamidi in connection with its investigation into abuse of power, criminal breach of trust and money-laundering involving the funds of a foundation. |Read more >|SunDaily

 

New Malaysia | New Initiatives: MoE Oct 18, 2018 @ 15:23

Govt forging cooperation with other countries to sponsor Malaysian students overseas

The Education Ministry is forging cooperation with several countries in an effort to get foreign quarters to sponsor Malaysian students to pursue studies in certain fields overseas. |Read more >|SunDaily

 

New Malaysia | 1MDB Oct 17, 2018 @ 14:52

MACC questioning Kayveas over funds transferred from Umno to MyPPP

It is learned that the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) has hauled up disputed MyPPP president Tan Sri M. Kayveas for questioning in connection to funds possibly linked to 1Malaysia Development Berhad (1MDB).|Read more >|TheStar

 

New Malaysia | New Initiatives: MoH Oct 17, 2018 @ 14:31

IJN to have three branches out of KL

The National Heart Institute (IJN) is branching out of Kuala Lumpur to bring its world-class medical treatment and healthcare services to the people as well as enhance its role in medical tourism.|Read more >|TheStar

 

New Malaysia | Overhaul Oct 18, 2018 @ 13:00

EC deputy, four commissioners to end tenure on Jan 1 next year

Tenures of the Election Commission (EC) deputy chairman and four commissioners have been cut short and will end prematurely on January 1 next year. |Read more >|Malaymail

 

New Malaysia | Overhaul MRT2 Oct 18, 2018 @ 12:48

Guan Eng: RM1.05b stock pullout not because of MMC — Gamuda’s termination

The outflow of RM1.05 billion in foreign funds from local equities at Bursa Malaysia last week had little - or nothing - to do with the government's decision to terminate MMC-Gamuda's underground work contract for MRT2. |Read more >|SunDaily

 

New Malaysia | 1MDB Oct 18, 2018 @ 12:40

Guan Eng: No default on 1MDB, interest due today paid

Malaysia won’t be defaulted for payments owed on debt-riddled sovereign wealth fund 1Malaysia Development Berhad (1MDB), Finance Minister Lim Guan Eng said today.|Read more >|Malaymail

 

New Malaysia | GE14 Promises Oct 18, 2018 @ 12:22

Toll: Govt studying alternative to reduce people's burden

The government is studying to find the best alternative to reduce the people's burden, especially on the toll issue, now that the move to abolish the toll has been shelved, said Works Minister Baru Bian. |Read more >|SunDaily

 

New Malaysia | New Initiatives Oct 18, 2018 @ 12:20

PM tells Matrade to employ big data to help local entrepreneurs

Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad says the Malaysia External Trade Development Corporation (Matrade), being the nation's trade promotion agency, should employ more big data to help local entrepreneurs produce the right kind of goods and services needed by the world. |Read more >|SunDaily

 

New Malaysia | Overhaul LRT3 Oct 18, 2018 @ 12:07

LRT3 to continue, to cost rm16.6bil

The government has agreed to continue with the Light Rail Transit Line 3 (LRT3) project at a total cost of RM16.6 billion, including the cost of land acquisition, interests during construction and other costs. |Read more >|NST

 

New Malaysia | Opposition Oct 18, 2018 @ 12:02

Govt slash power consumption by 17.9pc in 2017 - Energy Commission

The government is on track to reduce its carbon footprint after saving 47.7 million kilowatt hours (kWh) of electricity at all 25 ministries and the Prime Minister's Department last year. |Read more >|NST

 

New Malaysia | New Initiatives Oct 18, 2018 @ 11:55

Govt to conduct a feasibility study on the crooked bridge project, says Works Minister

The government will conduct a feasibility study before approving a plan to revive the "crooked bridge" project in Johor, said Works Minister Baru Bian. |Read more >|NST

 

New Malaysia | Overhaul Oct 17, 2018 @ 10:51

Immigration Dept says they don't detain refugees who work

The Immigration Department says they do not detain refugees who are working, saying that it is a matter of human rights. |Read more >|TheStar

 

New Malaysia | Fakenews Oct 18, 2018 @ 09:00

Negri MB dismisses allegations of Deepavali ang pow as ‘fake news’

Negri Sembilan Menteri Besar Aminuddin Harun has refuted allegations on social media that the Pakatan Harapan coalition distributed “Ang Pow” packets to the Indian community in the state, describing it as “fake news”. |Read more >|Malaymail

 

New Malaysia | Overhaul Projects Oct 17, 2018 @ 07:00

Dosh: Stop-work order on elevated road project stays

The stop-work order on the 600m elevated road project linking Jalan Bukit Kukus to Jalan Tun Sardon has not been lifted.|Read more >|TheStar

 

New Malaysia | Overhaul Projects Oct 18, 2018 @ 06:45

Going back to Oz? Kuantan MP asks Lynas why it didn’t just start there

Fuziah Salleh is calling the Lynas rare-earths refiner’s bluff about considering repatriating operations to Australia, saying it would not have built its plant in Malaysia if it were so easy to obtain regulatory approval in its home country. |Read more >|Malaymail

 

New Malaysia New Initiatives | Oct 18, 2018

Members of Sabah’s district councils to be increased

Membership of all district councils in Sabah will be increased, including the appointment of professionals to ensure the effectiveness of the work system of the local authority, said the state’s Deputy Chief Minister Datuk Jaujan Sambakong. |Read more >|BorneoPost

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Oct 17

New Malaysia | New Govt Oct 17, 2018 @ 23:16

Motac plans to seek a share of tourism tax

The Ministry of Tourism, Arts and Culture plans to apply for a certain amount of allocation from the revenue collected from tourism tax to be used as addition funding for national tourism, arts and heritage efforts.|Read more >|SunDaily

 

New Malaysia | Overhaul Corruption Oct 17, 2018 @ 22:52

MACC sends notice to Zahid

The Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) today issued a notice to former deputy prime minister Datuk Seri Ahmad Zahid Hamidi to present himself at 3 pm for questioning at its headquarters tomorrow.|Read more >|SunDaily

 

New Malaysia | 1MDB Oct 17, 2018 @ 22:00

Now, Najib and Rosmah face two civil suits exceeding RM700m

Amid ongoing legal battles, former Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Razak and wife Datin Seri Rosmah Mansor now find themselves at the centre of two more lawsuits, this time involving carpet dealer Deepak Jaikishan. |Read more >|Malaymail

 

New Malaysia | New Govt Oct 17, 2018 @ 21:07

Political will needed to resolve illegal immigrants issue says Upko

Sabah government needs to enforce its political will to push a resolution on the illegal immigrants' issue in the state, said United Pasokmomogun Kadazandusun Murut Organisation (Upko) deputy president Datuk Donald Mojuntin.|Read more >|NST

 

New Malaysia | Act Amendments Oct 17, 2018 @ 20:25

Dewan Rakyat passes Children and Young Persons Bill

The Dewan Rakyat today passed the Children and Young Persons (Employment) (Amendment) Bill 2018 with the aim to improve protection for the group in employment. |Read more >|SunDaily

 

New Malaysia | New Initiatives Oct 17, 2018 @ 19:16

States urged to impose pollution charge on plastic bags

All states have been urged to begin imposing a pollution charge on plastic bags used in premises such as hypermarkets and restaurants within three years from 2019. |Read more >|SunDaily

 

New Malaysia | New Initiatives Oct 17, 2018 @ 19:13

Govt scouting for new vendors for inspection of used vehicles

The government is now in the process of procuring new vendors for inspection of used vehicles following Puspakom's concession having ended, the Dewan Rakyat was told today.​|Read more >|SunDaily

New Malaysia | New Projects Oct 17, 2018 @ 18:24

Over 80 per cent Msian vendors highly skilled for the 3rd national car project

More than 80 per cent of Malaysia’s vendors are highly competent with the skills to produce vehicle components, especially for the third national car project.|Read more >|NST

 

New Malaysia | New Govt Oct 17, 2018 @ 17:59

Dr. Maszlee draws up plans 'to save' sports schools

The Education Ministry will try to strengthen the weaknesses in the sports school system and eventually upgrade them. |Read more >|NST

 

New Malaysia | New Govt Oct 17, 2018 @ 17:59

PKR launch an internal probe into allegations of money politics

PKR has initiated an investigation into claims that some individuals within the party were resorting to money politics to garner votes during the ongoing party elections. |Read more >|SunDaily

 

New Malaysia | Overhaul Oct 17, 2018 @ 17:54

Govt to set up a tribunal to probe allegations of EC misconduct

A tribunal will be set up by the government to investigate the many allegations of misconduct committed by the Election Commission (EC) in the run-up to the 14th General Election.  |Read more >|TheStar

 

New Malaysia | New Policies MoHR Oct 17, 2018 @ 17:54

Cabinet to review RM50 minimum wage hike after protest

The minimum wage hike of RM50 will be brought to the cabinet again for review after many quarters had expressed disappointment with the amount, said Human Resources Minister M. Kulasegaran. |Read more >|SunDaily

 

New Malaysia | New Policies Oct 17, 2018 @ 17:44

Bar Council urges govt to delay crackdown on illegal immigrants

The Bar Council has urged the government to impose a moratorium on Ops Mega 3.0 which is meant to weed out illegal immigrants. |Read more > |SunDaily

 

New Malaysia | Overhaul Corruption Oct 17, 2018 @ 17:29

Mahdzir quizzed for 5 hours by MACC over solar hybrid project contract for rural schools in Sarawak

Former Education Minister Datuk Seri Mahdzir Khalid was questioned for five hours by the Malaysian Anti Corruption Commission (MACC) yesterday. |Read more >|NST

 

New Malaysia | New Policies Oct 17, 2018 @ 17:16

Proposal to restrict airport transit period to 72 hours

A proposal has been made to restrict the transit period for passengers to 72 hours at the international zones of the KL International Airport (KLIA) and KL International Airport 2 (klia2) to prevent foreigners from making the zone their "home".|Read more >|TheStar

 

New Malaysia | New Initiatives Oct 17, 2018 @ 16:56

Minister: SOP for water rescue missions to be revised

The Ministry of Housing and Local Government (KPKT) today stressed that the Fire and Rescue Department’s (JBPM) water search and rescue mission for a teenager who fell to a mining pool in Taman Putra Perdana, Puchong recently was carried out according to the standard operating procedure. |Read more >|Malaymail

 

New Malaysia | New Govt Oct 17, 2018 @ 16:49

Prices of certain goods increased by over 40% since PH took over

Despite the abolishment of the GST and the introduction of the SST, the prices of some goods have increased by over 40% since Pakatan Harapan (PH) took over as the federal government.|Read more >|SunDaily

 

New Malaysia | New Projects Oct 17, 2018 @ 16:45

Guan Eng: Cabinet to decide on changes to MMC-Gamuda’s MRT2 contract

If there are any changes to the termination of the MMC-Gamuda’s contract to build the underground portion of the MRT Line 2 (MRT2) Rapid Transit 2, it will be decided by the Cabinet, said Finance Minister Lim Guan Eng. |Read more >|Malaymail

 

New Malaysia | Overhaul Corruption Oct 17, 2018 @ 16:24

Umno president Datuk Seri Dr Ahmad Zahid Hamidi to be charged on Friday

Umno president Datuk Seri Dr Ahmad Zahid Hamidi is expected to be charged by the Malaysian Anti Corruption Commission (MACC) this Friday. |Read more >|NST

 

New Malaysia | New Initiatives Oct 17, 2018 @ 16:12

Sarawak govt plans to design Kuching as competitive, healthy city

The Sarawak government is planning to design Kuching to be a competitive and healthy city, said Chief Minister Datuk Patinggi Abang Johari Tun Openg. |Read more >|SunDaily

 

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Oct 18

New Malaysia | Opposition Oct 18, 2018 @ 23:40

Review of RMK 11 a continuation of what BN has achieved: Najib

Former Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Abdul Razak said that the review of the 11th Malaysian Plan which was tabled in Parliament today is a continuation of what the Barisan Nasional government has achieved. |Read more >|SunDaily

 

New Malaysia | Overhaul Oct 18, 2018 @ 23:20

2,296 cases of children requiring care, protection in Sabah

A total of 2,296 cases involving children in need of care and protection which were recorded in the state were handled by the Department of Public Welfare Services (JPKA) from 2010 to July.|Read more >|SunDaily

 

New Malaysia | New Policies Oct 18, 2018 @ 22:59

Terengganu will ban plastic bags next year: Exco

The Terengganu government will ban the use of plastic bags next year, says State Local Government, Housing, Health and Environment Committee chairman Dr Alias Razak. |Read more >|SunDaily

 

New Malaysia | New Govt Oct 18, 2018 @ 21:55

Health Ministry will not withdraw prohibition on smoking in Parliament building: Dzulkefly

The Health Ministry will not retract its decision in prohibiting smoking, as well as closure of the smoking room, at Parliament building. |Read more >|SunDaily

 

New Malaysia | New Initiatives Oct 18, 2018 @ 20:00

Government to consider autism sub-categories in OKU card

The Welfare Department (JKM) will consider parents’ requests to create autism sub-categories in the Disabled People’s (OKU) card to enable them to access more specific services.​ |Read more >|Malaymail

 

New Malaysia | New Govt Oct 18, 2018 @ 20:34

Govt committed to ensuring proton's continued success in Tanjung Malim

The government will ensure Proton's investment in Proton City at Tanjung Malim, continues to be a success, despite the introduction of the third national car, said International Trade and Industry Deputy Minister Dr Ong Kian Ming .|Read more >|SunDaily

 

New Malaysia | Reforms Oct 18, 2018 @ 20:22

Constitutional amendment needed to limit PM, MBs and CMs tenure to two terms

The government plans to limit the tenure of the prime minister, Menteris Besar as well as chief ministers to two terms. |Read more >|NST

 

New Malaysia | New Govt Oct 18, 2018 @ 20:00

Reformation of religious institutions take 10 years: Fuziah

The reformation carried out by the government in the administration of Islamic religion in the country is expected to take 10 years before it could be ready for benchmarking, said Deputy Minister in the Prime Minister's Department Fuziah Salleh.|Read more >|SunDaily

 

New Malaysia New Initiatives | Oct 18, 2018

MAFI: Prioritized on mangroves conservation

Sabah Minister of Agriculture and Food Industry (MAFI) Datuk Junz Wong confirmed no more approval on mangroves for shrimp farming. |Read more >|BorneoPost

 

New Malaysia | New Initiatives Oct 18, 2018 @ 19:57

Retail outlets must have new SST prices by Nov 15: KPDNHEP

From Nov 15, all supermarkets and grocery chain outlets nationwide must coordinate and come up with the new prices for all types of goods they sell, under the sales and service tax (SST) system from Nov 15. |Read more >|SunDaily

 

New Malaysia | Overhaul Oct 18, 2018 @ 19:31

Private employment agencies investigated for sending M'sians to work abroad illegally

A private employment agency here was found recruiting and sending Malaysians to work abroad illegally. |Read more >|NST

 

New Malaysia | New Initiatives Oct 18, 2018 @ 19:03

Defence white paper to be tabled at Parliament next year

A Defence White Paper which will outline the country's defence principles and strategies, as well as the latest development plan for the Malaysian Armed Forces' (MAF) capabilities, will be tabled in Parliament next year. |Read more >|SunDaily

 

New Malaysia | New Initiatives Oct 18, 2018 @ 19:01

Transport Ministry hopes DBKL will take over GoKL bus service

The Transport Ministry has suggested that Kuala Lumpur City Hall (DBKL) take over the GoKL city bus service next year. |Read more >|NST

 

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Oct 17

New Malaysia | New Initiatives Oct 17, 2018 @ 15:58

Perak orders land office to monitor illegal sand mining activities

The Perak state government has ordered the Land and District Office (LDO) to monitor illegal land encroachment in Kampung Baru Kuala Bikam. |Read more >|Malaymail

 

New Malaysia | New Projects Oct 17, 2018 @ 13:35

Now not the right time for ‘crooked bridge’, Azmin says

Datuk Seri Azmin Ali today downplayed the Johor mentri besar's suggestion to revive the “crooked bridge” to Singapore, saying the current economic situation is not conducive for it.|Read more >|Malaymail

 

New Malaysia | New Govt Oct 17, 2018 @ 15:57

Proposed anti-party hopping law must consider the constitutional right to freedom of association, Dewan Rakyat told

Any proposed anti-party hopping law must not violate a Malaysian’s right to freedom of association protected under the Federal Constitution. |Read more >|NST

 

New Malaysia | New Govt Oct 17, 2018 @ 15:42

New Lynas review committee to ensure its best to safeguard people's interest

The new six-member Lynas Advance Materials Plant (LAMP) executive review committee is an independent line-up which will now ensure its best to safeguard the people’s interest. |Read more >|NST

 

New Malaysia | New Policies: MoA Oct 17, 2018 @ 15:27

30 percent of Bernas monopoly to be opened to other players

The government is looking into opening 30 per cent of Padiberas Nasional Bhd's (Bernas) rice monopoly to other industry players next year. |Read more >|NST

 

New Malaysia | New Govt Oct 17, 2018 @ 13:35

Dewan Rakyat Speaker not informed on Parliament smoking ban

Dewan Rakyat Speaker Datuk Mohamad Ariff Md Yusof said the Health Minister Datuk Seri Dr Dzulkefly Ahmad has not met him to discuss the non-smoking restrictions in Parliament building. |Read more >|NST

 

New Malaysia | New Policies Oct 17, 2018 @ 13:26

Yeo Bee Yin: All states to charge for plastic bags by 2021

The federal government wants all states to begin imposing a pollution charge on plastic bags used in hypermarkets, chain stores and restaurants within three years from 2019. |Read more >|TheStar

 

New Malaysia | New Policies: MoA Oct 17, 2018 @ 13:16

Govt mulls removing Bernas rice monopoly

The government is considering removing by 30% next year the monopoly of Padiberas Nasional Bhd (Bernas) on rice supply in the country to enable other industry players to enter the market, the Dewan Rakyat was told today. |Read more >|SunDaily

 

New Malaysia | New Policies: MoHR Oct 17, 2018 @ 13:00

Following protest, minister pledges wage floor review

Human Resource Minister M Kulasegaran pledged today to raise workers’ demand for a review of the RM1,050 minimum wage with the Cabinet. |Read more >|Malaymail

 

New Malaysia | New Govt Oct 17, 2018 @ 12:50

Tap water 100% safe to drink, says the minister

Water that flows straight out of a tap is safe to drink without the need to be filtered, according to Dr Xavier Jayakumar. |Read more >|SunDaily

 

New Malaysia | New Govt Oct 17, 2018 @ 12:30

PKR money politics: Anwar says all info in hand, probe underway

PKR’s election steering committee (JPP) and its disciplinary board are looking into allegations of money politics within the party now, its incoming president Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim said today. |Read more >|Malaymail

 

New Malaysia | New Policies Oct 17, 2018 @ 12:20

Govt to introduce building energy intensity labelling this Saturday

The government will be introducing building energy intensity (BEI) labelling for buildings as part of its efforts to promote voluntary adoption of energy efficiency in the building sector. It is likely to start with government buildings for starters. |Read more >|SunDaily

 

New Malaysia | New Policies Oct 17, 2018 @ 12:20

Taxi drivers threaten to hit the streets over Grab monopoly

Finance Minister Lim Guan Eng has been given 24 hours to explain his political secretary Tony Pua’s statement on talks to be held between the government and Grab on feeder services to the Mass Rapid Transit (MRT) stations. |Read more >|NST

 

New Malaysia | New Policies: MoT Oct 17, 2018 @ 12:06

Flight passengers using VIP lanes to go through stricter checks

Politicians, senior officials and other prominent individuals using the VIP lanes at airports will go through stringent checks similar to other travellers, unlike previously. |