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ANM in the News Archive October 16 - 20,  2019

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October 20, 2019

New Malaysia | New Policies: IRA Oct 20, 2019 @ 19:56

MEF: IRA amendments will affect industrial relations

An employers’ group is worried that the proposed amendments to the Industrial Relations Act 1967 (IRA), which was passed at the Dewan Rakyat early this month will seriously affect industrial relations in the country.|Read more >|NST

New Malaysia | Govt: IGP Oct 20, 2019 @ 19:11

Various approaches, actions implemented to curb smuggling activities: IGP

The Royal Malaysia Police (PDRM) through the General Operations Force (PGA) has implemented various approaches and actions to curb smuggling activities along the country’s borders.|Read more >|SunDaily

New Malaysia | Govt: MoEA Oct 20, 2019 @ 18:30

Azmin: RM10.6m for three development projects in Muar

The government has allocated RM10.6 million to finance three development projects in the Muar district in efforts to provide more comfortable facilities to meet the needs of the local population.|Read more >|Malaymail

New Malaysia | Govt: MoE Oct 20, 2019 @ 18:53

Maszlee: Decision not to approve comic distribution was based on law

The action taken by the Education Ministry in not approving the distribution of the comic book titled "Belt and Road Initiative for Win Winism" to educational institutions including schools, was based on law, says its minister Dr Maszlee Malik.|Read more >|TheStar

New Malaysia | Govt: State Oct 20, 2019 @ 16:50

RM750 windfall for Kedah civil servants

State civil servants will each receive RM750 as a one-off special aid under Kedah’s 2020 budget.|Read more >|NST

New Malaysia | Govt: State Oct 20, 2019 @ 16:34

MAIWP committed to help poor get out of poverty

Federal Territory Islamic Religious Council (MAIWP) is committed to helping the asnaf fakir (hardcore poor) and asnaf miskin (poor) to come out of the poverty cycle.|Read more >|NST

New Malaysia | New Policies: IRA Oct 20, 2019 @ 14:53

MTUC blasts Kulasegaran for 'not engaging' NLAC in labour law amendments

The Malaysian Trades Union Congress (MTUC) has slammed Human Resources Minister M. Kulasegaran and accused him of tabling labour laws, which are deemed unsuitable, in Parliament.|Read more >|NST

New Malaysia | Petrol Subsidy Programme (PSP)Oct 20, 2019 @ 14:00

Domestic Trade Minister assures security of petrol subsidy data

Domestic Trade and Consumer Affairs Minister Datuk Seri Saifuddin Nasution Ismail gives his assurance that the Petrol Subsidy Programme (PSP) banking leakage problem has been solved and his ministry has tightened the security of its system for data protection.|Read more >|Malaymail

New Malaysia | Govt: Works Oct 20, 2019 @ 13:53

Baru Bian: All planned infrastructure projects in Kelantan will be implemented

The Works Ministry has given its assurance that it will carry out all planned infrastructure development in Kelantan, refuting the allegations that the state has been marginalised.|Read more >|SunDaily

New Malaysia | Kg Baru Development Oct 20, 2019 @ 13:44

Announcement on Kampung Baru land on Thursday

A detailed announcement on land acquisition in Kampung Baru will be made this Thursday at the Kuala Lumpur City Hall (DBKL) lobby, said Federal Territories Minister Khalid Abdul Samad today.|Read more >|SunDaily

New Malaysia | New Policies: IRA Oct 20, 2019 @ 13:00

HR Ministry: Industrial Relations Act amendment only needs consultation with stakeholders

The Human Resource Ministry clarified today that there is no need to obtain the agreement of the Malaysian Trades Union Congress (MTUC) and the Malaysian Employers Federation (MEF) for any proposal to amend the Industrial Relations Act 1967 (Act 177).|Read more >|Malaymail

New Malaysia | New Propositions Oct 20, 2019 @ 12:42

Maszlee: Ending arts-science streaming comment was not policy announcement

The Education Ministry will make a proper announcement on the plan to end streaming subjects from Form Four when the time is right, says minister Dr Maszlee Malik.|Read more >|TheStar

New Malaysia | Govt Programmes Oct 20, 2019 @ 12:26

TVET paves way for successful careers

Technical Vocational Education and Training (TVET) graduates are not only able to change their lives for the better by getting a higher than average salary, but their successes also pave the way to opening up employment opportunities to others.|Read more >|SunDaily

New Malaysia | Kg Baru Development Oct 20, 2019 @ 12:15

Creating a livable Kg Baru for the Malays

When Federal Territories Minister Khalid Abdul Samad told the PM he wanted to redevelop Kg Baru, Dr Mahathir wished him ‘good luck’. Despite the challenges, Khalid tells NSTP he is determined to realise the project.|Read more >|NST

New Malaysia | Govt: MoYS Oct 20, 2019 @ 09:30

Transportation systems must be ready for Visit Malaysia Year 2020, says Loke

Transportation industry players must make careful planning and preparations ahead of Visit Malaysia Year 2020 (VMY 2020) which is expected to attract a high number of tourists to the country, said Transport Minister Anthony Loke Siew Fook.|Read more >|Malaymail

New Malaysia | Govt Oct 20, 2019 @ 09:25

Proposal to extend local councillors’ tenure, to be submitted next year

The proposal to extend the tenure of local councillors will be submitted to Cabinet next year, said Housing and Local Government Minister Zuraida Kamaruddin yesterday.|Read more >|SunDaily

New Malaysia | Govt: State Oct 20, 2019 @ 08:44

We’ll go to law if Petronas doesn’t pay up: Abang Johari

The Sarawak state government today reiterated that it would not hesitate to go to the law if Petronas remained adamant about paying the 5% tax on the oil and gas it yielded off the state’s shores.|Read more >|SunDaily

New Malaysia | Govt: Housing Oct 20, 2019 @ 08:39

KPKT wants state govts to set suitable property ceiling price for foreigners

The Ministry of Housing and Local Government (KPKT) has asked the state governments to set appropriate property ceiling prices for foreigners in their respective states.|Read more >|SunDaily

New Malaysia | New Propositions Oct 20, 2019 @ 07:00

New rule for foreign plastic

The government will be imposing a new additional condition on foreign companies wanting to export plastic to the country next year.|Read more >|TheStar

New Malaysia | Govt Oct 20, 2019 @ 07:00

Statistics Dept: Micro-level data should always be kept confidential

The Statistics Department’s policy on micro-level data is to protect the anonymity of those interviewed for its Household Income Survey (HIS).|Read more >|TheStar

 

New Malaysia | Govt: State Oct 20, 2019

We’ll do it our way — CM 

S’wak will not stick strictly to federal policies in planning and implementing its development programme.|Read more >| BorneoPost

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October 18, 2019

New Malaysia | Viewpoints Oct 18, 2019 @ 23:02

NCP: Abolishing streams can affect varsity courses

The government was advised not to be hasty in abolishing the arts and science streams in Form Four starting next year.|Read more >|NST

New Malaysia | Govt: Home Oct 18, 2019 @ 22:30

Muhyiddin: Home Ministry to call up those involved in Penang comics distribution

The Home Ministry will call up those involved in the publication and distribution of the comic book titled Inisiatif Jalur dan Jalan Meraih Manfaat Bersama for further investigations, said Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin today.|Read more >|Malaymail

 

New Malaysia | New Initiatives Oct 18, 2019 @ 21:55

KPWKM targets 150 more childcare centres at govt workplaces in 2020

The Women, Family and Community Development Ministry (KPWKM) aims to set up more than 150 childcare centres (Taska) at public sector workplaces by end of next year, said its Deputy Minister Hannah Yeoh.|Read more >|SunDaily

New Malaysia | Red flags: Border graft Oct 18, 2019 @ 21:49

Corrupt force members involved in smuggling activities identified, probe ongoing: IGP

The police have identified several members of the force who are believed to be corrupt, resulting in widespread smuggling activities along the country’s border.|Read more >|SunDaily

New Malaysia | Red flags: Border graft Oct 18, 2019 @ 20:23

Home Ministry to probe enforcement personnel corruption revelation by MACC

The Home Ministry will leave no stone unturned in its probe on cross border smuggling activities in Perlis which has seen enforcement agencies turn a blind eye, as was revealed by the Malaysian Anti Corruption Commission (MACC).|Read more >|NST

 

New Malaysia | Govt: MoT Oct 18, 2019 @ 19:32

Limit car park lots to boost public transportation

Boost the use of public transportation by limiting parking lots at housing developments located near LRT and MRT stations.|Read more >|NST

New Malaysia | Govt: MoA Oct 18, 2019 @ 17:50

Property: Penang to announce its own threshold for foreigners

The Penang government is expected to set its own threshold in regard to purchase of property in the state by foreigners.|Read more >|SunDaily

New Malaysia | 1MDB Oct 18, 2019 @ 17:42

High Court rules LDP can keep half-a-million ringgit in 1MDB forfeiture suit

The High Court here ruled that the Liberal Democratic Party (LDP) will get to keep RM500,000 which was seized from the Sabah-based political party, which was believed to be linked to 1MDB.|Read more >|TheStar

New Malaysia | Viewpoints Oct 18, 2019 @ 16:33

No need for consensus among MTUC officials for labour law amendments

The Malaysian Trades Union Congress today said there was no need for a consensus among all its officials for any amendment to labour laws.|Read more >|NST

New Malaysia | Red flags: Border graft Oct 18, 2019 @ 15:27

MACC has thousands of video clips of smuggling along borders

The Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) today revealed that it has thousands of video clips on smuggling activities along national borders since 2017 as a result of corrupt practices.|Read more >|SunDaily

 

New Malaysia | Govt: MoT Oct 18, 2019 @ 15:02

Negri Sembilan state govt to look into proposed multi-storey car park at Sungai Gadut KTM station

The state government is studying the proposal to build a multi-storey car park at the Sungai Gadut KTM commuter station here, said Paroi state assemblyman Mohamad Taufek Abd Ghani.|Read more >|SunDaily

New Malaysia | Govt: MoE Oct 18, 2019 @ 14:30

Deputy education minister says in process of resolving UM-graduate conflict

The Education Ministry has stepped to mediate a conflict between Universiti Malaya (UM) and graduate Wong Yan Ke who was denied his civil engineering degree after his protest stunt during the convocation ceremony earlier this week.|Read more >|Malaymail

New Malaysia | Govt: State Oct 18, 2019 @ 14:30

Less than 3pc opposed to Penang LRT project, says chief minister

Penang Chief Minister Chow Kon Yeow today revealed that objections to the state proposal to build its own Light Rail Transit (LRT) was under 3 per cent after details of the infrastructure project were displayed publicly.|Read more >|Malaymail

New Malaysia | Govt: MoA Oct 18, 2019 @ 14:11

Agriculture Ministry scours Sabah for 12MP input

As part of its mission to collect data for its input for the 12th Malaysia Plan (2021-2025), the Ministry of Agriculture and Agro-based Industry (MOA) recently conducted 16 walkabouts in four days across nine districts in Sabah.|Read more >|SunDaily

New Malaysia | Govt: State Oct 18, 2019 @ 14:09

Open tender not carried out for project, confirms Perak MB

The Perak government has confirmed that the road concessionaire maintenance project was awarded to a company without an open tender.|Read more >|TheStar

New Malaysia | Govt: MoE Oct 18, 2019 @ 12:58

Teo: Education Ministry against revocation of Wong Yan Ke's degree

Deputy Education Minister Teo Nie Ching has expressed disagreement with calls by some for Universiti Malaya (UM) to revoke student activist Wong Yan Ke’s Civil Engineering degree.|Read more >|NST

New Malaysia | National Transportation Policy Oct 18, 2019 @ 12:43

'NTP 2019-2030 timely to address country's urgent transport needs

The National Transport Policy 2019-2030 (NTP 2019-2030) launched by Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad yesterday was introduced at the right time to deal with the nation’s burgeoning transportation needs.|Read more >|NST

 

New Malaysia | Red flags: Border graft Oct 18, 2019 @ 12:30

MACC releases highlight reel of ‘blatant corruption’ in border smuggling caught on video

The Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) published today evidence of corruption along the Malaysia-Thai border in Perlis involving local law enforcement agencies facilitating smugglers.|Read more >|Malaymail

New Malaysia | 1MDB Oct 18, 2019 @ 11:52

MACC: Eight individuals, entities agree to pay fines for using 1MDB funds

Eight individuals and entities slapped with compound notices by anti-graft authorities for receiving funds from 1MDB have agreed to pay up.|Read more >|TheStar

New Malaysia | Govt Programmes Oct 18, 2019 @ 09:49

56 PR1MA development projects cancelled: Ministry

A total 56 development projects under the PR1MA Corporation Malaysia (PR1MA), valued at RM9.98 billion have been cancelled, the Housing and Local Government Ministry (KPKT) said.|Read more >|SunDaily

 

New Malaysia | Red flags Oct 18, 2019 @ 09:30

Agriculture Ministry to conduct study on caged fish breeding in Kukup, says deputy minister

The Ministry of Agriculture and Agro-Based Industry (MOA) has asked the Fisheries Research Institute to conduct a feasibility study on a new location for the caged fish breeding industry in Kukup near here.|Read more >|Malaymail

New Malaysia | Govt: MoE Oct 18, 2019 @ 09:25

Education Ministry never gave permission to distribute comic books to schools

The Ministry of Education (MoE) yesterday stressed that it never gave any approval or permission to distribute comic books titled “Inisiatif Jalur dan Jalan Meraih Manfaat Bersama” to all educational institutions, including schools.|Read more >|SunDaily

New Malaysia | New Initiatives Oct 18, 2019 @ 08:00

Waytha: Orang Asli to be appointed to 2020-2021 Inter-Religious Committee

The Orang Asli will be appointed to the 2020-2021 session of the Committee for the Promotion of Inter-Religious Understanding and Harmony among Adherents (JKMPKA), said Minister in the Prime Minister’s Department, P. Waytha Moorthy yesterday.|Read more >|Malaymail

New Malaysia | Khat controversy Oct 18, 2019 @ 07:00

It’s confirmed – khat will not be graded in schools

Based on the newest syllabus guidelines published by the Education Ministry, it is confirmed that the portion on khat will not be graded, Sin Chew Daily reported.|Read more >|TheStar

 

New Malaysia | New Policies: E-hailing Oct 18, 2019 @ 07:00

Wait-time rule for e-hailing drivers meant to ease congestion

The implementation of a five-minute waiting time for all e-hailing drivers at the Kuala Lumpur International Airport (KLIA) was to ensure smooth traffic flow, says Malaysia Airports.|Read more >|TheStar

 

New Malaysia | National Transportation Policy Oct 18, 2019 @ 07:00

Sustainability the main highlight of NTP 2019

Sustainability is the keyword in the National Transport Policy 2019-2030 (NTP 2019).|Read more >|TheStar

New Malaysia | Govt: State Oct 18 2019 

Proposed Star City project plan not approved yet – Junz

Minister of Agriculture and Food Industry, Datuk Junz Wong, yesterday confirmed that the development plan (DP) of the proposed redevelopment of the Star City project has not been approved yet.|Read more >| BorneoPost

New Malaysia | Govt: State Oct 18, 2019

MPKK, JKKK likened to a ship with two captains

The setting up of federal government-proposed Village Community Management Council (MPKK) in Sarawak is likened to two captains operating one ship, says Progressive Democratic Party (PDP) P217 Bintulu political bureau chief Ukar Kelayang.|Read more >| BorneoPost

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October 19, 2019

New Malaysia | Govt: MoYS Oct 19, 2019 @ 21:00

Syed Saddiq announces RM4m sports allocation for Tanjung Piai, as part of late MP’s request

Putrajaya has allocated a total of RM4 million to upgrade various sports and recreational facilities, including six futsal courts and one football field, in the Tanjung Piai parliamentary seat.|Read more >|Malaymail

New Malaysia | Govt Oct 19, 2019 @ 19:55

Work hard to be on par with urban entrepreneurs

Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad has called upon rural entrepreneurs to work hard so that they can stand tall and be on par with urban entrepreneurs.|Read more >|NST

New Malaysia | New Initiatives: State Oct 19, 2019 @ 19:30

CM: Sarawak setting up special fund as replacement for PTPTN loans

The state government has decided to set up a special fund to help Sarawakian students to replace their loans with the National Higher Education Fund Corporation (PTPTN), Chief Minister Datuk Patinggi Abang Johari Openg said today.|Read more >|Malaymail

New Malaysia | Govt Oct 19, 2019 @ 18:22

70% of ABM graduates able to secure jobs: Baru Bian

70% of the 40,000 Technical and Vocational Education and Training (TVET) graduates from the Malaysian Construction Academy (ABM) managed to secure jobs each year.|Read more >|SunDaily

New Malaysia | Govt Oct 19, 2019 @ 18:00

Govt gets four offers to take over PLUS

The Works Ministry confirmed to date it has received four formal offers from interested parties to take over PLUS Malaysia Bhd (PLUS).|Read more >|Malaymail

New Malaysia | Govt: Home Oct 19, 2019 @ 17:30

Decision on Yazid’s release to be finalised after board meeting: Muhyiddin

The decision on the release of militant, Yazid Sufaat, has not been finalised and will be made according to the Prevention of Terrorism Board procedures.|Read more >|SunDaily

New Malaysia | Govt Oct 19, 2019 @ 17:30

Children’s Commissioner: AGC must explain call to dismiss Ipoh tahfiz school sex abuse case

The country’s Children’s Commssioner has urged the Attorney General’s Chambers (AGC) to explain the decision to dismiss the case of an alleged sexual assault that took place at a tahfiz school in Ipoh, Perak.|Read more >|Malaymail

New Malaysia | Govt: MoT Oct 19, 2019 @ 17:14

More skilled labour needed in transport sector

The transport sector in the country needs more skilled labour, Transport Minister Anthony Loke Siew Fook said.|Read more >|NST

New Malaysia | Red flags: Border graft Oct 19, 2019 @ 17:07

Police warn against being involved in smuggling activities

Kelantan police will not compromise with any of its officers if they are found to have conspired with smugglers in conducting illegal activities along the border.|Read more >|NST

New Malaysia | Govt: Programmes Oct 19, 2019 @ 17:03

Flying doctor service to Sabah to resume: Mohd Shafie

The Flying Doctor service will be reintroduced in the state as it is found that there is a need for such a service for the residents in the rural areas.|Read more >|SunDaily

 

New Malaysia | Opposition: MCA Oct 19, 2019 @ 16:50

Withholding academic transcript and graduation scroll breaches AUKU

Wanita MCA notes the latest news report that Universiti Malaya (UM) says it is not withholding the academic transcript and graduation scroll of convocation protestor graduand Wong Yan Ke.|Read more >|TheStar

New Malaysia | Govt: MoTOct 19, 2019 @ 16:41

Youths should seek careers in transportation: Loke

Minister of Transport Anthony Loke Siew Fook said there are many employment opportunities for youths in the transportation sector which is expanding prolifically in the country.|Read more >|SunDaily

New Malaysia | New Initiatives Oct 19, 2019 @ 16:14

Loke: Special committee to resolve congestion at airports

Congestion at airports will soon be a thing of the past. A special committee has been set up to look into and solve the issue and various other related problems.|Read more >|NST

New Malaysia | Govt Oct 19, 2019 @ 15:09

Mujahid: Opposition luring us into racial issues, but Pakatan committed to unity

The Pakatan Harapan government is committed to national unity but is constantly being "lured" by the Opposition into engaging in racial and religious issues, says Minister in the Prime Minister's Department Datuk Mujahid Yusof.|Read more >|TheStar

New Malaysia | New Initiatives Oct 19, 2019 @ 15:00

Govt to establish agency to help market products of rural entrepreneurs

An agency to provide rural entrepreneurs with advice, know-how and assistance in marketing their products, will be established by the government, said Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad today.|Read more >|Malaymail

New Malaysia | Govt: State Oct 19, 2019 @ 14:00

State govt finding ways to tackle flood problem, says Perak MB

The Perak state government is looking at ways to tackle the flood problem in some areas in the state, said Mentri Besar Datuk Seri Ahmad Faizal Azumu.|Read more >|Malaymail

New Malaysia | Govt Oct 19, 2019 @ 13:00

UM protest grad receives cert, demands university show sincerity by retracting police report

Universiti of Malaya (UM) student protester Wong Yan Ke has finally received his degree certificate today but had also demanded that the university retract the police report lodged against him as a sign of sincerity.|Read more >|Malaymail

New Malaysia | Govt: MoH Oct 19, 2019 @ 12:45

Govt to ease burden of cancer patients, says Dep Health Minister

The government is committed to implementing measures to ease the burden of cancer patients, as more than 100,000 Malaysians suffer from the disease at any given time.|Read more >|TheStar

 

New Malaysia | New Policies: E-hailing Oct 19, 2019 @ 12:44

E-hailing drivers exempt from extra waiting charge at klia2

No extra charge will be imposed on e-hailing drivers who exceed the five-minute waiting period to pick up passengers at klia2.|Read more >|NST

New Malaysia | Govt: MCMC Oct 19, 2019 @ 12:25

Complaints on transition from analogue to digital TV being dealt with: Gobind

The Communications and Multimedia Ministry is handling complaints of those in transition from analogue TV to digital TV.|Read more >|SunDaily

New Malaysia | National Transportation Policy Oct 19, 2019 @ 12:25

Disabled community confident of better access to public transport

The inclusion of the disabled community’s interests in the National Transport Policy 2019-2030 (NTP 2019-2030) reflects the government’s efforts to ensure all segments of society benefit from development.|Read more >|NST

New Malaysia | National Transportation Policy Oct 19, 2019 @ 12:25

Experts laud Transport Policy

Academics and economic experts have welcomed the National Transport Policy 2019-2030 (NTP 2019-2030), which they said was timely to deal with the country’s transport needs.|Read more >|NST

New Malaysia | Red flags: ROL Oct 19, 2019 @ 12:10

River of Life: 'PAC should scrutinise project inconsistencies'

The Public Accounts Committee is the right authority to look into the inconsistencies with the River of Life (RoL) project, said local government expert Derek Fernandez.|Read more >|NST

New Malaysia | Red flags: ROL Oct 19, 2019 @ 12:05

'External auditors can take a look at River of Life'

As the pressure piles on the Federal Territories Ministry to launch a probe into the reported “irregularities” with the River of Life (RoL) project, its minister, Khalid Samad, has welcomed external auditors to scrutinise it.|Read more >|NST

New Malaysia | New Initiatives Oct 19, 2019 @ 10:08

Apply for matriculation, teaching institute courses via UPU Online portal
School-leavers will have to go through the UPU Online portal to apply for the Education Ministry's matriculation colleges and institutes of teacher education (IPGM) 2020/2021 academic year enrolment.|Read more >|TheStar

New Malaysia | Govt: SOCSO Oct 19, 2019 @ 09:58

Migrant workers to be fully Socso-insured from Jan 1

A total 2.2 million documented migrant workers in Malaysia will be fully covered under the Socso Act for employment-related injury starting Jan 1, 2020.|Read more >|SunDaily

New Malaysia | Govt Oct 19, 2019 @ 09:00

Dr M advises youths to garner knowledge on finance and business

Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad has called on the younger generation to acquire knowledge on finance and business as much as possible in facing the economy in the next five years.|Read more >|Malaymail

New Malaysia | Govt Oct 19, 2019 @ 08:00

PMO: Dr M not involved in comic book publication

Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad was never involved in the publication of the comic book titled Belt and Road Initiative for Win Winism or knew anything about its content for that matter.|Read more >|Malaymail

New Malaysia | Red flags: Border graft Oct 19, 2019 @ 07:00

MACC investigating graft at border

After discovering a serious breach of security at the Perlis-Thailand border due to enforcement personnel being on the take, graft investigators want to know how rampant corruption is at the Kedah and Kelantan border.|Read more >|TheStar

New Malaysia | Govt: State Oct 19, 2019

SESB tasked with maintaing 34 solar hybrid power generation stations

The state has a total of 34 solar hybrid power generation stations that are currently running, and stations are expected to be built in areas that the current grid system could not reach especially at islands and interiors.|Read more >| BorneoPost

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October 17, 2019

New Malaysia | Govt: State Oct 17, 2019 @ 23:46

Assessment tax: Penang to continue applying existing rate until objections resolved

Penang will continue to apply the existing assessment rate for the first half of next year until a hearing on objections by ratepayers to the new rate is resolved.|Read more >|SunDaily

 

New Malaysia | Govt: State Oct 17, 2019 @ 23:30

Perak exco: Normal to appoint road works concessionaire without tender

The appointment of the concessionaire undertaking road works in Perak with a budget from the Malaysian Road Record Information System (MARRIS), was done without tender, as is the case with the Public Works Department’s (PWD) appointment of such entities.|Read more >|Malaymail

 

New Malaysia | Govt Oct 17, 2019 @ 21:58

Parliament halted temporarily due to lack of quorum

The Dewan Rakyat proceedings today came to a halt due to a lack of quorum, as there were not enough members of parliament in the hall.|Read more >|NST

 

New Malaysia | National Transportation Policy Oct 17, 2019 @ 21:53

Rising trend projected in Malaysian mobility figures

Malaysians will make hundreds of millions of daily trips in the next 12 years with the growing and ageing population projected by the National Transport Policy 2019-2030.|Read more >|NST

New Malaysia | National Transportation Policy Oct 17, 2019 @ 21:30

National Transport Policy will ensure Malaysia remains business friendly, says Dr M

The National Transport Policy 2019-2030 will ensure Malaysia remains a business-friendly country, fulfilling the needs of the industry besides boosting the country’s capability in the transport industry to compete globally.|Read more >|Malaymail

 

New Malaysia | Govt Oct 17, 2019 @ 21:16

JB-Singapore RTS to proceed, says Dr M

Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad has confirmed that the Johor Baru-Singapore Rapid Transit System Link (RTS) project would go ahead.|Read more >|NST

New Malaysia | National Transportation Policy Oct 17, 2019 @ 21:15

National Transport Policy reveals losses from road accidents

Malaysia has the highest road fatality risk among Asean countries with estimated losses due to road accidents amounting to RM8.8 billion in 2017.|Read more >|NST

New Malaysia | Govt Programmes Oct 17, 2019 @ 20:48

National food bank distribution, collection centre to be built: Saifuddin Nasution

A national food bank distribution and collection centre will be built by next year says the Ministry of Domestic Trade and Consumer Affairs.|Read more >|SunDaily

New Malaysia | Govt: State Oct 17, 2019 @ 20:03

Development projects for Segamat folk proceeding on schedule

Several development projects aimed at benefiting residents in Segamat district are going well and are on schedule, said Johor Mentri Besar Datuk Dr Sahruddin Jamal today.|Read more >|SunDaily

 

New Malaysia | National Transportation Policy Oct 17, 2019 @ 19:59

Transport sector a critical enabler of Malaysia's socioeconomic development

Malaysia’s transport sector represents a critical enabler for its socioeconomic development said the National Transport Policy 2019-2030 (NTP).|Read more >|NST

 

New Malaysia | Govt Programmes Oct 17, 2019 @ 19:54

Ministry to ensure more B40 get free digital tv decoder: Gobind

The Ministry of Communications and Multimedia is working to ensure more B40 low-income households receive free digital television decoder set.|Read more >|SunDaily

New Malaysia | Govt Oct 17, 2019 @ 19:53

Local governments urged to fulfil 17 SDGs by 2030

All 150 local governments in the country have been urged to fulfil the 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) by 2030.|Read more >|TheStar

New Malaysia | National Transportation Policy Oct 17, 2019 @ 19:47

NTP: Transport sector, the bulwark of national economy

Malaysia’s economic growth has been underpinned by its transport sector, said the National Transport Policy 2019-2030 (NTP).|Read more >|NST

 

New Malaysia | Govt: Rural Development Oct 17, 2019 @ 19:30

Ministry: MARA Digital malls in two states have closed due to poor sales

The operation of MARA Digital malls in two states has been halted due to low sales rates, the Ministry of Rural Development (KPLB) said today.|Read more >|Malaymail

 

New Malaysia | National Transportation Policy Oct 17, 2019 @ 19:30

PM: Govt to study rail system, hopes to emulate Tokyo Station’s efficiency

The government will undertake a study on how to ensure Malaysia’s rail system is fully utilised.|Read more >|Malaymail

New Malaysia | National Transportation Policy Oct 17, 2019 @ 19:20

NTP: Transport sector, the bulwark of national economy

The advent of new and potentially game-changing technologies such as ride-sharing platforms, e-commerce, the Internet of Things and autonomous vehicles is set to revolutionise the nations’ transport sector.|Read more >|NST

New Malaysia | Govt Programmes Oct 17, 2019 @ 18:04

Protege programme has benefited 24,385 youths: Ministry

The Professional Training and Education for Growing Entrepreneurs (Protege) reach-out and awareness programme by government-linked companies (GLCs) has benefited 24,385 youths as of September 2019, says the Entrepreneur Development Ministry.|Read more >|SunDaily

New Malaysia | Tg Piai by-election Oct 17, 2019 @ 17:32

RM180,000 allocated to repair school grounds ahead of Tanjung Piai by-election

The government has allocated RM180,000 to repair four school grounds in the district which will serve as voting centres for the Tanjung Piai by-election.|Read more >|NST

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

Islamic finance gains importance in social justice: Mujahid

Islamic finance is gaining importance and has experienced a robust expansion over the years as it is embedded on the principles of fairness, equality and ethics that lead to social well-being.|Read more >|SunDaily

New Malaysia | Govt: State Oct 17, 2019 @ 16:51

No link between DAP and museum, says Chow

There is no link between DAP and the Asia Comic Cultural Museum, says state DAP chairman Chow Kon Yeow.|Read more >|TheStar

New Malaysia | Opposition Oct 17, 2019 @ 16:35

Wee blames MoE for UM convocation controversy

MCA president Datuk Seri Dr Wee Ka Siong has taken the Education Ministry (MoE) to task over the controversial protest during Universiti Malaya’s (UM) convocation ceremony on Monday.|Read more >|NST

New Malaysia | Govt: Resources Oct 17, 2019 @ 16:49

6.6 million trees planted along coastal areas since 2005

A total of 6.6 million trees have been planted along the country’s coastal areas covering 2,887.63ha until last July through the Mangrove and Suitable Tree Species Planting Programme.|Read more >|SunDaily

New Malaysia | National Transportation Policy Oct 17, 2019 @ 16:18

National Transport Policy to enhance safety, connectivity and accessibility

Strengthening enforcement to ensure adherence to rules and regulations is the main strategy in order to high up connectivity and accessibility for a seamless journey in all transportation modes in the country.|Read more >|SunDaily

New Malaysia | National Transportation Policy Oct 17, 2019 @ 16:17

Govt outlines six strategies, 30 action to maximise transport efficiency

Plans to build new infrastructure, and to provide services and connectivity in the country must be based on demand and assessed thoroughly to determine the actual need and feasibility.|Read more >|SunDaily

National Transportation Policy Report 2019-2030 >

National Transportation Policy 2019-2030 Web-link >

New Malaysia | New Initiative: State Oct 17, 2019 @ 16:00

Penang sets up Smart Trade Facilitation Hub to help SMEs reach global market

Penang signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with a data technology specialist, Fusionex, to set up a smart trade facilitation and intelligent logistics platform.|Read more >|Malaymail

New Malaysia | Govt: State Oct 17 2019 

CM’s office: Abang Johari did not say Sabahans’ entry into Sarawak will be relaxed

Chief Minister Datuk Patinggi Abang Johari Tun Openg’s office has clarified today that he did not suggest relaxing the rules for Sabahans to enter Sarawak immediately when he was interviewed by the press in the neighbouring state on Monday.|Read more >| BorneoPost

New Malaysia | New Initiative: State Oct 17, 2019

956 non-Islamic bodies to get RM35 mln grants

Nine hundred and fifty-six non-Islamic schools and bodies will be receiving grants amounting to a total of RM35 million from the State Government this year.|Read more >| BorneoPost

New Malaysia | National Transportation Policy Oct 17, 2019 @ 16:00

Govt to cater to e-commerce boom in national transportation plan

The planning of the country’s transportation framework must take into account commercial traffic growth which is booming owing to increasing public appetite for e-commerce, the National Transport Policy (NTP) 2019-2030 highlighted.|Read more >|Malaymail

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October 17, 2019

New Malaysia | New Initiative Oct 17, 2019 @ 15:59

Four new Parliament Special Select Committees formed

Four new special select committees have been formed in Parliament for better check and balance, says Minister in the Prime Minister’s Department Datuk Liew Vui Keong.|Read more >|TheStar

New Malaysia | Opposition Oct 17, 2019 @ 15:19

Ahmad Maslan: New govt without DAP, Amanah issue will haunt Pakatan till May 2020

The push for a new government minus DAP and Parti Amanah Negara will continue to haunt Pakatan Harapan until May next year, says a senior Umno lawmaker.|Read more >|TheStar

New Malaysia | Govt Oct 17, 2019 @ 14:51

Functions of cooperative institutions need to be strengthened: PM Mahathir

The function of cooperative institutions, especially those in rural areas, need to be strengthened as a platform for the development of smallholders, Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad said.|Read more >|SunDaily

 

New Malaysia | Govt: MCMC Oct 17, 2019 @ 14:28

NFCP to bridge Orang Asli digital gap

Implementation of the National Fiberisation and Connectivity Plan (NFCP) will provide broadband access facilities in Orang Asli villages to further reduce the digital divide.|Read more >|NST

New Malaysia | Projects: PSR Oct 17, 2019 @ 14:17

'PSR contradicts sustainable development goals'

The Penang Fishermen Association has labelled the Penang South Reclamation (PSR) project as unsustainable and not inclusive of them and the B40 group.|Read more >|NST

New Malaysia | Govt Oct 17, 2019 @ 13:57

Ramasamy to be quizzed by Bukit Aman next week over controversial article

Penang Deputy Chief Minister II Dr P. Ramasamy (pic) will be summoned to Bukit Aman next week to record his statement over a controversial article that appeared in a news portal last month.|Read more >|TheStar

New Malaysia | Reforms: SOSMA Oct 17, 2019 @ 13:35

Not repealing Sosma goes against pledge to abolish repressive laws: LFL

Pakatan Harapan (PH) should repeal the Security Offences (Special Measures) Act 2012 (Sosma) to honour its pledge to abolish all repressive laws, Lawyers for Liberty (LFL) said today.|Read more >|SunDaily

New Malaysia | Projects: PSR Oct 17, 2019 @ 13:25

Group presents memo to minister over Penang land reclamation project

The Penang Rejects Reclamation coalition (Penang Tolak Tambak) presented a memo from the Penang Fishermen's Association on the Penang South Reclamation (PSR) project to Housing and Local Government Minister Zuraida Kamaruddin.|Read more >|TheStar

 

New Malaysia | Petrol Subsidy Programme Oct 17, 2019 @ 13:15

KPDNHEP suspends Petrol Subsidy Programme microsite which exposed users’ bank account details

The Domestic Trade and Consumer Affairs Ministry (KPDNHEP) has suspended the newly-launched Petrol Subsidy Programme microsite after a tech portal reported that it exposed users’ bank account details.|Read more >|TheStar

New Malaysia | Govt: MoHR Oct 17, 2019 @ 13:06

Tun M urges smallholders to merge to increase profits

Rubber and oil palm smallholders have been urged to merge their holdings to become more profitable.|Read more >|SunDaily

 

New Malaysia | Govt Oct 17, 2019 @ 13:00

Minister: Over 80,000 Malaysians sought bankruptcy from 2015 to 2019

Malaysia registered 80,625 bankruptcies between 2015 and August 2019, Minister in the Prime Minister’s Department Datuk Liew Vui Keong told Parliament today.|Read more >|Malaymail

New Malaysia | Govt: MoH Oct 17, 2019 @ 12:34

Dzulkefly: Fee increase when visiting private clinics will be reasonable

Any increase in the consultation fees at private clinics will be minor to keep it affordable for patients, the Dewan Rakyat was told.|Read more >|SunDaily

 

New Malaysia | Govt: MoH Oct 17, 2019 @ 12:30

Health Ministry considering compulsory vaccination for newborns

Vaccination for all newborns may be made compulsory soon, following the return of preventable diseases such as tuberculosis (TB).|Read more >|Malaymail

New Malaysia | Viewpoints Oct 17, 2019 @ 12:15

MYC: Create guidelines for undergrads

Calls for proper guidelines and procedures for undergraduates are growing strong following the case of the solo protest by a Universiti Malaya graduate at his convocation on Monday.|Read more >|NST

New Malaysia | Govt: State Oct 17, 2019 @ 12:00

Penang city councils get objections from 14pc of ratepayers over proposed hike

Around 14 per cent of affected assessment ratepayers submitted objections to proposed increases for next year by the state’s two city council, said Jagdeep Singh Deo.|Read more >|Malaymail

New Malaysia | Viewpoints Oct 17, 2019 @ 12:00

Of dissenting opinions and views

Sometimes, voicing dissent on issues is a healthy way to express one’s thoughts and opinions.|Read more >|NST

New Malaysia | Govt Oct 17, 2019 @ 11:56

PM says will consider farmers’ bid for cash aid instead of loans

Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad today said his government will consider a suggestion to return subsidies for smallholders instead of providing them with loans.|Read more >|Malaymail

New Malaysia | Govt: State Oct 17, 2019 @ 10:13

Kualiti Alam cannot be closed down immediately: Aminuddin

Kualiti Alam Sdn Bhd (Kualiti Alam), the operator of the country’s only integrated waste treatment plant, is working to reduce its scheduled waste disposal in stages, said Negri Sembilan Mentri Besar Datuk Seri Aminuddin Harun.|Read more >|SunDaily

New Malaysia | Red flags Oct 17, 2019 @ 08:37

Allegation of bribery involving road maintenance contract is baseless: Official

The allegations of a Parti Pribumi Bersatu Malaysia (Bersatu) member from Lumut division over corruption involving a road maintenance contract under the Malaysian Road Records Information System (MARRIS)) in Perak, are baseless according to an official.|Read more >|SunDaily

New Malaysia | Reforms: SOSMA Oct 17, 2019 @ 08:30

Security laws must consider human rights too, says Suhakam

The Human Rights Commission of Malaysia (Suhakam) has called for a balance in laws aimed to protect sovereignty and those that uphold human rights principles following the controversial detention without trial of 12 people suspected of terror links.|Read more >|Malaymail

New Malaysia | Govt: MoHR Oct 17, 2019 @ 08:30

Only 15% foreign workers in nation’s employment by 2020

The government has fixed the number of foreign workers in the country’s work force at 15% by 2020, said the Ministry of Human Resources.|Read more >|SunDaily

 

New Malaysia | Govt: State Oct 17, 2019 @ 08:28

Penang govt mulls raising parking charges in upscale areas

The Penang state government is considering the possibility of increasing parking charges in elite areas or at “high-value” land locations.|Read more >|SunDaily

New Malaysia | Govt Oct 17, 2019 @ 08:22

Most complaints to EAIC involve police personnel: Liew

About 75% of complaints which were received by the Enforcement Agency Integrity Commission (EAIC) involved Royal Malaysian Police (RMP) personnel since it was set up in 2004 until now.|Read more >|SunDaily

New Malaysia | New Policies: E-hailing Oct 17, 2019 @ 07:00

New rule on airport pick-up unfair, say e-hailing drivers

E-hailing drivers are up in arms over new rules governing vehicle pick-up at Kuala Lumpur International Airport (KLIA) and KLIA2.|Read more >|TheStar

 

New Malaysia | Govt: State Oct 17, 2019 @ 07:00

Kelantan demands RM1bil in oil royalties from govt

Kelantan is demanding an oil royalty to the tune of RM1bil from the Federal Government instead of what was recently given.|Read more >|TheStar

New Malaysia | Govt Programmes Oct 17, 2019 @ 07:00

Subsidies to ease people's lives

Cost of living is escalating rapidly nowadays, and the Government has taken concern to provide subsidy to reduce the people’s burden.|Read more >|TheStar

New Malaysia | New Initiative: State Oct 16 2019 

CM: State govt to intensify works to upgrade rural water supply facilities

The state government will intensify works to upgrade facilities for rural water supply, said Datuk Patinggi Abang Johari Tun Openg.|Read more >| BorneoPost

New Malaysia | Red flags Oct 17 2019 

‘Hundreds of millions lost out because state never reviewed special grant’

Sarawak lost hundreds of millions of ringgit because the state did not review the special grant as allowed under the Federal Constitution, says Pending assemblywoman Violet Yong.|Read more >| BorneoPost

New Malaysia | New Initiatives Oct 17, 2019 @ 07:00

Ministry reviewing ISPs for next year

New Internet service providers (ISPs) could be appointed to serve schools beginning January next year, the Dewan Rakyat was told.|Read more >|TheStar

New Malaysia | Poverty in Malaysia Oct 17, 2019 @ 07:00

‘Focus more on closing wealth gap’

The measure for poverty should evolve over time to enable a true figure of the poor in the country, says Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad.|Read more >|TheStar

 

New Malaysia | Projects: PSR Oct 17, 2019 @ 06:00

Penang CM says looking at long-term fix for fishermen affected by land reclamation

The Penang state government is working on the best ways to create long-term income for fishermen affected by the Penang Sea Reclamation (PSR) project.|Read more >|Malaymail

New Malaysia | Viewpoints Oct 17, 2019 @ 06:00

Teachers split over streamless system, worry move could hamper industrialisation

Educationists, teachers and parents are divided in their views about the Ministry of Education’s plan to remove the stream system for secondary schools, with one side suggesting it could backfire while proponents of the policy felt it would foster excellence.|Read more >|Malaymail

New Malaysia | Govt: MoEA Oct 16, 2019 @ 22:08

Proceeds from assets liquidation not credited into govt account

Proceeds from the disposal of the assets of government-linked investment companies (GLiCs) are not credited directly into the government account, said Economic Affairs Deputy Minister, Dr Mohd Radzi Md Jidin.|Read more >|SunDaily

New Malaysia | Govt Oct 16, 2019 @ 21:05

PM's Dept slams debating championship for disregarding Muslim sensitivities

The Prime Minister’s Department in a statement today criticised the Piala Tun Razak 2019 English debating championship for disregarding Muslim sensitivities and questioning the Quran.|Read more >|NST

New Malaysia | Building A New Malaysia |

In the News Snippets & Links 

October 16, 2019

New Malaysia | Poverty in Malaysia Oct 16, 2019 @ 17:50

Multi-dimensional index, dynamic policy essential to eradicate poverty: Mahathir

A multi-dimensional index and a dynamic policy are essential to help the government eradicate poverty, according to Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad.|Read more >|SunDaily

New Malaysia | Govt: Home Oct 16, 2019 @ 20:30

Muhyiddin: 1.4 million Malaysians without MyKads

About 1.4 million Malaysians aged over 12 years and having birth certificates still do not have identity cards, said Home Minister Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin.|Read more >|Malaymail

New Malaysia | Govt: MoF Oct 16, 2019 @ 20:15

PH govt has channelled ‘wang ehsan’, advance payments to help Kelantan: Lim

The federal government has channelled half of the ‘wang ehsan’ (compassionate money) directly to the Kelantan government, and even helped to provide advance payments to settle staff emoluments for the opposition-led state government, says Finance Minister Lim Guan Eng.|Read more >|SunDaily

New Malaysia | Govt: MoF Oct 16, 2019 @ 20:10

Two months to complete PSP mechanism: Saifuddin

The Ministry of Domestic Trade and Consumer Affairs has two months to complete the Fuel Subsidy Programme (PSP) mechanism for the middle-income group (M40), said its Minister Datuk Seri Saifuddin Nasution Ismail.|Read more >|SunDaily

Fuel Subsidy Programme (PSP) >

New Malaysia | Govt Oct 16, 2019 @ 19:45

3 new items added to Deepavali price control scheme

Domestic Trade and Consumer Affairs Ministry has put 19 meat and vegetable items on a price control list for 14 days starting Oct 20 in conjunction with Deepavali.|Read more >|NST

New Malaysia | New Initiatives Oct 16, 2019 @ 19:30

PM: Putrajaya to establish National Digital Inclusion Council to spur digital economy

The government will set up the National Digital Inclusion Council to focus on creating digital economy income opportunities for the people, said Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad.|Read more >|Malaymail

New Malaysia | Reforms: SOSMA Oct 16, 2019 @ 19:30

Penang deputy CM Ramasamy says not running from cops, insists Sosma must go

Penang’s Deputy Chief Minister II, P. Ramasamy today denied rumours that he was trying run away following talks that he would be arrested by police for investigation over the activities of the militant group Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE).|Read more >|Malaymail

New Malaysia | New Initiatives Oct 16, 2019 @ 17:30

National Registration Dept to offer online applications for services next year

Starting next year, the National Registration Department (JPN) will introduce online applications for several services.|Read more >|NST

New Malaysia | Govt: Home Oct 16, 2019 @ 17:30

Terengganu received RM1.27b in oil royalty from Jan-Sept 2019, says MB

The Terengganu government today confirmed that it had received RM1.277 billion in petroleum royalty since January until September this year.|Read more >|Malaymail

New Malaysia | Govt: State Oct 16, 2019 @ 16:51

Kelantan govt concerned with alcoholism problems among Orang Asli youths

The Kelantan government is concerned with issues affecting the Orang Asli community in the state, including alcoholism among youths.|Read more >|SunDaily

New Malaysia | Govt: MoT Oct 16, 2019 @ 16:35

National Transport Policy to optimise rail cargo services

The National Transport Policy will look into measures to boost rail cargo services in the country, the Dewan Rakyat was told today.|Read more >|NST

 

New Malaysia | Govt Oct 16, 2019 @ 16:00

SMEs urged to participate in govt procurement scheme

Small and medium enterprises (SMEs) are urged to participate in the government procurement (GP) scheme through the e-Perolehan system as it is the largest domestic market in the country.|Read more >|Malaymail

New Malaysia | Govt Oct 16, 2019 @ 15:56

Dr M: Urban poverty due to rural migration, lack of skills

The rise of rural-urban migration and the people’s limited self-development skills have contributed to the growing population of urban poor in the country.|Read more >|NST

 

New Malaysia | Govt Oct 16, 2019 @ 15:29

50 ex-Kampung Tok Suboh residents gatecrash PPR rent-to-own scheme launch

A group of former residents of Kampung Tok Suboh created a ruckus during a People’s Housing Project (PPR) rent-to-own scheme launch ceremony at the village, here, today.|Read more >|NST

New Malaysia | Govt: Home Oct 16, 2019 @ 15:20

Foreigners committed over 42,000 crimes in Malaysia since 2016, says Home Ministry

Police have recorded a total of 42,451 criminal cases involving foreigners between 2016 and August this year, says the Home Ministry.|Read more >|TheStar

New Malaysia | Red flags Oct 16, 2019 @ 15:16

Bersatu member alleges Perak govt handed out RM1.15bil contract without open tender

A Parti Pribumi Bersatu Malaysia member has accused the Perak government of handing out an RM1.15bil road maintenance project without an open tender.|Read more >|TheStar

New Malaysia | Govt Oct 16, 2019 @ 15:02

Deputy minister moots Malaysia-Indonesia caucus to tackle haze

A deputy minister today suggested for a joint caucus between the Malaysian and Indonesian parliaments to solve the transboundary haze problems.|Read more >|SunDaily

New Malaysia | Govt: MoT Oct 16, 2019 @ 14:54

No plan to build specific LCC terminal in states: Loke

The government has no plans as of now to build special low-cost carrier (LCC) terminals in every state, Dewan Rakyat was told today.|Read more >|SunDaily

New Malaysia | Case of the Missing Duo Oct 16, 2019 @ 13:30

Muhyiddin: Task force on enforced disappearance still investigating

The government is awaiting the findings of the special task force announced in June to investigate the enforced disappearance of Pastor Raymond Koh and activist Amri Che Mat, said Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin.|Read more >|Malaymail

New Malaysia | Govt Oct 16, 2019 @ 13:28

Stop using ‘back door’ to gain federal power, opposition told

Members of the opposition must respect the mandate given to Pakatan Harapan (PH) to rule the country and not use the back door to regain federal power.|Read more >|SunDaily

New Malaysia | Opposition Oct 16, 2019 @ 13:12

State plan of action post liquidation of national assets, Wee tells Govt

The Government should state what action it will take to ensure consistent returns after disposing some of its national strategic assets, says Datuk Seri Dr Wee Ka Siong (BN-Ayer Hitam).|Read more >|TheStar

New Malaysia | Govt: MoHR Oct 16, 2019 @ 12:33

HR Ministry: No plans to amend Employment Act to protect job seekers

The Government has no plans to include amendments in the Employment Act 1955 to protect job seekers, says Deputy Human Resource Minister Datuk Mahfuz Omar.|Read more >|TheStar

New Malaysia | Govt: TH Oct 16, 2019 @ 12:30

Deputy minister: Tabung Haji may carve out pilgrimage savers from pure investors

Lembaga Tabung Haji is studying separate categories for contributors that will segregate them by aim, said Fuziah Salleh.|Read more >|Malaymail

New Malaysia | Reforms: SOSMA Oct 16, 2019 @ 12:30

Muhyiddin insists Sosma still needed to fight terrorism

The Pakatan Harapan (PH) government cannot afford to abolish the Security Offences (Special Measures) Act, or Sosma, as terrorism is on the rise globally, said Home Minister Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin.|Read more >|Malaymail

New Malaysia | Reforms: SOSMA Oct 16, 2019 @ 12:09

Sosma to stay after all

The Security Offences (Special Measures) Act (Sosma) will remain after all.|Read more >|SunDaily

New Malaysia | Govt Oct 16, 2019 @ 12:06

No plans to introduce ceiling or floor prices for air tickets, says Loke

There are no plans to introduce ceiling and floor prices for airfares, as such a move would go against the open economy concept practised by the country, Transport Minister Anthony Loke told the Dewan Rakyat today.|Read more >|SunDaily

New Malaysia | Govt Oct 16, 2019 @ 12:00

Dr M: Govt ready to provide training, job opportunities for rural folk who migrate to cities

The government is ready to provide training and job opportunities for rural migrants to the cities as part of its efforts to reduce poverty, said Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad.|Read more >|Malaymail

New Malaysia | Govt: EC Oct 16, 2019 @ 08:41

EC has to adopt most recent redelineation: Chairman

The Election Commission (EC) has to adopt the most recent redelineation of the electoral boundaries that was approved by the Dewan Rakyat before the 14th General Election (GE14) last year.