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Oct 25

New Malaysia | New Policies Oct 24, 2018 @ 22:00

Ministry reviewing guidelines on funding to sports bodies

The Youth and Sports Ministry is reviewing guidelines for funding allocation to sports bodies in efforts to restore professionalism and transparency in the organisations involved, said its Deputy Minister Steven Sim. |Read more >|Malaymail

 

New Malaysia | Overhaul Bkt Kukus Oct 25, 2018 @ 21:14

Three probes on contractor of project hit by landslide

The contractor of the ill-fated project which was hit by a deadly landslide has to now deal with at least three forms of investigations after the mishap claimed up to nine lives here.|Read more > |SunDaily

 

New Malaysia | Overhaul Bkt Kukus Oct 25, 2018 @ 21:09

ThreHome Minister, deputy misses question in Dewan Rakyat

Not expecting that a question meant for the Home Minister would see its turn during the Dewan Rakyat's question and answer session, both the minister and deputy skipped the morning sitting for another event in Putrajaya. |Read more > |SunDaily

 

New Malaysia | New Initiatives | Oct 25, 2018

DBKK introduces e-Services to ease public dealings

Kota Kinabalu City Hall (DBKK) introduced e-Services in line with its mission to provide more efficient and better service for the public.​|Read more >|BorneoPost

New Malaysia | Overhaul: PTPTN Oct 24, 2018 @ 21:00

Repay loans to allow others the same chance, Dr M tells students

Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad has today appealed to Malaysian students to repay their study loans, to allow future generations the same opportunity they had. |Read more > |Malaymail

 

New Malaysia | Overhaul Bkt Kukus Oct 24, 2018 @ 20:00

Ministry proposes tenfold increase in the penalty after tragic Bukit Kukus landslide

The Human Resources Ministry has proposed to amend the Occupational Safety and Health Act 1994 to increase penalties for companies that violated work safety laws. |Read more >|Malaymail

 

New Malaysia | 1MDB Oct 25, 2018 @ 19:01

PM: Hishammuddin can help find Jho Low, just don't expect govt assistance

Datuk Seri Hishammuddin Hussein is free to look for fugitive businesman Low Taek Jho in China if he wishes. |Read more > |NST

 

New Malaysia | New Govt Oct 25, 2018 @ 12:42

Malaysia throws away 3,000 tons of food each day, Parliament told

Food which can feed two million hungry Malaysians goes to waste and is thrown away each day, says Datuk Seri Saifuddin Nasution Ismail.|Read more >|TheStar

 

New Malaysia | New Govt Oct 24, 2018 @ 18:50

No gender bias under Pakatan, PM insists

Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad stressed today that the Pakatan Harapan (PH) administration does not condone gender bias, viewing men and women as equals. |Read more >|Malaymail

 

New Malaysia | Overhaul MoHR Oct 25, 2018 @ 18:56

HR Ministry to improve work safety laws

The Human Resources Ministry will amend at least nine work-site related legislation by early next year in a move to arrest lapses in the surveillance of worksite safety. |Read more > |SunDaily

 

New Malaysia | Overhaul Corruption Oct 25, 2018 @ 18:25

Najib did not take money for his personal gain: Lawyer

The monies linked to the criminal breach of trust charges faced by Datuk Seri Najib Abdul Razak was used for the wellbeing of the nation, said lawyer Tan Sri Muhammad Shafee Abdullah. |Read more >|SunDaily

 

New Malaysia | New Govt Oct 25, 2018 @ 18:23

Azmin: Only professionals will run GLCs, not politicians

Politicians will no longer have a place on the boards of government-linked companies (GLC), and only professionals will be entrusted to will run them, says Datuk Seri Azmin Ali .|Read more >|TheStar

 

New Malaysia | New Govt Oct 25, 2018 @ 18:20

iCGPA self-indulgent system: Teo Nie Ching

Deputy Education Minister Teo Nie Ching today lambasted former Higher Education Minister Datuk Seri Idris Jusoh who defended the Integrated Cumulative Grade Point Average assessment system for public universities. |Read more >|SunDaily

 

New Malaysia | Reforms MA63 Oct 25, 2018 @ 18:20

MA63: Wan Junaidi advised to submit the proposal on committee representation

Datuk Seri Dr Wan Junaidi Tuanku Jaafar should write an official letter to the government if he feels the special cabinet committee formed to review and coordinate the implementation of the Malaysia Agreement 1963 (MA63) will not work in favour of Sabah and Sarawak, said Deputy Minister in the Prime Minister's Department Mohamed Hanipa Maidin. |Read more >|SunDaily

 

New Malaysia | New Govt Oct 25, 2018 @ 18:12

Setting basis for country recovery may take at least two years: Dr M

Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad believes that the new government could set the basis for the country's economic recovery in two years time and pave the path to revive Malaysia's past glory as the Asian Tiger. |Read more >|SunDaily

 

New Malaysia | New Govt Oct 25, 2018 @ 18:05

Umno member can join Bersatu, but will not be given leading roles as leaders: Mahathir

Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad said Parti Pribumi Bersatu Malaysia (Bersatu) welcomes any Umno member who is 'disgusted' with the party to join Bersatu, but they will be barred from contesting in party election at least for a certain period of times. |Read more >|SunDaily

 

New Malaysia | Overhaul: Projects Oct 24, 2018 @ 17:55

After Perak, Pahang told to stop allowing projects on Cameron Highlands

Water, Land and Natural Resources Minister Dr Xavier Jayakumar today urged the state governments of Perak and Pahang to stop sanctioning new development or agricultural projects on Cameron Highlands to prevent landslides.|Read more >|Malaymail

 

New Malaysia | Overhaul Corruption Oct 25, 2018 @ 17:22

Over 1.7 million individuals get M'sian citizenship since 1957: Muhyiddin

The government has granted citizenship to 1,713,198 eligible individuals since 1957 until May 30 this year, said Home Minister Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin today. |Read more > |NST

 

New Malaysia | New Initiatives: MoHR Oct 25, 2018 @ 17:04

Foreign workers to get Socso coverage, can be used to track wayward ones

The Human Resource Ministry is in the process of enabling foreign workers covered under the Social Security Organisation (Socso) to ensure they receive the same benefits as local workers. |Read more >|TheStar

 

New Malaysia | 1MDB Oct 24, 2018 @ 17:00

Saudi minister who corroborated Najib's 'donation' claim in Malaysia to meet Dr M

Saudi Arabia’s Foreign Minister Adel Ahmed Al-Jubeir – who in 2016 corroborated the claim that billions of ringgit transferred to former prime minister Datuk Seri Najib Razak’s personal account was a ‘genuine donation’ – arrived in Malaysia yesterday for a three-day visit.|Read more >|NST

 

 

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Oct 25

New Malaysia | Overhaul Corruption Oct 25, 2018 @ 16:20

Najib: I did it all for the good of the country

Datuk Seri Najib Razak maintains that he has done nothing for personal gain as six more charges pertaining to criminal breach of trust (CBT) looms over the former prime minister. |Read more >|NST

 

New Malaysia | New Govt Oct 24, 2018 @ 15:40

Deputy Speaker reprimands ministers, deputies for absence in Parliament

Cabinet members and their deputies should be more disciplined and attend the Parliament sitting as scheduled, said Dewan Rakyat deputy speaker Datuk Mohd Rashid Hasnon.|Read more > |Malaymail

 

New Malaysia | Overhaul: Bkt Kukus Oct 24, 2018 @ 15:30

Cops checking for criminal negligence in Penang landslide that killed nine

The police are investigating the fatal landslide last Friday at Bukit Kukus, Paya Terubong here for signs of criminal negligence. |Read more >|Malaymail

 

New Malaysia | New Govt Oct 25, 2018 @ 14:50

Deputy Minister: I’m confident opposition will sabotage election reforms attempts

The Dewan Rakyat turned into a shouting match today after a deputy minister claimed it would be hard for the government to implement election reforms as they would be sabotaged by the opposition.|Read more > |SunDaily

 

New Malaysia | Overhaul: Bkt Kukus Oct 24, 2018 @ 14:31

Penang landslide: Consulting engineer refutes soil expect's claims

The consulting engineer for the Bukit Kukus paired road project has refuted claims that the soil structure at the site was not suitable for development. |Read more > |NST

 

New Malaysia | New Govt Oct 24, 2018 @ 14:30

Deputy education minister reiterates ban on Utusan in schools nationwide

Schools, universities and other agencies under the Education Ministry are banned from subscribing to Malay broadsheet Utusan Malaysia and its weekend edition Mingguan Malaysia even if there are sponsors for them.|Read more >|Malaymail

 

New Malaysia | Overhaul Oct 25, 2018 @ 12:54

Muhyiddin: No instruction from AG Chambers to reopen Teoh case

The Attorney-General’s (AG) Chambers has the final say on whether to reopen the case into Teoh Beng Hock’s death, said Home Minister Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin today. |Read more >|NST

 

New Malaysia | Overhaul: Housing Oct 25, 2018 @ 12:50

RM22.5 billion worth in unsold houses in the country

The Housing and Local Government Ministry recorded a property overhang of RM22.5 billion worth in unsold houses nationwide, with 73 per cent of them comprising affordable houses priced at RM250,000 and below, said its minister Zuraida Kamaruddin. |Read more >|NST

 

New Malaysia | Overhaul: MoHR Oct 24, 2018 @ 12:50

‘Precious’ Malaysians reason for migrant worker influx, Dr M says

Foreign labourers are drawn to Malaysia due to its abundance of manual work that locals refuse to perform, said Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad.|Read more >|Malaymail

 

New Malaysia | New Govt Oct 25, 2018 @ 12:42

Malaysia throws away 3,000 tons of food each day, Parliament told

Food which can feed two million hungry Malaysians goes to waste and is thrown away each day, says Datuk Seri Saifuddin Nasution Ismail.|Read more >|TheStar

 

New Malaysia | Overhaul: FELCRA Oct 24, 2018 @ 12:30

Azmin: Felcra must sell tower project to afford dividends

Felcra Bhd needs to sell its incomplete Menara Felcra and related mixed development along Jalan Semarak to ensure its cash flow and finances are adequate to pay dividends and cost of living assistance to its members, said Datuk Seri Azmin Ali. |Read more >|Malaymail

 

New Malaysia | Overhaul Corruption Oct 25, 2018 @ 12:26

Kedah PKR secretary remanded over allegations of money politics

Kedah PKR secretary is being remanded for seven days until Oct 31 to facilitate investigation over alleged money politics during the recent party divisions election. |Read more >|NST

 

New Malaysia | Overhaul Corruption Oct 24, 2018 @ 12:25

As Irwan and Najib charged, Dr M says more to come

“Many more” former officials will be prosecuted for offences committed under the Barisan Nasional administration, Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad said after Datuk Seri Najib Razak and a former Treasury secretary-general were charged today. |Read more >|Malaymail

 

New Malaysia | Overhaul: Projects Oct 25, 2018 @ 12:23

Kapar IPP project among those cancelled by govt: Yeo

The 700-megawatt (MW) power plant projects by Malakoff Corporation Berhad and Tenaga Nasional Berhad (TNB) in Kapar was among four Independent Power Producers (IPP) projects which were cancelled by the government. |Read more >|SunDaily

 

New Malaysia | Overhaul Corruption Oct 25, 2018 @ 12:03

Former spy chief Hasanah slapped with US$12.1m CBT charge

Former chief of the now-defunct Malaysian External Intelligence Organisation (MEIO) Datuk Hasanah Abdul Hamid was charged today with criminal breach of trust (CBT) amounting to US$12.1 million (RM49.9million). |Read more >|SunDaily

 

New Malaysia | New Projects Oct 24, 2018 @ 11:30

Deputy minister says received 21 proposals for the third national car project

The government has received 21 proposals from both local and foreign firms for the third national car project, up from the previous 14 announced earlier, said International Trade and Industry (Miti) Deputy Minister, Dr Ong Kian Ming. |Read more > |Malaymail

 

New Malaysia | Overhaul Corruption Oct 25, 2018 @ 11:00

Najib and Irwan claim trial to 6 CBT charges amounting to RM6.6b 

Former prime minister Datuk Seri Najib Abdul Razak and former Treasury secretary-general Tan Sri Irwan Serigar Abdullah were slapped with six charges of Criminal Breach of Trust (CBT) amounting to RM6.6 billion of government funds. |Read more >|SunDaily

 

New Malaysia | Overhaul Corruption Oct 25, 2018 @ 08:44

Najib, Irwan, Hasanah to be charged with six counts of CBT

Former prime minister Datuk Seri Najib Razak and former Treasury secretary-general Tan Sri Dr Mohd Irwan Serigar Abdullah are expected to be charged with six counts of criminal breach of trust (CBT) over funds belonging to the Malaysian government amounting to RM6.6 billion.|Read more >|NST

 

New Malaysia | New Govt Oct 25, 2018 @ 08:35

LMS 3, 4 expected to be built by 2012 - RMN

Royal Malaysian Navy (RMN) assets Littoral Mission Ship (LMS) 3 and LMS 4 are expected to be built by May 31 and August 31, 2021, respectively. |Read more > |NST

 

New Malaysia | Reforms Oct 25, 2018 @ 07:30

Bill to be drawn up after impact study

The Sexual Harassment Bill will only be drawn up once an impact study concludes at the end of January.
|Read more >|TheStar

 

New Malaysia | 1MDB Oct 25, 2018 @ 07:30

Najib to face RM6bil CBT charge

Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak and a former key official of his government will be jointly charged with criminal breach of trust, said to involve more than RM6bil. |Read more >|TheStar

 

New Malaysia | Opposition Oct 25, 2018 @ 07:30

Kelantan suit withdrawn after petroleum royalty assured

The state government is withdrawing a suit filed against Petronas and the federal government aimed at demanding petroleum royalty for the state.|Read more >|TheStar

 

New Malaysia | Overhaul MoH Oct 25, 2018 @ 07:30

Dzulkefly: All procedures followed for drug contracts

The Health Minis­try has adhered to all procedures needed for approving drug supply contracts, says Datuk Seri Dr Dzulkefly Ahmad. |Read more >|TheStar

 

New Malaysia | Overhaul Corruption Oct 25, 2018 @ 00:11

Zahid investigated on seizure of alleged Umno money

UMNO president Datuk Seri Dr Ahmad Zahid Hamidi was today investigated on allegations that RM116.7 million seized in raids at premises linked to Datuk Seri Najib Razak belonged to the party. |Read more >|NST

 

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Oct 24

New Malaysia | Reforms Oct 24, 2018 @ 22:00

Minister: Govt to ratify the convention on racial discrimination, five other treaties in Q1 2019

The government is committed to ratifying six treaties including the International Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Racial Discrimination (ICERD) in the first quarter of next year, said Minister in the Prime Minister’s Department, P. Waytha Moorthy. |Read more >|Malaymail

 

New Malaysia | Overhaul: PTPTN Oct 24, 2018 @ 21:45

PTPTN repayment collection fell after removing blacklist

The National Higher Education Fund Corporation (PTPTN) has collected repayment of loans amounting to RM817.56 million from June to September compared to RM1,324.43 million for the same period last year. |Read more >|SunDaily

 

New Malaysia | Overhaul: Taxi Oct 24, 2018 @ 21:30

Taxi association files complaint against Grab with MyCC

Gabungan Teksi SeMalaysia (GTSM) today filed a complaint with the Malaysia Competition Commission (MyCC), claiming there was unhealthy competition between taxi operators and e-hailing service Grab. |Read more >|Malaymail

 

New Malaysia | New Govt Oct 24, 2018 @ 21:29

Ministry officials urged to give full cooperation to media practitioners

Media officials in all ministries have been urged to give full cooperation to media practitioners in the efforts to disseminate information by the government to the people. |Read more >|NST

 

New Malaysia | New Govt Oct 24, 2018 @ 20:58

Ministries to discuss mechanism for targeted petrol subsidy

The Domestic Trade and Consumer Affairs Ministry and the Finance Ministry will deliberate on a mechanism to implement a targeted petrol subsidy.|Read more > |NST

 

New Malaysia | New Govt Oct 24, 2018 @ 20:45

PM: Malaysia to reduce red tape at Thai border to spur trade

Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad says Malaysia aims to reduce bureaucratic red tape at its border crossings with Thailand, a move which he said could spur trade between both countries.|Read more >|NST

 

New Malaysia | 1MDB Oct 24, 2018 @ 20:54

Rosmah expected to give statement to police on Friday

Former prime minister Datuk Seri Najib Abdul Razak's wife Datin Seri Rosmah Mansor is expected to present herself to the police on Friday for her statement to be recorded in connection with the investigation into alleged misappropriation of funds from 1Malaysia Development Berhad (1MDB).|Read more > |SunDaily

 

New Malaysia | Overhaul: Housing Oct 24, 2018 @ 20:13

Call for audit income of PPR tenants

A government backbencher today suggested Kuala Lumpur City Hall (DBKL) audit the income of its People's Housing Project's (PPR) tenants.|Read more >|SunDaily

 

New Malaysia | Overhaul: MoHR Oct 24, 2018 @ 20:03

Recruitment of foreign workers via agents to be abolished soon

The system of recruiting foreign workers through agents or companies will be abolished soon, says Home Minister Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin. |Read more >|SunDaily

 

New Malaysia | Reforms Oct 24, 2018 @ 18:09

Key Parliamentary changes in the works

The role of the Minister in the Prime Minister's Department in charge of parliamentary affairs will no longer be needed once parliamentary reforms take place. |Read more >|SunDaily

 

New Malaysia | Reforms Oct 24, 2018 @ 18:08

No time frame to implement separation of the attorney general, the public prosecutor

A comprehensive study is being carried out to look into the separation of powers between the Attorney-General's Chambers and the office of the Public Prosecutor in line with the government's desire to separate the roles of the two bodies. |Read more >|SunDaily

 

New Malaysia | New Govt Oct 24, 2018 @ 18:03

Labuan development print to be reviewed: Newly-appointed LC chairman

The Labuan Development Blueprint 2030 drawn up during the Barisan Nasional (BN) government era will be thoroughly reviewed to tailor it to the island's current economic development. |Read more >|SunDaily

 

New Malaysia | New Policies Oct 24, 2018 @ 18:00

Severe punishment, license suspension on illegal fishing methods: Junz Wong

Sabah Minister of Agriculture and Food Industry (MAFI) Datuk Junz Wong has advised fishermen to comply with legal fishing methods, failing which they would face severe punishment including suspension or termination of their fishing licenses. |Read more > |SunDaily

 

New Malaysia | Overhaul: MoHR Oct 24, 2018 @ 18:00

Minister: Hire more foreign workers, pay more under new levy system

Putrajaya is introducing a new multi-tiered levy system that will impose a higher tax on employers who want to hire more foreign workers, in what is seen as a bid to control the influx of migrants into the country both legal and otherwise.|Read more >|Malaymail

 

New Malaysia | Opposition | Oct 24, 2018

Chong told to name ‘crony projects’

Pakatan Harapan (PH) Sarawak chairman Chong Chieng Jen has been told to itemise the projects which he claimed to be ‘hot air’ and/or ‘crony projects’. |Read more >|BorneoPost

 

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Oct 24

New Malaysia | Reforms Oct 24, 2018 @ 16:18

Muhyiddin: Proposed multi-tier foreign worker levy system to be implemented next year

The proposed multi-tier levy system for foreign workers is expected to be implemented by next year, said Home Minister Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin.|Read more >|TheStar

 

New Malaysia | New Govt Oct 24, 2018 @ 14:05

Putrajaya promises revenue sharing with Sabah, Sarawak after the financial position improves

he Federal government will share its revenue with Sabah and Sarawak only after the country’s financial position improves, says Finance Minister Lim Guan Eng.|Read more >|Malaymail

 

New Malaysia | New Govt Oct 24, 2018 @ 15:50

Human Resources Ministry to take over foreign worker outsourcing, says Home Minister

The Home Ministry’s outsourcing of foreign worker recruitment will be discontinued gradually and placed under the Human Resources Ministry as early as next year, said Home Minister Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin. |Read more >|Malaymail

 

New Malaysia | New Govt Oct 24, 2018 @ 15:31

Amendment to law needed to allow PAC proceedings open to public

LUMPUR: In order to make the Public Accounts Committee (PAC) proceedings open to the public, some amendments are needed, said Dewan Rakyat Speaker Datuk Mohamad Ariff Md Yusof. |Read more >|NST

 

New Malaysia | Overhaul: Bkt Kukus Oct 24, 2018 @ 15:30

After the deadly landslide, Penang orders safety review of all projects in the state

The Penang government has instructed all government agencies to review and inspect safety measures of all ongoing infrastructure and development projects in the state.|Read more >|Malaymail

 

New Malaysia | Overhaul: Bkt Kukus Oct 24, 2018 @ 15:23

Penang Govt sets up a special committee to look into Paya Terubong landslide

The state government has set up a special investigation committee to look into the cause of the landslide at the Bukit Kukus Paired Road construction site in Paya Terubong. |Read more >|TheStar

 

New Malaysia | Opposition Oct 24, 2018 @ 15:14

Sabah BN announces fresh coalition under Gabungan Bersatu Sabah

Sabah Barisan Nasional is cobbling together a fresh coalition called Gabungan Bersatu Sabah (GBS), in anticipation of a High Court decision on Tan Sri Musa Aman's petition that he is the rightful Chief Minister. |Read more >|TheStar

 

New Malaysia | New Govt Oct 24, 2018 @ 15:05

Speaker: Low attendance in Parliament normal due to MPs' other commitments

Dewan Rakyat Speaker Datuk Mohamad Ariff Md Yusof (pic) says it is normal for Parliament sittings to see low attendance as MPs may have other commitments to attend to.|Read more >|TheStar

 

New Malaysia | Reforms: Laws Oct 24, 2018 @ 15:03

Malaysia to abolish, amend 117 laws

The government is seeking to abolish, amend and reintroduce a total of 117 laws, said Minister in the Prime Minister's Department Datuk Liew Vui Keong. |Read more >|NST

 

New Malaysia | Reforms: Laws Oct 24, 2018 @ 14:50

Bill on national security to be tabled next month: Muhyiddin

A bill to amend and abolish several laws relating to national security will be tabled in Parliament next month, said Home Minister Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin.|Read more >|SunDaily

 

New Malaysia | Overhaul: Bkt Kukus Oct 24, 2018 @ 14:29

Penang Front Party wants MACC to probe Bukit Kukus landslide

The Penang Front Party (PFP) urged the Malaysian Anti Corruption Commission (MACC) today to investigate suspicions of power abuse in the construction of the Bukit Kukus paired road project that was hit by a deadly landslide. |Read more >|Malaymail

 

New Malaysia | 1MDB Oct 24, 2018 @ 14:01

Najib back at MACC HQ, fresh 1MDB charges expected on Thursday

Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak has arrived to meet graft investigators who are preparing to charge the former prime minister.|Read more > |TheStar

 

New Malaysia | Overhaul: PTPTN Oct 24, 2018 @ 13:23

Unfair to put all the blame on PH for a drop in PTPTN repayments: Teo

The Pakatan Harapan government does not share the blame alone for a drop of RM500 million in the National Higher Education Fund Corporation (PTPTN) loan repayments since last year.|Read more >|SunDaily

 

New Malaysia | New Govt Oct 24, 2018 @ 13:08

Guan Eng: Mohd Irwan earned RM2.94 million from 2011 to early this year

Former Treasury secretary-general Tan Sri Dr Mohd Irwan Serigar earned RM2.94 million between January 2011 and early this year. |Read more >|NST

 

New Malaysia | Reforms Oct 24, 2018 @ 13:03

Govt institutions under PH free to perform duties without fear or favour, Dewan told

The government has no stipulated timeframe to separate the powers of the Public Prosecutor and the Attorney General's chambers but will ensure that they will operate without fear or favour and without interference according to Deputy Minister in the Prime Minister's Department Hanipa Maidin.|Read more >|SunDaily

 

New Malaysia | Reforms Oct 24, 2018 @ 12:46

Parliament to be free of the yoke of PM's Dept after reforms

If all goes well, parliamentary reforms will see the post of minister in charge of Parliament being done away with next year.|Read more >|TheStar

 

New Malaysia | New Govt Oct 24, 2018 @ 12:45

Highway Investigation Unit will cover more states next year

The Highway Investigation Unit (HIU) will be expanded to cover eight states next year, said Inspector-General of Police Tan Sri Mohamad Fuzi Harun.|Read more > |NST

 

New Malaysia | New Govt Oct 24, 2018 @ 12:36

Kelantan borrowed RM22.5mil to pay salaries - Guan Eng

The Kelantan state government this year received RM22.5 million from the federal government to pay for operational and management costs.|Read more >|NST

 

New Malaysia | Reforms Oct 24, 2018 @ 12:30

Muhyiddin says cops told to draw up new rules pending repeal of security laws

The police have been directed to formulate new procedures for repressive laws that the government intends to repeal, said Home Affairs Minister Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin. |Read more >|Malaymail

 

New Malaysia | Reforms Oct 24, 2018 @ 11:20

Govt releases e-book on LGBT rehabilitation

The government has published an e-book "Panduan Hijrah Diri" (Guide for Self Migration) to help the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender (LGBT) community to return to the right path, says Datuk Seri Dr Mujahid Yusof Rawa.|Read more >|TheStar

 

New Malaysia | New Govt Oct 24, 2018 @ 07:59

Guan Eng says remark on Kelantan financial standing not new

Finance Minister Lim Guan Eng regrets the biased reactions of Kelantan Pas leadership to his statement on the state government’s financial status in Parliament yesterday.|Read more >|NST

 

New Malaysia | Overhaul: Bkt Kukus Oct 24, 2018 @ 07:40

Bukit Kukus project contractor claims strangers living at the construction site

Yuta Maju Sdn Bhd, the main contractor of the Jalan Bukit Kukus paired road project, yesterday claimed that there are strangers living at the construction site in Paya Terubong where a deadly landslide occurred last Friday. |Read more >|Malaymail

 

New Malaysia | Overhaul: Bkt Kukus Oct 24, 2018 @ 07:24

Penang CM confident Bukit Kukus Twin Highway will be built safely

Penang Chief Minister Chow Kon Yeow believes the Penang City Council (MBPP) will do its best to ensure that the construction work on the Bukit Kukus Twin Highway, Paya Terubong near here can be resumed safely. |Read more >|SunDaily

 

New Malaysia | New Govt Oct 24, 2018 @ 07:00

Saifuddin: We’ll not force refugees to return

The Malaysian government will not force refugees to return to Myanmar if it is unsafe, despite Malaysia not being a signatory to the United Nations 1951 Refugee Convention, says Foreign Minister Datuk Seri Saifuddin Abdullah. |Read more >|TheStar

 

New Malaysia | Overhaul Corruption Oct 24, 2018 @ 07:00

Spotlight on Najib’s key officials

Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak is to be hauled to court for the third time to face extra charges, but the spotlight will be on former Treasury secretary-general Tan Sri Dr Mohd Irwan Serigar Abdullah and ex-spy boss Datuk Hasanah Abdul Hamid.|Read more >|TheStar

 

New Malaysia | New Initiatives | Oct 24, 2018

RM50 mln to connect power to 113 primary schools via grid

The Sarawak government has approved RM50 million for connecting electricity to 113 primary schools throughout the state through the main grid.|Read more >|BorneoPost

 

New Malaysia | Opposition | Oct 24, 2018

Tiong asks if political vengeance behind projects’ cancellation

Bintulu MP Datuk Seri Tiong King Sing questions if the cancellation of development projects in Sarawak by the Pakatan Harapan (PH) government was politically motivated as they were approved by the Barisan Nasional government before the last general election. |Read more >|BorneoPost

 

New Malaysia | Opposition | Oct 24, 2018

Chong told to name ‘crony projects’

Pakatan Harapan (PH) Sarawak chairman Chong Chieng Jen has been told to itemise the projects which he claimed to be ‘hot air’ and/or ‘crony projects’. |Read more >|BorneoPost

 

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Oct 23

New Malaysia | Government Programmes Oct 23, 2018 @ 23:30

Want a piece of that RM100m development allocation? Apply for it, minister tells villages

Some 17,000 villages nationwide will be able to apply for allocations to improve the overall standards of their community, Rural and Regional Development Minister Datuk Seri Rina Harun said today. |Read more >|Malaymail

 

New Malaysia | New Govt Oct 23, 2018 @ 23:30

MARA will remain under rural and regional development ministry, minister says

Rural and Regional Development Minister Datuk Seri Rina Harun today assured that the Majlis Amanah Rakyat (MARA) will remain as a single entity under her ministry. |Read more >|Malaymail

 

New Malaysia | New Policies MoE Oct 23, 2018 @ 23:30

Education Ministry wants educational institutions to adopt KBSM next year, says minister

The Bahasa Melayu Standard Framework (KSBM) which aims to measure the level of competency in the usage of national language will be adopted by all institutions under the Ministry of Education (MOE) next year. |Read more >|Malaymail

 

New Malaysia | Overhaul: Bkt Kukus Oct 23, 2018 @ 23:04

'Bukit Kukus checked before tragedy'

Penang followed standard operating procedures on hillslope development, said state infrastructure committee chairman Zairil Khir Johari.|Read more >|SunDaily

 

New Malaysia | Overhaul: Bkt Kukus Oct 23, 2018 @ 20:46

Another landslide in Penang

Less than a week after a mammoth landslide took ten lives here, Penang was inundated with flash floods on the mainland and another landslide took place along the Bukit Baru to Jalan Tun Sardon road route here. |Read more >|SunDaily

 

New Malaysia | New Govt Oct 23, 2018 @ 20:26

Proposed Melcat would be empowered to summon CM, excos for questioning

The proposed Melaka Competency, Accountability and Transparency (Melcat) committee would have the power to summon the Chief Minister for questioning by the independent panel.|Read more >|TheStar

 

Malaysia | Overhaul: MoT Oct 23, 2018 @ 19:45

Traffic offenders who are blacklisted cannot renew driving licence, road tax until compounds are paid

Kuala Lumpur City Hall (DBKL) traffic offenders who fail to settle their compounds were not blacklisted by the Road Transport Department (RTD). |Read more >|NST

 

New Malaysia | New Govt Oct 23, 2018 @ 19:24

293 1Malaysia clinics to be known as community clinics

A total of 293 1Malaysia clinics (K1M) nationwide will be rebranded as Community Clinics, said Health Minister Datuk Seri Dr Dzulkefly Ahmad. |Read more >|SunDaily

 

New Malaysia | New Govt Oct 23, 2018 @ 19:23

Najib expected to face another round of questioning by MACC this week

Former prime minister Datuk Seri Najib Abdul Razak is expected to be held again this week to face new charges in the discrepancies involving the debt settlement of over RM5 billion in a deal between 1Malaysia Development Berhad (1MDB) and Abu Dhabi's state-owned company International Petroleum Investment Co (IPIC). |Read more >|SunDaily

 

New Malaysia | Overhaul: Bkt Kukus Oct 23, 2018 @ 19:20

Bukit Kukus landslide: Contractor failed to comply with guidelines

The contractor of the Bukit Kukus paired road project had failed to adhere to four guidelines throughout the course of construction and this possibly resulted in the landslide. |Read more >|NST

 

New Malaysia | Overhaul: Bkt Kukus Oct 23, 2018 @ 19:01

Main contractor claims rescued, dead foreigners in the Bukit Kukus landslide not their workers

Five days after the Bukit Kukus landslide incident which claimed nine lives, the main contractor for the paired road project, Yuta Maju Sdn Bhd, said it has worked with third parties to ensure the recovered bodies are properly sent back to the respective countries. |Read more >|NST

 

New Malaysia | 1MDB Oct 23, 2018 @ 18:38

Irwan Serigar to be charged with 1MDB scandal on Thursday (Oct 25)

Former Treasury secretary-general Tan Sri Mohd Irwan Serigar Abdullah is expected to be hauled to court on Thursday (Oct 25) in connection to the 1Malaysia Development Berhad (1MDB) scandal. |Read more >|TheStar

 

New Malaysia | Opposition Oct 23, 2018 @ 18:38

Now, Najib wants PH govt to reclaim US$3.5b from Abu Dhabi

The ball is now in the federal government's court to reclaim the supposed US$3.5 billion that Abu Dhabi's International Petroleum Investment Company (IPIC) owes Malaysia, said Datuk Seri Najib Abdul Razak. |Read more >|SunDaily

 

New Malaysia | New Policies Oct 23, 2018 @ 18:30

Minimum age to wed: Sabah government will comply, but...

Sabah will comply with Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad’s directive to raise the minimum marriage age to 18 years old, but with an exemption clause. |Read more >|Malaymail

 

New Malaysia | New Policies Oct 23, 2018 @ 18:30

Power generation — coal or otherwise — not priority right now for Sabah, says Minister

After criticism for considering coal as an option to solve Sabah’s power woes, Energy, Science, Environment and Climate Change Minister Yeo Bee Yin said the government will prioritise strengthening transmission first before dealing with power generation. |Read more >|Malaymail

 

New Malaysia | New Govt Oct 23, 2018 @ 18:02

Malaysia's healthcare industry spending to reach RM80b by 2020

Malaysia's healthcare industry spending is expected to reach about RM80 billion by 2020, said Health Minister Datuk Seri Dr Dzulkefly Ahmad. |Read more >|SunDaily

New Malaysia | New Initiatives Oct 23, 2018 @ 17:43

Govt developing SMS alert system on tsunami, says Yeo

The government is developing an SMS tsunami alert system, with the hope of allowing people time to flee to safer grounds if disaster strikes, says Yeo Bee Yin.
|Read more >|TheStar

 

New Malaysia | New Govt Oct 23, 2018 @ 17:43

Ministry proposes setting up of a commission to regulate quarry, mining activities

The Water, Land and Natural Resources Ministry will submit a proposal to the government for the setting up of a commission to monitor and regulate quarrying and mining activities in the country, according to its deputy minister, Tengku Zulpuri Shah Raja Puji. |Read more >|SunDaily

 

New Malaysia | Opposition Oct 23, 2018 @ 17:28

Social media users amused with BN's post on Najib facing empty seats at Dewan Rakyat

Barisan Nasional "teased" Pakatan Harapan MPs for leaving the Dewan Rakyat, when former premier Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak debated on Tuesday (Oct 23) afternoon.|Read more >|TheStar

 

New Malaysia | New Policies Oct 23, 2018 @ 17:14

Baru Bian: Federal funds cannot be used to pay salaries of politically-appointed community leaders in Sarawak.

Politically-appointed community leaders and headmen in Sarawak will no longer receive 70% of their salaries from the federal government starting next year. |Read more >|TheStar

 

New Malaysia | New Initiatives Oct 23, 2018 @ 16:32

M'sia to collaborate with other countries to improve skill to manage 'ibadah haji'

The Government will implement the state halal council act by early next year. |Read more >|NST

 

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

Malaysia secures RM2.8b in potential investments from Japan, S. Korea

Malaysia has secured potential investments worth a total of RM2.84 billion from Japan and South Korea, according to International Trade and Industry Minister Datuk Darell Leiking. |Read more >|SunDaily

 

New Malaysia | New Govt Oct 23, 2018 @ 16:14

SST has no effect on regulation of prices for controlled items- KPDNHEP

The reintroduction of the Sales and Service Tax (SST) last September 1, has no effect on the price regulation of controlled items for the Deepavali celebration this year. |Read more >|NST

 

New Malaysia | Overhaul: Bkt Kukus Oct 23, 2018 @ 16:06

Penang govt followed hillside development SOP: Zairil

Penang followed the standard operating procedure (SOP) on hillslope development, state infrastructure committee chairman Zairil Khir Johari said at a press conference. |Read more >|SunDaily

 

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Oct 23

New Malaysia | New Initiatives Oct 23, 2018 @ 15:41

PAC files motion to open proceedings to the public

The Parliament's Public Accounts Committee (PAC) has filed a motion to suspend a rule that prevents it from opening proceedings to the public, said its deputy chairman Wong Kah Woh. |Read more >|TheStar

 

New Malaysia | Overhaul: Bkt Kukus Oct 23, 2018 @ 15:36

Bukit Kukus soil structure not appropriate for development says expert

If the Bukit Kukus paired road project has proceeded as planned, it would spell greater disaster, Universiti Sains Malaysia Landslide, Disaster Management and Soil Erosion expert Professor Dr Habibah Lateh warned today. |Read more >|NST

 

New Malaysia | New Govt Oct 23, 2018 @ 15:28

16 goods to be under price control scheme for Deepavali

Sixteen goods have been listed under the Festive Season Price Control Scheme in conjunction with Deepavali, which falls on Nov 6, according to Domestic Trade and Consumer Affairs Minister Datuk Seri Saifuddin Nasution Ismail. |Read more >|SunDaily

 

New Malaysia | New Initiatives: Housing Oct 23, 2018 @ 15:26

Housing Ministry to review existing specifications for railings at high rises

The Housing and Local Government Ministry is currently reviewing safety and security specifications to prevent mishaps involving children falling from high-rise buildings, the Dewan Rakyat was told on Tuesday (Oct 23).|Read more >|TheStar

 

New Malaysia | Opposition Oct 23, 2018 @ 15:16

Najib: I troll Guan Eng every day to debate issues

Former Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak had admitted to trolling Finance Minister Lim Guan Eng to debate issues with him online. |Read more >|TheStar

 

New Malaysia | GST Oct 23, 2018 @ 15:10

PAC chief: Najib to testify over ‘missing’ RM19b GST refunds tomorrow

Former prime minister Datuk Seri Najib Razak will be called in for the Public Accounts Committee’s (PAC) inquiry into the “missing” RM19.4 billion Goods and Services Tax (GST) refunds tomorrow. |Read more >|Malaymail

 

New Malaysia | Overhaul: Bkt Kukus Oct 23, 2018 @ 15:00

Bukit Kukus project consultant told to implement mitigation measures before fatal landslide, says exco

The Bukit Kukus paired road project consultant was ordered to implement mitigation measures at the site just 11 days before the fatal landslide, state executive councillor Zairil Khir Johari said. |Read more >|Malaymail

 

New Malaysia | New Govt Oct 23, 2018 @ 14:53

Record spending for Sarawak's infrastructure development: Abang Johari

The Sarawak government is spending a record sum of allocations to build road-related and utility infrastructure in the state within the next two years, according to Chief Minister Datuk Patinggi Abang Johari Tun Openg. |Read more >|SunDaily

 

New Malaysia | 1MDB Oct 23, 2018 @ 13:48

Fresh PAC probe on 1MDB to kick off next Monday

Parliament’s Public Accounts Committee (PAC) will investigate anew the 1Malaysia Development Berhad (1MDB) financial scandal from October 29, its chairman Datuk Seri Ronald Kiandee announced today. |Read more >|Malaymail

 

New Malaysia | New Govt Oct 23, 2018 @ 14:28

Irate cabbies want Anthony Loke to step down, not Dr M

The peaceful gathering by taxi drivers planned for tomorrow at Padang Merbok is not a show of going against the government or to call for the resignation of Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad for failing to solve the issue between cabbies and e-hailing service provider, Grab. |Read more >|NST

 

New Malaysia | Overhaul: GST Oct 23, 2018 @ 14:24

PAC expects to end the investigation into misappropriated GST refunds in December

The Public Accounts Committee (PAC) expects to wind up its investigation into the alleged misappropriation of the RM19.4 billion Goods and Services Tax (GST) returns that went "missing" under the Barisan Nasional (BN) government by the end of this parliament sitting in December.|Read more >|SunDaily

 

New Malaysia | New Initiatives: Housing Oct 23, 2018 @ 14:10

Selangor aims to build 30,000 homes under RM250,000 by 2023

The Selangor government is targeting 30,000 new housing units to be built within the next five years through its revised Rumah Selangorku 2.0 policy. |Read more >|Malaymail

 

New Malaysia | Opposition Oct 23, 2018 @ 14:10

Najib cautions Putrajaya against basing Budget on oil price

Datuk Seri Najib Razak warned the Pakatan Harapan government against formulating Budget 2019 on the assumption that Brent crude will remain at US$70 (RM291) per barrel. |Read more > |Malaymail

 

New Malaysia | New Govt Oct 23, 2018 @ 13:34

Wake up and smell your own failure, angry cabbies told

The government and relevant enforcement agencies have been urged to suspend the permit and license of taxi drivers who take part in illegal gatherings allegedly to demand justice with regard to the issue of e-hailing service Grab.|Read more >|NST

 

New Malaysia | New Projects Oct 23, 2018 @ 13:20

Govt open to collaboration with German carmakers on the third national car project, deputy minister says

The government is opening its door to German automakers to participate in the third national car project, says the Ministry of International Trade and Industry (Miti). |Read more >|Malaymail

 

New Malaysia | New Govt Oct 23, 2018 @ 13:09

Penang rep calls for setting up of a commission to oversee, audit hillslope protection and compliance

A PKR lawmaker has proposed for the setting up of a ‘Civil and Geotechnical Engineering Commission’ to oversee and audit hillslope protection and compliance in light of the Bukit Kukus landslide incident. |Read more >|NST

 

New Malaysia | Overhaul: EC Oct 23, 2018 @ 12:59

Redelineation exercise stands for now, but EC to study if it was fair

Malaysians will have to live with the redelineation exercise that was passed in Parliament before the 14th General Election, but the Election Commission (EC) will conduct an analysis to decide if it was carried out fairly.
|Read more > |TheStar

 

New Malaysia | Overhaul: MoH Oct 23, 2018 @ 12:35

Dzulkefly: Health Ministry has no jurisdiction over corruption probe in drug procurement

The Health Ministry says it has adhered to all drug supply procurement procedures, adding that corruption investigations come under the jurisdiction of the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Agency (MACC).|Read more > |TheStar

 

New Malaysia | Overhaul: EC Oct 23, 2018 @ 12:03

No more need for tribunal over alleged EC misconduct: Liew

There is no need for the government to set up a tribunal or a royal commission of inquiry (RCI) into the alleged misconduct by the Election Commission (EC) during the recently concluded general election. |Read more >|SunDaily

 

New Malaysia | New Govt Oct 23, 2018 @ 08:16

Pahang assures constant monitoring of illegal land clearing activities in Cameron Highlands

Land and District Office in Cameron Highlands regularly monitor areas where there have been illegal land exploitation activities, said Datuk Seri Safian Ismail. |Read more >|NST

 

New Malaysia | Overhaul: Bkt Kukus Oct 23, 2018 @ 08:05

KPKT to study if works at Bukit Kukus site violated SOP

The Ministry of Housing and Local Government (KPKT) will study whether there were violations of the standard operating procedures (SOP) on works carried out at the construction site of the paired road at Jalan Bukit Kukus in Paya Terubong, resulting in the recent landslide. |Read more >|SunDaily

 

New Malaysia | Budget 2019 Oct 23, 2018 @ 07:47

Budget 2019: What Malaysians want for health care, education

Ahead of the government’s tabling of Budget 2019, groups have come out to express their views on what should be spent on health care and education.|Read more > |Malaymail

 

New Malaysia | New Govt Oct 23, 2018 @ 07:21

Establish Parliament as a Commission: Nurul Izzah

A proposal for the institution of parliament to be established as a commission was brought up by Permatang Pauh MP Nurul Izzah Anwar. |Read more >|SunDaily

 

New Malaysia | 1MDB Oct 23, 2018 @ 07:19

No proposal to wind up 1MDB, the investigation still ongoing

The government does not intend to start the process of winding up 1Malaysia Development Berhad (1MDB), as investigations on the misappropriation of the company's funds are still ongoing. |Read more >|SunDaily

 

New Malaysia | New Govt Oct 23, 2018 @ 07:00

Dr M: No guarantee on the successor

Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad says that he cannot give any guarantee on the people picked to be his successor.|Read more >|TheStar

 

New Malaysia | 1MDB Oct 23, 2018 @ 06:35

Najib can expect 4 more charges

Former prime minister Datuk Seri Najib Razak is expected this week to face more charges linked to the 1Malaysia Development Bhd (1MDB) scandal. |Read more >|NST

 

New Malaysia | PKR Party Polls Oct 23, 2018 @ 00:47

Mindef says seven PKR voters not military

The Defence Ministry views seriously claims of military personnel being involved in the election process of a political party in Selangor recently. |Read more >|Malaymail

 

New Malaysia | New Policies | Oct 23, 2018

Common by-law for all

All the 26 dog licence by-laws in Sarawak have been consolidated into one law for the purpose of uniformity and consistency in licensing and in the manner how the dog population is controlled. |Read more >|BorneoPost

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New Malaysia | Opposition Oct 22, 2018 @ 23:05

Najib: Scrapping ECRL project won't result in recouping RM10bil

Former prime minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak has dismissed the Finance Minister's statement that Malaysia will be able to recoup RM10.02bil if it cancels the East Coast Rail Link (ECRL) project. |Read more >|TheStar

 

New Malaysia | New Govt Oct 22, 2018 @ 23:00

Special advisor’s visit to London did not use the education ministry’s funds, says Maszlee

Education Minister Dr Maszlee Malik today stressed that the overseas trip of his special advisor Wan Saiful Wan Jan with several other officers did not use the Education Ministry’s funds.|Read more >|Malaymail

 

New Malaysia | Opposition Oct 22, 2018 @ 21:56

What happened to promised allocation to Chinese new villages, asks Dr Wee

Ayer Hitam lawmaker Datuk Seri Dr Wee Ka Siong wants the Pakatan Harapan Government to keep its promises to provide allocations to the nation's Chinese new villages.