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ANM in the News Archive October 21 - 25,  2019

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October 25, 2019

New Malaysia | Govt: MoYS Oct 25, 2019 @ 23:30

Syed Saddiq: No contracts, grants given out during group meet with Cleo International, Orange E-sports

Youth and Sports Minister Syed Saddiq Abdul Rahman today sought once again to downplay his meeting with Cleo International and Orange E-sports amid allegations of bias and power abuse.|Read more >|Malaymail

New Malaysia | Govt Oct 25, 2019 @ 21:33

Holistic plan for illegal immigrants may be implemented next year

The government hopes to implement a holistic five-year enforcement plan next year to tackle the problem of illegal immigrants.|Read more >|SunDaily

 

New Malaysia | Govt: Oct 25, 2019 @ 21:00

Pos Malaysia says taking steps to mitigate unavoidable rise of postage rates

Pos Malaysia is working to ensure its services remain affordable, amid an upcoming postal price hike due to the US’ intention to increase its rates for terminal dues.|Read more >|Malaymail

 

New Malaysia | PM Succession Oct 25, 2019 @ 20:27

Dr M-Anwar power transition must be based on consensus among Pakatan parties, says Muhyiddin

The issue of power transition between Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad and Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim should be internally discussed and agreed to based on consensus among leaders of Pakatan Harapan component parties, says Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin.|Read more >|TheStar

New Malaysia | Govt Oct 25, 2019 @ 15:50

Dr M: 'In multiracial Malaysia, ethnicity is recognised as legitimate and proper'

Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad today said he was saddened that indigenous people in their own country are not supposed to have their own gatherings without being accused of being racist.|Read more >|NST

 

New Malaysia | New Initiatives Oct 25, 2019 @ 15:48

Country's first Reef Fish Fishery Improvement Project initiated in Sabah

Sabah has initiated a Reef Fish Fishery Improvement Project (FIP) at Marudu Bay in the Tun Mustapha Marine Park to develop a sustainable fishing industry.|Read more >|NST

New Malaysia | New Initiatives Oct 25, 2019 @ 15:45

138 ‘Komuniti Harapan Malaysia’ established in Johor: Eddin Syazlee

A total of 138 ‘Komuniti Harapan Malaysia’ (KHM) have been established throughout Johor, with 10 of them in the Pontian district.|Read more >|SunDaily

New Malaysia | Govt Oct 25, 2019 @ 15:30

Dr M: If other races can gather, why can’t Malays do it without being labelled racists?

Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad questioned today why the Malay Dignity Congress was labelled racist when other ethnicities have held similar assemblies, in a rebuttal to critics who saw his attendance as an endorsement of Malay political supremacism.|Read more >|Malaymail

New Malaysia | Projects: PTMP Oct 25, 2019 @ 15:00

Group tells Penang and Putrajaya to let experts, not developers, plan state’s transport system

The Penang Consumers Association (CAP) urged the Transport Ministry and the state government to appoint technical experts in planning the state’s transportation system.|Read more >|Malaymail

New Malaysia | Govt Oct 25, 2019 @ 14:56

Inevitable price hike in postal services

Pos Malaysia Bhd will have to revise its postage rates in tandem with the price increase by the Universal Postal Union (UPU) starting January 2020 to align its operation cost.|Read more >|SunDaily

 

New Malaysia | PM Succession Oct 25, 2019 @ 14:31

Asked about Azmin, Anwar says no crime to want to be PM but check your support

It is no crime to aspire to be prime minister but one must first undo the agreement signed by Pakatan Harapan leaders, says PKR president Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim.|Read more >|TheStar

 

New Malaysia | Kg Baru Development Oct 25, 2019 @ 14:00

Kg Baru folk want more details

Kampung Baru folk have chosen to exercise caution with regard to the government’s increased offer of RM1,000 per sq ft to secure ownership and develop what has become among the most sought-after pieces of real estate here.|Read more >|NST

New Malaysia | New Propositions Oct 25, 2019 @ 08:58

Gig economy will be given emphasis in 12MP: Azmin

The gig economy will be given emphasis in the preparation of the 12th Malaysia Plan (12MP) as one of the new sources of economic growth, Economic Affairs Minister Datuk Seri Mohamed Azmin Ali said.|Read more >|SunDaily

New Malaysia | Red flags: Fake MyRC Oct 25, 2019 @ 08:57

Fake UNHCR and MyRC cards selling for RM200

Fake UNHCR (the UN Refugee Agency) cards and MyRC identity cards are selling for RM200 jointly.|Read more >|SunDaily

New Malaysia | New Propositions Oct 25, 2019 @ 08:00

Lembah Pantai MP says working on micro housing for UM students

Lembah Pantai MP Fahmi Fadzil said he is working with Universiti Malaya (UM) and the Malaysia Architect Association (PAM) to develop plans on micro housing for the institution of higher learning’s students.|Read more >|Malaymail

New Malaysia | Govt: State Oct 25, 2019

‘Ministry to go ‘smart’ to boost services, safety’

The Local Government and Housing Ministry, through local councils, is embarking on a smart technology drive to provide better services and safety for the people.|Read more >| BorneoPost

New Malaysia | Govt: PKR Oct 25, 2019 @ 07:30

PKR comms chief: No moves to discipline Azmin, Hilman

There is no effort to bring PKR deputy president Datuk Seri Azmin Ali and PKR Youth deputy chief Hilman Idham to the party’s disciplinary committee over their public comments, said communications director Fahmi Fadzil.|Read more >|Malaymail

New Malaysia | Kg Baru Development Oct 25, 2019 @ 07:00

Pewaris: Share offer may not be best deal for landowners

The government’s latest offer to Kampung Baru landowners had raised more questions from stakeholders.|Read more >|TheStar

New Malaysia | New Propositions Oct 25, 2019 @ 07:00

Move to let ex-juvenile delinquents work in public sector

The Chief Secretary to the Government will make the necessary amendments to allow former juvenile delinquents to be given the chance to serve in the public sector, says Youth and Sports Minister Syed Saddiq Syed Abdul Rahman.|Read more >|TheStar

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October 24, 2019

New Malaysia | Govt Oct 24, 2019 @ 21:25

Budget constraints, poor training hampering efforts to tackle child sex crimes

Budget constraints and insufficient training for staff handling victims of child sex crimes are hampering the government’s efforts to ensure justice is done in these cases.|Read more >|NST

New Malaysia | PM Succession Oct 24, 2019 @ 20:56

18 MPs from PAS, six from Umno want Dr M to be full-term PM

All 18 PAS MPs and six of the Umno MPs have expressed support for Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad to remain prime minister for the full electoral term of five years.|Read more >|TheStar

New Malaysia | Private Initiatives Oct 24, 2019 @ 20:04

Discounts on toll charges for Cheras-Kajang, NNKSB highways for Deepavali celebrations

Taliworks Corporation Berhad (Taliworks) through its subsidiary, Grand Saga Sdn Bhd, and its joint venture company, Grand Sepadu (NK) Sdn Bhd, will be offering a discount on toll charges in conjunction with the Deepavali celebration.|Read more >|SunDaily

New Malaysia | Govt: KPDNHEP Oct 24, 2019 @ 20:01

Product, service businesses are open, cannot be monopolised

Businesses in this country, whether the production of goods or services, are open to all communities and cannot monopolised, said Minister of Domestic Trade and Consumer Affairs (KPDNHEP), Datuk Saifuddin Nasution Ismail.|Read more >|SunDaily

 

New Malaysia | New Policies: Smoking Ban Oct 24, 2019 @ 20:00

Smoking ban at eateries a discrimination to smokers, says Pakatan MP

A Pakatan Harapan lawmaker has lambasted the Health Ministry over its move to ban smoking at eateries earlier this year, saying it is a discrimination against smokers in the country.|Read more >|SunDaily

New Malaysia | Govt: PKR Oct 24, 2019 @ 19:30

Anwar says committed to repealing Sedition Act when he becomes PM

Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim has stressed the commitment he and Pakatan Harapan (PH) share to come good on their manifesto promise to repeal the Sedition Act.|Read more >|Malaymail

New Malaysia | PM Succession Oct 24, 2019 @ 19:00

Azmin as PM? People can dream, says Anwar

Aspiring to become the prime minister is not wrong but it will continue to be a dream until one commands the majority support of the Parliament, Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim said in an apparent swipe at Datuk Seri Mohamed Azmin Ali.|Read more >|Malaymail

New Malaysia | Govt: MoE Oct 24, 2019 @ 18:35

MoE empowers state education depts in Sabah, Sarawak to rehabilitate schools

The Ministry of Education (MoE) has introduced a new mechanism to empower the Sabah and Sarawak state education departments on decisions to improve and upgrade schools in the state.|Read more >|SunDaily

New Malaysia | Viewpoints Oct 24, 2019 @ 17:48

Fifty NGOs call for total ban on e-cigarettes and vaping

Fifty associations and NGOs throughout the country have signed a memorandum, urging the government to impose a total ban on the use of electronic cigarettes and vaping immediately.|Read more >|TheStar

 

New Malaysia | Red flags: LTTE Oct 24, 2019 @ 17:35

Wives of Sosma detainees want husbands to come home for Deepavali

All they want for Deepavali is for their husbands to come back home.|Read more >|TheStar

 

New Malaysia | Govt: PUNB Oct 24, 2019 @ 17:32

PUNB: 75% of 2019 budget allocation given to Bumiputera entrepreneurs

Perbadanan Usahawan Nasional Bhd (PUNB) has committed 75% of its RM200 million allocation in the 2019 Budget as well as its internal funds to finance Bumiputera entrepreneurs’ business development activities.|Read more >|SunDaily

New Malaysia | Govt: State Oct 24, 2019 @ 17:00

Sabah deputy CM wants environmental consultants on state projects

The Sabah government is looking at making environmental consultants part of the planning for projects to avoid environmental problems cropping up later, said Deputy Chief Minister Datuk Christina Liew today.|Read more >|Malaymail

 

New Malaysia | Govt: BNM Oct 24, 2019 @ 17:00

Houses in Malaysia ‘seriously unaffordable’ by international standards, says Bank Negara official

Houses in Malaysia are considered as “seriously unaffordable” by international standards, a Bank Negara Malaysia official said.|Read more >|Malaymail

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October 24, 2019

New Malaysia | Opposition: UMNO Oct 24, 2019 @ 16:44

Give money to MYC, says Umno Youth

Umno Youth wants the RM138 million allocated for youth development be channelled through the Malaysian Youth Council (MYC) instead of the Youth Power Club (YPC).|Read more >|SunDaily

New Malaysia | Govt: PDRM Oct 24, 2019 @ 16:33

CRS: Police ready to carry out enforcement

The Royal Malaysia Police (PDRM) is ready to carry out enforcement when the use of the child restrain system (CRS) is made mandatory from Jan 1, next year.|Read more >|SunDaily

New Malaysia | Kg Baru Development Oct 24, 2019 @ 16:00

Putrajaya puts RM1,000 psf as final bid to Kampung Baru landowners

The federal government announced today its best and final offer of RM1,000 per square foot (psf) for land in the Kampung Baru Malay enclave here, up from RM850 previously.|Read more >|Malaymail

New Malaysia | Govt: Home Oct 24, 2019 @ 15:15

Muhyiddin: Refugee children born here don't get automatic citizenship

Citizenship is not given to children born to refugee parents in Malaysia, says Home Minister Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin.|Read more >|TheStar

New Malaysia | Govt Oct 24, 2019 @ 15:05

Rahmatan Lil Alamin policy to be tabled in cabinet tomorrow

The working paper on the Rahmatan Lil Alamin policy based on Maqasid Syariah will be tabled at the Cabinet meeting tomorrow before it becomes a government policy.|Read more >|SunDaily

 

New Malaysia | Govt Oct 24, 2019 @ 14:50

Waytha: Mitra has been actively assisting Indians

Malaysia Indian Transformation Unit (Mitra), an agency under the Prime Minister’s Department, has been actively assisting the Indian community since it was rebranded with several new enhancements.|Read more >|NST

New Malaysia | Opposition: PAS Oct 24, 2019 @ 14:11

Dr M has support of all PAS lawmakers, says Takiyuddin

PAS chief whip in Parliament Datuk Takiyuddin Hassan (pic) has assured that Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad has the support of all its lawmakers in the Dewan Rakyat.|Read more >|TheStar

New Malaysia | Opposition: UMNO Oct 24, 2019 @ 14:11

Ban DAP if leaders found linked to pro-China comic, says Opposition leader

Opposition Leader Datuk Seri Ismail Sabri Yaakob today called for DAP to be outlawed if its leaders are proven to be connected to the now banned comic book said to promote communism.|Read more >|Malaymail

New Malaysia | Govt: Home Oct 24, 2019 @ 14:05

Muhyiddin: Ban on comic book due to content, not political sentiments

The Home Ministry decided to ban the comic book, “Belt and Road Initiative (BRI) for Win Winism,” because of its controversial content.|Read more >|NST

New Malaysia | Govt: MoYS Oct 24, 2019 @ 13:52

More opportunities for minor crime offenders to re-assimilate into society

Former juvenile delinquents and minor crime offenders will have a better chance to reassimilate into society, says Youth and Sports Minister Syed Saddiq Abdul Rahman.|Read more >|SunDaily

New Malaysia | Govt: MESTECC Oct 24, 2019 @ 13:30

Deputy minister: Jakarta yet to notify Putrajaya of Malaysian firms involved in open burning

The Energy, Science, Technology, Environment and Climate Change Ministry (MESTECC) said it still has not received details of Malaysian companies accused of open burning in Indonesia.|Read more >|Malaymail

New Malaysia | Govt: Defence Oct 24, 2019 @ 13:09

Mat Sabu: Training with live bullets will continue

The use of live bullets will continue in military training despite a recent tragedy that saw an army commando killed during a live demonstration, the Dewan Rakyat was told.|Read more >|SunDaily

 

New Malaysia | Opposition: UMNO Oct 24, 2019 @ 12:46

Support for Dr M to remain as PM isn't Umno's official stand, says Zahid

Calls for Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad to serve his full term as premier isn't Umno's official stand, says party president Datuk Seri Dr Ahmad Zahid Hamidi.|Read more >|TheStar

New Malaysia | Govt: State Oct 24, 2019 @ 12:41

Sarawak to introduce hydrogen cars

Sarawak plans to build five hydrogen fuel stations, in a move to introduce hydrogen fuel-powered cars in the state.|Read more >|NST

New Malaysia | New Propositions Oct 24, 2019 @ 12:08

Move to freeze assets of ex-husbands who don’t pay alimony

Ex-husbands who defy the Syariah Court’s order to pay nafkah (alimony) to their former wives may have their assets frozen and money forced out of their bank accounts.|Read more >|SunDaily

 

New Malaysia | New Policies: E-hailing Oct 24, 2019 @ 08:14

Transport Ministry to consider e-hailing bus proposal

The Transport Ministry is looking at new concepts in public transport including e-hailing buses.|Read more >|SunDaily

New Malaysia | Govt: State Oct 24, 2019

Awg Tengah: Section 6 of SLC not used to grab people’s land

The Sarawak government has never used Section 6 of the State Land Code (SLC) to grab any native customary rights (NCR) land, says Deputy Chief Minister Datuk Amar Awang Tengah Ali Hasan.|Read more >| BorneoPost

New Malaysia | New Policies: E-hailing Oct 24, 2019 @ 07:00

E-hailing drivers hit ‘dead end’ again

Many e-hailing drivers who do not own the vehicles they are driving are unable to renew the vehicle’s road tax, causing some of them to drop out of the pool.|Read more >|TheStar

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October 23, 2019

New Malaysia | Govt: DAP Oct 23, 2019 @ 17:38

PKR info chief reminds party leaders of pre-election promise on power transition

PKR information chief Datuk Seri Shamsul Iskandar Mohd Akin gave a veiled reminder to his party’s number two Datuk Seri Azmin Ali to respect the promise of transition of power from Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad to Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim.|Read more >|Malaymail

New Malaysia | Opposition: MCA Oct 23, 2019 @ 17:32

Govt must end TnG e-payment monopoly, says Wee

The government must end the monopoly practice of e-payment system Touch 'n Go, says Ayer Hitam MP Datuk Seri Dr Wee Ka Siong.|Read more >|TheStar

New Malaysia | Govt Oct 23, 2019 @ 17:22

Opposition doesn’t get to debate ban proposal on controversial comic books

The opposition has failed in its bid to have a debate on whether or not to ban a controversial comic book.|Read more >|SunDaily

New Malaysia | Govt: IGP Oct 23, 2019 @ 16:53

IGP to apply for allowance increase for VAT 69 commandos

Inspector-General of Police Tan Sri Abdul Hamid Bador said he will apply to the government for increase in allowance for VAT 69 commandos.|Read more >|SunDaily

New Malaysia | Govt: Housing Oct 23, 2019 @ 15:03

Negri Sembilan govt to consider lowering RM2mil property price ceiling for foreigners

The Negri Sembilan government is reviewing its RM2mil ceiling price imposed on foreigners wishing to buy properties in the state.|Read more >|TheStar

New Malaysia | Govt: MoH Oct 23, 2019 @ 15:00

Health Ministry: No evidence vape is safe to treat smoking addiction

The Health Ministry today stressed that it did not find any evidence or study which shows the usage of vape and electronic cigarette (e-cigarette) is safe to treat smoking addiction.|Read more >|Malaymail

New Malaysia | Malay Dignity Congress Oct 23, 2019 @ 14:30

Bukit Aman summons Malay Dignity Congress organiser for questioning

Datuk Zainal Kling, the Dignity Congress secretariat chief, has been called to Bukit Aman this Friday.|Read more >|Malaymail

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

Minister: PKFZ to settle RM3.8b loan in 29 years

Port Klang Free Zone (PKFZ) will take about 29 years to pay off its RM3.8 billion in federal loans at the quarterly rate to the Port Klang Authority (PKA) started last year, Transport Minister Anthony Loke said today.|Read more >|Malaymail

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

PAC: High-risk investments led to Khazanah's losses

High-risk investments in a handful of companies are among the reasons why Khazanah Nasional Berhad incurred pre-tax losses of RM6.3bil last year, says Parliament's Public Accounts Committee (PAC).|Read more >|TheStar

 

New Malaysia | Govt: Housing Oct 23, 2019 @ 14:27

Ministry preparing SOPs for online money lending

The Housing and Local Government Ministry is drafting the standard operating procedures (SOPs) to allow licensed money-lending companies to offer loans via online.|Read more >|NST

 

New Malaysia | Govt: DAP Oct 23, 2019 @ 13:00

Loke to sic DAP disciplinary board on Ronnie Liu

The DAP disciplinary committee will call up Sungai Pelek assemblyman Ronnie Liu over his statement critical of Pakatan Harapan ally Bersatu, Anthony Loke said today.|Read more >|Malaymail

New Malaysia | Govt: PKR Oct 23, 2019 @ 12:51

We all understand Azmin’s ‘background’, says Anwar

PKR president and PM-in-waiting Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim (pic) appears unfazed over his deputy Datuk Seri Mohamed Azmin Ali’s call for Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad to complete a full term as premier.|Read more >|TheStar

New Malaysia | New Initiatives Oct 23, 2019 @ 12:42

Mindef allocates RM150m to repair 6,000 RKAT units

The Ministry of Defence (Mindef) has allocated RM150 million in 2020 to repair 6,000 units of Armed Forces Family Housing (RKAT).|Read more >|SunDaily

New Malaysia | Govt: Bersatu Oct 23, 2019 @ 12:35

Bersatu wants DAP to state its stand on Ronnie Liu's remarks

The DAP top leadership has been told to state its stand over Ronnie Liu's remarks, which were critical of Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad and Parti Pribumi Bersatu Malaysia.|Read more >|TheStar

New Malaysia | Projects: 3rd National Car Oct 23, 2019 @ 12:02

Leiking: Third national car project to unveil prototype in six months

DreamEdge Sdn Bhd, the anchor company to drive the third national car project, is aiming to unveil its first prototype in six months' time, says International Trade and Industry Minister Datuk Darell Leiking.|Read more >|TheStar

New Malaysia | Govt: Bersatu Oct 23, 2019 @ 12:00

Syed Saddiq threatens open season on DAP unless party punishes Ronnie Liu

Bersatu Youth chief Syed Saddiq Abdul Rahman openly threatened ally DAP today, saying his wing will go after the Pakatan Harapan (PH) partner unless it disciplines a member over an opinion piece.|Read more >|Malaymail

New Malaysia | Govt: Bersatu Oct 23, 2019 @ 12:00

Maszlee tells DAP to crack the whip over propaganda comic dissenters

The DAP leadership must demonstrate its commitment to Pakatan Harapan by reprimanding party members openly criticising the government’s decision to stop distributing a pro-China comic book to schools, said Maszlee Malik.|Read more >|Malaymail

New Malaysia | New Initiatives Oct 23, 2019

S’wak to look at centre to preserve intangible cultural heritage

The setting-up of an Intangible Cultural Heritage Centre in Sarawak is the best step towards safeguarding and properly documenting the state’s rich cultural heritage, says Tourism, Arts and Culture Minister Datuk Abdul Karim Rahman Hamzah.|Read more >| BorneoPost

 

New Malaysia | Govt: MoE Oct 23, 2019 @ 07:00

Debate topics to be vetted

School debating events will be vetted before hand to avoid sensitive religious issues being raised as topics, said Education Minister Dr Maszlee Malik.|Read more >|TheStar

New Malaysia | Govt: State Oct 23, 2019

Mobile court a noble effort to be closer to rural folks — Chief Justice

Malaysia’s Chief Justice Tan Sri Tengku Maimun Tuan Mat described the mobile court in Sabah as a noble effort to be closer to the people in the interior areas.|Read more >| BorneoPost

New Malaysia | New Initiatives: MoA Oct 23, 2019

Ministry adopts new motto – national food fort

The Agriculture and Agro-based Industry Ministry’s new motto is to be the “national food fort”, says Minister Datuk Seri Salahuddin Ayub.|Read more >|TheStar

New Malaysia | Govt Oct 23, 2019 @ 07:00

‘Missing’ MPs get warning

A warning has been issued to Pakatan Harapan MPs who were absent from Dewan Rakyat proceedings, said Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad.|Read more >|TheStar

New Malaysia | Govt Oct 23, 2019 @ 07:00

‘Parliament allowance to be docked over absence’

Lawmakers who skip Parliamentary proceedings will not be entitled to their RM500 daily attendance allowance, said Dewan Rakyat Speaker.|Read more >|TheStar

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October 22, 2019

New Malaysia | New Initiatives Oct 22, 2019 @ 23:22

Flood forecasting programme: Full operations within 12MP

The National Flood Forecasting and Warning Programme is expected to begin full operations within the 12th Malaysia Plan (12MP).|Read more >|SunDaily

New Malaysia | Govt Programmes Oct 22, 2019 @ 23:04

Some BSH recipients decline PSP citing ineligibility

Some Malaysians have opted out of the Petrol Subsidy Programme (PSP) because they consider themselves ineligible for such assistance, said Domestic Trade and Consumer Affairs Minister Datuk Seri Saifuddin Nasution Ismail.|Read more >|SunDaily

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New Malaysia | Govt Oct 22, 2019 @ 23:00

Special schedule for govt MPs to boost attendance

A circular on rules and special schedule for attendance will be distributed tomorrow to the government MPs so that they can be more responsible in attending Dewan Rakyat meetings.|Read more >|Malaymail

New Malaysia | Govt: MoE Oct 22, 2019 @ 23:00

Mindset change needed for TVET to succeed, says minister

The success of technical and vocational education and training (TVET) depends not only on the system but also requires a change in mindset and close cooperation with the industry, said Education Minister Dr Maszlee Malik.|Read more >|Malaymail

New Malaysia | Govt: IGP Oct 22, 2019 @ 22:15

We are coming after you, IGP warns loan sharks

Police are set to embark on a major “war” with loan shark syndicates, Inspector-General of Police Tan Sri Abdul Hamid Bador warned today.|Read more >|SunDaily

 

New Malaysia | Govt Oct 22, 2019 @ 22:12

Miti: 58pct electrical items in M'sian market substandard

About 58 per cent of electrical products in the Malaysian market last year were of substandard quality, said Deputy International Trade and Industry Minister Dr Ong Kian Meng.|Read more >|NST

 

New Malaysia | Govt Oct 22, 2019 @ 22:07

Daim hopes to find solution on middlemen issues

Former Council of Eminent Persons (CEP) chairman Tun Daim Zainuddin is currently talking to local cooperatives in a bid to find the best solution to break the monopoly enjoyed by middlemen in business, especially in the small industries.|Read more >|SunDaily

New Malaysia | Viewpoints Oct 22, 2019 @ 21:34

CAP: Mavcom must remain to protect passengers’ rights

The Malaysian Aviation Commission (Mavcom) is an essential component in the effort to protect the rights of airline passengers, according to the Consumers Association of Penang (CAP).|Read more >|SunDaily

New Malaysia | Govt: Home Oct 22, 2019 @ 20:26

Efforts to resolve Causeway congestion in full swing

Efforts to resolve the crippling gridlock faced by motorists daily at the Johor Causeway have been put into motion, says the Home Ministry.|Read more >|NST

New Malaysia | New Policies: E-hailing Oct 22, 2019 @ 19:30

Govt developing legal framework for bike e-hailing, says deputy minister

The Ministry of Transport is in the process of developing a legal framework and terms for ‘bike e-hailing’ or motorcycle taxi services.|Read more >|Malaymail

New Malaysia | New Initiatives Oct 22, 2019 @ 19:00

Domestic Trade Ministry launches organisational anti-corruption plan, says Saifuddin

The Ministry of Domestic Trade and Consumer Affairs (KPDNHEP) today launched the Organisational Anti-Corruption Plan (OACP) 2019-2023 and became the first ministry to do so.|Read more >|Malaymail

New Malaysia | 1MDB Oct 22, 2019 @ 18:49

RM5.1b set aside to pay 1MDB, SRC debt service for 2019, 2020

The government has set aside RM5.1 billion to pay off 1Malaysia Development Bhd’s (1MDB) and SRC International Sdn Bhd’s (SRC) debt service with RM2.4 billion for this year and RM2.7 billion for next year.|Read more >|NST

New Malaysia | Opposition: Gerakan Oct 22, 2019 @ 17:37

Stop being developers' 'ambassador', Gerakan tells govt

Gerakan today hits out at Pakatan Harapan government for its move to lower the price threshold of properties for foreigners from RM1 million to RM600,000 as announced in the 2020 Budget.|Read more >|NST

New Malaysia | New Initiatives: MoE Oct 22, 2019 @ 17:27

RM2 million facelift for 43 schools

The Education Ministry has allocated RM2 million for the newly launched “Sekolahku, Universitiku” programme to improve facilities for 43 selected primary and secondary schools nationwide.|Read more >|SunDaily

New Malaysia | New Initiatives: State Oct 22, 2019 @ 17:13

Pahang Go, easy way for state folk to make online payments

Tomorrow, the state government will launch the Pahang Go mobile application which will make it easier for those in the state to make payments from home without the hassle of waiting in queues or spending time finding parking.|Read more >|NST

New Malaysia | Govt: EC Oct 22, 2019 @ 16:30

EC chief says can’t say if allocations before polls wrong but suggests it could be

The Election Commission (EC) said it is not the proper authority to determine the announcement of projects close to a poll constitutes an offence.|Read more >|Malaymail

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

Azmin: Federal Govt to fulfil promise of oil royalty payments to states

The federal government will fulfil its promise regarding the issue of royalty payments to oil-producing states based on current laws, says Economic Affairs Minister Datuk Seri Azmin Ali.|Read more >|TheStar

New Malaysia | New Propositions Oct 22, 2019 @ 16:00

Experts: Tax identification number a solution to prevent losses in govt revenue

While details of the Tax Identification Number (TIN) initiative announced in the 2020 Budget are still forthcoming, tax experts believe it will increase the number of registered taxpayers, reduce tax arbitrage activities and prevent any losses in government revenue.|Read more >|Malaymail

New Malaysia | Civil Servants Pension Oct 22, 2019 @ 14:55

Govt has to review pension scheme for civil servants because of increasing costs: Dr Mahathir

The government is forced to review the pension scheme for civil servants because of the high cost and its own limited financial capabilities, Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad said today.|Read more >|SunDaily

New Malaysia | Govt Oct 22, 2019 @ 14:49

Govt still reviewing aviation regulatory bodies, says PM

The government is still reviewing all institutions and regulatory bodies in the aviation sector, including the Malaysian Aviation Commission (Mavcom), to see if there is a need to disband them.|Read more >|NST

New Malaysia | Civil Servants Pension Oct 22, 2019 @ 14:42

Gig economy to be regulated: Tun M

The government will regulate the gig economy in the country to ensure the welfare of workers in the sector is protected, according to Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad.|Read more >|SunDaily

New Malaysia | Govt Oct 22, 2019 @ 14:39

Desperate' parties trying to form back-door government, says Azmin

"Desperate" parties who are calling for a change of the country's top leadership are the ones who are trying to form a back-door goverment, says Economic Affairs Minister Datuk Seri Azmin Ali.|Read more >|TheStar

New Malaysia | Govt: Home Oct 22, 2019 @ 13:30

Home minister: Dr Zakir's PR application was by the book

Home Minister Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin said procedures were followed to grant controversial preacher Dr Zakir Naik's permanent resident (PR) status here about five years ago.|Read more >|Malaymail

New Malaysia | Govt Programmes Oct 22, 2019 @ 09:20

Food Bank Siswa programme to include IPTS from next year

The Food Bank Siswa programme will be expanded to include private institutions of higher learning (IPTS) from next year as there is strong demand following its success in helping students from lower income (B40) households at almost 20 public universities.|Read more >|SunDaily

New Malaysia | Govt Programmes Oct 22, 2019 @ 09:16

45,000 BSH recipients eligible for PSP do not have bank accounts

About 45,000 of 2.9 million recipients of the Bantuan Sara Hidup (BSH) who are eligible for fuel subsidy under the Petrol Subsidy Programme (PSP) do not have bank accounts through which they could obtain the aid.|Read more >|SunDaily

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New Malaysia | Govt Oct 22, 2019 @ 09:00

Welfare of Foodpanda, Malaysia Airlines staff among issues to be raised in Dewan Rakyat sitting

The question on whether the government is prepared to regulate the gig economy to protect the welfare of workers in the sector is among the issues which will be raised at Dewan Rakyat today.|Read more >|Malaymail

New Malaysia | Govt: State Oct 22, 2019

Community leaders, longhouse chiefs from Poyut/Lubok Nibong oppose MPKK

A total of 42 longhouse and village chiefs including four community leaders from Poyut/Lubok Nibong area are against the move by the Pakatan Harapan (PH) federal government to set up the Village Community Management Council (MPKK) in their respective areas.|Read more >| BorneoPost

New Malaysia | Govt: Home Oct 22, 2019 @ 07:00

Over 250,000 received MyPR in last few years

MORE than 250,000 MyPR identity cards for permanent residents were issued over a five-year period, says Deputy Home Minister Datuk Mohd Azis Jamman.|Read more >|TheStar

New Malaysia | Overhaul: Corruption Oct 22, 2019 @ 07:00

Nasharudin to face two more money laundering charges
Former PAS deputy president Datuk Dr Nasharudin Mat Isa is expected to face two more charges of money laundering today.|Read more >|TheStar

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October 21, 2019

New Malaysia | Govt: MoYS Oct 21, 2019 @ 22:38

No NFDP trainee will be left behind: Syed Saddiq

The future of trainees under the National Football Development Programme (NFDP) is now more secure as a clear blueprint is part of nine new initiatives to improve the programmes agenda.|Read more >|SunDaily

New Malaysia | Govt: MoH Oct 21, 2019 @ 19:58

Malaysia needs 8,000 family medicine specialists for 1:4000 target

Malaysia needs 8,000 more family medicine specialists (FMS) to fulfil its FMS-population target ratio of 1:4,000.|Read more >|SunDaily

 

New Malaysia | Govt: AGC Oct 21, 2019 @ 19:30

Untrue, says AG of claims no investigation conducted over alleged sexual abuse at Ipoh tahfiz school

Attorney General (AG) Tan Sri Tommy Thomas today dismissed claims that no investigation was conducted in the case of the alleged sexual abuse of a minor at a tahfiz school in Ipoh.|Read more >|Malaymail

New Malaysia | Govt: MoT Oct 21, 2019 @ 19:04

Prasarana, RapidKL to form alliance with bus companies to expand minibus service

Prasarana Malaysia Berhad (Prasarana) and RapidKL will have a strategic alliance with bus companies to expand and improve the minibus service which made a comeback in the capital last month.|Read more >|SunDaily

New Malaysia | Govt: Home Oct 21, 2019 @ 18:51

All MyKad sold to foreigners by Penang NRD syndicate cancelled

The Home Affairs Ministry has cancelled all the MyKad that were sold to Chinese nationals in Penang recently, the Dewan Rakyat was told today.|Read more >|NST

New Malaysia | Govt: State Oct 21, 2019 @ 18:30

Sabah CM: Authorities to consider using high-tech equipment to resolve wildlife poaching issues

Chief Minister Datuk Seri Shafie Apdal today said that authorities are considering using high-tech equipment to track down poachers behind the killings of endangered wildlife in the state.|Read more >|Malaymail

New Malaysia | Govt: Home Oct 21, 2019 @ 16:47

No decision yet on banning comic book

The Home Ministry has yet to decide whether to ban the controversial 'Belt and Road Initiative (BRI) for Win Winism' comic book.|Read more >|NST

New Malaysia | Govt: Resources Oct 21, 2019 @ 16:46

Sabah, Sarawak urged to amend wildlife laws to prevent poaching

Sabah and Sarawak have been urged to follow Putrajaya’s efforts in amending the Wildlife Conservation Act 2010, following the death of an adult pygmy elephant in the Beluran district last weekend.|Read more >|TheStar

New Malaysia | Govt Oct 21, 2019 @ 16:11

PM: Malaysia safeguarding flora, fauna – but facing challenges

Malaysia is trying its best to safeguard its native flora and fauna, said Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad.|Read more >|NST

New Malaysia | Govt Oct 21, 2019 @ 16:07

Framework to regulate drone industry to be ready next year

A framework to regulate the drone industry should be ready by next year so that Malaysia does not lose out in business and investment opportunities, says Deputy Entrepreneur Development Minister Datuk Dr Mohd Hatta Md Ramli.|Read more >|SunDaily

New Malaysia | Govt: MoEOct 21, 2019

Priority to repairing dilapidated schools in Sarawak, Sabah next year – Maszlee

The Ministry of Education will be giving priority to repairing dilapidated schools in Sarawak and Sabah next year, said its minister Dr Maszlee Malik.|Read more >| BorneoPost

New Malaysia | Govt: MoA Oct 21, 2019 @ 16:00

Minister: Malaysia loses RM5b in fisheries revenue annually to foreign fishermen

The government plans to strengthen the nation’s maritime enforcement assets in an effort to curb encroachment by foreign fishing boats which resulted in Malaysia losing up to RM5 billion in fisheries revenue every year, the Dewan Rakyat was told.|Read more >|Malaymail

 

New Malaysia | Govt: State Oct 21, 2019 @ 16:00

Sabah CM: Heavier penalty must be imposed on elephant murderers

Sabah Chief Minister Datuk Seri Mohd Shafie Apdal has called for a heavier penalty to be imposed on any individual or party found guilty of killing elephants in the state.|Read more >|Malaymail

 

New Malaysia | Govt Oct 21, 2019 @ 16:00

DPM says govt evaluating need to amend law on suicide

The government is in the midst of evaluating and discussing with the relevant quarters to review the need to amend the law on suicide, Deputy Prime Minister Dr Wan Azizah Wan Ismail said.|Read more >|Malaymail

New Malaysia | Zakir Naik Controversy Oct 21, 2019 @ 15:58

Ramasamy: There is an attempt to silence critics of Zakir Naik

There is an attempt by certain parties to silence critics of controversial preacher Dr Zakir Naik, says Penang Deputy Chief Minister II Dr P. Ramasamy.|Read more >|TheStar

New Malaysia | Govt Oct 21, 2019 @ 15:37

Best way to manage a multiracial nation is to ensure no one feels happy: Mahathir

Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad today shared his approach in managing a multiracial nation, which came as a surprise to many.|Read more >|SunDaily

New Malaysia | Govt Oct 21, 2019 @ 15:10

Sabahans urged to switch to Digital TV broadcasting before Oct 31

With just 10 days left before the closing of analog terrestrial television (TV) in Sabah, the State Broadcasting Department is urging the people of the state to switch to myFreeview Digital TV before Oct 31.|Read more >|SunDaily

New Malaysia | Govt Oct 21, 2019 @ 15:00

Transport ministry: Penang International Airport will be expanded to accommodate 20 million passengers

The Penang International Airport (PIA) will eventually be expanded to accommodate 20 million passengers per year, according to a reply by the Transport Ministry in Parliament.|Read more >|Malaymail

New Malaysia | Govt Oct 21, 2019 @ 14:40

Opportunities only for those who produce results: PM

The government will make sure that opportunities under the Shared Prosperity Vision 2030 will be made available only to those who can produce results, said Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad today.|Read more >|SunDaily

New Malaysia | Poverty in Malaysia Oct 21, 2019 @ 14:32

What's the truth about Malaysian poverty? 

Malaysia needs to look beyond household income and analyse factors like access to clean water, healthcare, and job opportunities when defining poverty, say experts.|Read more >|TheStar

New Malaysia | Lynas Oct 21, 2019 @ 14:32

‘PH govt has imposed stricter conditions on Lynas’

The current government has imposed more stringent conditions on Lynas Malaysia Sdn Bhd when compared to the previous administration, says Deputy Minister of Energy, Science, Technology, Environment, and Climate Change Isnaraissah Munirah Majilis.|Read more >|SunDaily

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

Free tertiary education before end of PH mandate: Maszlee

Education Minister Maszlee Malik has pledged to fulfil Pakatan Harapan’s promise of providing free tertiary education before the end of its mandate, saying a mechanism is being worked out to study its implementation.|Read more >|SunDaily

New Malaysia | Govt Oct 21, 2019 @ 13:48

PM reiterates support for BRI

Although Malaysia is generally supportive of the idea behind the Belt and Road Initiative (BRI), Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad said the country would still need to study the development strategy.|Read more >|NST

New Malaysia | Govt Oct 21, 2019 @ 13:30

CJ: Judiciary looking into proposal to use polygraph tests in court

The judiciary is studying the proposal to use the results of polygraph tests as evidence in court.|Read more >|Malaymail

New Malaysia | Govt: Housing Oct 21, 2019 @ 13:14

'Reconsider RTO financing scheme price limit'

The federal government has been urged to reconsider the RM500,000 property value limit for the Rent To Own (RTO) financing scheme, as it is still considered very high for many prospective buyers.|Read more >|NST

 

New Malaysia | Viewpoints Oct 21, 2019 @ 13:10

‘Improve public transport before talking about reducing parking spaces’

Public transport, including e-hailing services, must be improved before any attempt is made to reduce the availability of parking space.|Read more >|SunDaily

 

New Malaysia | Govt: Housing Oct 21, 2019 @ 13:00

Penang exco: State mulls lowering foreign property purchase threshold to RM800,000 for high rise properties

Penang state exco Jagdeep Singh Deo is proposing that the foreign property purchase threshold be lowered to RM800,000 for high rise properties on the island and not the RM600,000 fixed by the federal government under Budget 2020.|Read more >|Malaymail

New Malaysia | Govt Oct 21, 2019 @ 12:35

Promote unity because you want to, not for incentives, says Dr M

Make it a Bangsa Malaysia because you believe in it, not because the government gives you tax-free exemption for the idea, says Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad.|Read more >|TheStar

New Malaysia | Govt: Housing Oct 21, 2019 @ 12:30

Penang exco: Rent-To-Own scheme should be for properties below RM150,000 only

The federal government's Rent-To-Own (RTO) Scheme for housing projects up to RM500,000 should be reviewed to prioritise low cost and low medium-cost projects first, said Penang state exco Jagdeep Singh Deo.|Read more >|Malaymail

New Malaysia | Govt Oct 21, 2019 @ 12:05

Dr M warns of possible trade sanctions on Malaysia

Prime Minister Dr Mahathir Mohamad said on Monday (Oct 21) his exports-reliant country could be hit with trade sanctions amid rising protectionism highlighted by the US-China tariff war.|Read more >|TheStar

New Malaysia | Govt Oct 21, 2019 @ 10:30

Dr M: Near miracle that Malaysia not bankrupted due to 1MDB monstrosity

It was a near miracle that Malaysia was not bankrupted due to the damage done by the previous kleptocratic regime as they turned the nation’s coffers into their personal kitty, Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad said today.|Read more >|Malaymail

New Malaysia | Govt: State Oct 21, 2019

Proposed Sarawak’s airline not into buying aircraft – Abang Johari

The Sarawak government’s proposal to set up an airline service to increase air connectivity in Sarawak would not involve any purchase of aircraft, said Chief Minister Datuk Patinggi Abang Johari Tun Openg last night.|Read more >| BorneoPost

New Malaysia | Govt: KPDNHEP Oct 21, 2019 @ 13:10

KPDNHEP encourages more grocery shop operators to join I-KeeP initiative

The Ministry of Domestic Trade and Consumer Affairs (KPDNHEP) is encouraging more grocery shops in Malaysia to take part in the Consumer Economic Shop Initiative (I-KeeP), where supermarkets and grocery shops offer a variety of daily necessities at affordable prices.|Read more >|SunDaily

New Malaysia | Govt Programmes Oct 21, 2019 @ 07:00

Petrol Subsidy banking data leak resolved

The Petrol Subsidy Programme (PSP) banking leakage problem has been resolved, says Datuk Seri Saifuddin Nasution Ismail.|Read more >|TheStar

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