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October 31, 2020

New Malaysia | Govt: State | Oct 31 2020 @ 19:00

RM2.37 bln for rural electrification projects in Sarawak - Abang Johari

The Sarawak Government has allocated RM2.37 billion for rural electrification projects for 2019 and 2020 with the target of achieving full electrification in the rural parts of the state by 2025, said Chief Minister Datuk Patinggi Abang Johari Tun Openg today.|Read more >|SunDaily

 

New Malaysia | Covid-19 | Oct 31 2020 @ 19:00

Ismail Sabri: Action plan to control Covid-19 may be tabled next week

A comprehensive action plan to ensure the Covid-19 epidemic continues to stay under control although the pandemic carries on for a long time, is expected to be tabled to a sub-committee in the National Security Council (MKN), latest by next week.|Read more >NST

New Malaysia | Govt: EPF | Oct 31 2020 @ 10:00

'Reconsider Account 1 decision'

Malaysians have urged the government to reconsider its decision to not allow Employees Provident Fund (EPF) contributors to withdrawing savings from Account 1.|Read more >NST

New Malaysia | 2020 Political Crisis | Oct 31 2020 @ 07:00

Najib’s support for Anwar: No permanent foes in politics, it's all strategy for survival, say analysts

Datuk Seri Najib Razak’s recent comment about his willingness to work with Pakatan Harapan’s (PH) Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim is just “strategy for survival”, analysts said.|Read more >|Malaymail

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October 31, 2020

New Malaysia | 2020 Political Crisis | Oct 31 2020 @ 07:00

Consider establishing anti-hopping laws - Malaysian Bar

The Malaysian Bar today again called on the government to consider enacting anti-hopping legislation during the upcoming Dewan Rakyat sittings to prevent lawmakers from switching parties.|Read more >|SunDaily

New Malaysia | 2020 Political Crisis | Oct 31 2020 @ 00:00

House gets 2 motions for vote of confidence in PM

The Dewan Rakyat has confirmed receiving two motions for a vote of confidence in Prime Minister Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin to be included in the next parliamentary sitting starting on Monday.|Read more >NST

October 30, 2020

New Malaysia | Govt: FT | Oct 30 2020 @ 22:00

Airports and skyscrapers are fine, but not Quran Village? FT minister hits back at critics after backlash over RM150m mega project

Tan Sri Annuar Musa has hit back at critics who lambasted him on social media for promoting the so-called Quran Village, a mega project set to be built in the administrative capital of Putrajaya reportedly at a cost of RM150 million.|Read more >|Malaymail

 

New Malaysia | New Initiatives | Oct 30 2020 @ 21:00

PKPMP introduces SisPAA to manage public complaints, inquiries

The Public Complaints Management System (SisPAA) will be accessible to the public starting Nov 1, said the Office of the Chief Registrar of the Federal Court (PKPMP).|Read more >|SunDaily

New Malaysia | Govt: MoH | Oct 30 2020 @ 19:00

Powerless to stop election, Health DG wants amendments to law

Tan Sri Dr Noor Hisham Abdullah said it is high time the Prevention and Control of Infectious Diseases Act be amended to give Health Ministry jurisdiction to postpone polls|Read more >|TheVibes

 

New Malaysia | Govt: State | Oct 30 2020 @ 18:00

Selangor to spend RM200m on river pollution mitigation, reducing shutdown risk by up to 90pc

The Selangor government said today it will spend RM200 million over four main initiatives over the next 18 months in river pollution mitigation efforts.|Read more >|Malaymail

 

New Malaysia | Govt: State | Oct 30 2020 @ 18:00

State govt allocates RM2.323 billion for Selangor’s 2021 Budget

Mentri Besar Datuk Seri Amirudin Shari said RM2.2 billion in revenue is expected to be collected next year|Read more >|TheVibes

 

New Malaysia | 2020 Political Crisis | Oct 30 2020 @ 09:00

Critics conveniently taking speech out of context, says Dr Mahathir

Former prime minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad said his earlier post about prejudices that were leveled against Islam was taken out of context by certain quarters.|Read more >NST

 

New Malaysia | Govt: State | Oct 30 2020 @ 14:00

Only approval-in-principle from MPFN for Kulim airport - Wee

The National Physical Planning Council (MPFN) has merely approved in principle the Kulim International Airport (KXP) development project, Transport Minister Datuk Seri Dr Wee Ka Siong said today.|Read more >|SunDaily

New Malaysia | 2020 Political Crisis | Oct 30 2020 @ 09:00

No Deputy PM candidate chosen in marathon Umno meeting

No Deputy Prime Ministerial candidate was nominated in a five hour-long Umno Supreme Council meeting at its party headquarters here, last night.|Read more >NST

 

New Malaysia | 2020 Political Crisis | Oct 30 2020 @ 09:00

Umno wants GE15 to be held once Covid-19 brought under control

Umno decided that a general election should be held to get a fresh mandate from the people to establish a stable government once the Covid-19 pandemic is brought under control with the minimum number of cases.|Read more >|SunDaily

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October 30, 2020

New Malaysia | 2020 Political Crisis | Oct 30 2020 @ 00:00

Umno says its Cabinet members to stay on, vows to not go down emergency road

After a lengthy Umno Supreme Council meeting tonight, the party said today that its Cabinet members will stay on amid rumours of a reshuffle and the appointment of a deputy prime minister.|Read more >|Malaymail

October 29, 2020

New Malaysia | 2020 Political Crisis | Oct 29 2020 @ 21:00

Budget 2021: Must consult, have consensus with opposition

The Pakatan Harapan (PH) Presidential Council today urges Prime Minister Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin to hold a discussion with the opposition on Budget 2021 before it is tabled in Parliament on Nov 6.|Read more >|SunDaily

 

New Malaysia | New Initiatives | Oct 29 2020 @ 21:00

New procedures in hiring expatriates, foreign workers aimed at helping locals

Human Resources Minister Datuk Seri M. Saravanan says the decision was taken in the best interests of the Malaysians|Read more >|TheVibes

 

New Malaysia | 2020 Political Crisis | Oct 29 2020 @ 18:00

Pakatan Harapan presidential council gathers for meeting

The Pakatan Harapan (PH) presidential council has gathered for a meeting as the political heat in the country remains at a boiling point.|Read more >NST

 

New Malaysia | Govt assistance | Oct 29 2020 @ 18:00

Sabah govt to provide RM300 aid to tourism sector activists, says state tourism minister

The Sabah government will channel a RM300 assistance each to tourism industry activists in the state to help ease their burden after their source of income is affected by the spread of Covid-19.|Read more >|Malaymail

New Malaysia | 2020 Political Crisis | Oct 29 2020 @ 18:00

Amid ‘unity govt’ talk, sources confirm Dr M met with Ku Li, minister Zulkifli, Mat Sabu this week

Photographs of Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad’s recent meetings with different political and government leaders have surfaced online, with sources confirming that those photos are authentic.|Read more >|Malaymail

New Malaysia | New Initiatives | Oct 29 2020 @ 16:00

LKIM is building frozen fish storage facilities in five states

The Malaysian Fisheries Development Authority (LKIM) is in the process of constructing five frozen fish storage facilities costing RM25 million to help in the marketing and distribution of fish to overcome excess supply.|Read more >|SunDaily

New Malaysia | 2020 Political Crisis | Oct 29 2020 @ 16:00

Report: Umno supreme council to hold special meeting tonight

The Umno supreme council will reportedly be gathering for a special meeting tonight, according to The Star.|Read more >|Malaymail

New Malaysia | Govt assistance | Oct 29 2020 @ 15:00

Sabah govt improving food basket aid programme

The Sabah state government is currently in the process of improving the Food Basket Assistance to ensure that the programme can truly help the people affected by the Covid-19 pandemic.|Read more >|SunDaily

October 28, 2020

New Malaysia | 2020 Political Crisis | Oct 28 2020 @ 17:00

MACC investigates RM300 mil loan to AirAsia

This comes after CM Datuk Seri Hajiji Md Noor urged the anti-graft body to look into the matter|Read more >|TheVibes

New Malaysia | 2020 Political Crisis | Oct 28 2020 @ 11:00

More than 16 no-confidence motions submitted: Art Harun

More than 16 no-confidence motions against embattled Prime Minister Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin have been submitted by parliamentarians to date.|Read more >|TheVibes

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October 27, 2020

New Malaysia | 2020 Political Crisis | Oct 27 2020 @ 19:00

Najib’s proposed Anwar partnership stokes Umno grassroots’ suspicion

Datuk Seri Najib Razak’s suggestion for Umno to work with a political rival has raised grassroots members’ suspicion of his intentions, said a branch leader.|Read more >|TheVibes

New Malaysia | Govt assistance | Oct 27 2020 @ 18:00

Wage subsidy 2.0 still open for applications till Dec 31 - Tengku Zafrul

The Wage Subsidy Programme (PSU) 2.0, a financial assistance paid to employers of every enterprise for each worker earning RM4,000 and below, effective Oct 1, under the KITA PRIHATIN Package, is still open for applications until Dec 31, 2020.|Read more >|SunDaily

New Malaysia | 2020 Political Crisis | Oct 27 2020 @ 19:00

After Najib reaches out, Anwar says PKR will work with any politician against corruption

PKR is willing to work with any politician who is against corruption, power abuse and can improve political values, its party president Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim said today.|Read more >|Malaymail

New Malaysia | Covid-19: CMCO | Oct 27 2020 @ 19:00

Sharing raw data nothing new in medicine: Dr Dzulkefly

Selangor Task Force for Covid-19 chairman says such info can be used in efforts against pandemic|Read more >|TheVibes

New Malaysia | Batu Sapi by-election | Oct 27 2020 @ 18:00

Batu Sapi by-election to go on as govt has no power to override decision

The Batu Sapi by-election will proceed as scheduled despite the surge in Covid-19 cases.|Read more >NST

 

New Malaysia | 2020 Political Crisis | Oct 27 2020 @ 09:00

Confidence deal may fix Malaysia’s political instability: observers

Prime Minister Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin may have to strike a confidence and supply agreement (CSA) with the opposition to allay fears of a prolonged political crisis, observers say.|Read more >|TheVibes

New Malaysia | Govt: MoE | Oct 26 2020 @ 18:00

Educational institutions in Selangor, KL, Putrajaya to remain closed until Nov 9

All educational institutions registered with the Education Ministry (MOE) in Selangor, Kuala Lumpur and Putrajaya will remain closed until Nov 9.|Read more >|SunDaily

New Malaysia | 2020 Political Crisis | Oct 27 2020 @ 06:00

After marathon political drama, Muhyiddin remains PM, but position still vulnerable

Umno's decision last night to continue propping up the Perikatan Nasional (PN) government is a political lifeline for Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin, but doubts remain as to how long his administration can last without reaching out to other political parties for support.|Read more >|Malaymail

New Malaysia | 2020 Political Crisis | Oct 27 2020 @ 00:00

Umno decides to continue supporting PN govt

In a statement, party president Datuk Seri Dr Ahmad Zahid Hamidi said Umno urges the pact to hold fast to its principles of cooperation based on honour and political consensus.|Read more >NST

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October 26, 2020

New Malaysia | 2020 Political Crisis | Oct 26 2020 @ 19:00

No discussions on Parliament dissolution in cabinet meet: Ismail Sabri

There is no deliberation on the dissolution of Parliament during this morning’s special cabinet meeting, said Senior Minister (Defence) Datuk Seri Ismail Sabri Yaakob. |Read more >|TheVibes

New Malaysia | Govt: MoHR | Oct 26 2020 @ 18:00

Vacancies for rehiring programme, expatriates to go through MyFutureJobs effective Nov 1

Effective Nov 1, employers who wish to hire foreign workers through the re-hiring programme as well as apply for the recruitment of expatriates are required to advertise the vacancies first on the national employment portal, MYFutureJobs.|Read more >|SunDaily

New Malaysia | 2020 Political Crisis | Oct 26 2020 @ 18:00

After Agong’s emergency decree, Dr Mahathir urges govt lawmakers to stop unsavoury political actions against Opposition

Former prime minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad today said he hopes that government lawmakers will stop unsavoury political actions against those who oppose them.|Read more >|Malaymail

New Malaysia | Covid-19: CMCO | Oct 26 2020 @ 18:00

CMCO in KL, Selangor, Putrajaya extended

The Conditional Movement Control Order (CMCO) enforced in Kuala Lumpur, Selangor and Putrajaya will now be extended for another two weeks.|Read more >NST

New Malaysia | 2020 Political Crisis | Oct 26 2020 @ 17:00

Umno leaders say party to decide on next step tonight, could seek new deal with Muhyiddin

Umno leaders are set to decide later this evening if the party would continue to back Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin or withdraw their support, following the embattled prime minister’s failed bid to declare an emergency.|Read more >|Malaymail

 

New Malaysia | Govt assistance | Oct 26 2020 @ 16:00

Free bus service in Putrajaya from Nov 1

Malaysians will be able to enjoy a free bus service in Putrajaya beginning Nov 1, said Federal Territories Ministry secretary-general Datuk Rosida Jaafar.|Read more >NST

New Malaysia | Govt assistance | Oct 26 2020 @ 16:00

Latest application for GKP is on Oct 31 - IRBM

Micro traders who are eligible to receive the Prihatin Special Grant (GKP) must submit their applications at the latest by Oct 31.|Read more >|SunDaily

 

New Malaysia | 2020 Political Crisis | Oct 26 2020 @ 14:00

BN lawmakers at PWTC for special meeting

Barisan Nasional (BN) lawmakers are now gathering at Umno headquarters in the Putra World Trade Centre (PWTC) here after the Perikatan Nasional (PN) government failed to convince the Yang di-Pertuan Agong to declare a nationwide emergency. |Read more >|TheVibes

New Malaysia | 2020 Political Crisis | Oct 26 2020 @ 14:00

Yang di-Pertuan Agong: No need to declare emergency

There is no need to declare a state of Emergency in the whole country or any parts of it, the Yang di-Pertuan Agong Al-Sultan Abdullah Ri’ayatuddin Al-Mustafa Billah Shah said in a statement today.|Read more >|SunDaily

New Malaysia | 2020 Political Crisis | Oct 26 2020 @ 08:00

Sacrifice Azmin and Hamzah Zainuddin in exchange for political truce, Muhyiddin told

Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin could secure the support of political opponents to stabilise his administration if he were willing to remove two ministers portrayed as the masterminds behind an abortive bid for emergency rule, said Senator Liew Chin Tong.|Read more >|Malaymail

 

New Malaysia | Govt: MCMC | Oct 26 2020 @ 13:00

MCMC imposes two-year freeze on issuance of new courier service licences

The Malaysian Communications and Multimedia Commission (MCMC) has decided to impose a two-year moratorium on the issuance of new courier service licences, effective Sept 14 this year until Sept 15, 2022.|Read more >|SunDaily

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October 24, 2020

New Malaysia | 2020 Political Crisis | Oct 24 2020 @ 13:00

No reason to justify an emergency, says Dr M

There is no justifiable reason for the Perikatan Nasional (PN) government to declare a state of emergency at the moment, former premier Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad said.|Read more >NST

New Malaysia | 2020 Political Crisis | Oct 24 2020 @ 13:00

'State of Emergency' proclamation will empower King to enact laws

A state of emergency proclamation will empower the Yang di-Pertuan Agong to enact laws (called ordinances), widen the Parliament and executive powers as well as override state power.|Read more >NST

New Malaysia | 2020 Political Crisis | Oct 24 2020 @ 12:00

King to discuss PM’s audience on Friday with Malay rulers soon - Istana Negara

Yang di-Pertuan Agong Al-Sultan Abdullah Ri’ayatuddin Al-Mustafa Billah Shah will discuss with Malay Rulers at Istana Negara soon on proposals submitted by Prime Minister Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin to His Majesty yesterday.|Read more >|SunDaily

New Malaysia | 2020 Political Crisis | Oct 24 2020 @ 13:00

No reason to justify an emergency, says Dr M

There is no justifiable reason for the Perikatan Nasional (PN) government to declare a state of emergency at the moment, former premier Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad said.|Read more >NST

New Malaysia | 2020 Political Crisis | Oct 24 2020 @ 11:00

Health D-G says some Covid-19 frontliners about to give up, calls for unity and togetherness

Health director-general Tan Sri Dr Noor Hisham Abdullah today warned that some overworked medical frontliners battling the Covid-19 outbreak are now prepared to throw in their towels.|Read more >|Malaymail

New Malaysia | 2020 Political Crisis | Oct 24 2020 @ 11:00

Amanah says no to emergency declaration

Parti Amanah Negara (Amanah) has strongly opposed the proposal to declare an emergency on the grounds of the Covid-19 threat. |Read more >|TheVibes

 

New Malaysia | 2020 Political Crisis | Oct 24 2020 @ 1:00

What other law to use when people don’t want polls? Annuar Musa asks critics after Muhyiddin’s rumoured ‘partial emergency’ bid

After heightened criticisms over Prime Minister Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin’s rumoured move to invoke ‘emergency’ powers, Umno secretary-general Tan Sri Annuar Musa questioned detractors, asking them to give a solution that would avoid the need for an election.|Read more >|Malaymail

New Malaysia | 2020 Political Crisis | Oct 24 2020 @ 07:00

‘Political, economic or health emergency’? There’s only The Emergency in Constitution, say lawyers

Several lawyers polled by Malay Mail have cast doubts over the feasibility of the rumoured so-called “partial emergency” dubbed either a political, economic or health emergency, following speculation yesterday that the government is seeking such powers.|Read more >|Malaymail

October 23, 2020

New Malaysia | 2020 Political Crisis | Oct 23 2020 @ 18:00

Six questions about: Declaring an emergency in Malaysia

Speculation is rife that the Cabinet has agreed to invoke emergency powers to help combat the third wave of the Covid-19 pandemic, but also in the midst of political instability of a weak Perikatan Nasional government.|Read more >|Malaymail

 

New Malaysia | 2020 Political Crisis | Oct 23 2020 @ 16:00

Could Cabinet declare ‘economic emergency’? Reports suggest morning meeting discussed options amid Covid-19 surges, political instability

Speculation is rife that the government may declare an “economic emergency” following this morning’s Cabinet meeting in Putrajaya.|Read more >|Malaymail

New Malaysia | 2020 Political Crisis | Oct 23 2020 @ 16:00

Putrajaya seeks emergency powers in fighting Covid-19

Prime Minister Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin is understood to be seeking an audience with the Yang di-Pertuan Agong to be conferred special emergency powers during the third wave of the Covid-19 pandemic.|Read more >|Malaymail

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October 24, 2020

New Malaysia | 2020 Political Crisis | Oct 24 2020 @ 13:00

No reason to justify an emergency, says Dr M

There is no justifiable reason for the Perikatan Nasional (PN) government to declare a state of emergency at the moment, former premier Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad said.|Read more >NST

New Malaysia | 2020 Political Crisis | Oct 24 2020 @ 13:00

'State of Emergency' proclamation will empower King to enact laws

A state of emergency proclamation will empower the Yang di-Pertuan Agong to enact laws (called ordinances), widen the Parliament and executive powers as well as override state power.|Read more >NST

New Malaysia | 2020 Political Crisis | Oct 24 2020 @ 12:00

King to discuss PM’s audience on Friday with Malay rulers soon - Istana Negara

Yang di-Pertuan Agong Al-Sultan Abdullah Ri’ayatuddin Al-Mustafa Billah Shah will discuss with Malay Rulers at Istana Negara soon on proposals submitted by Prime Minister Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin to His Majesty yesterday.|Read more >|SunDaily

New Malaysia | 2020 Political Crisis | Oct 24 2020 @ 13:00

No reason to justify an emergency, says Dr M

There is no justifiable reason for the Perikatan Nasional (PN) government to declare a state of emergency at the moment, former premier Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad said.|Read more >NST

New Malaysia | 2020 Political Crisis | Oct 24 2020 @ 11:00

Health D-G says some Covid-19 frontliners about to give up, calls for unity and togetherness

Health director-general Tan Sri Dr Noor Hisham Abdullah today warned that some overworked medical frontliners battling the Covid-19 outbreak are now prepared to throw in their towels.|Read more >|Malaymail

New Malaysia | 2020 Political Crisis | Oct 24 2020 @ 11:00

Amanah says no to emergency declaration

Parti Amanah Negara (Amanah) has strongly opposed the proposal to declare an emergency on the grounds of the Covid-19 threat. |Read more >|TheVibes

 

New Malaysia | 2020 Political Crisis | Oct 24 2020 @ 1:00

What other law to use when people don’t want polls? Annuar Musa asks critics after Muhyiddin’s rumoured ‘partial emergency’ bid

After heightened criticisms over Prime Minister Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin’s rumoured move to invoke ‘emergency’ powers, Umno secretary-general Tan Sri Annuar Musa questioned detractors, asking them to give a solution that would avoid the need for an election.|Read more >|Malaymail

New Malaysia | 2020 Political Crisis | Oct 24 2020 @ 07:00

‘Political, economic or health emergency’? There’s only The Emergency in Constitution, say lawyers

Several lawyers polled by Malay Mail have cast doubts over the feasibility of the rumoured so-called “partial emergency” dubbed either a political, economic or health emergency, following speculation yesterday that the government is seeking such powers.|Read more >|Malaymail

October 23, 2020

New Malaysia | 2020 Political Crisis | Oct 23 2020 @ 18:00

Six questions about: Declaring an emergency in Malaysia

Speculation is rife that the Cabinet has agreed to invoke emergency powers to help combat the third wave of the Covid-19 pandemic, but also in the midst of political instability of a weak Perikatan Nasional government.|Read more >|Malaymail

 

New Malaysia | 2020 Political Crisis | Oct 23 2020 @ 16:00