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Oct 31

New Malaysia | 1MDB Oct 31, 2018 @ 23:42

Police denies Justo's claims

Police vehemently denied today a claim made by 1MDB whistleblower and former PetroSaudi executive Xavier Andre Justo that a team of police officers from Bukit Aman had forced him to make confessions and sing praises of former prime minister Datuk Seri Najib Abdul Razak. |Read more >|SunDaily

 

New Malaysia | 1MDB Oct 31, 2018 @ 22:40

Petronas scraps gas delivery price hike after backlash

Petronas Daganagan Berhad (PBD) today decided to retain the prices of its Gas Petronas Home Delivery (GPHD) service following a public backlash on social media. |Read more >|Malaymail

 

New Malaysia | Overhaul Corruption Oct 31, 2018 @ 22:35

Development projects in PD which have corruption or kickbacks will be cancelled says Anwar

Port Dickson MP Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim has warned that he will cancel any projects in the constituency found to have elements of corruption or kickbacks by developers. |Read more >|TheStar

 

New Malaysia | New Initiatives Oct 31, 2018 @ 21:55

MPs asked not to accept sport association appointments

Youth and Sports Minister Syed Saddiq Syed Abdul Rahman today asked Members of Parliaments, including from the government, to refrain from accepting any appointments to lead sports associations in the country. |Read more >|SunDaily

 

New Malaysia | New Govt Oct 31, 2018 @ 21:43

EC has submitted a list of 13 new Sabah state seats to Dr M

The Election Commission (EC) has submitted the list of Sabah's 13 new state seats to Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohammad for further action.|Read more >|TheStar

 

New Malaysia | 1MDB Oct 31, 2018 @ 20:17

Judge wants Najib to be present in court for every proceeding

Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak (pic), who is facing seven charges involving power abuse, criminal breach of trust (CBT) and money laundering involving SRC International Sdn Bhd amounting to RM42mil, must be present in court for every proceeding against him.|Read more >|TheStar

New Malaysia | SST Oct 31, 2018 @ 20:00

MoF: Tax exemption for locally assembled buses

Finance Minister Lim Guan Eng today announced a Sales and Services Tax (SST) exemption for locally assembled buses purchased by bus operators with legal permits. |Read more >|Malaymail

 

New Malaysia | New Initiatives: MoH Oct 31, 2018 @ 19:52

B40 health protection scheme to be fully financed by govt: Dzulkefly

The Ministry of Health (MoH) today stressed that the health protection scheme for low-income households (B40) was not a form of insurance and to be fully financed by the government. |Read more > |SunDaily

 

New Malaysia | New Policies: MoE Oct 31, 2018 @ 19:32

Maszlee: Abolishing exams for Years One to Three next year aims to restore true spirit of PBS.

The decision to abolish examinations for pupils in Years One, Two and Three from next year is aimed at restoring the spirit and principles of the School-Based Assessment system (PBS). |Read more >|NST

 

New Malaysia | New Policies: Housing Oct 31, 2018 @ 19:22

Residents object to the eviction of B40, disabled from their homes

A group of residents from Ampang Jajar apartment in Butterworth, who are facing eviction, handed over a memorandum today objecting to the eviction notice issued by the state government. |Read more >|NST

 

New Malaysia | 1MDB Oct 31, 2018 @ 18:11

Ex-PM's 21 money laundering, 4 abuse of power charges transferred to High Court

The case of former prime minister Datuk Seri Najib Abdul Razak involving 21 money laundering charges and four abuse of power has been transferred to the High Court. |Read more >|SunDaily

 

New Malaysia | New Govt Oct 31, 2018 @ 18:10

Port Klang can become among world's 10 best ports: Transport Ministry

The Transport Ministry is working to enhance Port Klang’s operations efficiency to make it one of the top 10 best ports in the world, its minister Anthony Loke said today. |Read more >|NST

 

New Malaysia | 1MDB Oct 31, 2018 @ 18:10

Justo: Malaysian cops forced me to say ‘Najib was best PM’

Former PetroSaudi executive Xavier Justo revealed today that the Malaysian police had asked him to admit publicly that Datuk Seri Najib Razak was “the best prime minister” as part of his forced confession. |Read more >|Malaymail

 

New Malaysia | New Govt Oct 31, 2018 @ 18:00

Dr M: No need to talk about Malay supremacy if you are someone else's ‘coolie’

Malay rights groups should strive to increase their knowledge and steer clear of following in the missteps of former leaders before touting “ketuanan Melayu” or Malay supremacy, the prime minister said today.|Read more >|Malaymail

 

New Malaysia | New Initiatives Oct 31, 2018 @ 17:38

PM scheduled to visit Singapore to discuss water agreement

Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad is scheduled to be in Singapore for a visit this Nov 12, among others to discuss the water agreement with the Republic.|Read more > |SunDaily

 

New Malaysia | New Govt Oct 31, 2018 @ 17:30

DBKL to audit PPR and public housing to see if tenants belong to B40 group

Kuala Lumpur City Hall (DBKL) will conduct an audit on people’s housing projects (PPR) and other forms of public housing to determine if tenants are from the B40 category and that they are actually staying there instead of renting the units out. |Read more >|Malaymail

 

New Malaysia | New Initiatives Oct 31, 2018 @ 17:11

CAAM told to conduct periodical safety audit on airlines operating in M'sia

The Civil Aviation Authority of Malaysia (CAAM) has been asked to conduct safety audit on airlines operating in Malaysia from time to time in a move to prevent any untoward incidents. |Read more >|NST

 

New Malaysia | New Policies Oct 31, 2018 @ 17:02

Proposal to lower voting age, automatic voter registration agreed to in principle by political parties

The proposal to lower the voting age from 21 years to 18 and automatic voter registration were principally agreed by political parties from both divides today. |Read more >|NST

 

New Malaysia | New Govt Oct 31, 2018 @ 17:00

DBKL to take over GoKL free bus service, minister confirms

Kuala Lumpur City Hall (DBKL) will take over the GoKL free bus service from the Transport Ministry on January 1, said Federal Territories Minister Khalid Samad. |Read more >|Malaymail

 

New Malaysia | New Initiatives Oct 31, 2018 @ 16:42

Govt to provide entrepreneurial training to 50,000 local graduates

The Entrepreneur Development Ministry will provide entrepreneurial training to some 50,000 local graduates who have the qualifications but are not involved in the field.|Read more >|SunDaily

 

New Malaysia | Opposition Oct 31, 2018 @ 16:36

PAS: Mass mobilisation of bumiputras if govt ratifies ICERD

There will be a mass mobilisation of disgruntled Muslims and bumiputras nationwide if the government goes ahead to ratify the International Convention of All Forms of Racial.|Read more >|TheStar

 

New Malaysia | 1MDB Oct 31, 2018 @ 16:29

Najib reiterates call to make 1MDB-IPIC settlement agreements public

Former prime minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak has once again called on the Government to make the settlement agreement between International Petroleum Investment Co (IPIC) and 1Malaysia Development Bhd (1MDB) public. |Read more >|TheStar

 

New Malaysia | Reforms: Law Oct 31, 2018 @ 15:39

Dr M: ICERD ratification only after negotiations with all races

Malaysia will only ratify the International Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Racial Discrimination (ICERD) after negotiations with all the races, said Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad. |Read more >|TheStar

 

New Malaysia | New Initiatives Oct 31, 2018 @ 14:48

Data-sharing implemented to help the poor, Dewan Rakyat told

The e-Kasih system has been integrated with the systems of various agencies to ensure that the poor receive the necessary assistance, the Dewan Rakyat was told today. |Read more >|NST

 

New Malaysia | 1MDB Oct 31, 2018 @ 14:18

'Somebody' in Bank Negara knows about the land deal, says Dr M

Someone in Bank Negara “obviously knows” what happened to the proceeds of the central bank’s land purchase from the Finance Ministry, says Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad.|Read more >|TheStar

 

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Oct 31

New Malaysia | 1MDB Oct 31, 2018 @ 13:11

MACC not involved in Bank Negara probe

Anti-graft officers are not involved in the investigations being carried out against four Bank Negara Malaysia officials.|Read more >|TheStar

 

New Malaysia | New Policies Oct 31, 2018 @ 12:58

Jawi to be made heritage writing in schools - Teo Nie Ching

Jawi inscription will be made a heritage writing soon, the Dewan Rakyat was told today.​|Read more >|NST

New Malaysia | New Govt | Oct 31, 2018

Govt to bear RM7.4 bln in treatment cost for smoking-related illnesses

The government is expected to spend RM7.4 million in treatment cost for major illnesses caused by smoking, such as lung cancer and coronary heart problems by 2025, said Health Minister Datuk Seri Dr Dzulkefly Ahmad. |Read more >|BorneoPost

 

New Malaysia | New Govt Oct 31, 2018 @ 12:35

Women must lodge a police report for marital rape: Hanipa

Women must lodge police reports against any form of domestic violence including marital rape if they are the victims, said Deputy Minister in the Prime Minister's Department Mohamed Hanipa Maidin. |Read more >|SunDaily

 

New Malaysia | New Govt Oct 31, 2018 @ 12:35

Putrajaya committed to reviewing water price to Singapore, says deputy minister

The Malaysia government still wants to revisit the price of untreated water sold to Singapore and is trying to start negotiations with the republic, said Senator Datuk Marzuki Yahya. |Read more >|Malaymail

 

New Malaysia | New Policies Oct 31, 2018 @ 12:18

Gobind: MYTV should provide an explanation on broadcast interruption

Communications and Multimedia Minister Gobind Singh Deo wants MYTV Broadcasting Sdn Bhd (MYTV) to release an official statement on the company’s present position. |Read more >|NST

 

New Malaysia | New Govt Oct 31, 2018 @ 12:15

M'sia firms, the public must stop the idea of receiving incentives, subsidies from govt: Mahathir

Malaysian firms and the public need to overcome the idea of receiving incentives and subsidies from the government said Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad.|Read more >|SunDaily

 

New Malaysia | New Govt | Oct 31, 2018

PKR vice-president wants draconian laws removed

With a few days to go before Sabah Parti Keadilan Rakyat (PKR) members cast their votes in the party’s on-going election, incumbent Vice President Dr Xavier Jayakumar Arulanandammy is taking time to meet up with grassroots leaders. |Read more >|BorneoPost

 

New Malaysia | New Govt Oct 31, 2018 @ 12:00

FT: Lending rules set to frustrate any affordable housing bid in Budget 2019

Bank Negara Malaysia’s expected persistence with its allegedly strict loan guidelines will likely foil policies towards more affordable homes in Budget 2019, according to the Financial Times. |Read more >|Malaymail

 

New Malaysia | New Govt Oct 31, 2018 @ 11:50

NRD: We didn't issue two MyKads to PKR party polls candidate

The National Registration Department (NRD) today clarified that it had never issued two identity cards ― also known as MyKad ― to a candidate for a PKR division chief position. |Read more >|Malaymail

 

New Malaysia | New Govt Oct 31, 2018 @ 11:50

Keen Malay rights advocate, Rais Yatim now says ‘ketuanan Melayu’ not in Constitution

Former minister Tan Sri Rais Yatim appears to have changed his view on “ketuanan Melayu” or Malay supremacy, tweeting today that the concept he had long championed “has no place” in Malaysia’s constitution. |Read more >|Malaymail

 

New Malaysia | New Govt Oct 31, 2018 @ 11:45

Hike in cigarette prices does not cut the number of smokers, says Dzulkefly

The increase in cigarette prices has not had any major impact in reducing the number of smokers in the country, as Malaysians can still afford them, according to Datuk Seri Dr Dzulkefly Ahmad. |Read more >|SunDaily

 

New Malaysia | New Initiatives | Oct 31, 2018

RM170 mln to address NRW issue

The Federal Government has allocated RM170 million to reduce the non-revenue water (NRW) rate in Sabah, said Water, Land and Natural Resources Minister Dr A Xavier Jayakumar. |Read more >|BorneoPost

 

New Malaysia | Overhaul Corruption Oct 31, 2018 @ 10:35

Four BNM officials put on leave pending investigations intoRM2bil land purchase

Four Bank Negara Malaysia officials have been told to go on leave pending investigations into the January purchase of land valued at RM2bil.|Read more > |TheStar

 

New Malaysia | New Policies Oct 31, 2018 @ 08:45

Ipoh-lygamy: Perak to make it easier for men to practice polygamy

The Perak government plans to amend Section 23 of the Islamic Family Enactment (Perak) 2004 to make it easier for Muslim men to enter into polygamy. |Read more >|NST

 

New Malaysia | 1MDB Oct 31, 2018 @ 08:41

Najib's donation claim false, says ex-MACC chief

The Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) has found Datuk Seri Najib Razak’s claim that the RM2.6 billion he received was a donation from Saudi royalty to be false after the agency met United States’ officials in Washington. |Read more >|NST

 

New Malaysia | New Policies Oct 31, 2018 @ 08:25

Political party branches can be set up in public Universities after AUKU amended

Political parties can set up branches in public universities after the Universities and University Colleges Act 1971 (AUKU) is amended, Education Minister Dr Maszlee Malik. |Read more >|SunDaily

 

New Malaysia | New Initiatives | Oct 31, 2018

CM: S’wak to build 600 more telco towers next year

Another 600 telecommunication towers are expected to be built throughout Sarawak next year. |Read more >|BorneoPost

 

New Malaysia | New Policies | Oct 31, 2018

Projects without open tenders cancelled

Water, Land and Natural Resources Minister Dr Xavier Jayakumar Arulanandam is ensuring that the ministry will be transparent in its dealings, especially in the awarding of contracts.|Read more >|BorneoPost

 

New Malaysia | 1MDB Oct 31, 2018 @ 08:25

Cops will act against Najib, Rosmah if link to model's murder is proven: Muhyiddin

Home Minister Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin said police won't hesitate to take action against former Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Abdul Razak and his wife Datin Seri Rosmah Mansor if they are implicated in the murder of Mongolian model Altantuya Shaariibuu. |Read more >|SunDaily

 

New Malaysia | New Initiatives | Oct 31, 2018

Quantum assistance to babies born in S’wak from Jan 1, next year

The Sarawak government will be giving quantum assistance to all babies born from Jan 1, next year. |Read more >|BorneoPost

 

New Malaysia | New Projects Oct 31, 2018 @ 08:20

Johor MB to raise 'crooked bridge' proposal with PM today, ahead of Singapore talks

The proposal to build a third bridge linking Johor to Singapore,  will be discussed by the Johor government in the Malaysia-Singapore Joint Ministerial Committee (JMC) Meeting in Singapore next month.|Read more >|Malaymail

 

New Malaysia | New Policies Oct 31, 2018 @ 07:36

No agenda in accepting Umno MPs into Bersatu: Mukhriz

Parti Pribumi Bersatu Malaysia (Bersatu) does not have any hidden agenda following its decision to accept Umno members of Parliament to join the party. |Read more >|SunDaily

 

New Malaysia | Overhaul Corruption Oct 31, 2018 @ 07:00

We just cannot get rid of corruption overnight, says Prime Minister

It’s no easy task ridding the country of corruption as past Barisan Nasional policies have made the people dependent on the government for handouts, says Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad. |Read more >|TheStar

 

New Malaysia | Overhaul Corruption Oct 31, 2018 @ 00:01

Defence Ministry receives investigation committee preliminary report

The Ministry of Defence has received a preliminary report from the governance, procurement and finance investigation committee which was initiated to look into suspect dealings in the ministry carried out during the previous administration.|Read more > |SunDaily

 

New Malaysia | New Initiatives | Oct 31, 2018

Committee tasked with improving public beaches in Miri

Miri City Council’s (MCC) tourism development committee will find ways to improve public beaches here through the newly formed special beach committee. |Read more >|BorneoPost

 

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Oct 30

New Malaysia | New Govt Oct 30, 2018 @ 23:00

Putrajaya wants Petronas clarification over the gas delivery price hike

Putrajaya is demanding an explanation from Petronas after a photo listing increased prices for its gas delivery service went viral today.|Read more >|Malaymail

 

New Malaysia | New Policies Oct 30, 2018 @ 23:00

Wealth of MP's should be monitored during tenure in Parliament

The Governance, Integrity and Anti-Corruption Centre (GIACC) director-general Tan Sri Abu Kassim Mohamed (pix) said it is more important to monitor the parliamentary members' property expansion during their tenure in the parliament. |Read more >|SunDaily

 

New Malaysia | New Govt Oct 30, 2018 @ 23:00

Not on my watch: Tun M

Corruption, that was widespread with the previous government, will not be allowed to rear its ugly head under the current administration, said Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad. |Read more >|SunDaily

 

New Malaysia | 1MDB Oct 30, 2018 @ 23:00

Najib denies committing fraud to pay IPIC

Datuk Seri Najib Razak denied today the Attorney-General’s allegations that he had stolen US$5.78 billion (RM24.1 billion) in public funds to pay Abu Dhabi’s sovereign wealth fund International Petroleum Investment Company (IPIC). |Read more >|Malaymail

 

New Malaysia | 1MDB Oct 30, 2018 @ 22:34

Home Ministry gets latest info on Jho Low's whereabouts

The Home Ministry has obtained information on the latest whereabouts of Low Taek Jho or Jho Low, its minister Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin said today. |Read more >|SunDaily

 

New Malaysia | New Policies Oct 30, 2018 @ 22:09

Zero Reject Policy to be implemented next year: Maszlee

The Education Ministry will implement the Zero Reject Policy in stages next year to ensure special needs students (MBK) and undocumented children have access to education. |Read more >|NST

 

New Malaysia | New Govt Oct 30, 2018 @ 22:00

Deputy finance minister defends govt taking new loans to roll over debts

More than half of new loans taken by the government during the year are used to roll over its debts, the Dewan Rakyat was told today. |Read more >|Malaymail

 

New Malaysia | New Initiatives Oct 30, 2018 @ 21:22

Ministry to issue temporary APs to import sugar due to a shortage

Temporary approved permits (APs) to import refined sugar will be issued soon to meet the current demand for it among food and beverage producers in the country. |Read more > |NST

 

New Malaysia | New Govt Oct 30, 2018 @ 20:00

Minister backs law aimed at curbing economic sabotage

A federal minister said today he supports a proposed law aimed at curbing economic sabotage. |Read more >|Malaymail

 

New Malaysia | Facts and Stats Oct 30, 2018 @ 20:00

Study: Most properties around MRT stations unaffordable for M40, B40 groups

A majority of housing projects built close to the MRT-SBK line are not affordable for the M40 and B40 groups, a think-tank says. |Read more >|Malaymail

 

New Malaysia | New Govt Oct 30, 2018 @ 19:00

Maszlee questions Najib on funds promised to Tamil schools

Education Minister Dr Maszlee Malik once again hit out at former prime minister Datuk Seri Najib Razak who has been evading the issue over allocation for Tamil schools in the country.​|Read more >|Malaymail

New Malaysia | New Initiatives Oct 30, 2018 @ 18:28

Proposal to ease Cameron Highlands' traffic jam submitted to Fed Govt

The state government has submitted a proposal to alleviate the traffic congestion in Cameron Highlands to the federal government. |Read more >|NST

 

New Malaysia | 1MDB Oct 30, 2018 @ 18:11

PAC proceedings on 1MDB called off indefinitely

The Public Accounts Committee indefinitely postponed its proceedings on 1Malaysia Development Bhd (1MDB) on the suggestion of the Attorney-General’s Chambers.​|Read more >|NST

New Malaysia | New Govt Oct 30, 2018 @ 18:02

Shortage of Chinese primary school teachers in the spotlight again

Chinese organisations and educational groups urge the Education Ministry to be more transparent about its data on Chinese primary school teachers, saying the figures provided by the ministry do not add up. |Read more >|SunDaily

 

New Malaysia | New Govt Oct 30, 2018 @ 17:50

Proposal to turn Jakim into a ministry requires an in-depth study

A proposal to turn the Malaysian Islamic Development Department (Jakim) into a ministry requires an in-depth study.|Read more > |NST

 

New Malaysia | New Govt Oct 30, 2018 @ 17:10

No decision yet on CGT implementation, says deputy minister

The government has not made any decision regarding the implementation of the Capital Gains Tax (CGT), the Dewan Rakyat heard today. |Read more >|SunDaily

 

New Malaysia | Reforms: Law Oct 30, 2018 @ 17:00

Deputy minister: Putrajaya wants political financing law in place before GE15

Putrajaya is hopeful that a new law regulating political financing will be tabled and put in place before the current government’s term ends. |Read more >|Malaymail

 

New Malaysia | 1MDB Oct 30, 2018 @ 16:40

Parliament watchdog says AG asked to pause 1MDB probe

The Public Accounts Committee (PAC) clarified today that the indefinite postponement of its fresh investigation on 1MDB was done on the attorney-general’s request. |Read more >|Malaymail

 

New Malaysia | New Govt Oct 30, 2018 @ 16:40

Johor PKR leader unhappy PPBM accepted Umno crossovers

A Johor PKR leader today disagreed with Parti Pribumi Bersatu Malaysia (PPBM) for accepting Umno leaders who crossed over to join the Pakatan Harapan (PH) coalition.|Read more >|Malaymail

 

New Malaysia | Overhaul: Bkt Kukus Oct 30, 2018 @ 16:39

Police to record statements from more people following the investigation into Bukit Kukus landslide

Penang police have recorded statements from more than 40 individuals following the investigation into the Bukit Kukus landslide on Oct 19 which claimed nine lives.|Read more >|NST

 

New Malaysia | SST Oct 30, 2018 @ 16:34

Guan Eng: 5-10% discounts for new homes

Hopeful homeowners can now rejoice, as the costs of new homes are expected to fall between five and 10%.
|Read more > |TheStar

 

New Malaysia | New Govt Oct 30, 2018 @ 16:21

No money deal for Umno leaders to cross over: Tun Mahathir

un Dr Mahathir Mohamad said Parti Pribumi Bersatu Malaysia (Bersatu) did not strike any deal with Members of Parliament (MPs) from Umno, including offering them money to cross over.|Read more >|SunDaily

 

New Malaysia | 1MDB Oct 30, 2018 @ 16:10

1MDB was not tampered with, says former PAC chairman

Former Public Accounts Committee (PAC) chairman Datuk Seri Hassan Ariffin has denied any knowledge that the 2016 Auditor-General's report on 1MDB was tampered with during his tenure as the chairman. |Read more >|SunDaily

 

New Malaysia | New Govt Oct 30, 2018 @ 16:10

More corrupt government officers to face the law: Tun M

Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad today revealed that more senior government officers from the previous administration will face legal action for corruption. |Read more >|SunDaily

 

New Malaysia | 1MDB Oct 30, 2018 @ 16:05

AG says Malaysia doesn’t have to pay US$4.32b to IPIC as 1MDB defrauded

The Malaysian government will ask the UK courts to affirm that the country does not have to pay a US$4.32 billion (RM18 billion) sum to Abu Dhabi's International Petroleum Investment Company or Aabar Investments PJS as Malaysia's 1Malaysia Development Berhad (1MDB) was allegedly defrauded by Datuk Seri Najib Razak, Attorney-General Tommy Thomas said today.|Read more >|Malaymail

 

New Malaysia | New Policies Oct 30, 2018 @ 15:50

Govt targets in increase self-sufficiency level for food to 80pc by 2023, says minister

The government targets to increase its self-sufficiency level (SSL) for food from the current 70 per cent to 80 per cent by year 2023, said Agriculture and Agro-Based Industry Minister Datuk Salahuddin Ayub. |Read more >|Malaymail

 

New Malaysia | New Policies Oct 30, 2018 @ 15:45

Inclusive economy to boost people's purchasing power

The government seeks to create an inclusive economy that would boost the people’s purchasing power.|Read more > |NST

 

New Malaysia | New Policies Oct 30, 2018 @ 15:45

Child seats to be mandatory by 2020, transport minister says

Parents will be required to install child seats in their cars in two more years if Transport Minister Anthony Loke’s plan goes ahead. |Read more >|Malaymail

 

New Malaysia | New Govt Oct 30, 2018 @ 15:45

Legalising marijuana, morphine can reduce prison costs, law minister tells Parliament

Datuk Liew Vui Keong today said that the government can reduce prison maintenance costs if certain dangerous drugs such as morphine and cannabis (marijuana) are reclassified, as these have medicinal value. |Read more >|Malaymail

 

New Malaysia | New Govt Oct 30, 2018 @ 15:45

High Court allows MAB's bid to strike out MH370 negligence suit

The High Court here has granted an application by Malaysia Airlines Berhad (MAB) to strike out the negligence suit filed against the firm by 76 next-of-kin representing 32 passengers on board the ill-fated Flight MH370.|Read more >|TheStar

 

New Malaysia | New Policies Oct 30, 2018 @ 15:45

Question posed to a ministry can only be answered by relevant minister or deputy, rules Speaker

It is compulsory for the related minister or his deputy to be present in the Dewan Rakyat for the oral question-answer session should any questions be directed at them. |Read more >|SunDaily

 

New Malaysia | PD By-election Oct 30, 2018 @ 15:29

Anwar welcome to explain himself, says Bersih

Election candidates are welcome to explain themselves, Bersih 2.0 executive director Yap Swee Seng said yesterday after Port Dickson MP Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim (pix) claimed that he did not commit any election offences during the by-election.|Read more >|SunDaily

 

New Malaysia | New Policies Oct 30, 2018 @ 15:25

Streamlining syariah laws: Engage Jakim and mufti from all states, govt told

Negeri Sembilan Mufti Datuk Mohd Yusof Ahmad welcomed efforts by the Federal Government to streamline and coordinate the syariah laws in the country. |Read more > |NST

 

New Malaysia | New Govt Oct 30, 2018 @ 15:22

15 seconds and RM1,975 to end a life, says Law Minister

It takes only 15 seconds and RM1,975 to end the life of an inmate on death row, says Minister in the Prime Minister's Department Datuk Liew Vui Keong. |Read more >|TheStar

 

New Malaysia | New Govt Oct 30, 2018 @ 15:21

RM20m spent to repair schools in 10 months

The government spent RM20.57 million to repair 446 schools nationwide which had been damaged by floods and storms from January until this month. |Read more >|NST

 

New Malaysia | New Policies Oct 30, 2018 @ 15:19

No more middlemen in hiring of Nepalese workers, says Kulasegaran

The use of middlemen in the hiring of Nepalese foreign workers will be eliminated as all deals will be done through a government-to-government (G2G) initiative, says Human Resources Minister M. Kulasegaran. |Read more >|TheStar

 

New Malaysia | Overhaul Oct 30, 2018 @ 15:09

MyPPP wants MACC to investigate Kayveas' claim

People's Progressive Party (MyPPP) urged the Malaysian Anti Corruption Commission (MACC) to investigate an allegation by Tan Sri M. Kayveas that RM36 million was given to the party this year. |Read more >|NST

 

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Oct 30

New Malaysia | New Policies Oct 30, 2018 @ 13:51

Penang mufti calls for in depth study before streamlining Syariah laws

Penang Mufti Datuk Seri Dr Wan Salim Wan Mohd Noor has called for a comprehensive study and discussion before implementing the streamlined syariah laws as announced by Minister in the Prime Minister’s Department Datuk Seri Dr Mujahid Yusof Rawa. |Read more >|NST

 

New Malaysia | New Govt Oct 30, 2018 @ 13:50

Govt’s integrity watchman says no plan yet to compel MPs, hopefuls to declare assets

The government has yet to discuss a proposal to make asset declaration mandatory for all MPs or election candidates, Tan Sri Abu Kassim Mohamed said today. |Read more >|Malaymail

 

New Malaysia | New Govt Oct 30, 2018 @ 13:24

Civil servants should give undivided loyalty: Dr Ismail

Members of the civil service should uphold the principle of undivided loyalty to the country, the Yang di-Pertuan Agong and the ruling government, said the Chief Secretary to the Government, Datuk Seri Dr Ismail Bakar . |Read more >|SunDaily

 

New Malaysia | New Initiatives Oct 30, 2018 @ 13:18

Malaysia's early tsunami warning system sufficient, says deputy minister

The tsunami warning system installed nationwide is sufficient to give early warning on any such incoming disaster. |Read more >|NST

 

New Malaysia | New Policies Oct 30, 2018 @ 13:00

Full disclosure on all land deals in KL City Plan, FT minister says

The public will be able to get the full information on all land use within the national capital once the Kuala Lumpur City Plan 2020 is gazetted in mid November, Khalid Samad said today. |Read more >|Malaymail

 

New Malaysia | New Projects Oct 30, 2018 @ 12:56

Johor in talks with Airbus to set up aviation maintenance hub in Kulai

The Johor government will be discussing with one of the world's leading aerospace corporation, Airbus, in having its aviation maintenance here. |Read more >|TheStar

 

New Malaysia | Opposition Oct 30, 2018 @ 12:45

Dr Wee: Johor MB’s 'crooked bridge' proposal just to please PM’s unfulfilled dream

The proposed “crooked bridge” by Johor Mentri Besar Datuk Osman Sapian is merely a suggestion to please Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad, as it has been the dream of the prime minister to replace the Johor-Singapore causeway, says Datuk Seri Dr Wee Ka Siong.|Read more >|TheStar

 

New Malaysia | New Projects Oct 30, 2018 @ 12:12

BN govt paid RM257mil over cancellation of crooked bridge in 2006, says Baru Bian

The previous administration had paid some RM257mil in compensation for the cancellation of the crooked bridge 12 years ago, says Works Minister Baru Bian.|Read more >|TheStar

 

New Malaysia | New Govt Oct 30, 2018 @ 11:52

People have become used to getting salary for doing nothing, says Mahathir 

One of the major problems facing the government is that the people have become used to "getting a salary for doing nothing", said Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad. |Read more >|SunDaily

 

New Malaysia | New Initiatives Oct 30, 2018 @ 11:49

EC to display names of over 32,000 inactive voters

The Election Commission of Malaysia (EC) will exhibit 32,163 names of registered voters with non-active status identity cards in the National Registration Department (NRD) records for the past few years, beginning today until Nov 12. |Read more >|NST

 

New Malaysia | PKR Party Polls Oct 30, 2018 @ 11:47

Sabah, Sarawak PKR polls to determine Rafizi, Azmin's bid for the deputy presidency

With Sabah and Sarawak being the remaining states yet to hold their PKR election, the votes by their members will determine whether Datuk Seri Mohamed Azmin Ali or Mohd Rafizi Ramli gets to be the party deputy president. |Read more >|NST

 

New Malaysia | New Policies Oct 30, 2018 @ 11:35

Dr M: Foreign investors will be protected

Malaysia will protect foreign investors keen to invest in the country, but who may be mistreated due to corruption when dealing with government officers, said Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad. |Read more >|Malaymail

 

New Malaysia | New Projects Oct 30, 2018 @ 11:29

Crooked bridge still in the proposal stage

The proposed construction of a crooked bridge is still being studied by the government, said Works Minister Baru Bian.|Read more >|SunDaily

 

New Malaysia | New Govt Oct 30, 2018 @ 11:26

Dr M: 'Cash is king' policy of BN govt resulted in crutch mentality among the rakyat

The previous Barisan Nasional government's policy that "cash is king" has caused the rakyat to become dependent on the government, says Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad. |Read more >|TheStar

 

New Malaysia | New Govt Oct 30, 2018 @ 11:20

Dr M explains why Putrajaya snubbed RM100m donation to Tabung Harapan

Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad disclosed today that his administration rejected a company’s offer of RM100 million for Tabung Harapan Malaysia as it suspected corrupt motives. |Read more >|Malaymail

 

New Malaysia | Opposition Oct 30, 2018 @ 11:10

Ku Nan: I had nothing to do with FT land sale, it was all PMO under BN rule

The controversial sale of hectares of public land to private developers in Kuala Lumpur was approved by the Prime Minister’s Office when the Barisan Nasional (BN) was in government, according to Datuk Seri Tengku Adnan Tengku Mansor. |Read more >|Malaymail

 

New Malaysia | Opposition Oct 30, 2018 @ 11:06

Plastic waste now up for auction in Selangor

Selangor will be holding a plastic waste auction starting next month, in an innovative way to deal with the illegal recycling factories mushrooming within its borders. |Read more >|Malaymail

 

New Malaysia | New Govt Oct 30, 2018 @ 10:47

Dr M: We don't make deals with criminals

We don't make deals with criminals, says Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad. |Read more >|TheStar

 

New Malaysia | New Policies Oct 29, 2018 @ 10:31

Banks to report cash transactions above RM25k as at Jan 1, 2019

As at Jan 1, 2019, banks must report any cash transactions exceeding RM25,000 in their daily cash threshold report, a reduction from the current RM50,000 limit.|Read more >|TheStar

 

New Malaysia | SST Oct 30, 2018 @ 10:15

Rehda expects some cost savings with SST waiver

The Real Estate and Housing Developers’ Association Malaysia (Rehda) says it expects some savings in development cost following the government’s move to exempt basic construction materials and construction services from the Sales and Services Tax (SST) in the effort to reduce house prices. |Read more >|NST

 

New Malaysia | PD By-election Oct 30, 2018 @ 08:56

Anwar denies wrongdoing during PD by-election

Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim has denied any wrongdoing during the Port Dickson by-election as levelled against him by electoral watchdog Bersih 2.0. |Read more >|SunDaily

 

New Malaysia | PD By-election Oct 30, 2018 @ 08:15

Special Branch will not be shut down: Muhyiddin

The Special Branch will not be shut down as there is no concrete proof that there had been an abuse of power during Barisan Nasional's reign in government, says Home Minister Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin.|Read more >|SunDaily

 

New Malaysia | New Govt Oct 30, 2018 @ 07:19

Taking in new members does not mean bringing in Umno culture: Muhyiddin

The Umno culture will not seep into Parti Pribumi Bersatu Malaysia (Bersatu) even though the latter had an open policy about taking in members. |Read more >|SunDaily

 

New Malaysia | New Govt Oct 30, 2018 @ 07:18

Channel all complaints to the central election committee, Anwar tells PKR members

PKR de-facto leader Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim has urged party leaders and members to be objective when highlighting grouses. |Read more >|NST

 

New Malaysia | New Initiatives | Oct 30, 2018

RM7 billion for development since last year

The Sarawak government has approved more than RM7 billion in allocations to implement various development projects in the state since January last year. |Read more >|BorneoPost

 

New Malaysia | New Policies | Oct 30, 2018

Rural infrastructure projects the focus of Sarawak govt — Minister

Rural infrastructure development projects will continue to be given priority by the Sarawak government, although some of these projects have been cancelled by the federal government. |Read more >|BorneoPost

 

New Malaysia | New Govt Oct 29, 2018 @ 07:00

Report lodged against ‘Sultan Mansor Shah III’

The state government has lodged a police report against a new self-proclaimed Sultan of Melaka. |Read more >|TheStar

 

New Malaysia | New Policies Oct 29, 2018 @ 07:00

Syariah laws to be streamlined says Mujahid

Efforts are being made by the government to streamline and coordinate Syariah laws nationwide, says Datuk Seri Dr Mujahid Yusof. |Read more >|TheStar

 

New Malaysia | Opposition Oct 30, 2018 @ 00:20

Isn’t ending Malay supremacy against PPBM’s own interests? Umno veep asks

Umno vice-president Datuk Seri Mohamed Khaled Nordin today criticised Syed Saddiq Syed Abdul Rahman over the latter’s remarks on the topic of “Ketuanan Melayu”, or Malay supremacy. |Read more >|Malaymail

 

New Malaysia | New Initiatives | Oct 30, 2018

GPS reps get funds to fix, rebuild homes

The Sarawak government is allocating RM1 million under a state-funded programme to each GPS assemblyman for repair and rebuilding of houses and longhouses in their respective constituencies. |Read more >|BorneoPost

 

New Malaysia | 1MDB Oct 29, 2018 @ 23:38

Changes made to original Auditor-General's report on 1MDB, Dewan Rakyat told

Changes were made to the Auditor-General's Report on 1Malaysia Development Berhad (1MDB) on the instructions of certain parties during the time of the previous government, the Dewan Rakyat was told today. |Read more >|SunDaily

 

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New Malaysia | Overhaul Oct 29, 2018 @ 22:40

Ramkarpal urges cops to quiz Najib, Rosmah over Altantuya murder allegations

A Member of Parliament has urged the Home Ministry to get statements from Pekan MP Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak and his wife Datin Seri Rosmah Mansor in connection to the latest allegations that they were involved in the Altantuya Shaariibuu murder case.|Read more > |Malaymail

 

New Malaysia | New Policies Oct 29, 2018 @ 22:40

Deputy minister: Jobless graduates from ministry’s training institute to be hired on a contract basis

Deputy Health Minister Dr Lee Boon Chye today assured that graduates from the Health Ministry Training Institute (ILKKM) who have been unemployed since 2016 will be hired on a contract basis starting January next year. |Read more >|Malaymail

 

New Malaysia | New Policies Oct 29, 2018 @ 21:40

DBKL to work with private operators on wheel-clamping starting Nov 1

Beginning November 1, Kuala Lumpur City Hall (DBKL) will work with private operators on the wheel-clamping action taken on vehicles. |Read more >|Malaymail

 

New Malaysia | GE14 Promises: UEC Oct 29, 2018 @ 21:40

Minister: Status of Bahasa Melayu, racial unity key pillars in UEC recognition

Upholding the status of Bahasa Melayu and the issue of racial unity and harmony are the two main pillars considered in the study related to recognition of the Unified Examination Certificate (UEC), Education Minister Dr Maszlee Malik said. |Read more >|Malaymail

 

New Malaysia | New Govt Oct 29, 2018 @ 21:17

Reformation entails a complete overhaul of the existing system: Anwar

Pakatan Harapan’s call for reformation of the administration following the 14th General Election must go beyond mere patching up of a current system that was based on the narrow-mindedness of the past administration. |Read more >|NST

 

New Malaysia | Overhaul Oct 29, 2018 @ 20:28

Lawyer Shafee's diplomatic passport revoked: Foreign Minister

Controversial veteran lawyer Tan Sri Muhammad Shafee Abdullah’s diplomatic passport has been revoked, confirmed the Foreign Ministry. |Read more >|NST

 

New Malaysia | New Govt Oct 29, 2018 @ 20:17

Tabung Harapan Malaysia to stop collection on Dec 31

The Cabinet has agreed to close the Tabung Harapan Malaysia (THM) account on Dec 31, seven months after it was formed on May 30.|Read more >|NST

 

New Malaysia | Overhaul Oct 29, 2018 @ 20:40

40 Umno MPs offered a chance to join PPBM? I have faith in Pakatan pact, Anwar says

Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim said today he has faith in the Pakatan Harapan coalition despite reports that 40 Umno MPs could cross over to PPBM.|Read more >|Malaymail

 

New Malaysia | New Policies Oct 29, 2018 @ 19:32

Johor to expand low carbon policy outside Iskandar Malaysia areas

Johor is extending its low carbon policy to other district councils outside the Iskandar Malaysia areas, according to state Local Government, Science and Technology committee chairman Tan Hong Pin. |Read more >|SunDaily

 

New Malaysia | New Govt Oct 29, 2018 @ 18:45

No abuse of power as City Hall premises were rented for function

Khalid Samad has shot down claims that he abused his position as Federal Territories Minister to allow his party to hold a function at a City Hall premises.​|Read more >|NST

 

New Malaysia | New Govt Oct 29, 2018 @ 17:29

Mahathir's offer to Zahid can achieve two goals

TUN Dr Mahathir Mohamad's proposal to Datuk Seri Ahmad Zahid Hamidi to dissolve Umno and join Parti Pribumi Bersatu Malaysia (PPBM), as claimed by the latter, is described by political analysts as "killing two birds with one stone". |Read more >|SunDaily

 

New Malaysia | Opposition Oct 29, 2018 @ 17:17

The opposition should support the PM, says Annuar

For now the opposition must support Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad. Tan Sri Annuar Musa made this curious declaration when he was asked about the possibility of UMNO members leaving en-masse to join Parti Pribumi Bersatu Malaysia. |Read more >|NST

 

New Malaysia | Opposition Oct 29, 2018 @ 17:10

Court orders for Najib, 7 others to be reinstated in suit filed by Bala's family

Businessman Deepak Jaikishan, who was sued by the family of private investigator P.Balasubramaniam, or PI Bala, has been instructed to serve a notice to reinstate the names of Datuk Seri Najib Razak and seven others in the lawsuit. |Read more >|NST

 

New Malaysia | Reforms Oct 29, 2018 @ 16:37

People's voices to be taken into account in the ratification of six human rights treaties

The ratification of the six human rights treaties will be considered in accordance with the Federal Constitution, the nation's ethnic and religious diversity and taking into account the voice of the people especially in sensitive issues, the Dewan Rakyat was told today. |Read more >|SunDaily

 

New Malaysia | New Govt Oct 29, 2018 @ 16:36

Penang govt seeks to challenge EC's redelineation exercise despite the conclusion of GE14

The Penang government intends to challenge the Election Commission's (EC) redelineation exercise of electoral boundaries, which it claimed was not drawn constitutionally, despite the conclusion of the 14th general election.|Read more >|TheStar

 

New Malaysia | New Govt Oct 29, 2018 @ 16:10

Six thrusts under the 'Harapan Rural Development Plan'

The 2018-2023 Harapan Rural Development Plan, aimed at stimulating development in the rural areas, has six thrusts - infrastructure, economy, entrepreneurship, human capital, women and delivery system. |Read more >|NST

 

New Malaysia | 1MDB Oct 29, 2018 @ 15:56

PAC delays 1MDB reinvestigation, no reason given

Parliament’s Public Accounts Committee (PAC) has postponed its reinvestigation of the 1Malaysia Development Berhad (1MDB) financial scandal to a later date yet to be fixed. |Read more > |Malaymail

 

New Malaysia | New Govt Oct 29, 2018 @ 15:56

Annuar Musa claims Umno MPs have been asked to join Bersatu

Umno secretary-general Tan Sri Annuar Musa (pic) claims that Parti Pribumi Bersatu Malaysia has approached MPs from his party to jump ship. |Read more >|TheStar

 

New Malaysia | Reforms Oct 29, 2018 @ 15:44

Ratifying treaty will not take away Malay rights

Laws related to the International Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Racial Discrimination (ICERD) will still need to be passed in Parliament before it can be gazetted.|Read more >|SunDaily

 

New Malaysia | New Govt Oct 29, 2018 @ 14:01

Don't accuse if you don't know police procedures, Sanjeevan told

Malaysian Crime Watch (MyWatch) chairman Datuk R Sri Sanjeevan has been reminded not to blindly point fingers at the police with regard to his claim that there are attempts to cover up an alleged case of molest involving a politician and a 15-year-old girl in Perlis. |Read more >|NST

 

New Malaysia | New Govt Oct 29, 2018 @ 14:00

Putrajaya says could still intercede if airlines don’t limit peak airfare hikes

The government’s previous proposal for an airfare ceiling could still be implemented if airlines do not control price spikes during peak periods around major festivals, said Deputy Transport Minister Kamarudin Jaffar. |Read more >|Malaymail

 

New Malaysia | GE14 Promises Oct 29, 2018 @ 13:58

Minister: Cabinet to get UEC report next year

A full report by the special committee on recognising the Unified Examination Certificate (UEC) will be presented to the Cabinet in 2019, Education Minister Maszlee Malik told Parliament today. |Read more > |Malaymail

 

New Malaysia | Overhaul: Corruption Oct 29, 2018 @ 13:50

DAP rep lodges MACC report over Tanjung Manis water supply project

Sarawak DAP vice-chairman David Wong Kee Woan today lodged a report with the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission on alleged irregularities involving RM850,989,967.70 in relation to the Tanjung Manis water pipeline project. |Read more >|Malaymail

 

New Malaysia | New Govt Oct 29, 2018 @ 13:42

Need for a high-level committee to tackle the influx of foreigners in the agro sector: Agriculture minister

A new committee at the highest Cabinet level is needed to look into the issue of foreigners taking up sites at farmers markets (Pasar Tani) and farms in Malaysia. |Read more >|NST

 

New Malaysia | New Initiatives Oct 29, 2018 @ 13:34

Puspahanas to begin operation in June next year

The National Defence Study Centre (Puspahanas), currently under construction at Precinct 1 in Putrajaya, is expected to begin operation in June next year, Malaysian Armed Forces chief General Tan Sri Zulkifli Zainal Abidin said today. |Read more >|SunDaily

 

New Malaysia | New Initiatives Oct 29, 2018 @ 13:15

Biosimilar products help reduce the cost of medicines: Wan Azizah

The introduction of biosimilar products is a promising strategy that can benefit the people and country as it encourages competition in the market which can then lead to a reduction of about 30%-40% in the cost of medicines, said Deputy Prime Minister Datuk Seri Dr Wan Azizah Wan Ismail. |Read more >|SunDaily

 

New Malaysia | New Govt Oct 29, 2018 @ 12:20

Should PPBM accept ex-Umno recruits? Pakatan leaders to discuss Saturday, Zuraida says

Pakatan Harapan (PH) will hold a presidential meeting this Saturday to discuss the possible entry of more former Umno leaders seeking to make the crossover into the ruling coalition. |Read more >|Malaymail

 

New Malaysia | New Govt Oct 29, 2018 @ 12:09

That’s the level of BN today, says Maszlee over criticism on shoes and socks policy

Dr Maszlee Malik has slammed Barisan Nasional (BN) MPs for supposedly only picking out on sensational issues to hit on Pakatan Harapan (PH) and not focus on more pressing matters. |Read more >|SunDaily

 

New Malaysia | New Govt Oct 29, 2018 @ 12:00

Lynas wins Malaysian rare earth storage extension, shares jump

Australian rare earths miner Lynas Corp said today it has been granted an extension to a temporary permit to store residue at its Malaysian site, pushing its shares up more than 8 per cent. |Read more >|Malaymail

 

New Malaysia | New Govt Oct 29, 2018 @ 12:01

No timeframe to ratify 6 international human rights conventions: Deputy Foreign Minister

The government has not set a specific time frame to ratify the remaining six international conventions on human rights, the Dewan Rakyat was told today. |Read more >|NST

 

New Malaysia | New Govt Oct 29, 2018 @ 11:30

AG drops bid to appeal the ban on Faisal Tehrani’s books

Prolific writer and Muslim thinker Mohd Faizal Musa’s three-year court battle against the Home Ministry is finally over. |Read more >|Malaymail

 

New Malaysia | New Govt Oct 29, 2018 @ 09:35

UM: Fee hike only involves ICT, not tuition

The country’s oldest university clarified today that its recent increase of fees that garnered much public attention does not affect tuition across the board as alleged. |Read more >|Malaymail

 

New Malaysia | New Initiatives | Oct 29, 2018

RM1 million each for GPS reps for house repairs, rebuilding

The Sarawak government is moving forward with an allocation of RM1 million each to all Gabungan Parti Sarawak (GPS) state assemblymen for repairs and rebuilding of houses and longhouses in their respective constituencies under this state-funded programme. |Read more >|BorneoPost

 

New Malaysia | New Govt Oct 29, 2018 @ 07:30

Baru wants to clean up the house

Works Minister Baru Bian wants to put a stop to the ballooning cost of public projects due to the practice of sub-contracting projects to other companies.|Read more >|TheStar

 

New Malaysia | New Govt Oct 29, 2018 @ 07:30

Sabah political heat rising with talk of crossovers

Sabah’s political temperature is rising with talk of crossovers between the ruling Warisan-led coalition and the reshaped opposition pact Gabungan Bersatu Sabah (GBS).|Read more >|TheStar

 

New Malaysia | New Govt Oct 29, 2018 @ 07:30

Contract extension for Perpaduan teachers based on the requirement

The contract extensions for teaching staff at Perpaduan kindergartens and ­nurseries will depend on the requirements of the respective states.|Read more >|TheStar

 

New Malaysia | New Initiatives: MoE Oct 29, 2018 @ 07:30

Maszlee: Green campaign to target children

The Education Ministry will start an environmental campaign next year involving kindergartens and schools in the district. |Read more >|TheStar

 

New Malaysia | New Policies | Oct 29, 2018

Deep sea fishing licence should have state approval — Mohd Shafie

Sabah Chief Minister Datuk Seri Mohd Shafie Apdal said the approval of deep sea fishing licence in Sabah issued at the federal level should also be approved at the state government level to ensure better control on fishing. |Read more >|BorneoPost