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ANM in the News Archive October 26 - 31,  2019

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October 31, 2019

New Malaysia | Govt: MoYS Oct 31, 2019 @ 23:47

Ministry committed to continue developing sports sector: Steven Sim

The Youth and Sports Ministry is committed to continue developing the sports sector as one of the areas that can provide employment opportunities to the people of this country, especially the youth.|Read more >|SunDaily

New Malaysia | Govt: MoH Oct 31, 2019 @ 23:30

Dzulkefly: Health Ministry to study proposal for decriminalisation of drug addiction

The Ministry of Health has held a series of discussions on the proposal for the decriminalisation of drug addiction, Health Minister Datuk Seri Dzulkefly Ahmad said today.|Read more >|Malaymail

 

New Malaysia | Govt: Home Oct 31, 2019 @ 21:30

NRD: Late birth registrations in Sabah, Sarawak won’t be discontinued

The process of applying for late birth registrations in Sabah and Sarawak will not be discontinued and is still subject to existing ordinances, said the National Registration Department (NRD).|Read more >|Malaymail

 

New Malaysia | Govt: JPJ Oct 31, 2019 @ 20:35

JPJ: Conversion of foreign driving licence to Malaysian driving licence begins tomorrow

Participants of the Malaysia My Second Home (MM2H) programme and Malaysians with foreign driving licences can convert their licences to a Malaysian driving licence beginning tomorrow (Nov 1).|Read more >|SunDaily

New Malaysia | Govt Oct 31, 2019 @ 20:38

Dr M: I am involved in sales of strategic assets

Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad says he is responsible for making decisions on the selling and disposal of government strategic assets.|Read more >|NST

New Malaysia | Govt Oct 31, 2019 @ 20:30

Cabinet moves to ban anti-palm oil labels

The Cabinet has approved a proposal for a new regulation to ban negative labels against palm oil from being displayed on products in the market, says Domestic Trade and Consumerism Minister Datuk Seri Saifuddin Nasution Ismail.|Read more >|NST

New Malaysia | Projects: RTS Oct 31, 2019 @ 20:09

Malaysia continues RTS project with a new cost of RM3.16b

Malaysia has agreed to continue with the Rapid Transit System (RTS) route with a new cost of RM3.16 billion.|Read more >|SunDaily

New Malaysia | Govt Oct 31, 2019 @ 20:00

As cheaper solar power gains ground in SE Asia, Malaysia plans second 500 MW tender in Q2 2020

South-east Asia is accelerating plans to harness energy from the sun in coming years as the cost of generating electricity from some solar power projects has become more affordable than gas-fired plants, officials and analysts said.|Read more >|Malaymail

New Malaysia | New Initiatives Oct 31, 2019 @ 19:51

Govt allocates RM48m to recruit substitute teachers

The Education Ministry has allocated RM48 million for the recruitment of 21,656 substitute teachers this year compared to RM40 million last year to overcome the current shortage of teachers, the Dewan Rakyat was told today.|Read more >|SunDaily

New Malaysia | Govt Oct 31, 2019 @ 19:30

Dr Mahathir says ‘bewildered’ by Singapore’s refusal to have second bridge

Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad has expressed “bewilderment” over Singapore’s rejection of Malaysia’s proposal to build a new bridge to solve the long-standing congestion problem at the Johor Causeway.|Read more >|Malaymail

New Malaysia | Govt: MoH Oct 31, 2019 @ 19:06

Health Ministry: More data needed before a decision on banning vaping

A total ban on vaping and electronic cigarettes could still happen if there is sufficient data to prove that they have adverse effects on users.|Read more >|TheStar

New Malaysia | 1MDB Oct 31, 2019 @ 18:30

Dr M: Malaysia to ask US for US$1b recovered from Jho Low

Malaysia will ask the United States to hand over the US$1 billion (RM4.2 billion) in assets it has recovered from fugitive financier Jho Low, Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad said today.|Read more >|Malaymail

 

New Malaysia | Red flags: LTTE Oct 31, 2019 @ 17:45

LTTE: Seremban Jaya state assemblyman charged again

Seremban Jaya state assemblyman P. Gunasekaran and scrap metal dealer A. Kalaimughilan were brought to the Sessions Court again to face additional charges relating to the LTTE terrorist group.|Read more >|SunDaily

New Malaysia | New Propositions Oct 31, 2019 @ 16:47

Govt mulling special research centres near industrial areas

The Energy, Science, Technology, Environment and Climate Change Ministry (Mestecc) is looking into the setting up of special research centres in residential areas near industrial zones to monitor pollution.|Read more >|SunDaily

New Malaysia | New Propositions Oct 31, 2019 @ 16:29

Malay rice millers association wants 30 per cent AP to import rice

The Malay Rice Millers Association met today to ask the government to help Malay rice millers in the country from shutting down.|Read more >|NST

New Malaysia | PTPTN RepaymentOct 31, 2019 @ 15:41

375,925 borrowers yet to pay single sen to PTPTN, says Teo

A total of 375,925 borrowers have yet to start repaying loans from the National Higher Education Fund Corporation (PTPTN), the Dewan Rakyat was told today.|Read more >|NST

 

New Malaysia | Reforms: Sedition Act Oct 31, 2019 @ 15:26

There are existing laws to address offences against race, religion and royalty even if Sedition Act abolished, says Azis

Offences linked to insulting race, religion and royalty (3Rs) could be transferred to other relevant laws if the Sedition Act is abolished, says Datuk Mohd Azis Jamman.|Read more >|TheStar

New Malaysia | Govt: MoA Oct 31, 2019 @ 14:39

Taskforce to tackle imported pork product issue from AFS-infected countries

A task force has been formed by the Agriculture and Agro-based Industry Ministry to look into the issue of imported pork and pork-based products from banned countries after the DNA of African Swine Fever (ASF) virus was detected in a sample of canned pork luncheon meat in Sarawak.|Read more >|TheStar

New Malaysia | Reforms: Sedition Act Oct 31, 2019 @ 14:37

Study on Sedition Act ongoing to ensure no loopholes

The government is still carrying out a study on the Sedition Act 1948 to ensure that offences against the royal institution, races and religions (3Rs) are maintained, if it is repealed.|Read more >|NST

New Malaysia | Red flags: LTTE Oct 31, 2019 @ 14:32

LTTE: Five charged in court again

Five men were again charged in the Sessions Court here today with regard to the LTTE terrorist group.|Read more >|NST

New Malaysia | Govt: Defence Oct 31, 2019 @ 14:00

Defence Ministry to review pensions of Armed Forces personnel who retired before 2004

The Defence Ministry will review the pension rate of the Malaysian Armed Forces (MAF) personnel who retired before 2004 to ensure that they are being given the appropriate pension payment, the Dewan Rakyat was told today.|Read more >|Malaymail

New Malaysia | Govt: MCMC Oct 31, 2019 @ 13:54

Significant commitments, investments by government in digital technologies: Gobind

Significant commitments and investments by the government signal its intention to rapidly transform this country by embracing digital technologies, said Communications and Multimedia Minister Gobind Singh Deo.|Read more >|SunDaily

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October 31, 2019

New Malaysia | Govt: MoE Oct 31, 2019 @ 13:37

No plans to reintroduce travel ban on PTPTN defaulters

The government does not intend to reimpose travel ban on National Higher Education Fund (PTPTN) loan defaulters, despite low repayment rate, the Dewan Rakyat was told.|Read more >|SunDaily

New Malaysia | Fakenews Oct 31, 2019 @ 13:27

NRD denies free ICs given out to foreigners in Johor ahead of Tanjung Piai poll

The National Registration Department (NRD) today brushed off claims that it was giving out free Identification Cards (IC) to foreigners ahead of the Tanjung Piai by-election at a programme held by the department in Terminal Bus Kukup in Johor.|Read more >|Malaymail

 

New Malaysia | Govt: MoF Oct 31, 2019 @ 13:23

'Malaysia only on watchlist, not labelled US currency manipulator'

Malaysia has only been included on a watchlist for US dollar manipulators and not been labelled as a manipulator of the currency, said Finance Minister Lim Guan Eng.|Read more >|NST

New Malaysia | Opposition: UMNO Oct 31, 2019 @ 13:16

Annuar Musa: Nothing wrong with 'recycling' politicians
It is okay for Barisan Nasional to "recycle" its candidate for the Tanjung Piai by-election as even the Prime Minister was "recycled", says Umno secretary-general Tan Sri Annuar Musa.|Read more >|TheStar

New Malaysia | New Propositions Oct 31, 2019 @ 12:50

Option for women Muslim staff in private sector to choose whether to wear headscarf lauded

The proposed dress code for women Muslim workers in the private sector has received the thumbs up from non-governmental organisations, but they stressed that staff should not be judged solely by the way they dress.|Read more >|SunDaily

New Malaysia | New Propositions Oct 31, 2019 @ 12:42

Need to regulate political funding: Ideas academic

There is a need for a legislation to regulate political funding to ensure that all parties have equal access to money, an academic said yesterday.|Read more >|SunDaily

New Malaysia | Govt: GLCs Oct 31, 2019 @ 12:28

GLC appointments with political links are coincidental, says Redzuan

It is merely a coincidence if key positions in government-linked companies (GLCs) are held by those with political alignments, says Entrepreneur Development Minister Datuk Seri Mohd Redzuan Yusof.|Read more >|TheStar

New Malaysia | Govt: MCMC Oct 31, 2019 @ 12:20

Gobind: Ministry needs to send out clear signal on the importance of data safety

Communications and Multimedia Minister Gobind Singh Deo said a clear message needs to be delivered on the importance of securing user data in the digital space.|Read more >|TheStar

New Malaysia | New Projects Oct 31, 2019 @ 12:20

Camerons MP welcomes bypass plan

Cameron Highlands member of parliament Ramli Mohd Noor welcomed the proposed bypass to the highlands as well as the setting up of a Cameron Highlands Development Board.|Read more >|NST

New Malaysia | Kg Baru Development Oct 31, 2019 @ 12:16

Kg Baru folk have masterplan fatigue

Datuk Hajeedar Abd Majid, at 74, counts himself as among the ‘sunset community’ of Kampung Baru here.|Read more >|NST

New Malaysia | Govt: MoH Oct 31, 2019 @ 12:14

Dzulkefly: Health Ministry ending Pharmaniaga's concession for medical supply distribution

Pharmaniaga's concession to distribute drugs and medical supplies for the Health Ministry will end and there will be no concessionaire for logistics and distribution services any more, says Datuk Seri Dr Dzulkefly Ahmad.|Read more >|TheStar

New Malaysia | 1MDB Oct 31, 2019 @ 12:00

US prosecutors say settlement forces Jho Low, family to give up ‘ill-gotten gains’

The US Justice Department said it has denied fugitive financier Low Taek Jho access to hundreds of millions allegedly embezzled from 1MDB, with the settlement of the civil forfeiture suit against him.|Read more >|Malaymail

New Malaysia | Tg Piai by-election Oct 31, 2019 @ 10:59

PAS backs BN candidate for Tanjung Piai

PAS backs Barisan Nasional's (BN) candidate for the coming Tanjung Piai by-election on Nov 16.|Read more >|NST

New Malaysia | Govt: MoF Oct 31, 2019 @ 10:51

We will not devaluate Ringgit, says Guan Eng

Malaysia will not resort to devaluating its Ringgit currency to boost its economy, even if the global economy continues to get worse, said Finance Minister Lim Guan Eng.|Read more >|SunDaily

New Malaysia | Projects: RTS Oct 31, 2019 @ 10:00

Transport minister disputes report claiming Malaysia sought further delay to JB-Singapore RTS link

Transport Minister Anthony Loke reprimanded The Star newspaper today over its report claiming Malaysia has requested another postponement to the Johor Baru-Singapore Rapid Transit System (RTS).|Read more >|Malaymail

New Malaysia | Opposition: GPS Oct 31, 2019 @ 09:32

GPS will not join opposition in Peninsula: Abang Johari

The Gabungan Parti Sarawak (GPS) will not join any opposition coalition in the Peninsula, said Chief Minister Datuk Patinggi Abang Johari Tun Openg.|Read more >|SunDaily

New Malaysia | 1MDB Oct 31, 2019 @ 09:31

US agrees US$1b 1MDB recovery deal with Jho Low

he US Justice Department on Wednesday reached a settlement deal with fugitive financier Low Taek Jho to recover almost US$1 billion (RM4.18 billion) in funds the fugitive and his family had misappropriated from Malaysian investment fund 1MDB.|Read more >|SunDaily

New Malaysia | Govt: MoHR Oct 31, 2019 @ 09:26

Workers laid of since January entitled to full-fledged EIS benefits

Private sector workers who were retrenched since January this year have been entitled to full-fledged benefits through the provisions of the Employment Insurance System (EIS) Act to receive temporary financial assistance as well as to help them find new jobs.|Read more >|SunDaily

New Malaysia | Govt: Home Oct 31, 2019 @ 09:13

Hiring of Nepalese security guards only temporary measure: Muhyiddin

The policy of hiring foreigners as security guards, currently restricted to the Nepalese, is only a temporary measure, said Home Minister Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin.|Read more >|SunDaily

New Malaysia | 1MDB Oct 31, 2019 @ 08:14

Jho Low gives up US$1bil (RM4.18bil) in assets to settle 1MDB suits
United States (Bloomberg): The U.S. Justice Department has struck a deal with fugitive financier Low Taek Jho in which it will recoup almost US$1bil (RM4.18bil) of money looted from the Malaysian investment fund 1MDB, in what would be the biggest recovery from an American anti-corruption crackdown.|Read more >|TheStar

New Malaysia | Opposition: MCA Oct 31, 2019 @ 07:00

Wee wants govt to take action if report on TH is false
Datuk Seri Dr Wee Ka Siong has challenged the government to take legal action against a report claiming Lembaga Tabung Haji (TH) has disposed of its shares in Tenaga Nasional Berhad (TNB) if it is false.|Read more >|TheStar

New Malaysia | Projects: RTS Oct 31, 2019 @ 07:00

Malaysia seeks another RTS extension

There will still be no decision today by the Malaysian government on the Rapid Transit System (RTS) Link project. Despite the pressing need for the proposed Johor Baru-Singapore connection and the possibility of a hefty compensation payable to Singapore, Malaysia is seeking another six-month extension to review the RM4bil project.
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Read more >|TheStar

New Malaysia | Govt Oct 31, 2019 @ 07:00

Immigration Dept denies involvement in ad offering marriages to foreigners

The Immigration Department today has denied its involvement in an advertisement offering marriages between foreigners and local women which has gone viral on social media in recent days.|Read more >|Malaymail

New Malaysia | Govt: MCMC Oct 31, 2019 @ 06:30

Gobind: Putrajaya looking to strengthen laws on data protection

The government is in the midst of improving existing laws on data protection to counter the challenges and cyber threats faced today.|Read more >|Malaymail

New Malaysia | Opposition: PBS Oct 31 2019

PBS fears ulterior motive behind gazetting of squatter settlements

Parti Bersatu Sabah (PBS) said Sabahans should be wary of any plan to gazette squatter settlements within the Sepangar Constituency as village settlements.|Read more >| BorneoPost

New Malaysia | New  Initiatives Oct 31, 2019

‘Govt to deliver 24-hour electricity to all by 2025’

The Sarawak government is determined to achieve 100 per cent electricity coverage for the people in the state by 2025 despite facing higher costs in remote areas, says Utilities Minister Dato Sri Dr Stephen Rundi.|Read more >| BorneoPost

New Malaysia | Projects: RTS Oct 31, 2019 @ 06:00

The JB-Singapore RTS is finally happening, and here’s why it should matter

After several postponements since the project was first inked in January 2018, Putrajaya is set to announce today that it will finally proceed with the Johor Baru-Singapore Rapid Transit System (RTS).|Read more >|Malaymail

New Malaysia | Govt: MoF Oct 31, 2019 @ 00:00

Sale of govt’s strategic assets decided by PM, not me, says Guan Eng

The sale or disposal of government strategic assets falls under the purview of Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad, Finance Minister Lim Guan Eng insisted today.|Read more >|Malaymail

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October 30, 2019

New Malaysia | Govt Oct 30, 2019 @ 23:27

Investment promotion agencies to be streamlined: Ong

The government is in the process of streamlining investment promotion agencies (IPAs) aimed at enhancing their functions, says Deputy Minister of International Trade and Industry Dr Ong Kian Ming.|Read more >|SunDaily

New Malaysia | Red flags: Smuggling Oct 30, 2019 @ 23:22

Cross-border smuggling: Officers, personnel transferred, says IGP

Several police officers and personnel suspected to be involved in graft, related to cross-border smuggling activities in Perlis, have been transferred and will no longer be allowed to serve in the field, said Inspector-General of Police Tan Sri Abdul Hamid Bador.|Read more >|NST

New Malaysia | Govt: DAP Oct 30, 2019 @ 19:05

India boycott of Malaysian palm oil 'will not be prolonged'

A Malaysian minister on Wednesday said a boycott of the country’s palm oil by Indian traders will likely not be prolonged, as there are not enough supplies from top producer Indonesia to cover the shortfall.|Read more >|NST

 

New Malaysia | Govt Oct 30, 2019 @ 18:41

Azmin: Dr M doesn’t have iron grip over GLCs, he delegates power to ministers

Datuk Seri Mohamed Azmin Ali has denied today a report by a think-tank suggesting that Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad is directly controlling the country’s economy through government-linked companies (GLC).|Read more >|Malaymail

New Malaysia | Govt Oct 30, 2019 @ 18:36

Malaysia 'bullied' into closing Iranian bank accounts, says Dr M
Malaysia is being "bullied" into closing Iranian-linked bank accounts, says the Prime Minister.|Read more >|TheStar

New Malaysia | New Policies Oct 30, 2019 @ 18:27

Going global to promote 'Rahmatan Lil 'Alamin' concept

Malaysia, through the Federal Territories Islamic Religious Council (MAIWP), aims to promote the country’s ‘Rahmatan Lil ‘Alamin’ (Mercy to all creations) model at the international level at top universities worldwide.|Read more >|NST

New Malaysia | Govt: Housing Oct 30, 2019 @ 18:16

Zuraida: No formula on sale of luxury homes to foreigners

There is currently no standard formula on sale of unsold luxury homes to foreigners, said Zuraida Kamaruddin.|Read more >|SunDaily

New Malaysia | Govt Oct 30, 2019 @ 18:00

Kelantan told oil royalty payments hinge on state maritime boundaries

Kelantan's demand for oil royalty payments from Petroliam Nasional Bhd (Petronas) took a twist when it was told that its claims applied to only two out of the 12 oil and gas fields in its list.|Read more >|TheStar

New Malaysia | Govt Oct 30, 2019 @ 18:00

No timeframe to take over Gamuda highways, says finance minister

The government has not set a timeframe for when it would take over the four highways from Gamuda Bhd, says Finance Minister Lim Guan Eng.|Read more >|Malaymail

New Malaysia | Govt Oct 30, 2019 @ 18:00

Khazanah’s divestment only involves commercial assets, Dewan Rakyat told

Khazanah Nasional Bhd (Khazanah)’s assets divestment exercise over the year only involved commercial assets and not strategic ones, said Economic Affairs Minister Datuk Seri Mohamed Azmin Ali.|Read more >|Malaymail

 

New Malaysia | Govt: MoH Oct 30, 2019 @ 17:57

Tougher punishments await errant cosmetics firms next year

The Health Ministry is finalising the gazette on compounds for companies found producing cosmetics products containing banned substances such as mercury and hydroquinone.|Read more >|SunDaily

 

New Malaysia | Govt: IGP Oct 30, 2019 @ 17:53

VVIPs among those allegedly involved in illegal poaching: IGP

Police today disclosed that VVIPs (Very Very Important Person) have been identified among those allegedly involved in illegal hunting in the forests in Peninsular Malaysia.|Read more >|SunDaily

New Malaysia | Govt Oct 30, 2019 @ 17:50

Azmin: Govt will only accept PLUS take-over if new owner can guarantee abolishing tolls

The government will only accept private companies taking over PLUS Malaysia Bhd, the country’s biggest expressway toll concessionaire, if they can guarantee to abolish tolls.|Read more >|TheStar

New Malaysia | Projects: PSR Oct 30, 2019 @ 17:45

Penang fishermen urge city council to approve protest request

The Penang Fishermen Association urge Penang Island City Council (MBPP) here to approve their request to hold a peaceful assembly at Esplanade on Nov 4.|Read more >|TheStar

 

New Malaysia | Govt: DAP Oct 30, 2019 @ 17:18

Guan Eng says not commenting on BRI comic for now

DAP secretary-general Lim Guan Eng today decided not to comment on his alleged involvement in the controversial ‘Belt and Road Initiative (BRI) for Win Winism' comic book.|Read more >|NST

New Malaysia | Govt: MoF Oct 30, 2019 @ 16:34

Measures are in place to contain effects if global economy worsens: MoF

The government is cautiously optimistic on the gross domestic product (GDP) forecast of 4.8% next year with some measures are in place to contain effects if the global economy worsens.|Read more >|SunDaily

New Malaysia | Govt: DAP Oct 30, 2019 @ 15:43

Committee set up to tackle cybercrime, fake news

An integrated enforcement committee comprising two agencies has been set up by the government to tackle cybercrime and fake news.|Read more >|NST

New Malaysia | New Initiatives Oct 30, 2019 @ 15:40

State and federal gov’t allocate RM550 million for flood mitigation in Penang

The Penang government has allocated nearly RM350 million for flood mitigation projects since 2013, hence denying allegations by the opposition that it has not taken any flood mitigation measures in the state.|Read more >|SunDaily

New Malaysia | Viewpoints Oct 30, 2019 @ 15:30

Come clean about plan to reclaim 300 acres off Tanjung Bungah coast, Penang govt told

A non-governmental organisation (NGO) has claimed that there is a proposal to reclaim 300 acres off the northern coast of Penang island.|Read more >|Malaymail

New Malaysia | New Initiatives Oct 30, 2019 @ 15:00

DPM: Taiping selected for age-friendly city pilot project

Taiping has been selected for the implementation of the first phase of the Age-Friendly City @Taiping pilot project.|Read more >|Malaymail

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

New NAP to be presented to cabinet next week, says Darell

The National Automotive Policy (NAP) 2019 may be presented to the cabinet next week for approval, to allow the new policy to be launched by end-2019.|Read more >|SunDaily

New Malaysia | New Policies Oct 30, 2019 @ 12:52

Malaysia cuts foreign workers, sparking labour shortage fears

Malaysia is trying to overcome its reliance on low-skilled foreign workers as it tries to move up the economic ladder. But that’s hurting some key industries in the country.|Read more >|NST

New Malaysia | Govt Oct 30, 2019 @ 11:34

Dr M optimistic over nation's recovery
Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad said the new government has been working overtime to re-energise and clean up the mess left behind by the previous administration, with the road to recovery visible now.|Read more >|TheStar

New Malaysia | Govt Oct 30, 2019 @ 11:00

Develop strong fundamentals to drive country forward, Dr M tells GLCs, GLICs

Government-linked investment companies (GLICs) and government-linked companies (GLCs) must focus on creating strong institutions, establishing the necessary infrastructure and supportive policies to fuel the nation’s growth, said the Prime Minister.|Read more >|Malaymail

New Malaysia | Govt: MoT Oct 30, 2019 @ 10:18

Modified bicycle accidents: Integrated enforcement by police, JPJ needed

More efficient and integrated enforcement by the police and the Road Transport Department (JPJ) is important in curbing road accidents that have claimed the lives of children using modified bicycles (basikal lajak).|Read more >|SunDaily

New Malaysia | Reforms: Employment Act Oct 30, 2019 @ 10:05

Additional technical committee meeting proposed for amendments to labour laws

An additional technical committee meeting is being proposed to be held on Nov 4 for the proposed amendments to the Employment Act 1955 and Trade Unions Act 1959, said Human Resources Minister M. Kula Segaran.|Read more >|SunDaily

 

New Malaysia | New Policies: Smoking Ban Oct 30, 2019 @ 08:53

Smoking ban at eateries: Enforcement starts next year as education period ends Dec 31, says ministry
The Health Ministry says it will fully enforce the smoking ban at all public eateries starting Jan 1, 2020, following the High Court ruling that such a ban does not breach people's right to liberty and equality.|Read more >|TheStar

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

Bill on political funding for tabling next year

The government is expected to table the Political Funding Bill in Parliament next year, according to Law Minister in the Prime Minister’s Department Datuk Liew Vui Keong.|Read more >|SunDaily

New Malaysia | New Policies Oct 30, 2019 @ 07:00

Home minister: Mandatory background checks on foreign missionaries to Malaysia

All foreign missionaries who are coming to Malaysia to hold religious talks would have their background vetted prior to their speaking engagements.|Read more >|Malaymail

New Malaysia | Govt: State Oct 30 2019

Sarawak Pay aims for global usage as S-Pay

E-payment platform Sarawak Pay is set to be rebranded to allow it to go global, Chief Minister Datuk Patinggi Abang Johari Tun Openg has said.|Read more >| BorneoPost

New Malaysia | New  Initiatives Oct 29, 2019 @ 23:30

Agriculture Ministry receives RM1.3b to implement 374 projects

The Agriculture and Agro-based Industry Ministry (MOA) has been allocated over RM1.3 billion to implement 374 agriculture-related projects and programmes nationwide next year.|Read more >|Malaymail

New Malaysia | New  Initiatives Oct 29, 2019 @ 22:00

Govt has set up committee to tackle sensitive, racial issues

The government has set up a Unity Issues Management Committee (JPIP) to manage and pacify tensions related to sensitive and racial issues at the national level, the Dewan Rakyat was told.|Read more >|Malaymail

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October 29, 2019

New Malaysia | New  Initiatives Oct 29, 2019 @ 23:01

Maszlee: Committee to be formed to find new model to replace PTPTN
The Education Ministry will form a committee to find a new model to replace the National Higher Education Fund Corporation (PTPTN), the Dewan Rakyat was told on Tuesday (Oct 29).|Read more >|TheStar

New Malaysia | Kg Baru Development Oct 29, 2019 @ 21:46

Syed Badli rebukes Johari over Kampung Baru development remarks

Kampung Baru Development Corporation Advisory Council member Syed Badli Syed Osman has taken a swipe at Umno’s Datuk Seri Johari Abd Ghani over the latter’s remarks concerning the government’s proposed Kampung Baru development plans.|Read more >|NST

New Malaysia | Opposition MCA Oct 29, 2019 @ 21:28

Dr Wee wants Education Ministry to set clear guidelines on move to abolish streaming in schools
MCA president Datuk Seri Dr Wee Ka Siong has urged the Education Ministry to be clear about its future plans if it decides to abolish the Arts and Science streams in Form Four.|Read more >|TheStar

New Malaysia | Govt: Housing Oct 29, 2019 @ 21:18

Zuraida promises completion of halted PR1MA project in Rantau

The Housing and Local Government Ministry has assured that the halted 1Malaysia People’s Housing Scheme (PR1MA) project in Bandar Ekar, Rantau, Negri Sembilan will be completed.|Read more >|NST

New Malaysia | Govt Oct 29, 2019 @ 20:23

Guideline on Muslim dress code at workplace to come soon

Muslim women working in the private sector, particularly those in the frontline, will soon be allowed to don a headscarf while on duty, the Dewan Rakyat was told.|Read more >|SunDaily

New Malaysia | Govt: MoT Oct 29, 2019 @ 19:58

'No change in lorry driving licence renewal'

There are no changes in licence renewal application for lorry drivers, especially with regards to health concerns, says Deputy Transport Minister Datuk Kamarudin Jaafar.|Read more >|NST

New Malaysia | Govt: MoHR Oct 29, 2019 @ 18:53

Nine strategies to face ageing nation status by 2030: Deputy Minister

The government has identified nine areas of strategic focus to prepare for an ageing nation by 2030, said Human Resource Deputy Minister Datuk Mahfuz Omar.|Read more >|SunDaily

New Malaysia | Red flags: LTTE Oct 29, 2019 @ 18:48

Security guard, storekeeper charged with possession of LTTE items

A security guard and a storekeeper were charged in a separate Sessions Court here today on two counts each of possessing items linked to the LTTE terrorist group.|Read more >|SunDaily

New Malaysia | 1MDB Oct 29, 2019 @ 18:44

Govt paid RM13.9b to settle 1MDB, SRC debt obligations since 2017, says finance minister

The government has had to pay RM13.9 billion to settle the debt obligations of 1Malaysia Development Bhd (1MDB) and SRC International Sdn Bhd (SRC) since 2017, says Finance Minister Lim Guan Eng.|Read more >|Malaymail

New Malaysia | Govt: Home Oct 29, 2019 @ 18:36

RM410m losses recorded from last year to August to cyber scams

A total of RM410.6 million in losses with 8,489 cases recorded over the last year until August 2019 as a result of cyber scams.|Read more >|SunDaily

New Malaysia | Red flags: LTTE Oct 29, 2019 @ 18:21

Technician, taxi driver charged with supporting Tamil Tigers

Two men were charged in the Sessions Court here with supporting terrorist group, the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE), also known as the Tamil Tigers, since 2014.
|Read more >|TheStar

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

Gov’t to create economic hotspot map, reduce disparity

The government is set to create a map of economic hotspots in the country to identify rural areas with the potential to become economic centres, the Dewan Rakyat was told today.|Read more >|SunDaily

New Malaysia | Govt Oct 29, 2019 @ 16:10

PM defends move to help tycoons during 90s financial crisis

Malaysia would have continued to grapple with economic difficulties if the government had not provided assistance to ‘business tycoons’ during the financial crisis which beleaguered the country between 1997 and 1998.|Read more >|NST

 

New Malaysia | Malay Dignity Congress Oct 29, 2019 @ 15:11

Syed Saddiq defends Dr M’s speech at Malay Dignity Congress
Parti Pribumi Bersatu Malaysia youth (Armada) chief Syed Saddiq Syed Abdul Rahman has defended Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad’s remarks during the Malay Dignity Congress.|Read more >|TheStar

New Malaysia | Opposition: PAS Oct 29, 2019 @ 15:00

PAS says no room for Umno in Kelantan, Terengganu governments

The PAS administrations in Kelantan and Terengganu do not have space for Umno lawmakers, said Datuk Tuan Ibrahim Tuan Ibrahim.|Read more >|Malaymail

New Malaysia | Govt:MoT Oct 29, 2019 @ 14:35

Not practical to ban 'kap chai' as majority bikers of using it, says Loke

It is not practical to ban "kap chai" motorcycles (small motorcycles) despite calls for such action, says Transport Minister Anthony Loke.|Read more >|TheStar

New Malaysia | Govt: MoYS Oct 29, 2019 @ 14:30

Minister: Putrajaya to expedite decriminalisation of drug addiction

The government will use a special committee to hasten legal amendments that would decriminalise drug addiction, said Youth and Sports Minister Syed Saddiq Abdul Rahman.|Read more >|Malaymail

New Malaysia | Govt:State Oct 29, 2019 @ 14:30

Sarawak CM says must be fair to all because he is Muslim

Chief Minister Datuk Patinggi Abang Johari Openg stressed today that as a Muslim, it is incumbent upon him to be fair to the people of various races and religions in the state.|Read more >|Malaymail

New Malaysia | Retirement Age Oct 29, 2019 @ 14:06

Minimum retirement age will remain at 60: Govt

The minimum retirement age for Malaysians will remain at 60, according to Deputy Human Resources Minister Datuk Mahfuz Omar.|Read more >|SunDaily

New Malaysia | Govt:MoE Oct 29, 2019 @ 13:39

Maszlee: Only I have the authority to endorse reading materials

Education Minister Dr Maszlee Malik said today that only he, in his ministry, has the authority to endorse or support the distribution of reading materials of any kind.|Read more >|NST

 

New Malaysia | New Initiatives Oct 29, 2019 @ 13:23

Solar power: Seda introduces P2P trading programme to encourage use of renewable energy

Malaysia plans to generate at least 20% of its energy through renewable sources by 2025, up from 6% currently.|Read more >|SunDaily

New Malaysia | Tg Piai by-election Oct 29, 2019 @ 13:04

Wendy Subramaniam is Gerakan's candidate for Tanjung Piai
Gerakan will be fielding its deputy secretary-general Wendy Subramaniam in the upcoming Tanjung Piai by-election.|Read more >|TheStar

New Malaysia | Govt: PDRM Oct 29, 2019 @ 12:59

Enforcement against modified bicycles on-going, says Dep IGP

Modified bicycles are a concern, and action will be taken against those involved in this, says the police after a woman was released of the charge of ramming a group of teenagers on modified bicycles at 3.30am in 2017.|Read more >|TheStar

 

New Malaysia | Red flags: LTTE Oct 29, 2019 @ 12:46

'My husband is no terrorist!' cries wife of 2nd man charged with having LTTE items

Emotions ran high at the Sessions Court here today when a scrap metal dealer was charged with possessing items related to terror group Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE).|Read more >|NST

New Malaysia | Red flags: LTTE Oct 29, 2019 @ 12:30

What happens next for assemblymen charged with terrorism related offence?

Both Seremban Jaya assemblyman P. Gunasekaran and Gadek assemblyman G. Saminathan who were charged with terrorism related offence at the Sessions Court today will be able to retain their positions as elected representatives as stipulated under the Federal Constitution.|Read more >|Malaymail

New Malaysia | Red flags: LTTE Oct 29, 2019 @ 12:30

Two state assemblymen, corporation head charged for supporting LTTE

Two state assemblymen and a chief officer of a corporation were charged in the sessions court here today for supporting the LTTE terrorist group in November of last year.|Read more >|SunDaily

 

New Malaysia | Red flags: LTTE Oct 29, 2019 @ 11:22

Teacher, 52, charged with having links to LTTE at Sepang court

A 52-year-old school teacher has been charged at the Sessions Court here Tuesday (Oct 29) with having links to the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE).|Read more >|TheStar

New Malaysia | New Policies: Smoking Ban Oct 29, 2019 @ 12:00

Group fails court challenge against smoking ban

The High Court today dismissed a group of seven Malaysians who sought a review of the Health Ministry’s ban against smoking in food outlets and near them that was enforced on January 1 nationwide.|Read more >|Malaymail

New Malaysia | Govt: MoYS Oct 29, 2019 @ 11:27

We won’t force athletes into wearing hijab, says Syed Saddiq

The Youth and Sports Ministry remained firm with its stand that all athletes are free to wear any attire they deem appropriate, and will not be forced into wearing Shariah-compliant sportswear.|Read more >|SunDaily

New Malaysia | Govt Oct 29, 2019 @ 07:00

Rubbish contributes to flooding woes, says Wan Azizah

Though the infrastructure is adequate it still requires public responsibility to reduce the risk of floods, says Deputy Prime Minister Datuk Seri Dr Wan Azizah Wan Ismail.|Read more >|TheStar

New Malaysia | Housing Oct 29, 2019 @ 07:00

Strata property owners laud court’s decision on flat rate

About six million Malaysians who live in strata properties will “benefit” from a Court of Appeal ruling that all owners in mixed development strata properties pay maintenance rates based on a fixed formula.|Read more >|TheStar

New Malaysia | Govt: State Oct 289 2019

Sabah’s first agriculture blueprint to be launched next week

Sabah’s first agriculture development blueprint, which aims to enhance the involvement of village folks and university graduates in agricultural and fisheries activities, will be launched next week.|Read more >| BorneoPost

New Malaysia | New Policies Oct 29, 2019

Setting up of MPKKP an affront to JKKK, says Mawan

The setting up of Federal Village Community Management Council (MPKKP) is an affront to the existing Village Security and Development Committee (JKKK) because it is political, opines Pakan assemblyman Tan Sri William Mawan Ikom.|Read more >| BorneoPost

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In the News Snippets & Links 

October 28, 2019

New Malaysia | New Policies Oct 28, 2019 @ 23:00

Old tax, new system with new name

Flats, apartments, condominiums, commercial units and small office/home office (SOHO) owners in Kuala Lumpur will have to pay tax directly to the land office come Jan 1,2020.|Read more >|TheStar

New Malaysia | New Policies Oct 28, 2019 @ 23:00

Ratepayers left in the dark over fees paid to JMB and MC

RUBINI Lingam, 45, lives in an apartment in Damansara Heights, Kuala Lumpur. Her monthly maintenance fees is RM700 and the sinking fund is RM45.|Read more >|TheStar

New Malaysia | Red flags: LTTE Oct 28, 2019 @ 22:30

DAP assemblymen, others accused of LTTE links to be charged in court from tomorrow

DAP’s Seremban Jaya assemblyman P. Gunasekaran and Gadek assemblyman G. Saminathan arrested by the police over suspected links to the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE) will be charged in the Sessions Court tomorrow.|Read more >|Malaymail

New Malaysia | Minimum Wage Oct 28, 2019 @ 20:24

RM1,200 minimum wage still below living wage in Klang Valley: Economists

A minimum wage of RM1,200 per month for a single adult living in the Klang Valley, is still below the estimated living wage, according to economist Professor Dr Yeah Kim Leng.|Read more >|SunDaily

New Malaysia | Govt: Housing Oct 28, 2019 @ 19:34

Affordable homes prices to be based on locality, average household income

The Housing and Local Government Ministry will ensure that in the future, the prices of affordable homes will be based on factors such as locality and the area’s average household income.|Read more >|NST

New Malaysia | New Initiatives: State Oct 28, 2019 @ 19:07

RM13.2m invested in Jelutong’s flood mitigation projects

The Penang government has invested RM13.2 million in eight flood mitigation projects in Jelutong, according to State Housing, Local Government, and Town and Country Planning Committee chairman Jagdeep Singh Deo.|Read more >|SunDaily

New Malaysia | Tg Piai by-election Oct 28, 2019 @ 18:30

Muhyiddin defends RM14.7m allocation for Tanjung Piai, insists announcement coincidental

Home Minister Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin has defended today the RM14.7 million allocated for 17 projects in the Tanjung Piai, claiming that it was requested by incumbent MP Datuk Dr Md Farik Md Rafik before his death.|Read more >|Malaymail

New Malaysia | Govt Oct 28, 2019 @ 18:01

Govt will implement more effective waste management system nationwide: Zuraida

The Ministry of Housing and Local Government will implement a more organised and effective solid waste management system nationwide, according to its minister Zuraida Kamaruddin.|Read more >|SunDaily

New Malaysia | Govt: PKR Oct 28, 2019 @ 18:02

Anwar says no objections in principle to Salleh’s membership in PKR

In principle, there are no objections to controversial former federal minister Datuk Seri Salleh Said Keruak's membership in PKR, says Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim.|Read more >|TheStar

New Malaysia | Tg Piai by-election Oct 28, 2019 @ 16:58

Karmaine Sardini is PH's Tg Piai by-election candidate

Pakatan Harapan is confident that its candidate for the Tanjung Piai by-election has the necessary criteria that appeal to voters in the constituency.|Read more >|NST

New Malaysia | Govt: State Oct 28, 2019 @ 13:30

Hearing for Penang assessment rate review kicks off tomorrow

The Penang Island City Council (MBPP) and Seberang Perai City Council (MBSP) will start hearing sessions for objections against the assessment rate review tomorrow.|Read more >|Malaymail

New Malaysia | PM Succession Oct 28, 2019 @ 08:43

Only PH presidential council can determine PM’s position: Mahathir

Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad (pix) today reiterated that only the Pakatan Harapan (PH) Presidential Council will determine his position as prime minister.|Read more >|SunDaily

New Malaysia | Govt: MoA Oct 28, 2019 @ 07:00

New policy to help fishermen coming soon

The Agriculture and Agro-based Industry Ministry will introduce a new blueprint and policy aimed at moving fishermen away from their B40 status.|Read more >|TheStar

New Malaysia | New Initiatives: State Oct 28, 2019 @ 07:00

150,000 pet dogs given anti-rabies jab so far in S’wak

The government has to date provided anti-rabies vaccination for free to 150,000 or 65% of the estimated number of pet dogs in Sarawak, said Deputy Chief Minister Datuk Amar Douglas Uggah.|Read more >|TheStar

New Malaysia | Govt Programmes Oct 28, 2019

MOA targets 1,000 participants for ‘Rezeki Tani’ programme

The Agriculture and Agro-based Industry Ministry (MOA) is targeting 1,000 participants for the ‘Rezeki Tani’ programme over the next two years, its minister Datuk Seri Salahuddin Ayub said yesterday.|Read more >| BorneoPost

New Malaysia | 12th Malaysia Plan Oct 28, 2019

CM: Bumiputera contractors to be prioritised for infrastructure projects under 12MP

Chief Minister Abang Johari Tun Openg has assured Bumiputera contractors that they will be prioritised for infrastructure projects under the 12th Malaysia Plan (12MP) that are expected to be tendered out for the development of the state.|Read more >| BorneoPost

New Malaysia | Govt: State Oct 28, 2019

‘MPKKP a weapon to capture Sarawak’

Chief Minister Datuk Patinggi Abang Johari Tun Openg says Democratic Action Party (DAP) secretary-general Lim Guan Eng let the cat out of the bag when he said the setting up of the Federal Village Community Management (MPKKP) is the federal government’s ‘weapon’ to capture Sarawak in the next state election.|Read more >| BorneoPost

New Malaysia | New Policies Oct 28, 2019

‘Non-MSPO-certified FFBs not accepted from Jan 1’

A total of 10,319 oil palm smallholders here who have yet to obtain the Malaysian Sustainable Palm Oil (MSPO) certification will face difficulty selling their produce by Jan 1 next year, said Assistant Minister of Local Government and Housing Datu Dr Penguang Manggil.|Read more >| BorneoPost

New Malaysia | Building A New Malaysia |

In the News Snippets & Links 

October 27, 2019

New Malaysia Govt Oct 27, 2019 @ 19:51

No mandate for backdoor government in Melaka, says state Bersatu chief

Melaka Parti Pribumi Bersatu Malaysia (Bersatu) leaders have not received any mandate from the top leadership to conduct discussions to form a state government with the Opposition, says its chief Datuk Seri Mohd Redzuan Md Yusof.|Read more >|TheStar

New Malaysia | Kg Baru Development Oct 27, 2019 @ 19:00

Johari: RM1,000 psf Kampung Baru land offer ‘insincere’, impossible to fulfil

Former finance minister II Datuk Seri Johari Abdul Ghani has accused the Pakatan Harapan government of being “insincere” with its offer to buy Kampung Baru residents’ land.|Read more >|Malaymail

New Malaysia | Kg Baru Development Oct 27, 2019 @ 18:59

Govt confident Kampung Baru landowners will accept new offer price

Federal Territories Minister Khalid Abdul Samad today said he is confident Kampung Baru landowners will agree with the government’s offer of RM1,000 per square foot to buy their land for redevelopment.|Read more >|SunDaily

New Malaysia | Red flags: LTTE Oct 27, 2019 @ 18:30

Release LTTE-linked detainees now that police probe is done, lawyer tells AG

The 12 people detained by the police for alleged links with the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE) must be released immediately following the completion of their probe and submission of the investigation papers to the Attorney General’s Chambers (AGC), a lawyer representing them said today.|Read more >|Malaymail

 

New Malaysia | Govt: State Oct 27, 2019 @ 18:30

CM: Sarawak government mulls over public holiday for Deepavali

The implementation of a public holiday for the Deepavali celebration could still not be done in Sarawak, said Chief Minister Datuk Patinggi Abang Johari Openg.|Read more >|Malaymail

New Malaysia Govt Oct 27, 2019 @ 18:11

Chong irked by Sarawak govt’s refusal to cooperate in federal programmes

The Domestic Trade and Consumer Affairs Ministry has expressed disappointment with the Sarawak government for allegedly refusing to cooperate in the implementation of initiatives undertaken by the federal government for the people of Sarawak.|Read more >|SunDaily

New Malaysia | Govt Programmes Oct 27, 2019 @ 17:32

New Mara business premises to be strategically located

The construction of new Mara business premises will take into account the locations to ensure that they receive good response from traders and the public.|Read more >|NST

 

New Malaysia Poverty in Malaysia Oct 27, 2019 @ 17:21

New assessment methods needed for more effective poverty eradication

Malaysia needs to re-examine its methods of determining the poverty rate and poverty eradication programmes to ensure the success of its efforts to address the problem, especially in terms of the living standard.|Read more >|SunDaily

New Malaysia | Red flags: LTTE Oct 27, 2019 @ 15:00

Bukit Aman says LTTE probe on 12 complete, next move up to AGC

The investigation papers on the 12 people detained for alleged links with the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE) have been handed over to the Attorney General’s Chambers (AGC), police said today.|Read more >|Malaymail

New Malaysia | Govt Oct 27, 2019 @ 14:31

Kashmir row sparks Malaysia, India palm oil tensions

Malaysia’s mammoth palm oil sector faces a new threat after Indian traders were asked to halt purchases amid a diplomatic row over Kashmir, piling further pressure on the industry as Europe also plans cutbacks.|Read more >|SunDaily

 

New Malaysia | Viewpoints Oct 27, 2019 @ 14:06

Expert calls for reform of Malaysia's civil, general aviation sector

The ambition to see a car flying in Malaysia’s airspace may not materialise any time soon due to exclusive, unfriendly and rigid laws and regulatory bodies overseeing the industry.|Read more >|NST

 

New Malaysia | Govt: GLCs Oct 27, 2019 @ 11:05

Qatar Airways, JAL among suitors for Malaysia Airlines

Three international carriers have put in bids to buy a strategic stake in the ailing Malaysian carrier, Malaysia Airlines, according to a report published on Saturday by business weekly The Edge Malaysia.|Read more >|NST

New Malaysia | Viewpoints Oct 27, 2019 @ 11:00

Disagree but do it civilly, civil society group tells Anwar after attack on its adviser

Civil society organisation Gabungan Bertindak Malaysia (GBM) today expressed its disappointment with PKR president Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim for his biting comments towards their adviser Professor Lim Teck Ghee, saying disagreements can be made rationally and not with personal attacks.|Read more >|Malaymail

New Malaysia | Govt Programmes Oct 27, 2019 @ 10:45

Another 5 million M40 PSP recipients identified: Saifuddin

Another five million middle-income earners (or M40) households have been identified as recipients of the Petrol Subsidy Programme (PSP), which takes effect next year.|Read more >|SunDaily

The Petrol Subsidy Programme (PSP) >

New Malaysia | PM Succession Oct 27, 2019 @ 08:25

Transition issue can be discussed at presidential council meeting: Mahathir

Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad said he has no problems if the Prime Minister power transition issue was to be discussed in the Pakatan Harapan (PH) Presidential Council.|Read more >|SunDaily

New Malaysia | Govt Oct 27, 2019 @ 07:00

Dr M: Govt wants private firms to invest in large-scale vegetable farming

The government is encouraging private firms and government-owned companies such as Khazanah Nasional Bhd to invest in large scale fruit and vegetable farming to reduce the nation’s food import bill, which has almost touched RM60 billion.|Read more >|Malaymail

New Malaysia | Viewpoints Oct 27, 2019 @ 07:00

Regulate instead of ban, say vape groups

Two advocacy groups have rejected a proposed blanket ban on electronic cigarettes (e-cigarettes) and vaping, saying regulations and enforcement should be the appropriate response to lingering health concerns.|Read more >|Malaymail

 

New Malaysia | NCR Land Oct 27, 2019

My standpoint on NCR land measurement has never changed – Baru

Sarawak PKR chairman Baru Bian yesterday denied the allegations on social media that he had agreed with the move taken by the state government in measuring native customary rights (NCR) land under Section 6 of the Sarawak Land Code.|Read more >| BorneoPost

New Malaysia | Govt Programmes Oct 27, 2019 @ 07:00

Numerous complaints show mySalam medical scheme is problematic, says Wee

MCA president Datuk Seri Dr Wee Ka Siong (pic) says the implementation of the mySalam medical protection scheme for the low and middle-income segments is flawed.|Read more >|TheStar

mySalam medical protection >

New Malaysia | Govt Oct 27, 2019 @ 00:45

Dr M: Farmers must change mindset and diversify

Farmers are encouraged to venture into mixed farming on a large scale so that they can reap higher returns.|Read more >|NST

New Malaysia | Viewpoints Oct 27, 2019

The Fudged Article 95B(3) and 8(J)

Reasons for the fudged Article 95B(3) and Item 8(j) on the Federal List conspicuously omitted in IGC Report 1962 and others.|Read more >| BorneoPost

New Malaysia | Building A New Malaysia |

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October 26, 2019

New Malaysia | Govt: Rural Development Oct 26, 2019 @ 19:16

Call for more women entrepreneurs to register with SSM

Rural Development Minister Datuk Seri Rina Mohd Harun (pix) today called for more women entrepreneurs to register their companies with the Companies Commission of Malaysia (SSM) in order to help them improve their business performance.|Read more >|SunDaily

New Malaysia Govt Oct 26, 2019 @ 17:52

Anwar: Narrative for New Malaysia should hinge on economics

The narrative for a New Malaysia should hinge on economic fundamentals, and not racial and religious rhetoric, says Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim.|Read more >|TheStar

 

New Malaysia | Govt: FAMA Oct 26, 2019 @ 17:00

Fama targets 400,000 metric tonnes of crops from contract farming programme

The Federal Agricultural Marketing Authority (Fama) is targeting to produce 400,000 metric tonnes of food crops worth RM800 million this year from its contract farming programme.|Read more >|Malaymail

 

New Malaysia | Govt: MCMC Oct 26, 2019 @ 16:43

MCMM view seriously hacking of websites

The Ministry of Communications and Multimedia (MCMM) views seriously the issue of the hacking of the Universiti Malaya (UM) online payment portal (e-pay) which resulted in some personal data of UM personnel being leaked on the internet on Thursday.|Read more >|SunDaily

New Malaysia | Govt Oct 26, 2019 @ 16:36

Plastic bag charge to be extended to all business premises in 2022

The 20 sen plastic bag charge, which currently applies to most permanent business premises, will be extended to all types of business premises starting 2022, Deputy Prime Minister Dr Wan Azizah Wan Ismail said.|Read more >|NST

 

New Malaysia | Govt: MoH Oct 26, 2019 @ 16:28

Dr Dzulkefly: Over 1.27m people expected to undergo PeKa B40 health screening

Over 1.27 million individuals are expected to take up the health screening facility under the Healthcare Protection Scheme for the low-income B40 group (PeKa B40) at private and health clinics nationwide next year.|Read more >|SunDaily

Healthcare Protection Scheme for the low-income B40 group (PeKa B40) >

New Malaysia Red flags Oct 26, 2019 @ 15:29

Whistleblowers welcome, says Fuziah amidst allegations of corruption in Jakim halal certification

Deputy Minister in the Prime Minister's Department Fuziah Salleh says she is prepared to welcome whistleblowers in the alleged corruption within the Malaysia Islamic Development Department's (Jakim) halal certification process.|Read more >|TheStar

New Malaysia | PM Succession Oct 26, 2019 @ 14:30

Pakatan can decide next PM by ourselves, Anwar tells PAS

The ruling coalition has the prerogative to choose the prime minister, PKR president Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim said in response to an Opposition party’s remarks about its preference.|Read more >|Malaymail

New Malaysia | Govt Oct 26, 2019 @ 14:00

Anwar asks why don who called Pakatan ‘unmitigated disaster’ was silent when country robbed

PKR president Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim has dismissed an academic’s conclusion that Malaysia under Pakatan Harapan (PH) was an “unmitigated disaster” for the nation’s reform movement.|Read more >|Malaymail

New Malaysia | Govt: GLCs Oct 26, 2019 @ 13:30

Yayasan Hasanah - Pioneering ways to tackle social, community woes

Yayasan Hasanah (Hasanah), the corporate social responsibility (CSR) arm of Khazanah Nasional Bhd, has been setting an example in pioneering sustainable works in addressing community and social issues in the country.|Read more >|NST

New Malaysia | Kg Baru Development Oct 26, 2019 @ 13:28

Khalid: Body to engage Kg Baru landowners who have not accepted govt offer

Perbadanan Kampung Baru will meet with all Kampung Baru landowners who have not accepted the Government's offer to acquire their land, says Khalid Abdul Samad.|Read more >|TheStar

 

New Malaysia | New Propositions Oct 26, 2019 @ 13:20

In-depth study to allow former juvenile delinquents to serve in govt sector

The proposal to allow former juvenile delinquents to serve in the public service sector needs to be studied, including the necessary amendments to the law, said Chief Secretary to the Government, Tan Sri Dr Ismail Bakar.|Read more >|SunDaily

New Malaysia | Govt: Housing Oct 26, 2019 @ 13:09

HBA: Rent first until financially ready to buy homes

Unaffordable housing remains unresolved, and the younger generation might need to lower their expectations and consider renting instead, industry experts said.|Read more >|NST

New Malaysia | Govt Oct 26, 2019