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Sep 05 

New Malaysia New Govt | Sep 05, 2018 @ 17:30

Nizam on UUM board not because he is Maszlee’s aide, says vice-chancellor

An aide to Education Minister Maszlee Malik was appointed onto Universiti Utara Malaysia’s (UUM) board of directors for his role in the institution’s alumni association, UUM’s vice-chancellor Prof Dr Ahmad Bashawir Abdul Ghani said. |Read more >|Malaymail

 

New Malaysia Opposition | Sep 05, 2018 @ 17:30

Is Singapore govt buying votes too with GST vouchers? Najib asks Azmin

Datuk Seri Najib Razak has chided minister Datuk Seri Azmin Ali today for the latter’s criticism of his administration’s 1Malaysia People’s Aid (BR1M) handout, saying many other countries practice similar cash transfer programmes. |Read more >|Malaymail

 

New Malaysia | Govt Programmes | Sep 05, 2018 @ 17:04

Fama conducts programme to stabilise food prices

The Food Supply Stock Programme being carried out by the government through the Federal Agricultural Marketing Board (Fama) is one of the initiatives to stabilise food prices and ensure food supply in the local market. |Read more >|SunDaily

 

New Malaysia New Govt | Sep 05, 2018 @ 16:55

Public universities generated RM200m from 2013 to 2017

Over 350  research findings of local public universities were successfully marketed with commercialisation value of about RM200 million from 2013 to 2017. |Read more >|Malaymail

 

New Malaysia Overhaul Sep 05, 2018 @ 16:55

No plans to take action against Seremban City Council building contractor: Negri Sembilan MB

The Negri Sembilan state government has no plans to take actions against the contractor of Seremban City Council building renovation project which was behind schedule. |Read more >|NST

 

New Malaysia Overhaul Corruption Sep 05, 2018 @ 16:52

Need to establish independent public prosecutor's office, separate from AGC, says Bersih 2.0

There is a need to establish an independent public prosecutor’s office, separate from the Attorney-General’s Chambers (AGC), in order to clear public opinion over the role of Attorney General, said The Coalition for Clean and Fair Election (Bersih 2.0). |Read more >|NST

 

New Malaysia | Overhaul Housing | Sep 05, 2018 @ 16:34

Govt may review policies on property purchase by foreigners

The government may amend the regulations on the purchase of property by foreigners, in the wake of a controversy surrounding the Forest City project in Johor. |Read more >|SunDaily

 

New Malaysia | Overhaul MoT | Sep 05, 2018 @ 16:33

Six individuals, including RTD Deputy Director, in remand for corruption

Six individuals, including a state Road Transport Department (RTD) deputy director, are in remand for between four and five days for investigation into corruption cases, involving insurance claims, issuance of driving licence and settlement of traffic summonses. |Read more >|SunDaily

 

New Malaysia Overhaul MoF | Sep 05, 2018 @ 16:30

Explain 96pc drop in Putrajaya coffers, Guan Eng tells Najib

Finance Minister Lim Guan Eng said today that predecessor Datuk Seri Najib Razak left the Treasury with only RM450 million to repay RM11.86 billion owed to taxpayers after the general election. |Read more >|Malaymail

 

New Malaysia New Govt Sep 05, 2018 @ 16:20

Dr Maszlee's appointment as IIUM president made by Pahang Sultan, says Wan Saiful

National Higher Education Fund Corporation (PTPTN) chairman Wan Saiful Wan Jan has come to the defence of Education Minister Dr Maszlee Malik, saying that his appointment as International Islamic University's (IIUM) president was made by the Sultan of Pahang.  
|Read more >|TheStar

 

New Malaysia | Overhaul HSR | Sep 05, 2018 @ 16:13

M’sia to pay RM45m to S’pore to defer HSR by two years

Malaysia will need to pay Singapore S$15 million (RM45 million) after an agreement was reached to postpone the High-Speed Rail (HSR) project by two years. |Read more >|SunDaily

 

New Malaysia Overhaul Housing | Sep 05, 2018 @ 15:00

Johor official: Affordable homes not missing, just not built yet

Units that Umno Youth alleged are missing from Johor’s affordable housing scheme (RMMJ) have yet to be constructed, a state official explained today. |Read more >|Malaymail

 

New Malaysia Overhaul Corruption Sep 05, 2018 @ 14:26

Baljit: Is AG involved or not in Lim, Phang corruption case?

Why should it be up to Attorney-General (AG) Tommy Thomas to decide whether or not to file an appeal against the acquittal of former Penang Chief Minister Lim Guan Eng and businesswoman Phang Li Koon’s corruption charges?|Read more >|NST

 

New Malaysia | New Govt | Sep 05, 2018 @ 13:46

Local council elections up to federal govt says exco

Local council elections would be implemented in Selangor if they were restored by the federal government, according to state exco Ng Sze Han  |Read more >|SunDaily

 

New Malaysia New Govt Sep 05, 2018 @ 13:25

Maszlee gets flak from both sides for taking the post of IIUM president

Education Minister Dr Maszlee Malik's decision to accept the post of president of International Islamic University (IIUM) has drawn flak from Barisan Nasional as well as Pakatan Harapan parties.|Read more >|TheStar

 

New Malaysia Opposition Sep 05, 2018 @ 11:24

No public caning in Kelantan: JAHEAIK

There is no public caning being imposed on lesbian offenders in Kelantan like the one carried out in Terengganu. |Read more >|NST

 

New Malaysia | New Govt | Sep 05, 2018 @ 09:24

Felda needs RM955m to complete new generation housing project

Felda needs to be injected with funds of RM955 million to complete the Felda New Generation Housing project, which is now classified as abandoned, said Deputy Economic Affairs Minister Dr Mohd Radzi Md Jidin. |Read more >|SunDaily

 

New Malaysia | New Govt | Sep 05, 2018 @ 09:07

199 Rural Development Ministry projects under review, can resume now: Minister

A total of 199 projects under the Ministry of Rural Development (KPLB) nationwide that were earlier under review, will now resume. |Read more >|SunDaily

 

New Malaysia New Govt | Sep 05, 2018

STA committed to forest plantation development

Sarawak Timber Association (STA), through the STA Forest Plantation Committee, is committed to forest plantation development by encouraging and funding research and development (R&D) projects that will bring benefits to the members of STA. |Read more >|BorneoPost

 

New Malaysia | New Govt | Sep 05, 2018 @ 08:22

Chinese companies express interest to relocate to Malaysia

Companies from China have expressed interest in relocating to Malaysia following the continuous trade tensions between the country and the United States. |Read more >|SunDaily

 

New Malaysia Overhaul Corruption Sep 05, 2018 @ 07:46

Up to A-G to decide on the appeal

The power is in the attorney general's (A-G) hands whether his chambers will appeal against the High Court’s acquittal of Finance Minister Lim Guan Eng in his corruption case.|Read more >|NST

 

New Malaysia New Govt Sep 05, 2018 @ 07:00

Liew: Federal govt cannot interfere in T’ganu caning of the duo

The federal government cannot interfere with matters where state governments have jurisdiction over, said Minister in the Prime Minister’s Department Minister Datuk Liew Vui Keong.|Read more >|TheStar

 

New Malaysia Overhaul Logging Sep 05, 2018 @ 07:00

Kedah revokes and halts issuing new permits for felling trees

If trees could speak, those in the Ulu Muda Forest Reserve may thank the Kedah government.|Read more >|TheStar

 

New Malaysia SST Sep 05, 2018 @ 07:00

Vague and confused over SST

Businesses are in for a rough ride, five days into the implementation of the Sales and Service Tax (SST), due to confusion over the taxation system. |Read more >|TheStar

 

New Malaysia New Policies Sep 05, 2018 @ 07:00

Dr M: Govt and private sector will work together to make big profits

The government will work hand in glove with businesses to help them make more profit under the Malaysia Incor­porated (Malaysia Inc) policy, said Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad.|Read more >|TheStar

 

New Malaysia Overhaul Logging Sep 05, 2018 @ 07:00

Jaseni: Best protection for the forest is legislation

Chainsaws have stopped in Ulu Muda Forest Reserve, but the only way to protect it is by gazetting it as a water catchment area says Penang Water Supply Corporation chief executive officer Datuk Jaseni Maidinsa.
|Read more >|TheStar

 

New Malaysia New Policies | Sep 05, 2018

Ceiling value raised to RM2 mln

The Sarawak government has raised the ceiling value of projects that could be tendered out by the divisional tender board chaired by the Resident’s Office to RM2 million to expedite development programmes. |Read more >|BorneoPost

 

New Malaysia Overhaul Corruption Sep 05, 2018 @ 00:49

Lawyer dismisses AGC's explanation on Lim, Phang's acquittal

A lawyer, who acted for the complainant in the trial of former Penang chief minister Lim Guan Eng and businesswoman Phang Li Koon, has rubbished the explanation given by Attorney-General’s Chambers (AGC) with regards to their acquittal. |Read more >|NST

 

New Malaysia Overhaul Projects | Sep 05, 2018 @ 00:30

Foreigners can buy Forest City properties, but no visa, says Dr M again

Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad today reiterated that foreigners can buy properties in Forest City, a mega residential development project in Johor. |Read more >|Malaymail

 

New Malaysia Opposition Sep 04 2018 @ 23:53 

Backlash over women's caning temporary says Terengganu MB

Menteri Besar Dr Ahmad Shamsuri Mokhtar said he remained positive despite facing a backlash over the whipping of two women who pleaded guilty to attempting lesbian sex in the state. |Read more >|NST

 

New Malaysia Overhaul Corruption | Sep 04 2018 @ 23:30

Why didn’t prosecution ask for a postponement? the complainant in Guan Eng’s case asks

The complainant in Lim Guan Eng’s corruption case questioned today why the prosecution did not request a postponement instead of withdrawing the charges against the finance minister. |Read more >|Malaymail

 

New Malaysia Overhaul Projects | Sep 04 2018 @ 23:00

Minister: Can’t simply block Taman Rimba Kiara project because already in progress

The condominium project in Taman Rimba Kiara cannot simply be cancelled because of financial and legal implications, Federal Territories Minister Khalid Samad said today. |Read more >|Malaymail

 

New Malaysia Overhaul Sep 04, 2018 @ 22:56

MACC questions Hishammuddin over spy agency case

Datuk Seri Hishammuddin was interrogated between 10 am and 1 pm on Monday (Sept 3) by the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC), sources confirmed.
|Read more >|TheStar

 

New Malaysia | Overhaul Corruption | Sep 04, 2018 @ 21:12

MCW proposes for AGC to be placed under parliament

The Malaysia Corruption Watch (MCW) has proposed for the Attorney-General's Chambers (AGC) to be placed under the purview of the Parliament to ensure that judicial system in the country will be spared from any form of power abuse. |Read more >|SunDaily

 

New Malaysia Opposition Sep 04, 2018 @ 21:16

Mind boggling to increase allowances as an incentive for assemblymen to attend state sittings

The proposal by Selangor speaker Ng Suee Lim to increase the attendance allowance of elected representatives as an incentive for them to attend state assembly sittings is nothing short of an insult to the state assembly, people and also assemblymen, MCA candidate for the Balakong state seat Tan Chee Teong said. |Read more >|NST

 

New Malaysia | Budget | Sep 04, 2018 @ 21:07

Government seeks new revenue sources

The government is exploring new sources of revenue including considering to impose a tax on online business activities, the Dewan Negara was told today. |Read more >|SunDaily

 

New Malaysia Overhaul Corruption | Sep 04, 2018 @ 20:50

Bar Council says 'not shocking' that charges against Lim Guan Eng dropped

The Bar Council has described the prosecution’s decision to withdraw corruption charges against Lim Guan Eng as “not shocking.” |Read more >|NST

 

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New Malaysia New Govt Sep 04, 2018 @ 19:15

Stop culture of giving commissions or kickbacks, 700 DBKL contractors told

Kuala Lumpur City Hall’s (DBKL) contractors are urged to be professional and ethical, and avoid resorting to corrupt practices to get contracts. |Read more >|NST

 

New Malaysia New Policies | Sep 04, 2018 @ 19:10

New Johor village chiefs to be selected based on capabilities not politics, says exco

The Johor Pakatan Harapan (PH) government assured the public that the soon-to-be-appointed village chiefs will not be mere political appointees as their capabilities will be assessed.|Read more >|Malaymail

 

New Malaysia | New Govt | Sep 04, 2018 @ 19:00

Selangor to reallocate RM200k to each BN assemblyman

The Selangor government will reallocate RM200,000 to each Barisan Nasional (BN) assemblyman in the state to carry out projects for the people's well-being. |Read more >|SunDaily

 

New Malaysia Overhaul Corruption Sep 04, 2018 @ 18:50

Lawyer Abu Backer Sidek calls for AG to resign over LGE verdict

Attorney General Tommy Thomas “has no integrity” and must resign, said lawyer Datuk Abu Backer Sidek Mohamad Zan.|Read more >|TheStar

 

New Malaysia Overhaul Corruption | Sep 04, 2018 @ 18:41

Minister: Give MACC powers to prosecute if AG decides not to

The Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) should be given the powers to prosecute in situations where the Attorney-General (AG) decides not to prosecute, Federal Territories Minister Khalid Samad said today. |Read more >|Malaymail

 

New Malaysia Overhaul ECRL Sep 04, 2018 @ 18:36

Selangor yet to approve ECRL land acquisition as the project on hold, says exco

Selangor has yet to grant land approval for the implementation of the East Coast Rail Link (ECRL) mega-project involving several areas in the state.|Read more >|NST

 

New Malaysia Overhaul Corruption Sep 04, 2018 @ 18:11

White paper on AG's decision to withdraw charges against Lim should be tabled in Parliament

PAS has called for a parliamentary white paper to be tabled over the Attorney General’s Chambers (AGC) justification to drop corruption charges against Finance Minister Lim Guan Eng. |Read more >|NST

 

New Malaysia | Overhaul Logging | Sep 04, 2018 @ 17:59

187 cases of illegal logging in Peninsula M'sia over 10 years

A total of 187 cases of illegal logging and 2,617 cases related to forest offences involving 514.61 hectares of land in Peninsular Malaysia were recorded between 2008 and last year, the Dewan Negara was told today. |Read more >|SunDaily

 

New Malaysia | New Projects | Sep 04, 2018 @ 17:58

Value of SPLASH acquisition consistent with various appraisals

The RM2.55 billion valuation that the Selangor government needs to acquire a utility firm to complete the state's water restructuring exercise is consistent with valuations made by independent appraisers, according to Mentri Besar Amirudin Shari. |Read more >|SunDaily

 

New Malaysia Overhaul Corruption Sep 04, 2018 @ 17:38

Prosecution should appeal court decision to grant full acquittal to Lim Guan Eng and businesswoman

The prosecution should appeal the Penang High Court's decision to grant former Penang Chief Minister Lim Guan Eng and businesswoman Phang Li Koon full acquittal of their corruption charges, senior lawyers here said. |Read more >|NST

 

New Malaysia | Reforms MoT | Sep 04, 2018 @ 17:27

No ceiling price for air tickets during festive periods: Loke

There will be no ceiling price for airline tickets during the festive season but airlines have asked to increase their capacity by 20% during that period, said Transport Minister Anthony Loke. |Read more >|SunDaily

 

New Malaysia | New Projects | Sep 04, 2018 @ 17:27

Penang flood mitigation projects a priority for PH govt: Minister

Water, Land and Natural Resources Minister Dr Xavier Jayakumar have assured Penangites that the federal government would prioritise the implementation of flood mitigation projects in flood-prone areas like Sungai Pinang. |Read more >|SunDaily

 

New Malaysia Overhaul Corruption Sep 04, 2018 @ 17:16

More quarters demand to know why Guan Eng was acquitted

Transparency International Malaysia (TIM) wants the Attorney-General’s Chambers (AGC) to explain why graft charges against Finance Minister Lim Guan Eng were dropped. |Read more >|NST

 

New Malaysia New Initiatives Sep 04, 2018 @ 17:08

Syed Saddiq: Demand for TVET graduates comparable to university leavers

The industry's high demand for Technical and Vocational Education and Training (TVET) graduates is proving that the institution's qualifiers are comparable to those who graduated from university. |Read more >|TheStar

 

New Malaysia New Govt Sep 04, 2018 @ 16:56

No water tariff hike in Selangor for now, says MB

There will not be any hike in the water tariff in Selangor for the time being.|Read more >|TheStar

 

New Malaysia Overhaul Corruption Sep 04, 2018 @ 16:49

Ex-spy chief sues MACC for not letting her consult with lawyer

Former Malaysian External Intelligence Organisation (MEIO) director-general Datuk Hasanah Abdul Hamid is suing the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) for not allowing her to consult with her lawyer while she was remanded on allegations of abuse of power and misuse of GE14 funds. |Read more >|TheStar

 

New Malaysia New Policies | Sep 04, 2018 @ 16:45

Teresa Kok: Govt to stop oil palm expansion, keep the 50pc land as forest

The government will not allow any more expansion of oil palm plantations in the country, Primary Industries Minister Teresa Kok said today. |Read more >|Malaymail

 

New Malaysia | Reforms MoE | Sep 04, 2018 @ 16:44

Chinese education groups shocked over single-stream education proposal

Dong Zong and Jiao Zong are shocked and upset over a resolution passed at the Congress on the Future of the Bumiputras and Nation 2018, which recommended that single-stream education is implemented to revamp the national education system. |Read more >|SunDaily

 

New Malaysia New Govt Sep 04, 2018 @ 16:42

BN did not do enough for Bumiputera entrepreneurs, says Khalid

Barisan Nasional (BN) did not do enough to help Bumiputera entrepreneurs during its 60-year rule, says Federal Territories Minister Khalid Abdul Samad. |Read more >|NST

 

New Malaysia | New Projects | Sep 04, 2018 @ 16:31

LPT3 construction will be given priority compared to other mega projects

The government will give priority to the construction of the East Coast Expressway Phase 3 (LPT3) project compared to other mega projects for the convenience of residents in Terengganu and Kelantan, said Deputy Works Minister Mohd Anuar Mohd Tahir. |Read more >|SunDaily

 

New Malaysia New Govt | Sep 04, 2018 @ 16:30

Azmin: BR1M proof BN failed to empower low-wage earners

Former Selangor Mentri Besar Datuk Seri Azmin Ali today chided the previous Barisan Nasional (BN) federal government for failing to improve the livelihood of the country’s bottom 40 per cent wage earners, also known as the B40 group. |Read more > |Malaymail

 

New Malaysia | Overhaul Projects | Sep 04, 2018 @ 16:26

Forest City not giving free condos to foreigners, says MB

Forest City is not giving away free condominium units to investors in China, Mentri Besar Datuk Osman Sapian said today. |Read more >|SunDaily

 

New Malaysia Overhaul Corruption Sep 04, 2018 @ 15:20

Tian Chua urges AGC to provide an explanation over Guan Eng's acquittal

PKR Vice-President Tian Chua (pic) has urged the Attorney General's Chambers to give the public an explanation on the acquittal of Finance Minister Lim Guan Eng and businesswoman Phang Li Koon over the alleged conversion of land status and purchase of a bungalow below market value.|Read more >|TheStar

 

New Malaysia | Overhaul Corruption | Sep 04, 2018 @ 15:07

AGC: Tommy not involved in Guan Eng’s acquittal

The Attorney-General's Chambers (AGC) today reiterated that Attorney-General Tommy Thomas did not have a hand in the decision to acquit Finance Minister Lim Guan Eng and businesswoman Phang Li Koon. |Read more >|SunDaily

 

New Malaysia | New Govt | Sep 04, 2018 @ 14:42

RTM still relevant, merger with Bernama to uplift quality

Radio Television Malaysia (RTM) is still relevant and plays an important role in disseminating accurate information, news and provides entertainment via television and radio for the general public especially in the rural areas, said Communications and Multimedia Minister Gobind Singh Deo. |Read more >|SunDaily

 

New Malaysia New Govt Sep 04, 2018 @ 14:05

Tighter checks at airport VIP lanes following ex-MEIO chief arrest

Malaysia Airport Holdings Bhd (MAHB) has been ordered to tighten checks at VIP lanes at the country’s airports. |Read more >|NST

 

New Malaysia New Policies Sep 04, 2018 @ 14:02

Allied health workers to register with Health Ministry from next year

Some 40,000 allied health professionals will be required to register with the Health Ministry once regulations for the Allied Health Professions Act 2016 is ready to be enforced early next year, says Dr Dzulkefly Ahmad.
|Read more >|TheStar

 

New Malaysia New Policies | Sep 04, 2018 @ 14:00

Minister says stricter airport VIP rules now as 1MDB funds found smuggled out

Security screening for very important persons (VIPs) will be enhanced following the discovery that 1MDB money may have been moved through KLIA, said Transport Minister Anthony Loke. |Read more >|Malaymail

 

New Malaysia Overhaul Projects Sep 04, 2018 @ 13:55

Johor govt denies statements on Forest City

The state government today denied the various inaccurate statements and allegations made about the Forest City project. |Read more >|NST

 

New Malaysia Overhaul ECRL | Sep 04, 2018 @ 13:00

Selangor official says the state will set five conditions if ECRL is revived

The Selangor government will seek to impose five demands on the federal government if the latter proceeds with the East Coast Rail Link (ECRL) currently in limbo, said a state official. |Read more >|Malaymail

 

New Malaysia Govt Programmes | Sep 04, 2018 @ 13:00

Selangor allocates RM1m for mental health programmes

The Selangor government has dedicated RM1 million of its annual allocation for mental health programmes, state executive councillor Dr Siti Mariah Mahmud said today. |Read more >|Malaymail

 

New Malaysia New Govt | Sep 04, 2018 @ 13:00

Govt reviews existing Acts under Shariah Courts says deputy minister

The government is reviewing several of the existing Acts under the Shariah Courts, including Syariah Courts (Criminal Jurisdiction) Act or Act 355) to uplift the institution, said Deputy Minister in the Prime Minister’s Department Fuziah Salleh.|Read more > |Malaymail

 

New Malaysia | New Govt | Sep 04, 2018 @ 12:30

Ministry open to other companies competing with Astro

The Ministry of Communication and Multimedia (KKMM) is open to the suggestion of other companies competing with digital broadcast service provider Astro, to provide paid television broadcasting services in the country, the Dewan Negara was told today.|Read more >|SunDaily


 

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New Malaysia New Govt | Sep 04, 2018 @ 12:40

Letting MACC prosecute would create a conflict of interest, Hanipa says

Mohamad Hanipa Maidin disagreed with PKR’s Nurul Izzah Anwar over the need to grant the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) prosecutorial powers after a minister was acquitted of a graft charge yesterday.|Read more >|Malaymail

 

New Malaysia | New Govt | Sep 04, 2018 @ 12:30

Ministry open to other companies competing with Astro

The Ministry of Communication and Multimedia (KKMM) is open to the suggestion of other companies competing with digital broadcast service provider Astro, to provide paid television broadcasting services in the country, the Dewan Negara was told today.|Read more >|SunDaily

 

New Malaysia Overhaul | Sep 04, 2018 @ 12:30

Gobind says still studying how to outlaw political ownership of media

A government decision on media ownership by people with political links will be made only after the Communications and Multimedia Ministry presents its study on the matter to Cabinet. |Read more >|Malaymail

 

New Malaysia | New Govt | Sep 04, 2018 @ 12:02

Seek for plants that can emulate the success of palm oil, rubber industries: Mahathir

Malaysia should conduct research for plants that can be nurtured and grown to become successful industries, similar to palm oil and rubber, said Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad. |Read more >|SunDaily

 

New Malaysia Opposition | Sep 04, 2018 @ 11:50

Najib takes a dig at Guan Eng’s ‘hantam’ remark over seafood SST blunder

Datuk Seri Najib Razak was quick to mock Finance Minister Lim Guan Eng over the latter’s admission that the initial sales tax imposed on some basic seafood items was a blunder. |Read more >|Malaymail

 

New Malaysia Fakenews | Sep 04, 2018 @ 11:50

Authorities instructed cops to probe claim on citizenship being offered to illegals in Sabah

Deputy Home Minister Datuk Mohd Azis Jamman today said the police have been instructed to investigate a claim gone viral on social media that a form to apply for citizenship was being distributed among illegal immigrants in Sabah. |Read more >|Malaymail

 

New Malaysia Overhaul Projects | Sep 04, 2018 @ 11:50

Johor government defends Forest City project, says state and Putrajaya gain income

Johor Mentri Besar Datuk Osman Sapian today defended the mega-billion dollar Forest City project here today as a positive development to the state and national economy. |Read more >|Malaymail

 

New Malaysia Overhaul | Sep 04, 2018 @ 11:50

Gobind confirms revision, not repeal for Communications and Multimedia Act

The Communications and Multimedia Act 1998 (CMA) 1998 will be amended and not repealed at this point in time, Communications and Multimedia Minister Gobind Singh Deo said today. |Read more >|Malaymail

 

New Malaysia New Govt | Sep 04, 2018 @ 11:40

PM: Malaysia Inc not altruism on Putrajaya’s part

un Dr Mahathir Mohamad today reiterated that his Pakatan Harapan government aims to revive the glory days of “Malaysia Incorporated”. |Read more >|Malaymail

 

New Malaysia | SST Sep 04, 2018 @ 11:30

Customs Dept issues a list of SST officers to assist traders

The Royal Malaysian Customs Department has issued a list of officers whom traders can contact to help them understand procedures related to the implementation of the Sales and Service Tax (SST). |Read more >|SunDaily

 

New Malaysia Fakenews Sep 04, 2018 @ 11:29

Home Ministry rubbishes claim it is granting ICs, citizenship to Sabah's illegal immigrants

The Home Ministry has refuted allegations that it distributed forms for the issuance of identity cards and the granting of citizenship for illegal immigrants in Sabah. |Read more >|NST

 

New Malaysia Overhaul Projects | Sep 04, 2018 @ 11:00

Foreigners welcome in Country Garden's Forest City project, says Johor MB

The chief minister of the Malaysian state of Johor said today foreigners are welcome to invest and buy property in Chinese developer Country Garden's Forest City project on Malaysia's southern shore. |Read more >|Malaymail

 

New Malaysia Overhaul Corruption | Sep 04, 2018 @ 11:00

After Guan Eng’s acquittal, Nurul Izzah wants MACC to prosecute directly

The Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) must be vested with prosecutorial powers, said PKR’s Nurul Izzah Anwar following the controversy of Finance Minister Lim Guan Eng’s acquittal yesterday. |Read more >|Malaymail

 

New Malaysia Overhaul Sep 04, 2018 @ 10:59

Over 30,000 illegal immigrants nabbed since Jan 1: Immigration Dept

The Immigration Department detained more than 30,000 illegal immigrants from Jan 1 until yesterday, its director-general Datuk Seri Mustafar Ali said. |Read more >|NST

 

New Malaysia SST | Sep 04, 2018 @ 10:30

Drop 6pc SST on prepaid cards now, Guan Eng tells telcos

Finance Minister Lim Guan Eng today warned the country’s telecommunications companies to immediately stop charging the 6 per cent service tax on prepaid card reloads or face ministerial intervention. |Read more >|Malaymail

 

New Malaysia New Govt Sep 04, 2018 @ 09:20

Pakatan govt will never neglect monarchy institution, says FT minister

The allegation that the Pakatan Harapan (PH) government will not defend the monarchy institution is a lie created and propagated by the Opposition, says Federal Territories Minister Khalid Abdul Samad.|Read more >|Malaymail

 

New Malaysia New Initiatives | Sep 04, 2018 @ 09:00

Declaration of Seremban City Council postponed, MB says

The declaration of the Seremban City Council (MBS) which was scheduled for January next year has been postponed, said Mentri Besar Aminuddin Harun. |Read more >|Malaymail

 

New Malaysia GE14 Promises | Sep 04, 2018

Liew: Memo on MA63 Special Cabinet Committee sent

A memorandum on the Special Cabinet Committee on Malaysia Agreement 1963 (MA63) has been sent to the various federal ministries as well as Sabah and Sarawak governments for further suggestion and feedback, said de facto law minister Datuk Liew Vui Keong. |Read more >|BorneoPost

 

New Malaysia New Policies Sep 04, 2018 @ 07:37

Malaysia mulls soda tax already imposed by other Asean countries

As Malaysia continues to toy with the old idea of having a soda tax, other neighbours in the Southeast Asia region have gone ahead with it to encourage a healthier lifestyle. |Read more >|Malaymail

 

New Malaysia Overhaul Corruption Sep 04, 2018 @ 07:30

MACC: We’re not behind the decision to withdraw the case

The Penang High Court’s decision to acquit Finance Minister Lim Guan Eng and businesswoman Phang Li Koon over the alleged conversion of land status and purchase of a bungalow below market value is a “shocker” to the anti-graft agency. |Read more >|TheStar

 

New Malaysia Overhaul Sep 04, 2018 @ 07:30

Get permission first before visiting Tamil schools, MACC urged

Kedah state exco member Summugam Renga­samy has urged the state’s anti-graft authorities not to visit Tamil schools in the state “without permission”, reported Makkal Osai. |Read more >|TheStar

 

New Malaysia Overhaul Sep 04, 2018 @ 07:30

‘We never give deep sea fishing licence to foreigners’

The Fisheries Depart­ment has never issued any deep sea fishing licence for rental or lease to foreigners, says its director-general Datuk Munir Mohd Nawi.
|Read more >|TheStar

 

New Malaysia Overhaul Sep 04, 2018 @ 07:30

38 under Sosma write to AG to get their charges revised

A group of 38 men accused of being involved in an organised crime gang have written to the Attorney General to get their charges revised.|Read more >|TheStar

 

New Malaysia Opposition Sep 04, 2018 @ 07:09

Wee to Mahathir: Focus on people’s welfare

Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad should cancel his plans for a third national car project and instead focus on the welfare of the rakyat, says Datuk Seri Dr Wee Ka Siong. |Read more >|TheStar

 

New Malaysia Overhaul HSR Sep 03, 2018 @ 21:57

Singapore hopes to reach a mutually acceptable outcome on HSR

Singapore hopes to reach a mutually acceptable outcome soon on the High-Speed Rail (HSR) project linking Kuala Lumpur with the republic, according to Singapore’s Ministry of Transport.|Read more >|NST

 

New Malaysia Overhaul Corruption Sep 03, 2018 @ 21:25

Najib takes a jibe at a shocking day following Lim Guan Eng's acquittal

Datuk Seri Najib Razak has taken a swipe at all the expressions of shock issued by various quarters over Finance Minister Lim Guan Eng’s acquittal of corruption charges. |Read more >|NST

 

New Malaysia SST Sep 03, 2018 @ 22:02

Platform needed for feedback on SST, PPIM tells govt

Malaysian Muslim Consumers Association (PPIM) today urged the government to provide a platform for the people to give their feedback before reviewing the list of goods under the sales and services tax (SST). |Read more >|NST

 

New Malaysia Overhaul Corruption Sep 03, 2018 @ 21:00

MACC detains ex-Selangor state assemblywoman in power abuse probe

The Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) detained a former Selangor state assemblywoman to assist in an investigation of abuse of power involving RM50,000 today. |Read more >|Malaymail

 

New Malaysia Overhaul Corruption Sep 03, 2018 @ 20:57

Report: MACC wasn’t consulted on dropping Guan Eng’s graft charges

The withdrawal of corruption charges against Finance Minister Lim Guan Eng was not discussed with the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC), Malaysiakini reported today. |Read more >|Malaymail

 

New Malaysia Overhaul Projects Sep 03, 2018 @ 20:48

Pan Borneo Highway to continue but won't cut across Brunei

Malaysia and Brunei Darussalam have in principle reached an understanding that the Pan Borneo Highway project, connecting Sarawak and Sabah, would not cut into the country. |Read more >|NST

 

New Malaysia | Overhaul Corruption Sep 03, 2018 @ 20:25

Support, shock and questions over LGE's acquittal

The acquittal of Finance Minister Lim Guan Eng and businesswoman Phang Li Koon over corruption charges today drew shock from the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) and even prompted an NGO to question the independence of the judiciary. |Read more >|SunDaily

 

New Malaysia Fakenews Sep 03, 2018 @ 20:09

Terengganu PH denies issuing flyers condemning lesbian couple's caning

Terengganu Pakatan Harapan has denied distributing flyers expressing outrage over caning of a lesbian couple today. |Read more >|NST

 

New Malaysia Overhaul Corruption Sep 03, 2018 @ 19:58

PAS: Investigate Tommy Thomas for conflict of interest

PAS vice-president Idris Ahmad is urging the relevant authorities to investigate Attorney General Tommy Thomas over any possible conflict of interest following the acquittal of Lim Guan Eng and Phang Li Koon of corruption charges.|Read more >|TheStar

 

New Malaysia Overhaul Corruption Sep 03, 2018 @ 19:54

If they want to be shocked, then they are shocked, says Dr M after LGE acquittal

Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad seemingly expressed surprise today at the acquittal of Finance Minister Lim Guan Eng of corruption in the purchase of a bungalow. |Read more >|Malaymail

 

New Malaysia Overhaul Corruption Sep 03, 2018 @ 19:54

Dr M 'shocked' at Guan Eng's acquittal

Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad says he was “shocked” at the withdrawal of charges against Finance Minister Lim Guan Eng in the case involving the latter’s purchase of a bungalow at under market price when Lim was Penang Chief Minister. |Read more >|NST

 

New Malaysia SST Sep 03, 2018 @ 19:25

Premium seafood exempted from SST for now

The government has decided to temporarily exempt premium seafood items from the Sales and Services Tax (SST), effective immediately. |Read more >|NST

 

New Malaysia Overhaul MoF Sep 03, 2018 @ 19:04

Stop blaming the previous govt, Najib tells Guan Eng

Stop blaming the previous Barisan Nasional (BN) government for your own inefficiency in administering the country, former prime minister Datuk Seri Najib Razak said today in a Facebook post directed at Finance Minister Lim Guan Eng. |Read more >|NST

 

New Malaysia Overhaul Sep 03, 2018 @ 18:43

Klang MP to govt: Repeal all laws that criminalise homosexuality

In the wake of the public caning of two women found guilty of attempting to have same-sex relations, one Member of Parliament is asking for laws that criminalise homosexuality to be immediately repealed.|Read more >|TheStar

 

New Malaysia | New Govt Sep 03, 2018 @ 18:25

Govt committed to ensuring racial balance in civil service

The Pakatan Harapan (PH) government is committed to ensuring racial balance in the civil service, according to Deputy Minister in the Prime Minister's Department Mohamed Hanipa Maidin. |Read more >|SunDaily

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New Malaysia New Initiatives Sep 03, 2018 @ 18:00

Jagdeep: Penang finally gets approval for PPR in all five districts

Penang has finally received the green light to build People’s Housing Project (PPR) in all five districts in the state, announced Penang Housing, Town, Country Planning and Local Government Committee chairman Jagdeep Singh Deo. |Read more >|TheStar

 

New Malaysia New Govt Sep 03, 2018 @ 17:51

FT Minister confirms receiving KL mayor’s resignation letter

Federal Territories Minister Khalid Abdul Samad has confirmed receiving the resignation letter from Kuala Lumpur mayor Tan Sri Mohd Amin Nordin Abd Aziz (pic) on Sept 1.|Read more >|TheStar

 

New Malaysia New Govt | Sep 03, 2018 @ 17:00

Bersih 2.0 wants PPBM man off poll reform panel

Bersih 2.0 said it wanted Putrajaya to appoint a non-partisan candidate to head the newly-formed Election Reform Committee (ERC) as it called for Tan Sri Abdul Rashid Abdul Rahman’s removal. |Read more >|Malaymail

 

New Malaysia SST | Sep 03, 2018 @ 17:39

Shellfish exempted from SST

All crustaceans and molluscs are exempted from the Sales and Services Tax (SST) with immediate effect, as the food items are also used as ingredients in local favourite cuisines, the Finance Ministry said today. |Read more >|Malaymail

 

New Malaysia New Policies Sep 03, 2018 @ 17:16

Mixed views on naturalised athletes

Like it or not, the use of naturalised athletes at major international competitions is here to stay. |Read more >|NST

 

New Malaysia Overhaul Corruption Sep 03, 2018 @ 17:08

Guan Eng's acquittal raises red flags, says C4

The Centre to Combat Corruption and Cronyism (C4) has expressed extreme surprise that Finance Minister Lim Guan Eng was acquitted of his corruption charge by the High Court earlier today. |Read more >|NST

 

New Malaysia | Overhaul Sep 03, 2018 @ 17:08

MACC traces two individuals to assist in corruption case

he individual being tracked down was Tee Wee Sing, 41 and Ab Rahim Lajis, 57.|Read more >|SunDaily

 

New Malaysia Overhaul Corruption Sep 03, 2018 @ 17:08

Guan Eng’s lawyers find MACC statement more 'shocking'

Lim Guan Eng’s lawyers say they are shocked that the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) is not aware of the court’s decision to acquit the Finance Minister of graft charges.|Read more >|TheStar

 

New Malaysia Overhaul Logging Sep 03, 2018 @ 17:04

Perak Forestry Dept to present illegal logging report to MB

The state Forestry Department is going to present a report on rampant illegal logging in Grik to Menteri Besar Ahmad Faizal Azumu soon. |Read more >|NST

 

New Malaysia | Overhaul Sep 03, 2018 @ 16:40

No discounts for traffic offenders under Awas

Reckless drivers have been warned that there will be no exemptions or discounts given to those caught committing offences under the Awas or Automated Awareness Safety System.|Read more >|SunDaily

 

New Malaysia Overhaul Corruption | Sep 03, 2018 @ 16:40

Lawyer: Ex-spy agency boss released, ordered to surrender passport

Datuk Hasanah Abdul Hamid, the director-general of the now defunct Malaysian External Intelligence Organi­sation (MEIO), was today released by the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) after her remand expired. |Read more >|Malaymail

 

New Malaysia New Policies Sep 03, 2018 @ 16:39

Selangor could become first state to raise Muslim marriage age to 18

Selangor could become the the first state in the country to raise the marriage age for Muslim men and women from 16 to 18 if the bill to amend the Islamic Family Law (State of Selangor) Enactment 2003 is passed in the state assembly. |Read more >|NST

 

New Malaysia Overhaul Corruption Sep 03, 2018 @ 16:30

Lawyer groups call on AG to resign for dropping charges against Guan Eng

Lawyer groups called for the resignation of Attorney-General Tommy Thomas for dropping corruption charges against Finance Minister Lim Guan Eng.|Read more >|TheStar

 

New Malaysia New Govt Sep 03, 2018 @ 16:12

Liew: MA63 committee line-up to be revealed after Cabinet approval

The line-up for the Special Cabinet Committee on Malaysia Agreement 1963 (MA63) will soon be revealed, said de facto law Minister Datuk Liew Vui Keong. |Read more >|TheStar

 

New Malaysia New Policies Sep 03, 2018 @ 15:19

Traffic offences increase threefold after AES exemption

The number of traffic offences increased threefold following the cancellation of Automated Enforcement System (AES) summonses before Sept 1, Transport Minister Anthony Loke said today. |Read more >|NST

 

New Malaysia Overhaul HSR | Sep 03, 2018 @ 15:33

Azmin confirms no penalty for HSR postponement

Datuk Seri Azmin Ali corroborated today a news report saying Malaysia would not incur a RM500 million penalty for delaying the High Speed Rail with Singapore. |Read more >|Malaymail

 

New Malaysia Overhaul | Sep 03, 2018 @ 13:58

Putrajaya announces revised road demerit system

The Transport Ministry released an updated demerit point system as a part of its new Automated Awareness Safety System (AwAS), with changes to the scoring and levels at which penalties are applied. |Read more >|Malaymail

 

New Malaysia New Policies Sep 03, 2018 @ 13:01

RTD takes over AES... and here's where the cameras are

The Road Transport Department (RTD) has taken over the operations of 45 Automated Enforcement System (AES) cameras, effective Sept 1. |Read more >|NST

 

New Malaysia SST Sep 03, 2018 @ 12:25

Report: Booze, tobacco firms to pass full tax burden to consumers

Alcohol and tobacco manufacturers will not absorb the 10 per cent sales tax on their products and will raise prices to comply with the new tax regime. |Read more >|Malaymail

 

New Malaysia New Initiatives Sep 03, 2018 @ 12:15

Putrajaya: Good drivers get insurance discounts, no fine markdown for bad ones

In a bid to produce better drivers, Transport Minister Anthony Loke has proposed today that good drivers be rewarded with vehicle insurance discounts, provided they do not break any traffic laws in a year. |Read more >|Malaymail

 

New Malaysia | Overhaul Corruption Sep 03, 2018 @ 12:06

MACC 'very shocked' by the court decision on Guan Eng

The Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) said it was "very shocked" by a court decision to dismiss corruption charges against former Penang chief minister Lim Guan Eng and a businesswoman over a property purchase. |Read more >|SunDaily

 

New Malaysia | Overhaul Sep 03, 2018 @ 11:21

Selangor Sultan wants minimum age for marriage amendment tabled

The Sultan of Selangor, Sultan Sharafuddin Idris Shah, has given his consent for the proposal to standardise the minimum age limit for marriage for both men and women in the state to 18 years old. |Read more >|SunDaily

 

New Malaysia Overhaul Corruption Sep 03, 2018 @ 11:06

Penang High Court acquits Guan Eng, Phang of corruption

The High Court here on Monday granted a discharge amounting to an acquittal on former Penang Chief Minister Lim Guan Eng and businesswoman Phang Li Koon over their corruption charges, two years ago. |Read more >|NST

 

New Malaysia New Govt Sep 03, 2018 @ 10:41

Despite an apology to Dr M, PKR MP stands by the claim of a plot against Anwar

Kapar MP Datuk Abdullah Sani Abdul Hamid has maintained his claim of a conspiracy to prevent Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim from becoming the next prime minister. |Read more >|Malaymail

 

New Malaysia 1MDB Sep 03, 2018 @ 08:05

'1MDB probe to wrap up by year-end'

Investigations into the 1Malaysia Development Bhd (1MDB) scandal are expected to wrap up by year-end. |Read more >|NST

 

New Malaysia Overhaul | Sep 03, 2018

‘MMEA owes an explanation for releasing fishermen, boats’

Agriculture and Food Industries Minister Junz Wong has asked the Malaysian Maritime Enforcement Agency (MMEA) to explain why some detained fishermen and seized Vietnam fishing boats were released. |Read more >|BorneoPost

 

New Malaysia Overhaul Projects Sep 03, 2018 @ 06:14

Johor government moots 30pc quota for Malaysians in Forest City

The Johor state government has proposed to reserve 30 per cent of properties in the Forest City project for Malaysians, amid concerns of mainland Chinese immigrating to the state. |Read more >|Malaymail

 

New Malaysia New Govt Sep 03, 2018 @ 00:57

Mahathir says will honour PH agreement on succession

Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad said he will honour the agreement by Pakatan Harapan (PH) partners that he will be the interim prime minister, with the time frame mentioned as two years, before he hands over the reins to Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim.|Read more >|NST

 

New Malaysia SST | Sep 03, 2018

Air transport service in Sabah, Sarawak exempted from SST, says Guan Eng

Air transport service in Sabah and Sarawak will be exempted from Sales and Service Tax system as it is a critical and important mode of transportation for the people in both the states, said Finance Minister Lim Guan Eng. |Read more >|BorneoPost

 

New Malaysia Opinions Sep 03, 2018

Honeymoon is over, time for govt to deliver

Recently, I was contacted by a friend and former colleague who works for a media outlet. She wanted my help in convincing a se­nior Pakatan Harapan leader to participate in a music video.|Read more >|TheStar

 

New Malaysia New Govt Sep 03, 2018 @ 07:30

Stop asking for govt handouts, bumi businessmen told

Bumiputra entrepreneurs have been told to stop expecting government handouts and move forward on their own instead. |Read more >|TheStar

 

New Malaysia New Govt Sep 03, 2018 @ 07:30

Mahathir cannot ignore the Malay undercurrents

It was a whirlwind weekend for the Mahathir government and everyone could sense just how thrilled the first-time ministers were to be up on stage for the Merdeka Day parade.|Read more >|TheStar

 

New Malaysia Opinions Sep 03, 2018

Listen to the groans of the rakyat

The biggest issue bedevilling the rakyat before the 14th General Election in May was the escalating prices of goods and services.|Read more >|TheStar

 

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New Malaysia | New Policies Sep 02, 2018 @ 22:59

Licence for foreign deep sea fishing boat to be abolished

The Agriculture and Agro-based Industry Ministry will cease with the issuing of deep sea fishing licence to foreign fishermen to protect the interest of local fishermen, said its minister, Datuk Salahuddin Ayub. |Read more >|SunDaily

 

New Malaysia | New Govt Sep 02, 2018 @ 22:44

Anwar to focus on strengthening Parliament if elected MP

Incoming PKR president Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim will focus on strengthening the parliamentary institution if he is re-elected as a lawmaker.|Read more >|SunDaily

 

New Malaysia Opinion Sep 02, 2018

When the right words count

Any journalist who has had the pleasure of covering a press conference by Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad will tell you that he is a delight because the Prime Minister is so quotable, and his witty and trademark deadpan sarcasm provides the best news stories.|Read more >|TheStar

 

New Malaysia | New Policies Sep 02, 2018 @ 21:55

Petronas, Petros give courts a miss, sit down to discuss Sarawak oil & gas activities

After initially opting for a resolution at the courts, Petroliam Nasional Bhd (Petronas) and the Sarawak state government have now taken to the negotiation table. |Read more >|SunDaily

 

New Malaysia SST Sep 02, 2018 @ 21:38

Najib: Guan Eng 'not telling truth' about cascading SST

Former prime minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak has claimed that Finance Minister Lim Guan Eng was not "telling the truth" about the newly implemented Sales and Services Tax (SST).|Read more >|NST

 

New Malaysia New Govt Sep 02, 2018 @ 21:18

PKR MP: No excuses, CEP report should be made public

There is no reason for the Council of Eminent Persons’ (CEP) final report to remain classified, a PKR MP has said. |Read more >|Malaymail

 

New Malaysia SST Sep 02, 2018 @ 19:48

No SST on dried prawn and fish products

Dried prawn and fish products are exempt from Sales and Services Tax (SST), said Finance Minister Lim Guan Eng. |Read more >|NST

 

New Malaysia New Govt Sep 03, 2018 @ 18:19

Rukun Tetangga programme to be retained says FT Minister

The government will retain the Kawasan Rukun Tetangga (KRT) programme as it has proven to be effective in helping to keep neighbourhoods safe as well as instilling unity among the various races in the country.
|Read more >|TheStar

 

New Malaysia New Govt Sep 02, 2018 @ 18:18

PKR MP: New government already pivoting away from true reforms

The Pakatan Harapan (PH) government’s inability to address issues concerning costs of living shows that it is not thoroughly committed to implementing Pakatan Harapan’s reform agenda, a PKR MP has claimed.|Read more >|Malaymail

 

New Malaysia New Govt Sep 02, 2018 @ 17:57

Ban on RON95 sale to foreigners in Johor largely observed: KPDNKK

Only one case of RON95 fuel being sold to the owner of a foreign-registered vehicle was recorded in the state in 2017, the Ministry of Domestic Trade and Consumer Affairs’ (KPDNKK) Johor office said. |Read more >|NST

 

New Malaysia Overhaul Toll | Sep 02, 2018 @ 17:21

Government to finalise toll concession agreement soon

The toll agreement, which was said to be lopsided, would cause the government to pay compensation should it decided not to increase the toll rate or to extend the concession period, which subsequently would burden the people. |Read more >|NST

 

New Malaysia New Govt Sep 02, 2018 @ 17:18

Minister denies cronyism in Petron contract

The decision to employ Petron as one of the petrol suppliers for the government was purely administrative, Finance Minister Lim Guan Eng said today. |Read more >|Malaymail

 

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The Facts on SST and Useful Links |Read more >|

 

New Malaysia | New Initiatives Sep 02, 2018 @ 17:19

Health ministry suggests private hospitals to set up mobile clinics

The Health Ministry today suggested private hospitals to set up mobile clinics to provide free health checks for the rural community. |Read more >|SunDaily

 

New Malaysia New Govt Sep 02, 2018 @ 17:10

CM welcomes fair treatment assurance to Sabah

Sabah Chief Minister Datuk Seri Mohd Shafie Apdal welcomed the assurance that the federal government would provide fair treatment towards the development of the state. |Read more >|Malaymail

 

New Malaysia New Govt Sep 02, 2018 @ 16:46

Anwar: Give Dr M leeway on Rahim Noor's appointment

PKR president-elect Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim says Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad should be given leeway in determining the best decision on the appointment of former inspector-general of police Tan Sri Abdul Rahim Noor as the peace facilitator in southern Thailand.|Read more >|TheStar

 

New Malaysia | Overhaul MoE Sep 02, 2018 @ 16:35

Maszlee confident MPPK will give objective views on the education system

Education Minister Dr Maszlee Malik is confident that National Education Advisory Council (MPPK) members of the 2018-2021 session will offer an objective view in developing an education system that is both holistic and inclusive. |Read more >|SunDaily

 

New Malaysia Overhaul MoH Sep 02, 2018 @ 16:24

38 reports of housemen sexually abused received, says Health Ministry

The Health Ministry has received reports of as many as 38 cases of sexual harassment involving housemen. |Read more >|NST

 

New Malaysia SST Sep 02, 2018 @ 16:18

Finance Minister maintains no SST on mobile prepaid

Mobile prepaid reload cards will not be taxed under the sales and service tax (SST), Finance Minister Lim Guan Eng maintained today. |Read more >|Malaymail

 

New Malaysia | SST Sep 02, 2018 @ 16:18

Traders absorb SST charges

The Sales and Service Tax (SST) came into effect on Saturday but most wholesalers and retailers have chosen to absorb the tax to keep the prices unchanged, including at supermarkets, hypermarkets and chain stores.|Read more >|SunDaily

 

New Malaysia 1MDB Sep 02, 2018 @ 15:42

'When will Najib go to jail?'

"When will Najib (former prime minister Datuk Seri Najib Razak) go to jail?" is among the questions thrown by the public, specifically Balakong voters during the state constituency's by-election campaign rounds, here. |Read more >|NST

 

New Malaysia | SST Sep 02, 2018 @ 15:25

KPDNHEP will ensure SST implementation runs smoothly

The Ministry of Domestic Trade and Consumer Affairs (KPDNHEP) will coordinate with several ministries to ensure the implementation of the Sales and Service Tax (SST) runs smoothly. |Read more >|SunDaily

 

New Malaysia Overhaul MoF Sep 02, 2018 @ 16:45

Guan Eng: Regardless of the accounting system, RM16b tax refunds still missing

The outstanding RM16 billion tax refunds that the government owes taxpayers still cannot be found in the refund account regardless of which accounting method is used, Finance Minister Lim Guan Eng said today. |Read more > |Malaymail

 

New Malaysia New Govt Sep 02, 2018 @ 14:46

Three parliamentary constituencies shortlisted for Anwar to make a political comeback

At least three parliamentary constituencies have been shortlisted for Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim to contest in to enable his return to Parliament, but the leader remains coy as to which states they might be in.|Read more >|TheStar

 

New Malaysia | Overhaul Corruption Sep 02, 2018 @ 14:45

MACC to call Hishammuddin, two Saudi princes for statements?

A lawyer has claimed that the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) could call former defence minister Datuk Seri Hishammuddin Hussein and two Saudi princes to give a statement over the alleged misappropriation of funds meant for the 14th General Election (GE14) by government intelligence officers. |Read more >|SunDaily

 

New Malaysia Overhaul MoH  Sep 02, 2018 @ 12:05

Closure of 33 1Malaysia Clinics among three final reports to be tabled to Cabinet, says Dzulkefly

The final reports on three thrust issues concerning the Health Ministry will be tabled at the next Cabinet meeting, said its minister Dr Dzulkefly Ahmad. |Read more >|TheStar

 

New Malaysia | Overhaul Projects Sep 02, 2018 @ 11:58

M'sia spared RM500m penalty in HSR deferment

Malaysia has been spared a RM500 million penalty after reaching an agreement with Singapore on a two-year deferral of the Kuala Lumpur-Singapore High-Speed Rail (HSR) project.|Read more >|SunDaily

 

New Malaysia Overhaul Sep 02, 2018 @ 11:55

PM sets the limit of 10 special officers for each Cabinet member: Dr Dzulkefly

Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad has issued a directive that each Cabinet member cannot hire more than 10 special officers.|Read more >|NST

 

New Malaysia | New Govt Sep 02, 2018 @ 11:46

Rafizi: My fight to ensure Anwar as eighth Prime Minister

PKR vice-president Rafizi Ramli (pix) stressed that his decision to contest for the party's deputy president post has nothing to do with safeguarding his personal interest but to ensure that PKR president Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim is appointed as the eighth Prime Minister. |Read more >|SunDaily

 

New Malaysia SST Sep 02, 2018 @ 11:05

Mixed-effect on the first day of SST

Several items saw a price increase on the first day of the implementation of the Sales and Service Tax (SST). |Read more >|NST

 

New Malaysia | SST Sep 02, 2018 @ 10:49

Duty-free islands not subjected to SST, Guan Eng confirms

Malaysia's duty-free islands of Langkawi, Labuan and Tioman will not be subjected to the newly enforced Sales and Services Tax (SST), said Finance Minister Lim Guan Eng. |Read more >|SunDaily

 

New Malaysia Overhaul MOH Sep 02, 2018 @ 10:18

Health Ministry awaits sexual harassment inquiry report for tabling to Cabinet

The Health Ministry is awaiting a final report from an independent body that conducted an inquiry into the alleged sexual assault of housemen. |Read more > |Malaymail

 

New Malaysia New Govt | Sep 02, 2018

Lee: Govt distributes MRP grants fairly

The Sarawak government tries to distribute Minor Rural Project (MRP) grants fairly to eligible associations and organisations despite more applications received. |Read more >|BorneoPost

 

New Malaysia 1MDB Sep 02, 2018 @ 10:00

Report: RM20b in 1MDB funds still abroad

Over RM20 billion of 1Malaysia Development Berhad’s (1MDB) funds remain unaccounted for in the hands of various individuals around the world, a report said. |Read more > |Malaymail

 

New Malaysia | Overhaul Sep 02, 2018 @ 09:57

Illegal immigrant using fake immigration stamp among 74 detained

A Vietnamese man suspected of using fake Immigration approval stamp was among 74 illegal immigrants detained in Op Mega 3.0 here last night. |Read more >|SunDaily

 

New Malaysia Opposition Sep 02, 2018 @ 09:00

Tajuddin dismisses police report over video on Malays losing power

Datuk Seri Tajuddin Abdul Rahman said he was not concerned with a police complaint that accused him of making a seditious video clip in conjunction with a rally on Malay rights. |Read more > |Malaymail

 

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