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September 05, 2019

New Malaysia | New Policies: MoE Sep 05, 2019 @ 23:17

Public universities to have OKU inclusive policy in new intake

All public universities nationwide are required to implement the Disabled Person (OKU) Inclusion Policy and establish an OKU Services Unit for the 2019/2020 students intake.Read more >|SunDaily

New Malaysia | State Govt Sep 05, 2019

Sabah, S’wak Sports Ministries to work together to create East Malaysia Sports Commission

The Ministry of Youth and Sports Sarawak and Sabah have agreed to set up the East Malaysia Sports Commission (EMSC).|Read more >| BorneoPost

New Malaysia | Govt Sep 05, 2019 @ 22:35

Corruption can gradually decline if core leadership is clean: Saifuddin

Corruption can gradually decline when the core leadership of a country is clean, said Domestic Trade and Consumer Affairs Minister Datuk Seri Saifuddin Nasution Ismail.|Read more >|SunDaily

 

New Malaysia | Projects: Pg Undersea Tunnel Sep 05, 2019 @ 21:03

Dr Wee hopes new IGP, MACC chief commissioner will help get police report on Penang tunnel project
Datuk Seri Dr Wee Ka Siong is hoping that new leadership within the police and Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) will help him in obtaining a copy of a police report lodged over the leaked investigation papers into the Penang Undersea Tunnel project.|Read more >|TheStar

New Malaysia | Govt: MoF Sep 05, 2019 @ 20:16

Optimise govt social aid to ensure target groups reached: Guan Eng

The government will need to rationalise and optimise a total RM107 billion in social expenditure allocated under the 2019 Budget, especially those channeled as government aide.Read more >|SunDaily

New Malaysia | Govt: Resources Sep 05, 2019 @ 17:58

Water industry players to use 1% annual budget for integrity programmes: Xavier

Starting next year, operators and suppliers in the water supply and sewerage services industry have to allocate 1% of their annual operation budget to carry out integrity programmes.|Read more >|SunDaily

New Malaysia | New Initiatives Sep 05, 2019 @ 17:42

RM900,000 approved for OKU facilities: Hannah Yeoh

The government has approved RM900,000 to set up two facilities for Persons with Disabilities (OKU).|Read more >|SunDaily

New Malaysia | Reforms: MA63 | Sep 05, 2019 @ 17:27

MA63 task force final report submitted to PM, CMs of Sabah and Sarawak

The final report from the Cabinet special committee to review the implementation of the Malaysia Agreement 1963 (MA63) has been completed and is now with the prime minister and several key leaders.|Read more >|NST

 

New Malaysia | New Initiatives: NFCP Sep 05, 2019 @ 16:20

NFCP to be funded by telcos, not taxpayers, says MCMC chairman

The National Fiberisation and Connectivity Plan (NFCP) will be funded by the telecommunications industry’s Universal Service Provider (USP) fund, stemming from 6 per cent of the collective industry’s revenue and part of its planned capital expenditure.|Read more >|Malaymail

New Malaysia | Govt Sep 05, 2019 @ 16:07

Dr M says he does not like military drills, sees them as ‘provocative’

Prime Minister Dr Mahathir Mohamad told Sputnik news agency in an interview that he did not like military drills in the country’s waters, qualifying them as provocative and stressing the need to scale down exercises for the sake of global peace.|Read more >|SunDaily

New Malaysia | Reforms Civil Service Pension Sep 05, 2019 @ 16:00

DPM says proposal to stop pension scheme still under study

The proposal to terminate the Public Service Pensions Scheme for new appointments from next year is still being studied, said Deputy Prime Minister Datuk Seri Wan Azizah Wan Ismail. |Read more >|Malaymail

New Malaysia | Govt Programmes Sep 05, 2019 @ 16:00

In Penang, more low-cost home buyers say forced to pay almost double

More property buyers have stepped forward with complaints against developers making them pay between RM30,000 and RM90,000 extra in packaged deals for units under the low-cost housing scheme.|Read more >|Malaymail

New Malaysia | State Govt Sep 05, 2019 @ 15:58

Sabah expected to release blueprint on state digitalisation this year

The Sabah Ministry of Education and Innovation is expected to release the state digitalisation blueprint this year to spearhead its economy into the digital era, its minister Datuk Dr Yusof Yacob said today.|Read more >|SunDaily

New Malaysia | Govt Sep 05, 2019 @ 15:55

Not compulsory for Muslims to participate in inter-faith prayers, says Jakim
It is not compulsory (tidak diharuskan) for Muslims to participate in inter-faith joint prayers, says the Malaysian Islamic Development Department (Jakim).|Read more >|TheStar

 

New Malaysia | Govt Sep 05, 2019 @ 15:30

Azmin: Joint Malaysia-Russia Commission to elevate trade, investments between both countries

The reactivation of the Joint Malaysia-Russia Commission for Economic, Scientific, Technical and Cultural Cooperation (ESTC), which will hold its inaugural meeting on the sidelines of the 5th Eastern Economic Forum (EEF) in Russia, is set to further strengthen both nations’ mutual trade and investments.|Read more >|Malaymail

 

New Malaysia | Viewpoints Sep 05, 2019 @ 15:04

G25: Dismissal of SIS fatwa application contrary to Federal Constitution
The G25 has called the High Court’s recent decision to dismiss an application by Sisters In Islam (SIS) challenging a decision of the Selangor Fatwa Committee as retrogressive, against high judicial precedent and contrary to the Federal Constitution.|Read more >|TheStar

New Malaysia | Projects: ECRL Sep 05, 2019 @ 14:50

Anwar: ECRL needs a relook after court told it was mooted to save 1MDB
A review of the East Coast Rail Link (ECRL) project is now necessary after a witness in the ongoing 1MDB trial told the court that it was mooted by the previous administration to bail out 1Malaysia Development Bhd (1MDB), says Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim.|Read more >|TheStar

New Malaysia | Overhaul: DBKL | Sep 05, 2019 @ 14:28

Aset Kayamas yet to be blacklisted

Aset Kayamas Sdn Bhd has not been blacklisted by City Hall despite its involvement in a corruption case with former Federal Territories Minister Datuk Seri Tengku Adnan Tengku Mansor.|Read more >|NST

New Malaysia | Opposition: UMNO Sep 05, 2019 @ 14:15

Tok Mat: Political parties should remain under purview of ROS, not EC
Political parties should remain under the purview of the Registrar of Societies and not under the jurisdiction of the Election Commission (EC), says Datuk Seri Mohamad Hasan.|Read more >|TheStar

New Malaysia | State Govt Sep 05, 2019

Abang Johari: State govt to consolidate port facilities under S’wak jurisdiction

The Sarawak government will consolidate the port facilities across the state to better manage the four ports under the jurisdiction of Sarawak.|Read more >| BorneoPost

 

New Malaysia | Homosexual Videos Sep 05, 2019 @ 12:52

Six more sex videos released through Whatsapp

Six more video clips featuring two men in a compromising position have been released on social media.|Read more >|SunDaily

 

New Malaysia | Bauxite Mining | Sep 05, 2019 @ 12:39

Bauxite SOP finalised, enforcement starts today

The government has finalised the standard operating procedure (SOP) for bauxite mining activities and exportation in Pahang, which will be enforced with immediate effect beginning today.|Read more >|NST

New Malaysia | State Govt Sep 05, 2019 @ 12:30

State eyes Digital Penang Corporation to oversee smart city initiatives

The state government here is planning to set up an umbrella body called the Digital Penang Corporation (DPC) to coordinate its various smart city initiatives, said exco member Jagdeep Singh Deo. |Read more >|Malaymail

New Malaysia | Viewpoints Sep 05, 2019 @ 12:17

Rights groups voice concern over proposed hate speech law

Amid calls for a law to deal with hate speech, there are concerns that such an enactment could infringe upon freedom of expression.Read more >|SunDaily

New Malaysia | Govt: PSD Sep 05, 2019 @ 09:00

Public Service Dept, Public Service Commission merger in the works, says DG

There is a plan to merge the Public Service Department (PSD) and the Public Service Commission (PSC) as one organisation, said PSD director-general Datuk Seri Borhan Dolah.|Read more >|Malaymail

New Malaysia | Govt Sep 05, 2019 @ 08:39

Friday declared as use jawi day: Mujahid

“Friday has been declared as a ‘Use Jawi Writing Day’ as an effort to empower the writing,” said Minister in the Prime Minister’s Department Datuk Seri Dr Mujahid Yusof.|Read more >|SunDaily

 

New Malaysia | Govt: MoT Sep 05, 2019 @ 08:39

Road tax renewal process being studied to check leakages

The Transport Ministry is studying a new initiative including using the existing information and technology system to process Motor Vehicle Licence (road tax) in the country, which is allegedly suffering from leakages, according to Transport Minister Anthony Loke Siew Fook.|Read more >|SunDaily

New Malaysia | State Govt Sep 05, 2019 @ 08:30

Revisiting set-up of Bintulu Port within our rights, Sarawak party youth leader tells PKR

Parti Rakyat Sarawak Youth chief Datuk Snowdan Lawan today defended Deputy Chief Minister Tan Sri James Masing questioning the establishment of federal-owned Bintulu Port since it is sited on Sarawak’s soil.|Read more >|Malaymail

 

New Malaysia | 1MDB Sep 05, 2019 @ 07:59

1MDB scandal: RM4.9m seized from Yayasan Permata Malaysia forfeited to govt

A sum of RM4.901 million that was seized from Yayasan Permata Malaysia, for being allegedly linked to 1Malaysia Development Bhd (1MDB) funds, has been forfeited to the Malaysian government.|Read more >|SunDaily

New Malaysia | ‘Buy Muslim first’ Sep 05, 2019 @ 07:30

Here’s how an anti-khat rally in Jerantut sparked a nationwide ‘buy Muslim first’ wave

A campaign for Malay-Muslims to buy products manufactured by or sold in shops owned by their fellow adherents have since courted backlash from Putrajaya and the traders’ community.|Read more >|Malaymail

New Malaysia | Raising Retirement Age Sep 05, 2019 @ 07:00

‘Better to increase retirement age gradually’
If there is a decision made to increase the retirement age, the implementation must be gradual and a comprehensive study must be done, said Lee Heng Guie, the executive director of the Socio-Economic Research Centre (SERC).|Read more >|TheStar

New Malaysia | Raising Retirement Age Sep 05, 2019 @ 07:00

Many countries pushing for higher retirement age
Malaysia’s retirement age of 60 is common worldwide but many countries are pushing the figure higher in tandem with a rise in the age of the population.|Read more >|TheStar

New Malaysia | Lynas | Sep 05, 2019 @ 00:50

Malaysia defends move to extend Lynas licence

Malaysia’s government said on Wednesday its decision last month to extend a licence for Australia’s Lynas Corp for processing rare earth minerals aimed to show investors that the Southeast Asian nation was open for business and preserve 600 jobs.|Read more >|NST

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September 03, 2019

New Malaysia | New Initiatives: NFCP Sep 03, 2019 @ 22:21

NFCP is not a mega project, MCMC clarifies

The National Fiberisation and Connectivity Plan (NFCP) is not a mega project as alleged in some statements spread through social media, the Malaysian Communications and Multimedia Commission (MCMC) clarified today.|Read more >|SunDaily

 

New Malaysia | Govt: MoYS Sep 03, 2019 @ 22:00

Minister to meet Terengganu exco over Shariah-compliant rule for women athletes’ attire

Youth and Sports Minister Syed Saddiq Abdul Rahman will meet with Terengganu’s state executive councillor to discuss issues pertaining to the state’s plans to introduce Shariah-compliant code of conduct on their athletes.|Read more >|Malaymail

New Malaysia | Govt Sep 03, 2019 @ 21:19

Teaching certificate will be revoked if religious teachers violate laws: Mujahid

The accredited certificate for teaching Islamic religion will be revoked if the educator is found violating any law, said Minister in the Prime Minister’s Department Datuk Seri Dr Mujahid Yusof.|Read more >|SunDaily

New Malaysia | Govt Sep 03, 2019 @ 20:47

Jakim supports Johor religious authorities’ use of jawi script in all correspondence: Mujahid

Minister in the Prime Minister’s Department Datuk Seri Dr Mujahid Yusof (pix) said the Department of Islamic Development Malaysia (Jakim) supported the initiative of the Johor Islamic Religious Department (Jainj) to use jawi script in all their correspondence.|Read more >|SunDaily

New Malaysia | Govt: JPJ | Sep 03, 2019 @ 20:09

Task force to address over RM50 million road tax underpayment

The Road Transport Department (RTD) has set up a special task force to address the issue of widespread underpayment of road tax across the country resulting in losses of more than RM50 million in revenue from January to August this year.|Read more >|NST

New Malaysia | New Initiatives: FT Sep 03, 2019 @ 20:06

Almost 3,000 taxi drivers in FT have benefited from social security payments

A total of 2,926 taxi drivers in the Federal Territories have benefited from more than RM200,000 contribution by Yayasan Wilayah Persekutuan (YWP) to the Self-Employment Social Security Scheme (SEEIS).|Read more >|TheStar

 

New Malaysia | New Initiatives: MoT | Sep 03, 2019 @ 19:57

50 prison inmates to get jobs in KVDT 2 rail upgrading project

Fifty prison inmates will be given job opportunities in the Klang Valley Double-Track Phase 2 (KVDT 2) rail upgrading project to rehabilitate them and to reduce the country’s dependence on foreign workers.|Read more >|NST

New Malaysia | New Initiatives: MoHr | Sep 03, 2019 @ 19:34

Star rating for workers' unions displaying good governance

 The Human Resource Ministry will introduce star rating for workers’ unions which show good governance and constantly improve service quality.|Read more >|NST

New Malaysia | New Initiatives: State Sep 03, 2019

Tangau offers incentive for Perdasama to get 36 entrepreneurs for 1BTC

Deputy Chief Minister Datuk Seri Wilfred Madius Tangau will allocate RM10,000 for each kiosk if Perdasama Sabah can find 36 established entrepreneurs within two weeks for the newly launched 1Borneo Tourism Centre (1BTC).|Read more >| BorneoPost

New Malaysia | Raising Retirement Age | Sep 03, 2019 @ 19:17

Dr M: No need to raise retirement age

There is no need to increase the current retirement age in Malaysia from 60 to 65, Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad said here, today.|Read more >|NST

New Malaysia | State Govt Sep 03, 2019 @ 18:30

Sabah govt to ban fishing trawlers in bid to protect environment

Sabah, a known seafood haven, is working on its own fisheries enactment that will increase regulation on fishing activities, including banning fishing trawlers in the future, in a bid to protect its fish resources, coral reefs as well as shark population.|Read more >|Malaymail

 

New Malaysia | New Initiatives: MoT | Sep 03, 2019 @ 17:55

Loke: Still no green light for GoJek to operate in Malaysia

The Transport Ministry today reiterated that Cabinet has only given approval for the “motorcycle taxi service” concept to be introduced in the country – not for any company to begin operations.|Read more >|NST

 

New Malaysia | Projects: PSR Sep 03, 2019 @ 17:48

NGOs to hold protest against Penang reclamation project on Sunday (Sept 8)

The Royal Malaysia Police (PDRM) will recommend mandatory whipping for criminals involved in the smuggling of wildlife.|Read more >|SunDaily

New Malaysia Undi18 | Sep 03, 2019 @ 16:47

Undi18 expected to be implemented in 18 to 24 months

The time frame to implement lower voting age from the current 21-years-old to 18 years (Undi18) is expected to take 18 and 24 months.|Read more >|NST

New Malaysia | New Initiatives: State Sep 03, 2019 @ 16:40

Sabah govt mulling shark protection clauses in proposed Fisheries Enactment

The Sabah government will consider adding shark protection clauses when working on the proposed state Fisheries Enactment.|Read more >|TheStar

New Malaysia | PKR Feud Sep 03, 2019 @ 15:30

Azmin knows attending PKR meetings a ‘must’, says Anwar

Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim today said he does not know if his PKR deputy Datuk Seri Azmin Ali is deliberately playing truant on party leadership meetings.|Read more >|Malaymail

 

New Malaysia | Projects: PSR Sep 03, 2019 @ 15:27

Fishermen Association files application to challenge EIA’s approval of PSR project

Sungai Batu Fishermen Association has filed an application to challenge the Environmental Impact Assessment’s (EIA) approval of the Penang Southern Reclamation (PSR) project.|Read more >|TheStar

New Malaysia | Govt Sep 03, 2019 @ 15:23

PDRM to recommend whipping for wildlife smuggling offenders

The Royal Malaysia Police (PDRM) will recommend mandatory whipping for criminals involved in the smuggling of wildlife.|Read more >|SunDaily

 

New Malaysia | UN Poverty Report Sep 03, 2019 @ 15:12

CAP calls for RCI to investigate extreme poverty claims

The Consumers’ Association of Penang (CAP) has called for the setting up of a Royal Commission of Inquiry (RCI) to investigate allegations of extreme poverty in Malaysia.|Read more >|NST

New Malaysia | Govt: MoT Sep 03, 2019 @ 14:30

Loke: Rehabilitation of KTMB railway tracks expected to take five years

The second phase of the Klang Valley Double Track (KVDT2) project, which resumes today at a 15 per cent lower cost of RM4.475 billion, is expected to be completed in seven years.|Read more >|Malaymail

New Malaysia | New Policies: MESTECC Sep 03, 2019 @ 14:30

Yeo: Malaysia aiming for 20pc renewable energy use by 2025

The government is seeking to increase the country’s target of renewable energy generation to 20 per cent in the next six years, said Energy, Science, Technology, Environment and Climate Change Minister Yeo Bee Yin.|Read more >|Malaymail

New Malaysia | Govt: MoT Sep 03, 2019 @ 14:24

Govt owns the airports: Anthony Loke

The government has the right to determine the rates of the passenger service charges (PSC) as it owns the airports, according to Transport Minister Anthony Loke Siew Fook.|Read more >|SunDaily

New Malaysia | Raising Retirement Age Sep 03, 2019 @ 14:24

Increasing retirement age counterproductive, says employers federation

The government should introduce a national re-employment policy to encourage companies to employ those above 60 on a voluntary basis instead of increasing the mandatory retirement age to 65.|Read more >|SunDaily

New Malaysia | Govt: MoT Sep 03, 2019 @ 14:00

Loke: Railway development projects will continue to be the govt’s main focus

The government will give continued focus to railway development projects in the country and optimise the use of railroads thus improving the country’s economic status, Transport Minister Anthony Loke Siew Fook said.|Read more >|Malaymail

New Malaysia | 1MDB Frozen Assets Sep 03, 2019 @ 13:38

Najib among third party claimants seeking return of seized 1MDB assets
The High Court on Tuesday (Sept 3) saw Datuk Seri Najib Razak and three other entities coming forward as third-party claimants to assets – in the form of various items and cash money – seized from OBYU Holdings Sdn Bhd.|Read more >|TheStar

 

New Malaysia | Govt Sep 03, 2019 @ 12:03

Law needed to curb hate speech, racism: Minister

A more stringent law to prevent racism and hate speech is needed, Housing and Local Government Minister Zuraida Kamaruddin said yesterday.|Read more >|SunDaily

New Malaysia Govt | Sep 03, 2019 @ 11:47

Muhyiddin to meet Dong Zong on Johor chapter deregistration

Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin is scheduled to meet representatives of Dong Zong (United Chinese School Committees’ Association of Malaysia) tomorrow.|Read more >|NST

New Malaysia | New Initiatives: NFCP Sep 03, 2019 @ 11:32

MCMC: Govt will implement NFCP with initial allocation of RM1bil

The Government will implement the National Fiberisation and Connectivity Plan (NFCP) with an initial allocation of RM1bil, says the Malaysian Communications and Multimedia Commission (MCMC).|Read more >|TheStar

New Malaysia Govt | Sep 03, 2019 @ 11:31

Muhyiddin issues stern warning against those attempting to disrupt national harmony

There will be no compromise on parties who raise sensitive issues by spreading information that could disrupt the harmony between the various races and religions in Malaysia.|Read more >|NST

New Malaysia | Z Naik Controversy Sep 03, 2019 @ 11:30

Muhyiddin: Can’t stop Zakir Naik from going to Melaka for prayers

Controversial televangelist Dr Zakir Naik is allowed to attend a prayer session in Melaka this Saturday but may not give any speeches, said Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin.|Read more >|Malaymail

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September 04, 2019

New Malaysia | Govt: PKR Sep 04, 2019 @ 23:46

PKR leaves it to cops to investigate fight

PKR will leave police to investigate the brawl allegedly involving its Perak chief, Farhash Wafa Salvador Rizal Mubarak, says Fahmi Fadzil.|Read more >|TheStar

New Malaysia | Govt: PAC Sep 04, 2019 @ 23:00

PAC holds proceedings on Education Malaysia Global Services, LPG subsidy

The Public Accounts Committee (PAC) today held proceedings on the development of Education Malaysia Global Services (EMGS) and Liquefied Petroleum Gas (LPG) subsidy management.|Read more >|Malaymail

 

New Malaysia | State Govt Sep 04, 2019 @ 22:42

Johoreans urged to contribute ideas for Johor 2020 budget

The state government wants more ideas and proposals from the people, for preparation of the Johor 2020 Budget, said Mentri Besar Datuk Dr Sahruddin Jamal.|Read more >|SunDaily

New Malaysia | Govt Sep 04, 2019 @ 22:00

Deputy minister: Federal govt wants speedy completion of revived Machang-Kuala Krai highway project

The federal government has instructed the Public Works Department (JKR) to scrutinise the implementation of the revived Machang-Kuala Krai People’s Highway project that is scheduled for completion in 2020.|Read more >|Malaymail

New Malaysia | Govt: MoT Sep 04, 2019 @ 21:34

Licence conversion made easy

Malaysia My Second Home (MM2H) participants and Malaysians with foreign driving licences will be given special consideration and will not have to take a test to convert their licences to a local one.Read more >|SunDaily

New Malaysia | New Initiatives: State Sep 04, 2019 @ 21:32

Pahang to set up Department of Women

The state government will set up a Department of Women to help increase the participation of Pahang women in development programmes especially in rural areas.|Read more >|SunDaily

New Malaysia | State Govt Sep 04, 2019 @ 21:23

Kedah hopes federal govt will review previous govt’s policies

The Kedah state government hopes the federal government will consider reviewing the policies of the previous government towards assisting states with low incomes but burdened with huge debts.|Read more >|SunDaily

New Malaysia | Govt | Sep 04, 2019 @ 19:26

Muhyiddin to consider Dong Zong's Johor outfit appeal against deregistration

Home Minister Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin will consider the appeal against deregistration of Johor Chinese School Managers and Teachers Association, a member of Dong Zong (United Chinese School Committees’ Association of Malaysia).|Read more >|NST

New Malaysia | State Govt | Sep 04, 2019 @ 18:34

Mukhriz: Kedah to discuss inherited debts with Federal government

Kedah Menteri Besar Datuk Seri Mukhriz Mahathir said the Kedah government will seek a meeting with the federal government to forge a new relationship.|Read more >|NST

 

New Malaysia | Govt Sep 04, 2019 @ 18:00

‘Buy Malaysian’, don’t boycott non-Muslim products, Putrajaya says

The Cabinet has called upon Malaysians to support the campaign to buy Malaysian products instead of the boycott on purchasing goods manufactured by non-Muslims.|Read more >|Malaymail

New Malaysia | New Policies: E-hailing | Sep 04, 2019 @ 17:48

Loke: No more extension for e-hailing drivers to get PSV permit

The government will not extend the grace period for e-hailing drivers to get their public service vehicle (PSV) licence before the Oct 12 deadline.|Read more >|NST

New Malaysia | Overhaul: FELCRA Sep 04, 2019 @ 17:39

Ex-MD of Felcra subsidiary claims trial to 33 counts of graft

A former managing director of Felcra’s subsidiary, Felcra Training & Consultancy Sdn Bhd (FTC) claimed trial today to 33 counts of misappropriation of funds and the distribution of contracts worth around RM 1.6 million.|Read more >|SunDaily

 

New Malaysia | Govt Sep 04, 2019 @ 17:15

Govt fails to get leave to appeal, remains as defendant in Altantuya suit

The government will remain as a defendant in the lawsuit filed by the family of deceased Mongolian model, Altantuya Shaariibuu.|Read more >|TheStar

New Malaysia | 1MDB | Sep 04, 2019 @ 16:28

Govt to recover RM4b lent by KWAP to SRC International

The government is seeking to recover RM4 billion lent to SRC International Sdn Bhd (SRC) by the Retirement Fund (Incorporated) or Kumpulan Wang Persaraan (Diperbadankan) (KWAP).|Read more >|NST

New Malaysia | Govt: MoT Sep 04, 2019 @ 15:16

Road tax renewal at post offices to continue as govt mulls way to plug leakages

The public will be able to continue to renew road tax at post offices while a special task force look into ways to plug leakages caused by underpayment of road tax said to have resulted in revenue losses in the millions.|Read more >|TheStar

New Malaysia | Raising Retirement Age Sep 04, 2019 @ 13:30

MTUC seeks to meet PM, youth minister after both snub call to raise retirement age

The Malaysian Trades Union Congress (MTUC) has invited Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad as well as Youth and Sports Minister Syed Saddiq Syed Abdul Rahman to discuss its proposal to raise the mandatory retirement age from 60 to 65.|Read more >|Malaymail

New Malaysia | Govt Sep 04, 2019 @ 13:03

Tried, tested and proven policies to stay, says PM

Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad said the tried, tested and proven policies that he had initiated would be continued.Read more >|SunDaily

New Malaysia | Govt Sep 04, 2019 @ 13:03

Don’t be indebted to other countries, says Mahathir

Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad has advised leaders of emerging economies to cherish their independence and not become indebted to other countries.|Read more >|SunDaily

New Malaysia | New Initiatives: MoT Sep 04, 2019 @ 12:40

Vehicle ownership transfers can be done online

Motor vehicle buyers and sellers need not be present at Road Transport Department (RTD) offices for the transfer of ownership, said Transport Minister Anthony Loke yesterday.|Read more >|SunDaily

 

New Malaysia | Govt Sep 04, 2019 @ 11:30

Report claims Saifuddin Nasution to replace Muhyiddin as home minister

Domestic Trade and Consumer Affairs Minister Datuk Seri Saifuddin Nasution Ismail will be the new home minister in an upcoming Cabinet reshuffle, Utusan Malaysia reported today.|Read more >|Malaymail

 

New Malaysia | State Govt Sep 04, 2019

Heavier penalties for fish-bombers

The State Government is planning to introduce heavier penalties to curb fish bombing in the state.|Read more >| BorneoPost

New Malaysia | New Initiatives: State Sep 04, 2019 @ 08:30

Penang allocates RM1.3m in financial aid for university students

The Penang government has allocated more than RM1.3 million to be given as financial aid to Penang-born students of institutions of higher learning, Chief Minister Chow Kon Yeow said yesterday.|Read more >|SunDaily

New Malaysia | Govt: MoA Sep 04, 2019 @ 08:30

Fisheries Dept: Malaysia loses RM6b a year to illegal fishing

Malaysia loses up to RM6 billion due to illegal fishing every year, said Director of Landing and Licensing Division in the Department of Fisheries Malaysia (DoF), Wan Muhammad Aznan Abdullah. |Read more >|Malaymail

New Malaysia | Projects: CSR Sep 04, 2019 @ 08:30

Package 5 Central Spine Road from Raub to Bentong scheduled for completion Sept 2020, says deputy works minister

The construction of the Package 5 Central Spine Road (CSR) project involving a route from Raub to Bentong for 54 kilometres is expected to be completed in September 2020.|Read more >|Malaymail

New Malaysia | Homosexual Video Sep 04, 2019 @ 07:00

Lokman hands over video forensic report to Bukit Aman
Stop looking at everything through race-based lenses and instead, integrate, say politicians.|Read more >|TheStar

New Malaysia | State Govt Sep 04, 2019 @ 07:00

Mt Erskine underpass project to proceed despite protests

An Umno supreme council member, who went for a second round of questioning at Bukit Aman over the sex video that implicated Datuk Seri Azmin Ali, said he had handed over an original video forensic report.|Read more >|TheStar

New Malaysia | Opposition: UMNO Sep 04, 2019 @ 07:00

Umno goes after more MPs
Umno continues to pursue legal action against its former lawmakers who have defected after 14th General Election with the filing of three more suits against three Members of Parliament.|Read more >|TheStar

New Malaysia | Raising Retirement Age Sep 04, 2019 @ 07:00

Syed Saddiq assumes older generation holding on to good jobs, high salaries, says MCA
Youth and Sports Minister Syed Saddiq Syed Abdul Rahman's rejection of a proposal to extend the retirement age from 60 to 65 is immature and suggests that the older generation is holding on to the good jobs, says MCA. |Read more >|TheStar

New Malaysia | Govt: MoH Sep 03, 2019 @ 15:30

Procedure to obtain Foreign Support Certificate needs to be reviewed, says Dzulkefly

Procedure for Sijil Pelajaran Malaysia (SPM) school leavers to obtain a Foreign Support Certificate (SSLN) or No Objection Certificate (NOC) before pursuing a medical degree overseas may needs to be reviewed.|Read more >|Malaymail

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September 02, 2019

New Malaysia Govt: MACC | Sep 03, 2019 @ 08:48

New anti-corruption clause will target 'big fish'

THE clock is ticking for bribe-givers as the government prepares to widen its dragnet in the fight against corruption. |Read more >|NST

New Malaysia | State Govt Sep 03, 2019 @ 07:53

Identifying mechanism to curb waste disposal, burning activities

The state government will identify effective mechanisms to curb gabage disposal and burning activities involving areas that are not within the jurisdiction of the local authorities.|Read more >|SunDaily

New Malaysia | Raising Retirement Age Sep 03, 2019 @ 07:30

Experts suggest flexi route to raising retirement age; employers want tax breaks

The proposal to raise the mandatory retirement age from 60 to 65 by the Malaysian Trade Unions Congress (MTUC) was timely but should be implemented in stages, said an economist.|Read more >|Malaymail

New Malaysia | Raising Retirement Age Sep 03, 2019 @ 07:00

Mixed reactions over proposals

Employers are wary of the suggestion by MTUC for the government to introduce a minimum monthly RM500 cost of living allowance (Cola) for all workers in Budget 2020.|Read more >|TheStar

New Malaysia | Opposition Sep 03, 2019 @ 07:00

Stop the hate, say politicians

Stop looking at everything through race-based lenses and instead, integrate, say politicians.|Read more >|TheStar

New Malaysia | Govt: IRB Sep 03, 2019 @ 07:00

IRB rescinds donation reporting threshold

The ruling for charities to provide details of donors giving RM1,000 or more per year to the Inland Revenue Board (IRB) has been rescinded.|Read more >|TheStar

 

New Malaysia | Raising Retirement Age Sep 02, 2019 @ 22:05

Syed Saddiq: Don't raise retirement age to 65

Youth and Sports Minister Syed Saddiq Syed Abdul Rahman is against the move to change the retirement age from 60 to 65.|Read more >|NST

New Malaysia | Govt: Housing Sep 02, 2019 @ 21:30

Zuraida: Ministry hopes for swift resolution to Highland Towers land acquisition

The Ministry of Housing and Local Government hopes that the land acquisition process for the Highland Towers condominium which had been left neglected for almost 26 years can be sped up for redevelopment.|Read more >|Malaymail

New Malaysia | Opposition: UMNO Sep 022019 @ 20:30

Tok Mat: Nation needs new ‘Malaysia Narrative’, but with Malay-Muslims as priority

Umno deputy president Datuk Seri Mohamad Hasan today said the nation is in need of a new ‘Malaysia Narrative’, but stressed that it should prioritise and recognise Malay-Muslims as the majority race in the country.|Read more >|Malaymail

 

New Malaysia | Govt: MoF Sep 02, 2019 @ 18:58

MoF to ensure SRC’s upcoming interest payment of RM43m is made to KWAP

Following the recent formation of Parti Keadilan Rakyat’s (Keadilan) latest branch in Mersing in August, the party now has representation in all 222 constituencies nationwide.|Read more >|SunDaily

New Malaysia | PSP Sep 02, 2019 @ 17:46

Set up centralised kitchens under Free Breakfast Programme, say MCA committees

The Ministry of Finance (MoF) will ensure a sufficient allocation is made available to settle SRC International Sdn Bhd’s (SRC) upcoming interest payment of RM43.02 million to the Retirement Fund Incorporated (KWAP).|Read more >|TheStar

 

New Malaysia | Govt: PKR Sep 02, 2019 @ 17:08

PKR: Party has representation in all 222 constituencies nationwide

Following the recent formation of Parti Keadilan Rakyat’s (Keadilan) latest branch in Mersing in August, the party now has representation in all 222 constituencies nationwide.|Read more >|SunDaily

New Malaysia | Govt: MoT Sep 02, 2019 @ 14:02

Transport Ministry to review suspension of road tax renewals in post offices

The Transport Ministry is prepared to review an order to stop road tax renewals for private vehicles with a capacity of 2000cc and above at post offices in Sarawak, Sabah, Langkawi and Penang, effective Sunday (Sept 1).|Read more >|TheStar

New Malaysia | Homosexual Video Sep 02, 2019 @ 13:34

Police to call in Lokman over sex video

Umno supreme council member Datuk Lokman Noor Adam will be called in by the federal police over the lewd video scandal allegedly involving Economic Affairs Minister Datuk Seri Azmin Ali and former political aide Haziq Abdullah Abdul Aziz.|Read more >|SunDaily

 

New Malaysia | Govt: DAP Sep 022019 @ 13:30

Defending Umno, DAP man says party should not suffer for sins of its leaders

Pakatan Harapan should prevent Umno from resorting to “dirty politics” but not ban the party over the alleged offences of its leaders, Kepong MP Lim Lip Eng said today.|Read more >|Malaymail

 

New Malaysia Raising Retirement Age | Sep 02, 2019 @ 12:36

Govt to study proposal to increase retirement age to 65

The government will study the proposal to increase the retirement age from 60 to 65 as practised in several developed countries including Singapore.|Read more >|NST

 

New Malaysia | Z Naik Controversy Sep 02, 2019 @ 13:25

Bukit Aman still waiting AG's decision on Zakir Naik

Bukit Aman is still waiting on the decision and further instructions from the Attorney General's Chambers in connection with the investigation into alleged racially charged comments made by controversial speaker Dr Zakir Naik.|Read more >|TheStar

New Malaysia | State Govt | Sep 02, 2019 @ 12:21

Kedah supports use of Jawi in official dealings

The Kedah state government today said it supports Johor's move to use Jawi in official matters.|Read more >|NST

New Malaysia | Govt: MoT Sep 02, 2019

Loke puts a damper on Sarawak’s aim to take over Bintulu Port

Transport Minister Anthony Loke has poured cold water on the State government’s proposal to take over control of Bintulu Port following a Cabinet reshuffle last month.|Read more >| BorneoPost

New Malaysia | Fakenews Sep 02, 2019 @ 11:03

NRD denies Kepong DAP planning mass registrations for illegal immigrants from China

The National Registration Department (NRD) has denied allegations that Kepong DAP is planning to register MyKads for illegal immigrants from China as claimed in a video which went viral on the social media.|Read more >|SunDaily

 

New Malaysia | New Initiatives: FT Sep 022019 @ 10:30

FT sets up new Shariah unit to act on delinquent alimony, child support payments

The Federal Territories Shariah Court has formed a new division to pursue Muslim men who fail to pay alimony and child support, which is empowered to apply penalties such as fines and asset seizures.|Read more >|Malaymail

 

New Malaysia | Z Naik Controversy Sep 02, 2019 @ 10:16

Bersatu to host Zakir at prayer session

Controversial preacher Dr Zakir Naik has been thrust into the limelight again, following revelations that he is to appear at a religious ceremony at the Cina Krubong Mosque, in Malacca on Sept 7.|Read more >|SunDaily

 

New Malaysia Govt: PSD | Sep 02, 2019 @ 08:57

'Stopping bribe-givers can end corruption in civil service'

The Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission’s (MACC) efforts in combating corruption in the civil service are commendable, but the agency should expand its horizons and neutralise the source — bribe givers, said Public Service Department (PSD) director-general Datuk Seri Borhan Dolah. |Read more >|NST

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September 01, 2019

New Malaysia | Opposition: UMNO Sep 01, 2019 @ 18:00

Umno sec-gen disputes report claiming Hishammuddin probed for meeting Dr M

Umno secretary-general Tan Sri Annuar Musa has cautioned against a report today claiming that Sembrong division chief Datuk Seri Hishammuddin Hussein is being investigated by the party’s disciplinary board.|Read more >|Malaymail

New Malaysia | UN Poverty Report Sep 01, 2019 @ 17:22

Use MPI to measure poverty rate in Malaysia: Suhakam

The Human Rights Commission of Malaysia (Suhakam) strongly recommends the use of Multidimensional Poverty Index (MPI) in the future five-year development plans for the calculation of the poverty rate in Malaysia.|Read more >|SunDaily

New Malaysia | Viewpoints | Sep 01, 2019 @ 17:17

MCPF calls for setting up of commission to review drug-related policies

The Malaysian Crime Prevention Foundation (MCPF) today called for the setting up of a special commission to review drug-related policies to bring about more reforms and changes.|Read more >|NST

New Malaysia | Opposition: PSM Sep 01, 2019 @ 17:04

PSM: Giving handouts and subsidies won't address poverty, addressing discrimination will

The Pakatan Harapan government must revise its methods of addressing poverty across the country, says Parti Sosialis Malaysia (PSM) central committee member Sharan Raj.|Read more >|TheStar

 

New Malaysia | New Initiatives: MoT Sep 01, 2019 @ 16:54

Eight-meter long buses begin operations today: Prasarana

The experimental project for 8m long buses on route T300 between the Ampang Point and Bukit Indah hub, which began today, saw an average of 10 passengers for every journey, according to Prasarana Malaysia Berhad (Prasarana).|Read more >|SunDaily

 

New Malaysia | State Govt | Sep 01, 2019 @ 16:31

JAINJ to use jawi in official dealings, letters from Jan 1

The state government supports the usage of jawi in official dealings and letters involving the Johor Islamic Religious Department from Jan 1.|Read more >|NST

New Malaysia | State Govt | Sep 01, 2019 @ 16:10

500 villagers in Tongod want Shafie's help to get native land titles

More than 500 residents from seven villages here are urging the state government and Sabah Chief Minister Datuk Seri Shafie Apdal to help them obtain native customary land titles.|Read more >|NST

 

New Malaysia | Govt Sep 01, 2019 @ 14:31

Govt aiming to work with malls to promote unity

Minister in the Prime Minister’s Department P. Waytha Moorthy is aiming to collaborate with malls in an effort to promote unity among Malaysians.|Read more >|TheStar

New Malaysia | Govt: IRB Sep 01, 2019 @ 13:30

Taxman says lowering donation reporting threshold to RM1,000 in bid to curb abuse

A new rule for local non-profit groups to report the personal information of donors giving more than RM1,000 per year instead of RM5,000 previously is aimed at countering abuses, the Inland Revenue Board explained.|Read more >|Malaymail

New Malaysia | Govt Sep 01, 2019 @ 12:30

Maszlee talks free breakfast, Dr M’s wish for Malaysians to emulate Japanese

The plan to introduce free breakfast in schools goes beyond eating and is aimed at instilling discipline similar to the Japanese model, Education Minister Maszlee Malik has said.|Read more >|Malaymail

New Malaysia | Raising Retirement Age Sep 01, 2019 @ 12:00

Budget 2020: MTUC wants RM500 living allowance, retirement at 65

The Malaysian Trade Union Congress (MTUC) is proposing that the government introduce a monthly RM500 cost of living allowance (Cola) for all workers and raise the mandatory retirement age to 65 for Budget 2020.|Read more >|TheStar

New Malaysia | Govt: MoE Sep 01, 2019 @ 11:30

Education minister sets sights on tackling plagiarism, sexual harassment in universities

Issues of alleged plagiarism and sexual harassment in Malaysia’s tertiary learning institutions will be addressed, Education Minister Maszlee Malik has said.|Read more >|Malaymail

 

New Malaysia | UN Poverty Report Sep 01, 2019 @ 11:00

An idea whose time has come – raising Malaysia’s poverty line

Back then, Malaysia’s gross national income (GNI) per person was RM200 per month, and the government established a new poverty line income (PLI) of around RM50 per person. Since then, Malaysia has prospered and GNI per capita has risen to more than RM3,800 per month while the PLI has increased only incrementally to RM245 (RM980 for a family of four).|Read more >|TheStar

New Malaysia | Govt Sep 01, 2019 @ 08:48

New Malaysia originates from meaning of ‘hijrah’: Wan Azizah

The New Malaysia concept originated from the meaning of ‘hijrah’, with Malaysians joining hands in rejecting practitioners and supporters of corruption, kleptocracy and nepotism, said Deputy Prime Minister Datuk Seri Dr Wan Azizah Wan Ismail. |Read more >|SunDaily

 

New Malaysia | Govt: MoHR Sep 01, 2019 @ 07:00

Maid protection law in the works

A new law to protect the rights of domestic workers is expected to be tabled in Parliament as early as next year.|Read more >|TheStar

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New Policies: MoE Sep 05, 2019

Public universities to have OKU inclusive policy in new intakeRead more >|SunDaily

Govt: Resources Sep 05, 2019

Water industry players to use 1% annual budget for integrity programmes: Xavier|Read more >|SunDaily

New Policies: E-hailing | Sep 04, 2019 

Loke: No more extension for e-hailing drivers to get PSV permit|Read more >|NST

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Tried, tested and proven policies to stay, says PMRead more >|SunDaily

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Undi18 expected to be implemented in 18 to 24 months

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Reforms: MA63 | Sep 05, 2019 

MA63 task force final report submitted to PM, CMs of Sabah and Sarawak|Read more >|NST

Reforms Civil Service Pension Sep 05, 2019 

DPM says proposal to stop pension scheme still under study|Read more >|Malaymail

 

Govt: PSD Sep 05, 2019 

Public Service Dept, Public Service Commission merger in the works, says DG|Read more >|Malaymail

Govt: MACC | Sep 03, 2019 

New anti-corruption clause will target 'big fish'|Read more >|NST

 

Govt: PSD | Sep 02, 2019 

'Stopping bribe-givers can end corruption in civil service' |Read more >|NST

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New Initiatives Sep 05, 2019 

RM900,000 approved for OKU facilities: Hannah Yeoh

The government has approved RM900,000 to set up two facilities for Persons with Disabilities (OKU).|Read more >|SunDaily

New Initiatives: NFCP Sep 05, 2019 

NFCP to be funded by telcos, not taxpayers, says MCMC chairman|Read more >|Malaymail

Govt: MoT Sep 04, 2019 

Licence conversion made easyRead more >|SunDaily

New Initiatives: State Sep 04, 2019 

Pahang to set up Department of Women|Read more >|SunDaily

New Initiatives: MoT Sep 04, 2019 

Vehicle ownership transfers can be done online|Read more >|SunDaily

New Initiatives: State Sep 04, 2019 

Penang allocates RM1.3m in financial aid for university students|Read more >|SunDaily

New Initiatives: NFCP Sep 03, 2019 

NFCP is not a mega project, MCMC clarifies|Read more >|SunDaily

 

New Initiatives: FT Sep 03, 2019 

Almost 3,000 taxi drivers in FT have benefited from social security payments|Read more >|TheStar

 

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