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Sep 10 

New Malaysia | SST | Sep 10, 2018 @ 23:32

Consumers can now lodge SST-related complaints via Whatsapp

Members of the public can now lodge complaints related to the Sales and Service Tax (SST) by sending a Whatsapp message via 019-2794317, said Domestic Trade and Consumer Affairs Minister Datuk Saifuddin Nasution Ismail. |Read more >|SunDaily

 

New Malaysia 1MDB | Sep 10, 2018 @ 22:30

Najib reveals bank transfer documents on the RM304.5m donation from Saudi royalty

Datuk Seri Najib Razak released today documents that he claimed proved the Saudi Arabian royalty donated US$100 million (RM304.5 million) to him in 2011, as he promised to explain soon other donations, including the controversial RM2.6 billion. |Read more >|Malaymail

 

New Malaysia New Govt Sep 10, 2018 @ 22:45

Find solutions to improve Internet access, Gobind tells TM

Broadband service provider, Telekom Malaysia (TM), needs to find ways to improve Internet access and penetration nationwide, says Gobind Singh Deo. |Read more >|TheStar

 

New Malaysia | 1MDB Sep 10, 2018 @ 22:26

Ambrin Buang ready to become a witness in the 1MDB probe

Former Auditor-General Tan Sri Ambrin Buang has expressed his readiness to become a witness in the renewed investigation into the 1Malaysia Development Bhd (1MDB) scandal. |Read more >|NST

 

New Malaysia Opposition Sep 10, 2018 @ 21:30

Kelantan says federal assistance, not ‘free’

It was irrefutable that Kelantan has limited sources of revenue due its status as an agriculture state that put it among the recipients of federal government’s Financial Deficit Assistance, said Deputy Mentri Besar Datuk Mohd Amar Nik Abdullah. |Read more >|Malaymail

 

New Malaysia | New Initiatives | Sep 10, 2018 @ 19:59

Lim to work on reviving PPS

Finance Minister Lim Guan Eng will work to seek for a speedy reinstatement of Penang's Voluntary Patrol Team (PPS) to help the state provide security, safety and assistance when natural disasters occur. |Read more >|SunDaily

 

New Malaysia New Govt Sep 10, 2018 @ 19:53

Lim slams Najib's remark on paying SST for 'kuih pau'

Finance Minister Lim Guan Eng on Monday (Sept 10) lambasted former prime minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak who disputed the implementation of the Sales and Service Tax (SST).|Read more >|TheStar

 

New Malaysia New Govt Sep 10, 2018 @ 19:51

Sabah seeks to strengthen regulatory control over oil and gas resources

The Sabah government is studying ways of emulating Sarawak in strengthening the state's regulatory control over its oil and gas resources.​​|Read more >|TheStar

 

New Malaysia | New Govt | Sep 10, 2018 @ 19:46

It wasn't us, says Home Ministry on Johor royal family 'monitoring'

The government has never issued any directives to monitor or spy on Sultan of Johor, Sultan Ibrahim Iskandar and Johor Crown Prince Tunku Ismail Sultan Ibrahim, as alleged. |Read more >|NST

 

New Malaysia | New Govt | Sep 10, 2018 @ 19:38

Sabah clear in its direction to protect people's rights, develop state

Chief Minister Datuk Seri Shafie Apdal has assured that the Sabah government stood firm under a new leadership, with the commitment to ensure matters were executed according to the Malaysian Agreement 1963 (MA63).|Read more >|NST

 

New Malaysia | Overhaul | Sep 10, 2018 @ 19:06

DAP maintains stand for Sedition Act to be abolished: Gobind Singh

DAP has maintained its stand that the Sedition Act 1948 should be abolished, says its deputy chairman Gobind Singh Deo. |Read more >|SunDaily

 

New Malaysia Fakenews Sep 10, 2018 @ 19:05

Terengganu Pakatan denies opposing caning of lesbians

Terengganu Pakatan Harapan (PH) regrets the actions of certain irresponsible parties which spread lies that it opposed the caning sentence executed on a lesbian couple on September 3. |Read more >|Malaymail

 

New Malaysia | Fakenews | Sep 10, 2018 @ 18:56

No mass monitoring on social media, emails: MCMC

The Malaysian Communications and Multimedia Commission (MCMC) today refuted claims that it carries out mass monitoring of social media or emails. |Read more >|SunDaily

 

New Malaysia | Overhaul Projects Sep 10, 2018 @ 17:38

Malaysia finally scraps USD3 Billion (RM12.44 billion) China-backed pipeline plans

Malaysia has finally scrapped three China-backed pipeline projects after halting work on them following the shock elections in May that saw an opposition alliance assuming power for the first time in the country. |Read more >|NST

 

New Malaysia | SST | Sep 10, 2018 @ 17:36

Govt ready to review the list of goods under SST: Saifuddin

The government is prepared to review the list of goods under the Sales and Services Tax (SST) to ascertain the need to exempt any product from the tax or reduce the tax rate. |Read more >|SunDaily

 

New Malaysia | Overhaul | Sep 10, 2018 @ 17:34

Bauxite AP will not be issued if moratorium violated: Xavier

The government will not issue bauxite export licenses (AP) to parties that violated the moratorium period currently being enforced until Dec 31, said Water, Land and Natural Resources Minister Dr Xavier Jayakumar. |Read more >|SunDaily

 

New Malaysia | New Initiatives | Sep 10, 2018 @ 17:07

Affordable homes: 10 per cent for Firemen - Zuraida

The government plans to allocate a quota of 10 per cent for ownership of affordable homes to the staff of the Fire and Rescue Department, said Housing and Local Government Minister Zuraida Kamaruddin.|Read more >|NST

 

New Malaysia 1MDB Sep 10, 2018 @ 12:40

Singapore court allows return of RM46mil 1MDB, SRC International funds to Malaysia

The Singapore State Courts have granted disposal orders in respect of monies that were misappropriated from 1Malaysia Development Bhd (1MDB) and SRC International. |Read more >|TheStar

 

New Malaysia New Govt Sep 10, 2018 @ 10:05

Deputy home minister denies Putrajaya spying on Johor Sultan, the crown prince

The Pakatan Harapan federal government is not using covert intelligence system to monitor Sultan Ibrahim Iskandar of Johor and his heir, Tunku Ismail Ibrahim as alleged, Deputy Home Minister Datuk Azis Jamman said. |Read more >|Malaymail

 

New Malaysia New Govt Budget 2019  Sep 10, 2018 @ 08:52

2019 Budget offers a chance for reform: experts

ECONOMISTS and market observers say the 2019 Budget, the first under the Pakatan Harapan (PH) government, presents an opportunity for an overhaul and reform of the economy. |Read more >|NST

 

New Malaysia New Initiatives | Sep 10, 2018

Rep urges rural landowners to develop NCR land

Rural landowners here are advised to develop their land in order to generate income to uplift their socio-economic status. |Read more >|BorneoPost

 

New Malaysia | New Projects | Sep 10, 2018 @ 08:40

PIL1, PTMP will change Penang heritage city: Penang Forum

The RM46 billion Penang Transport Master Plan (PTMP) and the Pan Island Link 1 (PIL 1) highway project will change the landscape of Penang heritage city, according to Penang Forum committee member Lim Gaik Siang. |Read more >|SunDaily

 

New Malaysia Overhaul  Projects Sep 10, 2018 @ 07:00

Three state agencies to take over Pan Borneo project

Three state government departments will be taking over the implementation of the Pan Borneo project in Sabah to prevent leakage of funds, which is believed to be among the main factors for the project to be delayed.|Read more >|TheStar

 

New Malaysia New Govt Budget 2019 Sep 10, 2018 @ 07:00

‘Belt tightening’ for 2019

Budget 2019, which will be presented in Parliament on Nov 2, will definitely be a “belt-tightening” exercise, says Lim Guan Eng.|Read more >|TheStar

 

New Malaysia Overhaul Sep 10, 2018 @ 07:00

Deputy Home Minister sacks aide over an upskirt incident

An aide to Deputy Home Minister Datuk Mohd Azis Jamman is facing a police in­­ves­­tigation after he was sacked for allegedly outraging the modesty of a woman.
|Read more >|TheStar

 

New Malaysia New Initiatives Sep 10, 2018 @ 07:00

Penang homeless to get shelter

Senior citizens abandoned by their families with no place to go and sleeping on five-foot ways around the iconic Komtar at night is a sight that tugs at the heartstrings.
|Read more >|TheStar

 

New Malaysia Overhaul MoH Sep 10, 2018 @ 07:00

Doctors confused by transfers

A few specialists from a hospital in the Klang Valley are claiming top officials have informed them that staff members at the orthopaedic department whose department head (HoD) was accused of sexual harassment would be transferred out of the hospital for bringing charges against him. |Read more >|TheStar

 

New Malaysia New Initiatives Sep 10, 2018 @ 07:00

RM1bil to upgrade and repair 240 schools in Sabah

A total of 240 dilapidated schools have been identified in Sabah for upgrading and repair works within two years.|Read more >|TheStar

 

New Malaysia New Govt Sep 10, 2018 @ 00:30

Hakam chides DAP for inconsistency for sedition probe against ex-IGP Hanif Omar

The Pakatan Harapan (PH) government should keep to its GE14 promise to repeal the Sedition Act instead of using it to demand an investigation of their detractors, the president of the National Human Rights Society (Hakam) said today.|Read more >|Malaymail

 

New Malaysia New Initiatives | Sep 10, 2018

Villagers soon to have a motorable bridge to connect them

Residents of Kampung Baru along Jalan Suhaili and Kampung Muhibbah Bletih here will soon have a new iron bridge across Sungai Kapit to link the two villages. |Read more >|BorneoPost

 

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Sep 09 

New Malaysia | SST | Sep 09, 2018 @ 23:21

Lim: Homes should be cheaper with SST exemption on construction services

Finance Minister Lim Guan Eng expects property developers to lower their housing prices as construction services have been exempted from the Sales and Services Tax (SST). He believes developers could pass on the savings to consumers. |Read more >|SunDaily

 

New Malaysia | SST | Sep 09, 2018 @ 22:40

F&B operators to enjoy two SST exemptions

The government will provide Sales and Service Tax (SST) exemptions involving the rental of small stalls to food and beverage shop operators.|Read more >|SunDaily

 

New Malaysia | SST | Sep 09, 2018 @ 22:40

Plastic bags for rice to be exempted from SST

Plastic bags used by distributors and traders to pack rice will also be exempted from the Sales and Service Tax (SST), Finance Minister Lim Guan Eng said.|Read more >|SunDaily

 

New Malaysia New Initiatives Sep 09, 2018 @ 22:00

Sports area to be developed within Parliament House: Rashid

The Government intends to develop a sports area within the Parliament House in Taman Duta, Kuala Lumpur, to foster a healthy lifestyle among members of Parliament. |Read more >|NST

 

New Malaysia | New Govt | Sep 09, 2018 @ 21:29

Plan to set the minimum wage at RM1,500 to keep locals to work in the country: Exco

The plan to raise the minimum wage to RM1,500 Is to encourage more locals to remain and work in the country, said Johor Consumerism, Human Resource and Unity Committee chairman Dr S. Ramakrishnan. |Read more >|SunDaily

 

New Malaysia Wish List Sep 09, 2018 @ 20:00

G25 calls for a parliamentary review of laws that empower Shariah courts

G25 has called on the government to table a parliamentary review of the precise scope and definition of laws that empower the Shariah courts following the controversial caning of two lesbians in Terengganu on Monday. |Read more >|Malaymail

 

New Malaysia New Initiatives Sep 09, 2018 @ 19:45

'Review use of electronic gadgets in schools'

The Education Ministry has been urged to review the use of electronic gadgets to improve learning and teaching in schools.|Read more >|NST

 

New Malaysia | New Policies MoE Sep 09, 2018 @ 19:00

We disagree, MA63 allows for English as teaching medium, Sabah party tells MOE

United Pasokmomogun Kadazandusun Murut Organisation (UPKO) disagrees with the stand taken by the Ministry of Education (MOE) on the use of English as a medium of instruction in national schools, including in Sabah and Sarawak.​|Read more >|Malaymail

 

New Malaysia Overhaul Corruption Sep 09, 2018 @ 18:00

Ex-CJ roasts Tommy Thomas over Guan Eng’s acquittal

Former Chief Justice Tun Abdul Hamid Mohamad today took the prime minister and Attorney-General Tommy Thomas to task over the handling of the corruption trial of Finance Minister Lim Guan Eng, who was acquitted after the prosecution dropped its charge. |Read more >|Malaymail

 

New Malaysia New Projects Sep 09, 2018 @ 17:50

Syabas working to replace burst pipe, restore Pulau Ketam water supply

Syarikat Bekalan Air Selangor Sdn Bhd (Syabas) is expediting works to replace a burst seabed pipe in Terusan Bagan, which caused 1,200 households in Pulau Ketam, Bagan Teochew and Sungai Lima to lose their water supply on Tuesday. |Read more >|NST

 

New Malaysia | Opinions Sep 09, 2018 

Getting the shock treatment

Before GE14, many perceived the Pontian MP and former Deputy International Trade and Industry Minister as a joker. But now some youth see the Umno supreme council member as a politician who asks the right question.|Read more >|TheStar

 

New Malaysia 1MDB Sep 09, 2018 @ 13:13

Return seized RM116.7mil to Umno, Najib urges police

Former prime minister Datuk Seri Najib Razak has urged the authorities to immediately return the RM116.7 million in cash that was seized from his residences in June. |Read more >|NST

 

New Malaysia | 1MDB | Sep 09, 2018 @ 13:07

Najib: Mahathir knew of cash stored during elections

Datuk Seri Najib Abdul Razak has alleged that Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad knew about the huge amount of cash that was being kept by the former prime minister in the run-up to the 14th General Election (GE14).|Read more >|SunDaily

 

New Malaysia New Govt Budget Sep 09, 2018 @ 13:00

PM warns of ‘sacrifice’ in Budget 2019

The Pakatan Harapan (PH) government’s budget for 2019, to be tabled on November 2, will be austere, Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad has indicated. |Read more >|Malaymail

 

New Malaysia 1MDB Sep 09, 2018 @ 08:42

'Businessman arrested in Thailand not linked to Najib, Jho Low'

THE businessman arrested in Thailand by the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) over the SRC International Sdn Bhd case is not linked to former prime minister Datuk Seri Najib Razak and financier Low Taek Jho, also known as Jho Low. |Read more >|NST

 

New Malaysia | New Initiatives MoA | Sep 09, 2018 @ 08:04

MOA drafting framework to improve fishermen's cost of living allowance

The Ministry of Agriculture and Agro-based Industry (MOA) is currently drafting a framework to improve the cost of living allowance (ESH) for fishermen that is expected to be completed by mid-October.|Read more >|SunDaily

 

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

PH govt will ensure Malays do not misuse assistance: Mahathir

Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad today said the new Pakatan Harapan government will ensure that the Malays do not misuse assistance given to them. |Read more >|SunDaily

 

New Malaysia New Govt Sep 09, 2018 @ 07:00

PM: We must correct our mistakes

Malays should start to question themselves on where they have gone wrong and think of ways to better themselves, says Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad.|Read more >|TheStar

 

New Malaysia New Initiatives Sep 09, 2018 @ 07:00

Green ways to manage waste

One of the biggest challenges in major cities of developing countries is waste management.
|Read more >|TheStar

 

New Malaysia New Govt Sep 09, 2018 @ 07:00

CM: Works around the dam to be completed within two years

Although the Mengkuang Dam expansion project has been completed, an 11km stretch of the road surrounding the dam is still closed to the public to allow repair works at 23 landslide sites. |Read more >|TheStar

 

New Malaysia New Govt Sep 09, 2018 @ 00:30

Dr M: PPBM to ensure no more abuses of Malay benefits

Parti Pribumi Bersatu Malaysia (PPBM) chairman Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad said the party intends to ensure that the benefits given to the Malay community will not end up being abused by them. |Read more >|Malaymail

 

New Malaysia New Initiatives | Sep 08, 2018

48 schools in Sarawak have been rebuilt using IBS – Baru

A total of 48 dilapidated schools in Sarawak have been rebuilt using Industrialised Building System (IBS), while another two will be completed towards the middle of this month, said Works Minister Baru Bian. |Read more >|BorneoPost

 

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Sep 08 

New Malaysia New Govt | Sep 08, 2018 @ 23:00

Anwar meets Daim for a chat on the economy, stronger Bumiputera agencies

PKR president-elect Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim said today he had met with the federal government’s influential adviser Tun Daim Zainuddin to talk about issues such as the economy. |Read more >|Malaymail

 

New Malaysia New Govt | Sep 08, 2018 @ 23:00

Now two years old, PPBM marks the anniversary with enthusiasm, hope

Though small in numbers, members of Parti Pribumi Bersatu Malaysia (PPBM) marked the second anniversary of its founding with enthusiastic fanfare. |Read more >|Malaymail

 

New Malaysia | New Initiatives | Sep 08, 2018 @ 21:16

3.9 million hectares of Sabah land earmarked for forest reserve

Over 50 per cent or 3.9 million hectares of land in Sabah have been earmarked for forest reserves and wildlife conservation areas, said Sabah Forestry Department chief conservator, Mashor Mohd Jaini. |Read more >|NST

 

New Malaysia | By-Election | Sep 08, 2018 @ 21:12

PH's Halimey wins Seri Setia seat 

Pakatan Harapan's (PH) Halimey Abu Bakar has garnered 13,725 votes for the Seri Setia state seat, according to the Election Commission (EC), enough to win the by-election. |Read more >|SunDaily

 

New Malaysia | By-Election | Sep 08, 2018 @ 21:08

PH's Wong wins Balakong by-election 

The Election Commission (EC) has officially declared Pakatan Harapan the winner of the Balakong by-election. |Read more >|SunDaily

 

New Malaysia | Overhaul | Sep 08, 2018 @ 20:08

Shafee: Prosecution of Anwar's sodomy case was 'virtually' pro-bono

Tan Sri Dr Muhammad Shafee Abdullah denied that he received payment for his involvement in prosecuting PKR president-election Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim’s Sodomy II appeals. |Read more >|NST

 

New Malaysia Overhaul | Sep 08, 2018 @ 19:00

After account frozen, Shafee says explained RM9.5m issue to MACC again

Tan Sri Muhammad Shafee Abdullah said today he had again explained to the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) on why he was paid RM9.5 million by former prime minister Datuk Seri Najib Razak after his related bank account was frozen.|Read more >|Malaymail

 

New Malaysia New Govt Sep 08, 2018 @ 17:08

Waytha Moorthy launches a new party to protect and promote interests of the Indian community

A new political party, called the Malaysian Advancement Party (MAP), has been set up to protect, promote and advance the interest of the Indian community, said its pro-tem committee chairman P. Waytha Moorthy.|Read more >|TheStar

 

New Malaysia Overhaul | Sep 08, 2018 @ 17:00

Shafee breaks silence, claims Dr M wanted him to prosecute Anwar’s Sodomy II appeals

Tan Sri Muhammad Shafee Abdullah said today that he was appointed to be the lead prosecutor in Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim’s Sodomy II appeals as Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad had demanded it. |Read more >|Malaymail

 

New Malaysia Overhaul | Sep 08, 2018 @ 17:00

Shafee: RM9.5m payment was for BN’s election petitions, not Anwar prosecution

The RM9.5 million paid by Datuk Seri Najib Razak was not for the task of being the lead prosecutor in Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim’s Sodomy II appeals, but for unpaid work for Barisan Nasional in election petition cases, Tan Sri Muhammad Shafee Abdullah clarified today.|Read more >|Malaymail

 

New Malaysia | Opposition | Sep 08, 2018 @ 16:22

PAS slams PH's stand on lesbian caning

PAS has slammed Pakatan Harapan (PH) for the latter’s stand on the caning of two lesbians as giving Islam a bad image. |Read more >|NST

 

New Malaysia Overhaul Corruption Sep 08, 2018 @ 16:50

Act fast in DBKL land deals probe to ensure evidence safe, MACC told

The Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) should act speedily in its probe of the allegedly dubious sale of Kuala Lumpur City Hall (DBKL) land to avoid the potential of evidence being destroyed, Segambut MP Hannah Yeoh said today. |Read more >|Malaymail

 

New Malaysia | New Initiatives | Sep 08, 2018 @ 15:57

Johor govt to focus on developing the northern region

The state government will focus on the development of the Johor northern region, which has the potential to be an agro-tourism, farming and stockbreeding area and generating jobs for the residents.|Read more >|NST

 

New Malaysia Budget Sep 08, 2018 @ 15:49

Guan Eng: Kelantan is the biggest recipient of Federal Govt aid worth RM913mil

Kelantan needs to improve its financial management and increase its revenues to reduce its dependence on the Federal Government, says Finance Minister Lim Guan Eng. |Read more >|TheStar

 

New Malaysia | New Initiatives | Sep 08, 2018 @ 15:44

Govt to introduce Cultural Diversity Day, says Waytha Moorthy

The government will introduce Cultural Diversity Day to instil the spirit of unity among Malaysians, said Minister in the Prime Minister’s Department, Senator P. Waytha Moorthy. |Read more > |NST

 

New Malaysia | New Govt | Sep 08, 2018 @ 14:14

Maszlee to meet with protesting students on Wednesday

Education Minister Dr Maszlee Malik (pix) will meet up with a group of students protesting against his appointment as International Islamic University Malaysia (IIUM) president at his office on Wednesday. |Read more >|SunDaily

 

New Malaysia | New Policies | Sep 08, 2018 @ 14:11

Joint-billing of water supply, sewage services by year-end

The Water, Land and Natural Resources Ministry intends to implement an integrated or joint-billing system for water supply and sewage services at the latest by the end of this year. |Read more >|SunDaily

 

New Malaysia | New Govt | Sep 08, 2018 @ 14:08

Wan Azizah confirms one parliamentary seat to be vacated for Anwar

PKR president Datuk Seri Dr Wan Azizah Wan Ismail (pix) today confirmed that a parliamentary seat will be vacated to pave the way for Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim to contest. |Read more >|SunDaily

 

New Malaysia New Govt Sep 08, 2018 @ 13:56

Dr M urges Muslims to remain united, avoid hostility

Muslims in the country are reminded to be united in reaching a consensus to avoid disputes and hostility. |Read more >|Malaymail

 

New Malaysia Overhaul Projects Sep 08, 2018 @ 12:01

Forest City foreign ownership issue must be quickly resolved, says Johor govt

An amicable solution is needed to resolve the issues pertaining to foreigners not being allowed to buy residential properties at the multi-billion ringgit Forest City project in Gelang Patah, says the Johor state government.
|Read more >|TheStar

 

New Malaysia New Govt Sep 08, 2018 @ 11:56

Maszlee: Student protestors arrested outside Education Ministry released

Education Minister Maszlee Malik has said the students protesting outside his ministry, who were arrested yesterday, have since been released.|Read more >|Malaymail

 

New Malaysia Overhaul Logging | Sep 08, 2018 @ 11:56

Minister: We can’t afford compensation if states told to stop logging for money

The federal government is currently unable to compensate several state governments if they are told to stop felling trees as a revenue source, minister Dr Xavier Jayakumar has said. |Read more >|Malaymail

 

New Malaysia New Policies | Sep 08, 2018 @ 11:00

EC says will re-evaluate suitable campaign period

The Election Commission (EC) will re-evaluate whether the practice of having a campaign period of up to 21 days for an election is appropriate, said its secretary Datuk Mohamed Elias Abu Bakar.|Read more > |Malaymail

 

New Malaysia | By-Election | Sep 08, 2018 @ 09:08

Polling booths in Balakong, Seri Setia open

A total of 16 polling stations with 128 channels for the Balakong state by-election and 18 polling centres with 115 channels for the Seri Setia state seat were opened from 8 am today to enable voters to exercise their rights. |Read more >|SunDaily

 

New Malaysia New Policies | Sep 08, 2018 @ 07:30

Sabah entrepreneurs groan over new minimum wage

The new minimum wage, although a step down from the RM1,500 to RM1,050, will still burden Sabah companies already struggling with the higher cost of doing business, said Sabah businessmen. |Read more >|Malaymail

 

New Malaysia Wish List | Sep 08, 2018

Dayak entrepreneurs seek special quotas from PH government

Dayak Chamber of Commerce and Industry (DCCI) has requested the Pakatan Harapan (PH) federal government allocate special quotas in respect of service, permits, scholarships, and other privileges to the Dayak community in accordance with the Federal Constitution. |Read more >|BorneoPost

 

New Malaysia | Overhaul Corruption Sep 08, 2018 @ 00:45

Rally-goers challenged the law, says police

The attempt made by rally-goers outside the Sogo Shopping Centre, here, tonight, to march to the Dang Wangi district police headquarters was considered as trying to challenge the law. |Read more >|NST

 

New Malaysia Overhaul Corruption Sep 08, 2018 @ 00:30

Protest against AG turns unruly

A rally of fewer than 50 people demonstrating against Attorney General Tommy Thomas today turned chaotic when protesters and police officers shoved each other. |Read more >|Malaymail

 

New Malaysia New Policies Sep 08, 2018 @ 07:00

DBKL fears checks on hillslope buildings may backfire

City Hall fears the proposed amendments to the law to allow local authorities to conduct scheduled checks on buildings at hillslopes for early detection of underground movement will backfire. |Read more >|TheStar

 

New Malaysia New Initiatives | Sep 08, 2018

Ministry to improve rural communities

The Rural Development Ministry will make it a point to go to the ground to see what it can do in terms of improving the lives of rural communities, its minister Rina Harun said. |Read more >|BorneoPost

 

New Malaysia Opposition Sep 07, 2018 @ 23:00

PAS slams PM's Statement on Terengganu public caning

PAS secretary-general Datuk Takiyuddin Hassan slammed Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad's denouncement of the caning of two Muslim women for attempting same-sex relations carried out by the Terengganu Syariah Court.|Read more >|NST

 

New Malaysia Overhaul Sep 07, 2018 @ 21:58

Govt agrees to issue an export licence to clear bauxite stockpile

The government has agreed to issue an approved permit (AP) or export licence to allow companies to clear the bauxite stockpile in Pahang. |Read more >|NST

 

New Malaysia Overhaul Sep 07, 2018 @ 21:32

Pahang agrees to restructure the water services industry

The Pahang state government has today agreed to embark on a water services industry restructuring exercise with the Federal Government, said Water, Land and Natural Resources Minister Dr Xavier Jayakumar. |Read more >|NST

 

New Malaysia Opposition Sep 07, 2018 @ 20:23

Shut up if you don't understand Syariah law, says Ibrahim Ali

Parti Bumiputera Perkasa Malaysia (Putra) pro tempore president Datuk Ibrahim Ali has slammed those who questioned the caning of a lesbian couple who had attempted to have same-sex relations in Terengganu. |Read more >|NST

 

New Malaysia | New Initiatives MoH | Sep 07, 2018 @ 20:13

Health Minister mulls REIT for additional funds

Health Minister Dr Dzulkefly Ahmad is planning to set up a Real Estate Investment Trust (REIT) to obtain additional funds for the Health Ministry of up to RM3 billion to improve the quality of health service in the country. |Read more >|SunDaily

 

New Malaysia New Initiatives | Sep 07, 2018 @ 20:03

Perak wants Xavier to mediate on supplying treated water to Selangor and Penang

The Perak state government has asked the Land, Water and Natural Resources Minister, Dr Xavier Jeyakumar, to be the mediator to supply treated water from the state to Selangor and Penang. |Read more >|NST

 

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Sep 07 

New Malaysia | Overhaul | Sep 07, 2018 @ 19:25

Malaysian Bar constitutional challenge: Federal Court set Sept 13 for clarification

The Federal Court has set Sept 13 for clarification regarding the constitutional challenge bid by the Malaysian Bar and Advocates Association of Sarawak (AAS) over the validity of former top two judge's extension of tenure as Chief Justice and Court of Appeal President then after reaching retirement age. |Read more >|SunDaily

 

New Malaysia | Overhaul | Sep 07, 2018 @ 17:35

MYCC investigates tyre, beverages companies for anti-competitive behaviours

The Malaysia Competition Commission (MyCC) has initiated investigations on tyre and beverage companies in Malaysia for possible anti-competitive behaviours, following the direction of the Domestic Trade and Consumer Affairs Ministry to determine whether these actions raised concerns under the relevant laws.|Read more >|SunDaily

 

New Malaysia | Overhaul | Sep 07, 2018 @ 16:14

Govt will look into claims Shafee received RM9.5m to prosecute Anwar

The government will eventually look into claims that lawyer Tan Sri Shafee Abdullah received payments amounting to RM9.5 million from former prime minister Datuk Seri Najib Abdul Razak to be the prosecutor in Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim's second sodomy trial. |Read more >|SunDaily

 

New Malaysia | New Govt | Sep 07, 2018 @ 13:41

Dr M: I'm not satisfied with the performance of Cabinet ministers

Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad said he was not satisfied with the achievements and performance of Cabinet ministers since they were appointed to their respective portfolios in the new government. |Read more >|SunDaily

 

New Malaysia 1MDB Sep 07, 2018 @ 15:52

RM3.5bil in 1MDB funds pumped into Las Vegas nightclub: report

More than RM3.5 billion in 1Malaysia Development Bhd (1MDB) funds may have been used to finance the Hakkasan luxury nightclub in Las Vegas, the United States. |Read more >|NST

 

New Malaysia New Policies Sep 07, 2018 @ 15:11

Malaysia will lose its competitive edge if it raises the minimum wage

Malaysia will lose its competitive edge if it raises the quantum of the minimum wage. |Read more >|NST

 

New Malaysia New Initiatives MoH | Sep 07, 2018 @ 15:00

Private healthcare provider says integration with public hospitals can cut overcrowding

A private healthcare provider suggested that the government introduce a scheme where patients in public hospitals are diverted to private hospitals to resolve overcrowding at government hospitals.|Read more >|Malaymail

 

New Malaysia Overhaul Corruption | Sep 07, 2018 @ 14:45

Dr M explains why no action yet on corruption cases involving other BN leaders

Former prime minister Datuk Seri Najib Razak has many alleged wrongdoings levelled against him and the government will have to decide its priorities in managing them, Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad said today. |Read more >|Malaymail

 

New Malaysia | Overhaul | Sep 07, 2018 @ 14:35

Anwar: Affidavit by AGC officer shows Najib paid Shafee RM9.5m

An officer from the Attorney-General's Chambers (AGC) has claimed that Tan Sri Muhammad Shafee Abdullah received RM9.5 million from former Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Abdul Razak to lead the prosecution against Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim in his appeal against his second sodomy conviction in 2015. |Read more >|SunDaily

 

New Malaysia New Govt | Sep 07, 2018 @ 14:35

Govt officials unpaid for months due to pro-BN stance, says Dr M

Certain government officials have not received their wages as they are suspected of being “obsessed” with the previous Barisan Nasional government, said Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad. |Read more >|NST

 

New Malaysia New Policies Sep 07, 2018 @ 14:17

Many people trying to control the media, says Dr M

The government has not taken steps to limit shares held by political parties in Malaysian mainstream media companies to 10 per cent, said Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad today. |Read more >|NST

 

New Malaysia Overhaul | Sep 07, 2018 @ 13:59

Major national policies to be reviewed says economic affairs minister

Major national policies will be reviewed to ensure sustainable economic development and distributive justice said Economic Affairs Minister Datuk Seri Mohamed Azmin Ali.|Read more >|Malaymail

 

New Malaysia New Govt | Sep 07, 2018 @ 13:53

First 100 days: Malaysians viewed PH's performance positively, says PM

More Malaysians viewed the government's first 100 days positively than those who did not, Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad said today. |Read more >|Malaymail

 

New Malaysia New Govt Sep 07, 2018 @ 13:46

Maszlee: IIUM appointment saves taxpayer money, but Sultan, Dr M will decide

Education Minister Dr Maszlee Malik will consult the Sultan of Pahang and Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad on whether to accept his appointment as International Islamic University (IIUM) president.

|Read more >|TheStar

 

New Malaysia New Govt Sep 07, 2018 @ 13:11

Umno-PAS cooperation finally out of the 'bedroom', says Dr Mahathir

The collaboration between Umno and PAS in the by-election has finally come out in the open, says Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad. |Read more >|TheStar

 

New Malaysia | New Govt | Sep 07, 2018 @ 12:49

PM says Maszlee's appointment as IIUM president 'not set in stone'

Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad said today that the appointment of Education Minister Dr Maszlee Malik as International Islamic University's (IIUM) president is "not set in stone". |Read more >|SunDaily

 

New Malaysia Overhaul Projects | Sep 07, 2018 @ 11:17

Let foreigners in Forest City if you want Malaysians to live in 'wooden houses', Dr M tells Johor MB

Johor Mentri Besar Datuk Osman Sapian can let foreigners buy up Forest City units if he wants Malaysians to live in wooden houses, Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad has said in jest. |Read more >|Malaymail

 

New Malaysia New Govt | Sep 07, 2018 @ 11:17

Affirm commitment to academic reforms by rejecting IIUM post, Maszlee told

Maszlee Malik must reject his appointment as International Islamic University Malaysia’s (IIUM) president to put an end to political appointments in public universities, a group said. |Read more >|Malaymail

 

New Malaysia New Policies Sep 07, 2018 @ 11:15

Selangor may give free water only to B40 group

The Selangor government will review the free 20 cubic metres water programme to be targeted at the bottom 40 per cent income earners (B40 group). |Read more >|NST

 

New Malaysia | New Initiatives MoE | Sep 07, 2018 @ 08:47

MOE committed to improving dilapidated schools within 5 years

The Education Ministry (MOE) is committed to maintaining and repairing dilapidated schools within five years.|Read more >|SunDaily

 

New Malaysia New Policies | Sep 07, 2018

The proposed diversion will open up agricultural activities, business opportunities — Baru

The proposed diversion of the Pan Borneo Highway at the Miri-Lawas-Sindumin road will open up the interior of Sarawak for agricultural activities and business opportunities, especially for the people living in the vicinity. |Read more >|BorneoPost

 

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

Developers to give input on foreign quota

Input from local developers on foreign ownership of property will help give an idea of what the percentage of foreigners in a development should be, says the Housing and Local Government Minister. |Read more >|TheStar

 

New Malaysia New Projects Sep 07, 2018 @ 07:00

Cruise terminal upgrade to start soon

The state government will accelerate the necessary approvals for the long-awaited RM155mil expansion of the Swettenham Pier Cruise Terminal (SPCT) within a month.|Read more >|TheStar

 

New Malaysia New Initiatives | Sep 07, 2018

RM8 billion expected from Sabah’s tourism industry this year

Sabah’s tourism industry is expected to contribute RM8 billion in tourism receipts this year, said Deputy Chief Minister Christina Liew. |Read more >|BorneoPost

 

New Malaysia | New Policies | Sep 06, 2018 @ 23:48

Govt mulls Economic Sabotage Act to curb selling of contracts, import permits

The government is discussing with various parties on the proposal to enact the Economic Sabotage Act to curb the selling of contracts and import permits (AP), the Dewan Negara was told today. |Read more >|SunDaily

 

New Malaysia | New Govt | Sep 06, 2018 @ 23:38

The government committed to implementing RM1,500 minimum wage

The government is committed to raising the minimum wage from RM1,050 as announced by the Prime Minister's Office yesterday to RM1,500, in line with the promise made in the Pakatan Harapan (PH) election manifesto, says Deputy Finance Minister Datuk Amiruddin Hamzah. |Read more >|SunDaily

 

New Malaysia Overhaul Corruption | Sep 06, 2018 @ 23:35

Najib paid Shafee RM9.5m as Sodomy II prosecutor, says AGC officer

Tan Sri Muhammad Shafee Abdullah received RM9.5 million from former prime minister Datuk Seri Najib Razak when he led the Sodomy II prosecution team against Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim, an officer from the Attorney General’s Chambers (AGC) claimed.|Read more >|Malaymail

 

New Malaysia | New Policies | Sep 06, 2018 @ 21:04

No citizenship granted under Sabah illegal immigrant amnesty programme

The amnesty programme for illegal immigrants in Sabah is not aimed at granting citizenship or identity cards to them, says Deputy Home Minister Datuk Mohd Azis Jamman. |Read more >|SunDaily

 

New Malaysia | Overhaul MoT | Sep 06, 2018 @ 20:23

No ticketing touts, illegal cab operators at Penang Sentral, vows Transport Minister

The presence of ticketing touts and illegal cab operators will be a thing of the past once the fully electronic ticketing system is adopted at the soon-to-be-opened Penang Sentral here.|Read more >|SunDaily

 

New Malaysia SST Sep 06, 2018 @ 20:02

Customs Dept uses various platforms to provide guides on SST

More than 82,000 Sales and Services Tax (SST) registrants are involved in the Customs Department’s SST Handholding and Engagement programmes. |Read more >|NST

 

New Malaysia New Initiatives MoT Sep 06, 2018 @ 19:59

9 new ETS trains to operate by year end

Nine new Electric Train Service (ETS) units will be operational by December. Transport Minister Anthony Loke Siew Fook said the new trains would be added by Keretapi Tanah Melayu Berhad (KTMB) to the existing 15 trains, bringing the total to 24 ETS trains, operating in the existing routes. |Read more >|NST

 

New Malaysia | New Projects | Sep 06, 2018 @ 19:57

Two spots added to Federal Highway motorcycle tunnel project

Works Minister Baru Bian today announced that the ministry will be adding another two locations as part of its Federal Highway motorcycle tunnel transformation project. |Read more >|SunDaily

 

New Malaysia Overhaul Sep 06, 2018 @ 19:49

MACC confirm current and former PAFA officials called up

The Perak branch of the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) has confirmed that they have already recorded interviews with more than 20 individuals pertaining to the management of the Perak FA (PAFA) to aid in investigations into the sale of land belonging to the state football association.|Read more >|NST

 

New Malaysia Opposition | Sep 06, 2018 @ 19:35

Najib goads government over past allegations of abuse

Former prime minister Datuk Seri Najib Razak kept up his campaign of mockery against the government today, this time asking what has become of two serious allegations of abuse against him and his administration.|Read more >|Malaymail

 

New Malaysia | New Initiatives | Sep 06, 2018 @ 19:24

RTM radios told to have slots for people's feedback

Radio stations under Radio Televisyen Malaysia (RTM) throughout the country have been told to have special slots for state leaders to inform and address the aspirations of the Pakatan Harapan government to the people. |Read more >|SunDaily

 

New Malaysia SST | Sep 06, 2018 @ 19:20

Finance minister maintains 6pc service tax on mobile postpaid services

The Ministry of Finance maintains the 6 per cent service tax on mobile postpaid services as implemented under the Goods and Services Tax (GST). |Read more >|Malaymail

 

New Malaysia | New Policies | Sep 06, 2018 @ 19:24

Govt formulates a new mechanism for water tariffs

The Ministry of Water, Land and Natural Resources through the National Water Service Commission (Spad) is formulating a new mechanism to determine future water tariffs. |Read more >|SunDaily

 

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New Malaysia New Policies Sep 06, 2018 @ 19:28

 

Zakat is only for LGBTs who wants to change

The zakat (tithe) is eligible only for lesbians, gays, bisexuals and transgenders (LGBTs) who have repented and want to escape the lifestyle. |Read more >|NST

 

New Malaysia | Overhaul | Sep 06, 2018 @ 18:56

Entertainment outlets operating hours studied

The Federal Territories Ministry will evaluate and review the operating hours of entertainment outlets in the Federal Capital and may tighten the conditions for licences. |Read more >|SunDaily

 

New Malaysia | Overhaul Projects | Sep 06, 2018 @ 18:45

JPSPN reviewing incinerator project in Kepong: Zuraida

The National Solid Waste Management Department (JPSPN) is currently reviewing the needs to build the incinerator project in Taman Beringin, Kepong, says Housing and Local Government Minister Zuraida Kamaruddin. |Read more >|SunDaily

 

New Malaysia | New Initiatives | Sep 06, 2018 @ 18:40

Set up a one-stop centre for TVET program graduates: Nurul Izzah

Chairman of the Technical and Vocational Education Training Empowerment Committee (JKPTVET) Nurul Izzah Anwar has suggested that a one-stop centre for TVET graduates be set up.|Read more >|SunDaily

 

New Malaysia | New Govt | Sep 06, 2018 @ 18:25

42 walk free after a year’s detention under Sosma

Forty-two suspected members of the notorious Gang 360 Devan, who were detained under the Special Offences (Special Measures) Act 2012, walked free today after a special court at Kajang Prison Court Complex sentenced them to a year's jail from the date of arrest.|Read more >|SunDaily

 

New Malaysia Overhaul Projects Sep 06, 2018 @ 18:12

Forest City: Govt considering to reduce ownership quota for foreigners

There has yet to be a decision on reducing foreign ownership quota with regard to the Forest City project but discussion on the matter is heading in that direction. |Read more > |NST

 

New Malaysia Overhaul Projects Sep 06, 2018 @ 18:06

105 rural projects in Sarawak to continue, Bintulu road project postponed

The Rural Development Ministry has given its green light for 105 rural projects in Sarawak to be resumed. |Read more > |NST

 

New Malaysia New Initiatives | Sep 06, 2018 @ 17:55

Transport Ministry: Upgrade for Penang ferry services planned

The Transport Ministry has reassured Penangites that ferry services will continue as it is part and parcel of the public transport system here. |Read more >|TheStar

 

New Malaysia New Initiatives | Sep 06, 2018 @ 17:47

Rina Harun: Ministry to set up a joint committee with state Govt to coordinate development projects in Sarawak

The Rural Development Ministry will set up a joint committee with the Sarawak government to coordinate the planning and implementation of projects in the state.
|Read more > |TheStar

 

New Malaysia Opposition Sep 06, 2018 @ 17:43

Syiah followers who were arrested last week practised deviant teaching

More than 40 Syiah followers including their head who were arrested by the religious authority last week practiced zikir and recited ‘selawat’ for the Prophet different to those done by Muslims in the country.|Read more >|NST

 

New Malaysia New Policies | Sep 06, 2018 @ 16:30

Now, Selangor MB says will reveal new water tariff in Nov

The outcome of the water tariff review in Selangor will be announced in November this year, said Mentri Besar Amirudin Shari. |Read more >|Malaymail

 

New Malaysia Overhaul | Sep 06, 2018 @ 16:26

Federal Court to hear Govt's bid for leave to appeal in Altantuya family lawsuit

The Federal Court will on Nov 12 hear the Government's application for leave to appeal against a Court of Appeal's decision in reinstating it as a defendant in a RM100mil lawsuit filed by the family of the deceased Mongolian model Altantuya Shaariibuu.
|Read more >|TheStar

 

New Malaysia | New Policies | Sep 06, 2018 @ 16:18

Amendments to Act 133 will regulate premises on slopes: Wan Azizah 

Deputy Prime Minister Datuk Seri Dr Wan Azizah Wan Ismail said amendments to the Street, Drainage and Building Act 1974 (Act 133) will enable local authorities (PBT) to periodically regulate buildings and premises located in sloping areas.|Read more >|SunDaily

 

New Malaysia New Policies | Sep 06, 2018 @ 16:09

RM50 bump in minimum wage an insult says Klang MP

A Pakatan Harapan MP has called on the government to review the minimum wage increment immediately, citing the RM50 bump as an "insult to 15 million labourers in Malaysia".|Read more > |TheStar

 

New Malaysia New Policies Sep 06, 2018 @ 15:40

MTUC says the government has betrayed B40 group over new minimum wage

The Malaysian Trades Union Congress (MTUC) has accused the government of betraying the nation's low-income earners or those in the B40 bracket in fixing the new minimum wage. |Read more >|NST

 

New Malaysia New Govt MoT Sep 06, 2018 @ 15:10

LRT not the best option for Penang; no approval yet for LCCT in Penang: Loke

The proposed light rail transit (LRT) project is not the best option for Penang, Transport Minister Anthony Loke Siew Fook said today. |Read more >|NST

 

New Malaysia New Govt MoT Sep 06, 2018 @ 14:35

Penang ferry is here to stay, Loke assures

Transport Minister Anthony Loke Siew Fook has given his commitment that the iconic Penang ferry services ‘is here to stay.’ |Read more >|NST

 

New Malaysia New Initiatives | Sep 06, 2018 @ 13:30

Putrajaya studying green food disposal rules for next year

Hotel operators have been given three months to embrace environmentally-friendly methods for food disposal, ahead of the government guidelines being planned for next year, said Zuraida Kamaruddin. |Read more >|Malaymail

 

New Malaysia | New Govt | Sep 06, 2018 @ 13:14

Penang Port asks for FCZ in Butterworth

Penang Port Sdn Bhd wants to turn a section of its docks in Butterworth into a free commercial zone (FCZ) to revitalise the port. |Read more >|SunDaily

 

New Malaysia Overhaul Sep 06, 2018 @ 13:06

Over RM43 million land premium refunded to land owners

Sarawak government’s decision to reduce land premium for all resettlement and village extension schemes by 50 per cent has benefited 7,174 land titles. |Read more > |NST

 

New Malaysia Overhaul MoH | Sep 06, 2018 @ 13:00

Existing patients will get supply despite the freeze on free drugs scheme, says health minister

Health Minister Dzulkefly Ahmad today assured patients currently under the Patient Assess Scheme (PASc) that they will continue to receive their supply of medication even though the free-drug programme has been suspended.​ |Read more >|Malaymail

 

New Malaysia New Policies | Sep 06, 2018 @ 13:00

Minister wants more experts on boards of port commissions

Port commission boards in the country should be manned by professionals rather than political appointees, said Transport Minister Anthony Loke. |Read more >|Malaymail

 

New Malaysia New Policies Sep 06, 2018 @ 12:37

All at SEA: Minimum wage raise detracts from real concerns, says Sabah Employers' Association

While the announcement of the minimum wage being raised to RM1,050 a month has been well received by employees, the Sabah Employers’ Association (SEA) begs to differ.|Read more > |TheStar

 

New Malaysia New Policies | Sep 06, 2018 @ 12:35

No smoking at outdoor restaurants from December, deputy health minister says

Smokers will not be able to light up even when dining al fresco at restaurants nationwide in just three more months.|Read more >|Malaymail

 

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New Malaysia New Govt | Sep 06, 2018 @ 12:30

Muar MP says no to council removal of historical Chinese trademark on town pillars

Muar MP Syed Saddiq Syed Abdul Rahman will not allow the historical Chinese trademark wordings in Mandarin installed at shop pillars in Muar town to be removed by the municipal council. |Read more >|Malaymail

 

New Malaysia | 1MDB | Sep 06, 2018 @ 12:16

Key witness in RM42m SRC case brought back from Thailand

The prosecution's key witness in the RM42 million SRC International case against former prime minister Datuk Seri Najib Abdul Razak was brought back to the country recently, after three months on the run in Thailand. |Read more >|SunDaily

 

New Malaysia | New Govt | Sep 06, 2018 @ 12:12

Public caning does not reflect the true face of Islam: Mahathir

The Cabinet is of the view that the canning of two women because of their "extraordinary relationship" does not reflect the true face of Islam and justice, said Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad .|Read more >|SunDaily

 

New Malaysia Overhaul Projects Sep 06, 2018 @ 10:59

Bypass Brunei to benefit rural folks, boost tourism and economic growth

Works Minister Baru Bian welcomes the Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad’s statement on the possible diversion of the Miri-Lawas-Sindumin road, bypassing Brunei Darussalam, for the Pan Borneo Highway project. |Read more >|NST

 

New Malaysia Overhaul Projects | Sep 06, 2018 @ 10:50

Report: AGC had no evidence to show Guan Eng knew to buy the house below market value

Prosecutors in the Attorney-General’s Chambers (AGC) withdrew its corruption charge against Lim Guan Eng as they did not have any evidence to show he knew he was buying his Penang house at below market value in July 2015. |Read more >|Malaymail

 

New Malaysia 1MDB | Sep 06, 2018 @ 10:30

Daim: Govt has traced 1MDB money trail, no escape for crooks

The government has sufficient evidence to prosecute all those involved in the misappropriation of funds from 1Malaysia Development Berhad (1MDB), Tun Daim Zainuddin disclosed last night.|Read more >|Malaymail

 

New Malaysia Overhaul Corruption Sep 06, 2018 @ 09:23

LGE's case: 'Breach of the constitution if A-G had no role in withdrawal'

If it is true that Attorney-General (A-G) Tommy Thomas had nothing to do with the withdrawal of Finance Minister Lim Guan Eng’s graft case, then there has been a breach of the Federal Constitution. |Read more >|NST

 

New Malaysia | New Policies | Sep 06, 2018 @ 09:19

Communications and Multimedia Ministry, Finance Ministry to discuss a tax on online businesses

The Communications and Multimedia Ministry (KKMM) will hold discussions with the Finance Ministry on the implementation of a tax on online business activities, said its Deputy Minister Eddin Syazlee Shith.|Read more >|SunDaily

 

New Malaysia Overhaul Corruption Sep 06, 2018 @ 09:13

LGE's case: 'Why should A-G decide whether to file appeal?'

Why should it be up to Attorney-General (A-G) Tommy Thomas to decide whether to file an appeal against the acquittal of former Penang chief minister Lim Guan Eng and businesswoman Phang Li Koon?|Read more >|NST

 

New Malaysia Overhaul Corruption Sep 06, 2018 @ 09:03

LGE's case: 'Dropping of charges can be seen as morally indefensible'

The prosecution’s decision to drop two corruption charges against Finance Minister Lim Guan Eng may not be legally wrong, but is seen as morally not right, said Universiti Teknologi Malaysia Senior Lecturer and Research Fellow (Law and Constitution) Dr Muhammad Fathi Yusof.|Read more >|NST

 

New Malaysia Overhaul Corruption Sep 06, 2018 @ 08:33

Why the A-GC dropped LGE's case

The difficulty in proving that the bungalow deal was carried out ‘for a consideration which Lim Guan Eng knew to be inadequate’ was why the charges against the former Penang chief minister and businesswoman Phang Li Koon were withdrawn. |Read more >|NST

 

New Malaysia Opposition | Sep 06, 2018 @ 08:20

Pakatan’s new RM1,050 floor wage misleading, MCA deputy president claims

Datuk Seri Wee Ka Siong accused the Pakatan Harapan (PH) government of taking Malaysians for a ride when it announced the new minimum wage would not be subsidised. |Read more >|Malaymail

 

New Malaysia | New Govt | Sep 06, 2018 @ 07:59

Reconsider appointment of Maszlee as UIAM president: Sivarasa

Deputy Rural Development Minister R. Sivarasa said the appointment of Education Minister Dr Maszlee Malik as Universiti Islam Antarabangsa (UIAM) president should be reviewed.|Read more >|SunDaily

 

New Malaysia | 1MDB | Sep 06, 2018 @ 07:55

Jho Low tried to contact me: Daim

Tun Daim Zainuddin has revealed that billionaire financier, Low Taek Jho or Jho Low had attempted to contact him several times offering to help resolve issues relating to the 1Malaysia Development Berhad (1MDB) scandal. |Read more >|SunDaily

 

New Malaysia New Policies Sep 06, 2018 @ 07:00

Passed – Muslim girls in Selangor can only wed once they turn 18

Selangor created history yesterday by increasing the permissible age for Muslim girls to marry from 16 to 18.
|Read more >|TheStar

 

New Malaysia New Initiatives Sep 06, 2018 @ 07:00

We’re game to building an eSports arena, says Saddiq

An eSports arena will be built as part of the Youth and Sports Ministry’s push to develop a professional eSports culture locally, says its minister Syed Saddiq Syed Abdul Rahman.|Read more >|TheStar

 

New Malaysia Overhaul Sep 06, 2018 @ 07:00

Headman: I received RM300

An orang asli village headman has admitted in a High Court here to receiving money allegedly given by Barisan Nasional candidate Datuk C. Sivarraajh and Jelai assemblyman Datuk Seri Wan Rosdy Wan Ismail during the 14th General Election.|Read more >|TheStar

 

New Malaysia New Projects Sep 06, 2018 @ 07:00

2,000 want PIL 1 away from schools and community

A group of school and community representatives is urging the state government to change the alignment for the Pan Island Link 1.|Read more >|TheStar

 

New Malaysia New Policies | Sep 06, 2018

‘No to expansion restriction of oil palm plantation on NCL’

The Sarawak government will object to any restriction on the expansion of oil palm plantation on native customary land (NCL). |Read more >|BorneoPost

 

New Malaysia New Initiatives Sep 06, 2018 @ 07:00

Ministry to push for multi-billion dollar halal tourism

Halal or Islamic tourism is a lucrative sector that is still largely untapped, and Malaysia aims to continue being the leading destination for tourists from this sector, says Deputy Tourism, Arts and Culture Minister Muhammad Bakhtiar Wan Chik.|Read more >|TheStar

 

New Malaysia SST | Sep 05, 2018 @ 23:24

Finance minister: Study on SST exemptions, reductions to be completed by year end

The study to reduce or remove the Sales and Service Tax ( SST) on several types of products was expected to be fully completed by the end of the year, says Finance Minister Lim Guan Eng.|Read more >|Malaymail

 

New Malaysia | New Govt | Sep 05, 2018 @ 20:24

Selangor opposition leader appointed PAC chairman

Opposition leader in the Selangor State Legislative Assembly (DUN) Rizam Ismail has been appointed as the Chairman of the Public Accounts Committee (PAC) for the state.|Read more >|SunDaily

 

New Malaysia New Policies Sep 06, 2018 @ 19:56

Higher minimum wage nationwide from Jan 1 2019

Effective January 1 2019, the minimum wage nationwide — including Sabah and Sarawak — will be RM1,050 per month or RM5.05 per hour, the Prime Minister’s Office announced today.|Read more >|NST

 

New Malaysia New Govt Sep 05, 2018 @ 19:39

No local govt elections in Selangor in the near future

The Selangor government will not hold elections for local authorities (PBT) at the state level in the near future.|Read more >|TheStar

 

New Malaysia New Policies Sep 06, 2018 @ 19:05

Stadiums, mosque compounds future venues for public caning in Kelantan

Places such as stadiums, mosque compounds and halls will be the most likely venues for public caning events in Kelantan, says Kelantan Menteri Besar Datuk Ahmad Yakub.|Read more >|NST

 

New Malaysia | Overhaul Housing | Sep 05, 2018 @ 18:45

Only 9,818 affordable homes ready as developers, Johor state govt face constraints

A total of 9, 818 out of 13, 536 units of Johor's Affordable Homes (RMMJ) targeted for completion this year have not been built as both the developers and state government are experiencing some constraints.|Read more >|SunDaily

 

New Malaysia Overhaul Projects | Sep 05, 2018 @ 18:24

After Forest City, Johor moves to clarify housing rules

The Johor government will formulate clearer guidelines on residential development in the state and especially on the area of gazetted international land.|Read more >|Malaymail

 

New Malaysia Fakenews Sep 06, 2018 @ 17:54

No illegal logging in Lenggeng forest reserve, says MB

Negri Sembilan state government has denied illegal logging activity in Lenggeng forest reserve as alleged by an individual in a Facebook post recently.|Read more >|NST

 

New Malaysia New Govt Sep 05, 2018 @ 17:54

Ronnie Liu: Bring down bumiputra quota for housing projects in Selangor

It is time for the Selangor government to look at reducing the bumiputra quota in the state's housing projects as the current level of 50 to 60% is too high.|Read more >|TheStar