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ANM in the News Archive September 06 - 10,  2019

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September 10, 2019

New Malaysia | State Govt | Sep 10, 2019 @ 22:35

Selangor mulls more CCTVs to curb crime, improve public safety

Selangor is planning to install more CCTVs and have more policemen stationed in the state to combat crime, and improve public safety and security.|Read more >|NST

New Malaysia | Govt: MoEA Sep 10, 2019 @ 22:32

Access to energy, electricity critical to drive development, says Azmin

Access to energy and electricity is critical to drive the development of various sectors of the economy as well as to uplift socio-economic wellbeing of the public, especially in the rural areas, said Economic Affairs Minister Datuk Seri Mohamed Azmin Ali.|Read more >|SunDaily

New Malaysia | New Initiatives: MoA Sep 10, 2019 @ 22:28

Farmers likely to benefit from investment fund: Salahuddin

Farmers are likely to benefit from profit earned by Padiberas Nasional Bhd (Bernas) or any other parties that will be granted a rice Permit Import (AP) as Bernas current contract expires on January 2021.|Read more >|SunDaily

New Malaysia | Govt Sep 10, 2019 @ 22:14

Police: Don't promote illegal motorcycle modifications or we'll come after you
Police have warned all parties, including artistes, to stop promoting illegal modifications of motorcycles and violating the law if they do not want to face stern action.|Read more >|TheStar

New Malaysia | New Initiatives Sep 10, 2019 @ 21:57

Yakeb allocates RM1.8m annually for ex-athletes’ welfare

The National Athletes Welfare Foundation (Yakeb) allocates RM 1.8 million annually to help former athletes in need.|Read more >|SunDaily

New Malaysia | Govt: MoT Sep 10, 2019 @ 21:08

Mavcom imposes fines on MAHB, AirAsia, Airasia X

Malaysian Aviation Commission (Mavcom) has fined Malaysia Airports Holdings Bhd (MAHB) RM1.18 million for failing to meet airport service levels.|Read more >|SunDaily

 

New Malaysia | Govt: MESTECC Sep 10, 2019 @ 21:08

BBC documentary to be screened on M'sian TV for free in October
The BBC's Blue Planet II documentary will be shown for free on Malaysian television in October.|Read more >|TheStar

New Malaysia | New Policies: State Sep 10, 2019 @ 20:30

Attention, contractors! Johor govt to cancel contracts if projects delayed

The Johor government has cancelled and offered new tenders on several large scale projects in the state that have been delayed, said Johor Works, Transportation and Infrastructure Committee chairman Mohd Solihan Badri.|Read more >|Malaymail

New Malaysia | Govt: MoF | Sep 10, 2019 @ 19:48

Guan Eng: Govt likely to revise target for life insurance penetration rate

The government is likely to revise the national target of a 75 per cent life insurance penetration rate in 2020, as it is still some distance away from the present rate of 55 per cent, said Finance Minister Lim Guan Eng said.|Read more >|NST

 

New Malaysia | Viewpoints Sep 10, 2019 @ 19:30

MTUC urges RCI into hiring of foreign workers to weed out corrupt practices

The Malaysian Trades Union Congress (MTUC) has called for a Royal Commission of Inquiry (RCI) to be set up to “clean up” the procedure of hiring foreign workers, alleging that corruption continued to be practised by those overseeing the approval process.|Read more >|Malaymail

 

New Malaysia | New Policies: MoHr | Sep 10, 2019 @ 17:54

Govt drafting National Human Resources Blueprint

Malaysia’s National Human Resources Blueprint (NHRB) is being drafted to analyse employment changes, human capital development and opportunities to spur the economy.|Read more >|NST

New Malaysia | Fakenews | Sep 10, 2019 @ 17:43

Maszlee denies report on closure of 21 IPGs

A media report claiming that 21 of the 27 Institutes of Teacher Education (IPGs) will be closed in stages beginning next year is untrue, said Education Minister Dr Maszlee Malik.|Read more >|NST

New Malaysia | Govt | Sep 10, 2019 @ 17:25

Marzuki: Malaysia to fully adopt 5G by 2023

Malaysia is working to fully adopt 5G technology by 2023, says Deputy Foreign Minister Datuk Marzuki Yahya.|Read more >|NST

New Malaysia | New Policies: PSS Sep 11, 2019

Sabah Temporary Pass plan looks very suspicious, says Jeffrey

Star Sabah has expressed strong feelings over the proposed issuance of the Sabah Temporary Pass (STP) by the Ministry of Home Affairs, claiming that it has reportedly triggered alarm bells among the people of Sabah.|Read more >| BorneoPost

New Malaysia | Reforms Civil Service Pension | Sep 10, 2019 @ 16:59

PM: No decision yet on new pension scheme

The government has not discussed or decided on a new scheme to replace the existing pension scheme for civil servants, said Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad.|Read more >|NST

New Malaysia | Govt Sep 10, 2019 @ 14:00

Dr M: Merging paddy smallholdings into estates can eliminate poverty among farmers

Padi farmers can emerge from poverty only if they are prepared to accept the idea of consolidating their paddy smallholdings and operating them as estates, Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad said today.|Read more >|Malaymail

New Malaysia | Opposition: UMNO Sep 10, 2019 @ 13:53

Govt should not shut down teacher's training institutes, says Umno man
The government should not shut down 21 of the 27 teacher's training institutes nationwide as has been reported, as this would affect school-leavers who want to pursue a career in teaching, says Umno supreme council member Datuk Jalaluddin Alias.|Read more >|TheStar

New Malaysia | Govt: MoT Sep 10, 2019 @ 13:44

Govt reviewing regulations to make refuelling ships in M'sia attractive
The government is currently reviewing regulations pertaining to bunkering services to make refuelling ships in Malaysia attractive, says Transport Minister Anthony.|Read more >|TheStar

New Malaysia | Projects: ECRL | Sep 10, 2019 @ 13:25

Loke: No need to review ECRL project again

The Transport Ministry said that it has thoroughly relooked into and reviewed the East Coast Rail Link (ECRL) project, and there is no need to readdress the matter again.|Read more >|NST

 

New Malaysia | Viewpoints Sep 10, 2019 @ 11:48

Bureaucracy, high costs deter Malay-owned SMEs from applying for Halal certs

Bureaucracy and high costs to meet requirements have been cited as the reasons why many Malay-owned small and medium-sized businesses (SME)’s do not apply for Halal certification.|Read more >|SunDaily

New Malaysia | Govt: MINDEF Sep 10, 2019 @ 10:30

Defence Ministry to be overhauled, says deputy minister

The Defence Ministry is undergoing changes listed in a White Paper that will fundamentally alter its operations and procurement, said Deputy Defence Minister Liew Chin Tong.|Read more >|Malaymail

New Malaysia | Govt Sep 10, 2019 @ 07:00

Govt committed to making Malaysia graft-free
The government is committed to rehabilitating Malaysia and liberating it from corruption and the abuse of power by strengthening its administration based on the Rule of Law and the Separation of Powers enshrined under the Federal Constitution, said the Prime Minister.|Read more >|TheStar

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September 09, 2019

New Malaysia | Govt Programmes Sep 09, 2019 @ 22:34

PH initiative provides RM1.6m for women’s development in N. Sembilan

Power House Wanita Gemilang (PH Gem), an initiative of Negri Sembilan Pakatan Harapan, has a fund of RM1.6 million to be used for programmes to empower and develop women in the state.|Read more >|SunDaily

New Malaysia | Govt: IRB | Sep 09, 2019 @ 20:38

IRB says it only needs info on donations of RM10,000 and above

Only donors who contributed RM10,000 and above will be required to submit their details to the Inland Revenue Board of Malaysia (IRB), according to its new guidelines effective Sept 5.|Read more >|NST

 

New Malaysia | Bauxite mining | Sep 09, 2019 @ 20:09

Bauxite mining: Pahang MB assures careful screening of permit applications

Pahang state government promises careful screening of bauxite mining permit applications to prevent cases of environmental pollution from recurring.|Read more >|NST

New Malaysia | New Policies: PSS Sep 09, 2019 @ 18:30

Sabah Opposition leaders question special pass for foreigners

Opposition politicians here criticised the government’s move to introduce a special temporary pass (PSS) to be issued to foreign nationals in the state, saying that it will alter the state’s demographic once again.|Read more >|Malaymail

New Malaysia | Projects: PSR Sep 09, 2019 @ 16:09

Penang govt to talk only with impacted stakeholders over PSR project: Chow

The Penang government will only deal with stakeholders who are impacted by the Penang South Reclamation project (PSR), said Chief Minister Chow Kon Yeow.|Read more >|SunDaily

New Malaysia | State Govt Sep 09, 2019 @ 10:30

State govt needs feedback on Unifor, Sarawak deputy CM tells churches, non-Islamic bodies

Deputy Chief Minister Datuk Amar Douglas Uggah Embas today requested churches and other non-Islamic religious organisations to provide feedback on how the Unit For Other Religions (Unifor) that provides financial assistance to them can improve itself.|Read more >|Malaymail

New Malaysia | New Initiatives: COL | Sep 09, 2019 @ 10:02

Creating more consumer value

Domestic Trade and Consumer Affairs Minister Datuk Seri Saifuddin Nasution Ismail addresses bread-and-butter issues, such as the prices of essential goods and fuel, and shares the ministry’s plans on elevating Malaysian products and e-commerce.|Read more >|NST

 

New Malaysia | Govt: MoHr Sep 09, 2019 @ 09:12

Kula urges youth to take up job at retail outlets

The Human Resources Ministry has urged local youths to take up jobs at retail outlets to avoid dependency on foreign workers in the country.|Read more >|SunDaily

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

Conditions to obtain Halal certification will not be relaxed

The conditions for halal certification by the Department of Islamic Development Malaysia (Jakim) will not be relaxed for the benefit of small-scale entrepreneurs, as such terms were intended to protect the quality of the certification which was recognised internationally.|Read more >|SunDaily

New Malaysia | New Initiatives: E-learning Sep 09, 2019 @ 07:00

E-learning to kick off next year
Teachers in Malaysia will soon be able to teach their students through recorded materials from other outstanding teachers from next year onwards as part of the Education Ministry’s e-learning initiative.|Read more >|TheStar

New Malaysia | State Govt Sep 09, 2019

S’wak govt pledges another RM1.5 mln towards construction of House of the Epiphany

The Sarawak government has pledged another RM1.5 million towards the construction of the House of the Epiphany, on top of an allocation of RM7 million announced early this year.|Read more >| BorneoPost

New Malaysia | Opposition: UMNO-PAS Sep 09, 2019 @ 07:00

Mammoth rally expected this Friday

The stage is set for the inking of a formal political cooperation between the country’s two biggest Malay-based parties, with an open invitation to everyone and an attendance expected to number over 10,000 people.|Read more >|TheStar

New Malaysia | State Govt Sep 09, 2019 @ 07:00

Sarawak allocates RM30mil for Unifor

The Sarawak government has allocated RM30mil for the Unit for Other Religions (Unifor) this year.|Read more >|TheStar

New Malaysia | Opposition: MCA Sep 09, 2019 @ 07:00

Abolish RPGT to avoid penalising non-speculative real estate holders, says MCA

MCA wants the government to abolish the real property gains tax (RPGT) for properties disposed after five years, arguing that those who bought properties many years ago could not have done it for speculative purposes.|Read more >|TheStar

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September 08, 2019

New Malaysia | Govt Programmes Sep 08, 2019 @ 23:44

YaPEIM allocates RM4m for food bank programme

The Malaysian Islamic Economic Development Foundation (YaPEIM) has allocated RM4 million for implementation of its Food Bank 1.0 programme nationwide.|Read more >|SunDaily

New Malaysia | Govt Programmes Sep 08, 2019 @ 23:00

700,000 low-income households now in middle-income group with Amanah Ikhtiar Malaysia’s help

Since its establishment in September 1987, microfinance institution Amanah Ikhtiar Malaysia (AIM) has helped 700,000 low-income households (B40) across the country transform themselves into middle-income households (M40).|Read more >|Malaymail

 

New Malaysia | Govt: Amanah | Sep 08, 2019 @ 21:01

Learn, compete with non-Malays, Amanah leader tells boycott supporters

The Malay community should compete with non-Malays in business and not resort to boycotting products as it creates an unhealthy environment for unity in a plural society.|Read more >|NST

New Malaysia | Reforms Civil Service Pension Sep 08, 2019 @ 21:00

Chief secretary: Proposed contract scheme does not affect existing civil servants

The proposal to replace the permanent and pension scheme in the public service beginning next year is for new appointments only and will not affect existing employees, said Chief Secretary to the Government (KSN) Datuk Seri Ismail Abu Bakar.|Read more >|Malaymail

New Malaysia | Govt: MoF Sep 08, 2019 @ 17:00

Uneasy with monopoly’s effect on healthcare cost, Putrajaya to study Pharmaniaga contract

Finance Minister Lim Guan Eng today said that Putrajaya will be re-looking its existing contract with drug concessionaire Pharmaniaga Bhd, expressing concern on the effects of a drug provision monopoly on public healthcare cost.|Read more >|Malaymail

New Malaysia | Reforms Civil Service Pension Sep 08, 2019 @ 16:39

Govt considering excluding security forces from new contract scheme for civil servants
The government is studying the possibility of excluding security forces from the proposal to stop making new appointments in the civil service under the permanent and pension scheme, says Datuk Seri Dr Ismail Bakar.|Read more >|TheStar

 

New Malaysia | Fuel Subsidy | Sep 08, 2019 @ 16:14

Announcement on targeted fuel subsidy soon

Announcement on the targeted fuel subsidy initiative is expected to be made soon to put to rest rumours of its postponement.|Read more >|NST

 

New Malaysia | Reforms Civil Service Pension Sep 08, 2019 @ 14:38

NS govt supports federal govt efforts to empower jawi script

The state government always supports and welcomes any effort by the federal government to empower the jawi script, according to Negri Sembilan Mentri Besar Datuk Seri Aminuddin Harun.|Read more >|SunDaily

New Malaysia | New Propositions: State Sep 08, 2019 @ 13:46

Selangor govt, BNM discuss ways for new homeowners to have rent-to-own properties

The Selangor state government is in the midst of discussion with the Bank Negara Malaysia for first-time prospective homeowners to have rent-to-own properties.|Read more >|SunDaily

New Malaysia | Z Naik Controversy Sep 08, 2019 @ 13:19

Cops to record statements from those who allegedly defamed Zakir Naik
Bukit Aman will call up those who controversial preacher Dr Zakir Naik alleged to have defamed him by next week, says Comm Datuk Huzir Mohamed.|Read more >|TheStar

New Malaysia | Govt: Resources Sep 08, 2019 @ 13:02

New water tariffs for all states in the offing

The new water tariffs in all states could be announced at the latest by the end of the year.|Read more >|SunDaily

New Malaysia | Govt: MINDEF | Sep 08, 2019 @ 11:48

M'sia mulling replacing ageing fleet of fighter planes

The time has come for the Royal Malaysian Airforce (RMAF) to replace its fleet of ageing Russian Su (Sukhoi Su-30MKM) and MiG fighter planes with newer models.|Read more >|NST

New Malaysia | New Propositions: MoH Sep 08, 2019 @ 11:25

Health Ministry to table bill on controlling vaping, e-cigarettes

The Health Ministry will be tabling a new bill on the usage of tobacco, vape, electronic cigarette (e-cigarette) and shisha in Parliament by the March 2020 sitting.|Read more >|SunDaily

 

New Malaysia | New Initiatives Sep 08, 2019 @ 09:18

KRT called to join hands with other govt agencies

Neighbourhood Watch Committees (KRT), particularly in the interior, have been urged to collaborate with government agencies for the benefit and well-being of the local community.|Read more >|SunDaily

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New Malaysia | AP & Subsidies Abuses Sep 08, 2019 @ 08:30

No second chance for AP holders who abuse permits, says crime analyst

Approved Permit (AP) holders who misused the permit should not be given a second chance, and their permits should be withdrawn, to serve as a warning to others.|Read more >|Malaymail

New Malaysia | AP & Subsidies Abuses Sep 08, 2019 @ 08:00

Domestic Trade Ministry outlines new methods to combat smuggling of subsidised controlled items

The Ministry of Domestic Trade and Consumer Affairs (KPDNHEP) will outline a more effective way of addressing the issue of smuggling of subsidised controlled items, particularly petroleum liquid (LPG) gas in the country.|Read more >|Malaymail

New Malaysia | New Propositions Sep 08, 2019 @ 07:00

Govt looking into insurance coverage for subfertility treatment
The government is planning to hold discussions with relevant stakeholders to include subfertility treatment as part of health insurance coverage, says Deputy Prime Minister Datuk Seri Dr Wan Azizah Wan Ismail.|Read more >|TheStar

New Malaysia | New Policies: NRD Sep 08, 2019 @ 07:00

Concern over Sabah Temporary Pass move
The announcement by Home Minister Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin on the issuance of Sabah Temporary Pass (PSS) to foreign nationals has raised concerns among the people, says MCA.|Read more >|TheStar

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September 07, 2019

New Malaysia | Govt: PKR Sep 07, 2019 @ 23:40

Anwar calls on Govt to recognise failed policies, review fundamental programmes
PKR president Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim has called on the government to recognise failures in some policies and the need to review some of its fundamental programmes.|Read more >|TheStar

New Malaysia | Reforms Civil Service Pension Sep 07, 2019 @ 22:20

Govt looking for best deal for civil servants, says Tun M

The government is looking for the best formula with regard to a proposal to stop making new appointments in the civil service under the permanent and pension scheme to ensure that public servants will not lose out, Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad said.|Read more >|SunDaily

New Malaysia | Govt Sep 07, 2019 @ 22:16

Dr M wants second Samurai bond issuance to proceed
Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad wants the issuance of second Samurai bond to proceed.|Read more >|TheStar

New Malaysia | Reforms Civil Service Pension | Sep 07, 2019 @ 20:39

PM: Civil servants pension scheme to stay for now

The government will retain the pension scheme for civil servants until a new mechanism is devised to alleviate the burden on the nation’s coffers, says Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad.|Read more >|NST

 

New Malaysia | New Propositions: MoH | Sep 07, 2019 @ 20:02

Suggestion to include eye health under primary health care

The Health Ministry welcomes the suggestion for eye health to be included as a component of the country’s primary health care and will discuss the matter at its post-cabinet meeting.|Read more >|NST

 

New Malaysia | New Initiatives Sep 07, 2019 @ 20:00

Country’s third elephant sanctuary will be built in Perak, says minister

The government will set up an elephant sanctuary on an area spanning 100 hectares in Perak at a cost of about RM20 million. |Read more >|Malaymail

 

New Malaysia | State Govt | Sep 07, 2019 @ 19:36

More lands for agriculture in Selangor

The Selangor government will open more lands in the state for agricultural activities to ensure food security and sustainability.|Read more >|NST

New Malaysia | State Govt | Sep 07, 2019 @ 18:33

16 strategic initiatives to drive growth under Penang 2030 vision

The Penang government has drawn up 16 strategic initiatives to attract investors and stakeholders to invest in the state in line with the Penang 2030 vision.|Read more >|SunDaily

New Malaysia | New Policies: NRD | Sep 07, 2019 @ 18:07

Temporary passes for foreigners? ‘Project IC’ memories have Sabahans worried

The announcement by Home Minister Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin that a Sabah Temporary Pass (PSS) would be issued to 600,000 foreign nationals here has raised concerns.|Read more >|TheStar

New Malaysia | New Initiatives | Sep 07, 2019 @ 17:54

Govt eyes using recorded lessons in schools: Mahathir

The government is looking into the possibility of using recorded lessons by selected teachers to be shared with other schools, said Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad.|Read more >|SunDaily

 

New Malaysia | Bauxite mining | Sep 07, 2019 @ 17:30

Pahang govt to determine date to resume bauxite operation

The date to resume bauxite mining in Pahang would be decided by the state government, said Water, Land and Natural Resources Minister Dr Xavier Jayakumar.|Read more >|SunDaily

New Malaysia | Fakenews | Sep 07, 2019 @ 16:32

NRD: Stop spreading rumours Chinese nationals are given MyKad

The National Registration Department (NRD) is urging the public to immediately stop spreading rumours that Chinese nationals had been issued with MyKad, as viraled on social media, to avoid confusion and anxiety among the people.|Read more >|NST

New Malaysia | New Initiatives Sep 07, 2019 @ 15:30

DPM: National Disaster Agency, Sarawak govt to issue face masks to haze-hit Kuching residents

The National Disaster Management Agency (Nadma) and the Sarawak government will provide an allocation for face masks to be distributed to Kuching residents, currently hit by the haze. |Read more >|Malaymail

New Malaysia | Govt Programmes | Sep 07, 2019 @ 11:00

Skills Development Fund Corp gets RM1b for B40 student training

The Skills Development Fund Corporation (PTPK) has been allocated RM1 billion under the 11th Malaysia Plan (2016-2020) to help students from the low-income (B40) group undergo skills training until the diploma level in private institutions.|Read more >|Malaymail

New Malaysia | Govt Programmes | Sep 07, 2019 @ 10:17

Kemas should focus on core business: Sivarasa

The Department of Community Development (Kemas) should focus on its core business and continuously improve teaching quality for early childhood education, said Rural Development Deputy Minister R. Sivarasa.|Read more >|SunDaily

New Malaysia | AP & Subsidies Abuses Sep 07, 2019 @ 10:00

Selling your AP for food imports? Watch out, govt is tracking you online

The Domestic Trade and Consumer Affairs Ministry is using a special online system to monitor and counter the practice of selling approved permits (AP) for importing foodstuffs under its purview. |Read more >|Malaymail

 

New Malaysia | Reforms Civil Service Pension Sep 07, 2019 @ 09:19

Move to replace pension scheme needs to be discussed: Cuepacs

The Congress of the Union of Employees in the Public and Civil Services (Cuepacs) expressed hope that negotiations will continue between the government and the congress on the mechanism for new appointments in the public service if the government intends to abolish the pension scheme.|Read more >|SunDaily

New Malaysia | New Policies: NRD | Sep 07, 2019 @ 00:00

Sabah Temporary Pass to replace IMM13, Kad Burung Burung, Census cert next year

The state government will issue Sabah Temporary Pass (PSS) to better manage foreign nationals residing in the state, starting June 1 next year.|Read more >|NST

New Malaysia | New Initiatives: State Sep 07, 2019 @ 07:00

PD set to have joint water-sewerage billing
Port Dickson is in line to be the first municipality in the peninsula to have joint billing for water supply and sewerage to help protect its rivers and beaches from pollution.|Read more >|TheStar

New Malaysia | State Govt Sep 07, 2019

NCR New Initiative has accelerated land surveys — Uggah

The Native Customary Rights (NCR) New Initiative has accelerated the perimeter surveys of NCR land in Sarawak.|Read more >| BorneoPost

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September 06, 2019

New Malaysia | Govt | Sep 06, 2019 @ 22:13

'be-Halal' programme set to drive halal industry, says Wan Azizah

The government will introduce a halal industry strategic development programme, called 'be-Halal', under the National Halal Council Secretariat to drive the growth of the halal industry.|Read more >|NST

New Malaysia | Govt Sep 06, 2019 @ 20:30

60pc of halal product manufacturers are non-Muslims, says Mujahid

Data from the Malaysian Islamic Development Department (Jakim) showed that more than 60 per cent of halal product manufacturers were multinational companies owned by non-Muslims.|Read more >|Malaymail

New Malaysia | 1MDB Sep 06, 2019 @ 19:13

1MDB Scandal: Najib, son named respondents in forfeiture of RM700,000 belonging to Pekan Umno

The Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) has named former Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Abdul Razak and 40 others in a forfeiture application involving RM700,000, believed to be funds from 1Malaysia Development Bhd (1MDB), in a bank account under the name of Pekan Umno Division.|Read more >|SunDaily

 

New Malaysia | New Initiatives Sep 06, 2019 @ 18:43

MOA and MEA to identify Felda land for durian plantation

Ministry of Agriculture and Agro-based Industry (MoA) with the Ministry of Economic Affairs (MEA) will identify which Felda land will be used for durian plantation to help settlers earn more income in future.|Read more >|SunDaily

New Malaysia | Govt Programmes | Sep 06, 2019 @ 18:07

Penang says Putrajaya's rebranding of PPR not helping the B40

Penang today expressed disagreement with the Federal government's plan to rebrand the People's Housing Project (PPR) to Malaysia's Housing Project (PPM).|Read more >|NST

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New Malaysia | New Initiatives Sep 06, 2019 @ 15:53

Easier to replace MyKads with NRD's mobile bus service, say KK rural folks
People in the outskirts of Kota Kinabalu are happy with the National Registration Department (NRD) mobile bus service, as they find it easier to get their MyKads and other related documents processed.|Read more >|TheStar

New Malaysia | New Initiatives: MoE Sep 01, 2019 @ 15:53

Mini library and free tuition for B40
I know what it feels like to be poor, to live in a squatter area and be in the bottom 40 group (B40).|Read more >|TheStar

New Malaysia | Govt Programmes | Sep 06, 2019 @ 15:30

Jagdeep: I disagree with ministry's move to scrap people's housing project

The Housing and Local Government Ministry's move to stop building people's housing project (PPR) in the country has taken the state government by shock.|Read more >|TheStar

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New Malaysia | Reforms: IPCMC Sep 06, 2019 @ 14:07

Police commission may relook old complaint cases: Abu Kassim

The Independent Police Complaints and Misconduct Commission (IPCMC) is likely to relook old complaint cases once it is established.|Read more >|SunDaily

New Malaysia | Govt Sep 06, 2019 @ 13:30

Without knowing hard work, what can Malays be ‘masters’ of? Dr M asks

The Malays still have not realised that hard work is the key to success, Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad wrote on his blog today.|Read more >|Malaymail

New Malaysia | Projects: Pg Undersea Tunnel Sep 06, 2019 @ 13:30

CM: Melaka to spend RM5m on purchase of 45 new official vehicles

The Melaka state government is spending about RM5 million to purchase 45 new vehicles to replace the old vehicles of government departments and agencies in the state, said Chief Minister Adly Zahari.|Read more >|Malaymail

 

New Malaysia | 1MDB | Sep 06, 2019 @ 12:01

Notice to be issued for parties to claim RM700k of 1MDB-linked assets

The Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) has been given two months from today (Aug 6) to gazette a forfeiture notice to call upon any third party interested in claiming assets worth RM700,000 allegedly acquired using funds siphoned from 1Malaysia Development Bhd (1MDB).|Read more >|NST

New Malaysia | Govt: MACC Sep 06, 2019 @ 11:30

MACC: ‘A lot’ of government entities, GLCs seen at high risk of corruption

The Malaysia Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) has identified government bodies and government-linked companies (GLC) that are at added risk of abuse and corruption.|Read more >|Malaymail

New Malaysia | Projects: Pg Undersea Tunnel Sep 06, 2019 @ 11:30

Pressed for undersea tunnel probe report, MACC says such info confidential while cases active

The Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) and other investigative agencies may not divulge details of investigations that are active, Latheefa Koya said today.|Read more >|Malaymail

New Malaysia | Reforms: Death Penalty Sep 06, 2019 @ 09:54

Liew: Govt to set up taskforce to study alternatives to mandatory death penalty
The Government will be forming a special taskforce to study the alternative forms of punishment to the mandatory death penalty, says Datuk Liew Vui Keong.|Read more >|TheStar

New Malaysia | New Initiatives: State Sep 06, 2019 @ 09:30

State govt to launch johor.my and johorbestari.my domains soon

The state government is planning to use the domains, johor.my and johorbestari.my as the platform to introduce the identity of Johor to foreign investors apart from empowering the local digital economy.|Read more >|Malaymail

New Malaysia | UN Poverty Report Sep 06, 2019 @ 09:00

How Malaysia is measuring poverty levels and how it can do better

Experts say Malaysia can do better in how it measures how many Malaysians are officially considered poor by using higher benchmarks to match its current status as an upper middle-income nation.|Read more >|Malaymail

 

New Malaysia | Bauxite Mining | Sep 06, 2019 @ 08:30

Matter of time before bauxite mining activities resumes

A Water, Land and Natural Resources Ministry source said since the federal government has enforced a standard operating procedure (SOP) for bauxite mining and exportation, the ball was now in the Pahang government’s court on when it planned to green light the activity.|Read more >|NST

New Malaysia | Reforms Civil Service Pension Sep 06, 2019 @ 07:00

‘New posts to be contractual’
Instead of being permanent positions and eligible for pension, new public service appointments from next year onwards will be replaced by an improved contractual scheme, said Public Service director-general Datuk Seri Borhan Dolah.|Read more >|TheStar

New Malaysia | Govt: PAC Sep 06, 2019 @ 07:00

PAC: Vital to stop losses of LPG
The annual leakage of more than RM500mil in subsidised liquefied petroleum gas meant for homes must be stopped, says the Parliament’s Public Accounts Committee.“PAC’s focus is definitely on the standard operating procedure on how subsidised LPG is supplied and sold, and why there was RM1.7bil in losses between 2015 and 2017, ” PAC deputy chairman Wong Kah Woh said yesterday.|Read more >|TheStar

New Malaysia | New Initiatives: MCMC Sep 06, 2019 @ 07:00

MCMC: Report it if you’re added to group sharing explicit content
You can now report to the Malaysian Communications and Multimedia Commission if you have been added to a WhatsApp group that shares explicit content, including videos and photos, says its chairman Al-Ishsal Ishak.|Read more >|TheStar

 

New Malaysia | State Govt Sep 06, 2019 @ 02:30

Miri Civil Defence Force: Stop open burning or face hefty fine, jail time

A fine of up to RM500,000 and a jail sentence will be imposed for open burning offences which are still in force following the hot and dry weather.|Read more >|Malaymail

New Malaysia | State Govt Sep 05, 2019

4 more anchor companies sign to push state’s food products

The Sarawak government through the Ministry of Agriculture, Native Land and Regional Development yesterday signed memoranda of understanding (MoUs) with four more anchor companies to boost sales of Sarawak’s food products to a wider market.|Read more >| BorneoPost

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Government aid and assistance

Govt Programmes Sep 09, 2019 

PH initiative provides RM1.6m for women’s development in N. Sembilan|Read more >|SunDaily

Govt Programmes Sep 08, 2019 

YaPEIM allocates RM4m for food bank programme|Read more >|SunDaily

Govt Programmes Sep 08, 2019 

700,000 low-income households now in middle-income group with Amanah Ikhtiar Malaysia’s help|Read more >|Malaymail

Govt Programmes | Sep 07, 2019 

Skills Development Fund Corp gets RM1b for B40 student training|Read more >|Malaymail

Govt Programmes | Sep 07, 2019 

Kemas should focus on core business: Sivarasa|Read more >|SunDaily

Govt Programmes | Sep 06, 2019 

Penang says Putrajaya's rebranding of PPR not helping the B40|Read more >|NST

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 Govt Programmes | Sep 06, 2019 

Jagdeep: I disagree with ministry's move to scrap people's housing project|Read more >|TheStar

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Current Issues  |                                                              

Matters that impact Malaysians

UN Poverty Report Sep 06, 2019 

How Malaysia is measuring poverty levels and how it can do better|Read more >|Malaymail

Reforms Civil Service Pension |

Sep 10, 2019 

PM: No decision yet on new pension scheme.|Read more >|NST

Sep 08, 2019 

Chief secretary: Proposed contract scheme does not affect existing civil servants|Read more >|Malaymail

Govt considering excluding security forces from new contract scheme for civil servants|Read more >|TheStar

Sep 07, 2019 

Govt looking for best deal for civil servants, says Tun M|Read more >|SunDaily

PM: Civil servants pension scheme to stay for now|Read more >|NST

Sep 07, 2019 

Move to replace pension scheme needs to be discussed: Cuepacs|Read more >|SunDaily

Sep 06, 2019 

‘New posts to be contractual’|Read more >|TheStar

New Initiatives |                                                              

Efforts to resolve and improve 

 

New Initiatives: MoA Sep 10, 2019 

Farmers likely to benefit from investment fund: Salahuddin

|Read more >|SunDaily

New Initiatives Sep 10, 2019 

Yakeb allocates RM1.8m annually for ex-athletes’ welfare

|Read more >|SunDaily

Govt: MoT Sep 10, 2019 

Govt reviewing regulations to make refuelling ships in M'sia attractive|Read more >|TheStar

New Initiatives: COL | Sep 09, 2019 

Creating more consumer value|Read more >|NST

New Initiatives: E-learning Sep 09, 2019 

E-learning to kick off next year|Read more >|TheStar

State Govt Sep 09, 2019 

Sarawak allocates RM30mil for Unifor|Read more >|TheStar

New Propositions: MoH Sep 08, 2019 

Health Ministry to table bill on controlling vaping, e-cigarettes|Read more >|SunDaily

 

New Initiatives Sep 08, 2019 

KRT called to join hands with other govt agencies|Read more >|SunDaily

Neighbourhood Watch Committees (KRT) >

New Initiatives Sep 07, 2019 

Country’s third elephant sanctuary will be built in Perak, says minister |Read more >|Malaymail

 

New Initiatives | Sep 07, 2019 

Govt eyes using recorded lessons in schools: Mahathir|Read more >|SunDaily

State Govt Sep 07, 2019

NCR New Initiative has accelerated land surveys — Uggah|Read more >| BorneoPost

New Initiatives Sep 06, 2019 

MOA and MEA to identify Felda land for durian plantation|Read more >|SunDaily

New Initiatives Sep 06, 2019 

Easier to replace MyKads with NRD's mobile bus service, say KK rural folks|Read more >|TheStar

New Initiatives: MoE Sep 01, 2019 

Mini library and free tuition for B40|Read more >|TheStar

New Initiatives: State Sep 06, 2019 

State govt to launch johor.my and johorbestari.my domains soon|Read more >|Malaymail

New Initiatives: MCMC Sep 06, 2019 

MCMC: Report it if you’re added to group sharing explicit content|Read more >|TheStar

                                                                                    

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State Govt | Sep 10, 2019 

Selangor mulls more CCTVs to curb crime, improve public safety|Read more >|NST

Govt: MoF | Sep 10, 2019 

Guan Eng: Govt likely to revise target for life insurance penetration rate|Read more >|NST

Govt Sep 10, 2019 

Dr M: Merging paddy smallholdings into estates can eliminate poverty among farmers|Read more >|Malaymail

New Propositions: State Sep 08, 2019

Selangor govt, BNM discuss ways for new homeowners to have rent-to-own properties|Read more >|SunDaily

New Propositions Sep 08, 2019 

Govt looking into insurance coverage for subfertility treatment|Read more >|TheStar

 

New Propositions: MoH | Sep 07, 2019 

Suggestion to include eye health under primary health care|Read more >|NST

 

New Policies  |                                                                 

New principles, rules, and guidelines

New Policies: State Sep 10, 2019 Attention, contractors! Johor govt to cancel contracts if projects delayed|Read more >|Malaymail

Govt: IRB | Sep 09, 2019 

IRB says it only needs info on donations of RM10,000 and above|Read more >|NST

New Policies: PSS 

Sep 11, 2019

Sabah Temporary Pass plan looks very suspicious, says Jeffrey|Read more >| BorneoPost

 

Sep 09, 2019 

Sabah Opposition leaders question special pass for foreigners|Read more >|Malaymail

Sep 08, 2019 

Concern over Sabah Temporary Pass move|Read more >|TheStar

Sep 07, 2019

Sabah Temporary Pass to replace IMM13, Kad Burung Burung, Census cert next year|Read more >|NST

New Policies Drafting |                                                    

Drafting of new principles, rules, and guidelines

New Policies: MoHr | Sep 10, 2019 t Drafting National Human Resources Blueprint|Read more >|NST

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Changes to improve

Reforms: IPCMC Sep 06, 2019 

Police commission may relook old complaint cases: Abu Kassim|Read more >|SunDaily

Reforms: Death Penalty Sep 06, 2019 

Liew: Govt to set up taskforce to study alternatives to mandatory death penalty|Read more >|TheStar

Govt: MINDEF Sep 10, 2019 

Defence Ministry to be overhauled, says deputy minister|Read more >|Malaymail

Govt Sep 10, 2019 

Govt committed to making Malaysia graft-free|Read more >|TheStar

Red-Flags & Concerns |                                               

Issues that provoke attention and concerns

Govt: MoF Sep 08, 2019 

Uneasy with monopoly’s effect on healthcare cost, Putrajaya to study Pharmaniaga contract|Read more >|Malaymail

AP & Subsidies Abuses Sep 08, 2019 

No second chance for AP holders who abuse permits, says crime analyst|Read more >|Malaymail

AP & Subsidies Abuses Sep 08, 2019 

Domestic Trade Ministry outlines new methods to combat smuggling of subsidised controlled items|Read more >|Malaymail

AP & Subsidies Abuses Sep 07, 2019 

Selling your AP for food imports? Watch out, govt is tracking you online |Read more >|Malaymail

Govt: PAC Sep 06, 2019 

PAC: Vital to stop losses of LPG|Read more >|TheStar

Bauxite mining | Sep 09, 2019 

Bauxite mining: Pahang MB assures careful screening of permit applications|Read more >|NST

Bauxite mining | Sep 07, 2019 

Pahang govt to determine date to resume bauxite operation|Read more >|SunDaily

Bauxite Mining | Sep 06, 2019 

Matter of time before bauxite mining activities resumes|Read more >|NST

 

                                                                                    

Projects |                                                                    

Matters that impact Malaysians

Projects: ECRL | Sep 10, 2019 

Loke: No need to review ECRL project again|Read more >|NST

Projects: PSR Sep 09, 2019 

Penang govt to talk only with impacted stakeholders over PSR project: Chow|Read more >|SunDaily