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ANM in the News Archive September 11 - 15,  2019

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September 15, 2019

New Malaysia | Fuel Subsidy Sep 15, 2019 @ 21:25

Govt to provide subsidy if oil prices soar, says Dr M

Saudi Arabia’s move to temporarily suspend production at the state-owned Aramco’s two major oil facilities following the drone attacks by Yemeni rebels will definitely impact the global oil prices, according to Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad.|Read more >|NST

New Malaysia | Govt Sep 15, 2019 @ 20:36

Govt plans to buy new fire-fighting assets including plane and chopper, says Zuraida

The government plans to purchase a Bombardier aircraft and a "Medevac" helicopter for the use of the Fire and Rescue Department, says Housing and Local Government Minister Zuraida Kamaruddin.|Read more >|TheStar

New Malaysia | Shared Prosperity Vision Sep 15, 2019 @ 20:10

Rural Development Policy 2030 to be in tandem with Shared Prosperity Vision: Rina

The Rural Development Policy (DPLB) 2030 will be reviewed to meet changing times and situations towards realising the Shared Prosperity Vision 2021-2030, said Rural Development Minister Datuk Seri Rina Mohd Harun.|Read more >|SunDaily

New Malaysia | Govt: Works Sep 15, 2019 @ 18:00

Baru: RM128m allocated to repair dilapidated schools this year, Sarawak gets RM100m

The Education Ministry has allocated RM128 million to repair dilapidated schools in the country this year, Works Minister Baru Bian said today.|Read more >|Malaymail

 

New Malaysia | Govt Programmes Sep 15, 2019 @ 18:22

1,430 centres set up nationwide to disseminate info on govt and foster unity

A total of 1,430 Komuniti Harapan Malaysia (KHM) centres have been established throughout the country to disseminate information from the government and to foster a sense of unity among the people.Read more >|SunDaily

 

New Malaysia | Govt Programmes Sep 15, 2019 @ 18:04

Sarawak govt yet to respond on price of PPR units: Zuraida

The Federal Government has not received feedback from the Sarawak state government on the issue over People’s Housing Project (PPR) units being sold at much higher prices than in the Peninsular.Read more >|SunDaily

New Malaysia | Govt Programmes Sep 15, 2019 @ 17:55

Federal govt approves RM20 million for Pantas programme this year

The federal government has approved RM20 million for the implementation of the Sabah Native Land Services (Pantas) programme this year, said State Land Survey Department director Datuk Safar Untong.|Read more >|SunDaily

New Malaysia | Shared Prosperity Vision Sep 15, 2019 @ 16:08

Govt to focus on creating jobs, improving income to realise Shared Prosperity Vision

The Finance Ministry will look into creating more jobs and improving the people's income to realise the Shared Prosperity Vision goal of achieving a decent standard of living for all Malaysians by 2030.|Read more >|NST

New Malaysia | Projects: Kg Baru Development Sep 15, 2019 @ 15:13

Malay Heritage Park to preserve image of Kampung Baru

he identity of the 120-year-old Kampung Baru, located in the heart of the city, will be preserved in 11 refurbished traditional homes.|Read more >|NST

 

New Malaysia | Govt Programmes Sep 15, 2019 @ 15:18

PPR and PA tenants who fail to pay rent arrears may face eviction

Federal Territories Minister Khalid Abdul Samad has instructed Kuala Lumpur City Hall (DBKL) to prepare a list of the People’s Housing Project (PPR) and Public Housing (PA) tenants who have rent arrears.|Read more >|NST

New Malaysia | New Policies: Smoking ban Sep 15, 2019 @ 11:42

Dzulkefly Ahmad: Govt firm on smoking ban enforcement date at eateries
The Government will not make any U-turn over its decision to enforce a smoking ban at all eateries nationwide.|Read more >|TheStar

New Malaysia | New Policies: PSS Sep 15, 2019 @ 11:33

PBS: Sabah Temporary Pass needs nod from assembly

The decision to issue temporary passes to immigrants in Sabah needs to be formally agreed to by the state legislative assembly.|Read more >|NST

New Malaysia | Govt Sep 15, 2019 @ 10:00

Jakim denies halal certification under Finance Ministry now

The Malaysian Islamic Development Department (Jakim) has denied claims made by Umno vice-president Datuk Seri Ismail Sabri Yaakob that the halal certification now falls under the purview of the Finance Ministry.|Read more >|Malaymail

New Malaysia | Projects: PTMP Sep 15, 2019 @ 09:55

Penang CM: Traffic woes will worsen if we do not build

Penang Chief Minister Chow Kon Yeow tells the approach taken by the state government to address the state’s traffic challenges.|Read more >|NST

New Malaysia | Overhaul: NRD Sep 15, 2019 @ 08:03

Perak DAP lodges police report over ‘Lim Guan Eng’s MyKad’

Perak DAP yesterday lodged a police report over a Facebook posting containing false allegation made by PAS Kawasan Bukit Gantang’ against DAP secretary-general Lim Guan Eng in connection with the fake MyKad issue.|Read more >|SunDaily

 

New Malaysia | Opposition: UMNO-PAS Sep 15, 2019 @ 07:59

Umno-PAS past will not change PH’s direction, struggle: Syed Saddiq

The Umno-PAS political collaboration will not change Pakatan Harapan’s (PH) direction and struggle, PH Youth chief Syed Saddiq Syed Abdul Rahman said.|Read more >|SunDaily

 

New Malaysia | Opposition: UMNO-PAS Sep 15, 2019 @ 07:30

Prove Umno-PAS union is more than just political rhetoric, say MCA, MIC reps

The signing of the Umno-PAS National Consensus Charter yesterday received a mixed reaction, including from those who are sceptical of the ‘taawun-siyasi’ or political collaboration between the two parties.|Read more >|Malaymail

New Malaysia | Opposition: UMNO-PAS Sep 15, 2019 @ 07:30

Three things we learnt from: The Umno-PAS union

Umno and PAS finally signed their joint charter at the Himpunan Perpaduan Ummah 2019 yesterday, which for the first time saw a sea of supporters from both parties flooding the Umno headquarters here.|Read more >|Malaymail

New Malaysia | Govt Sep 15, 2019 @ 07:00

More revenue for more generous social protection
As a form of social economy, zakat (tithe) can be turned to as a means of poverty alleviation, says Minister in the Prime Minister’s Department for Religious Affairs Datuk Seri Dr Mujahid Yusof Rawa.|Read more >|TheStar

New Malaysia | Viewpoints Sep 15, 2019 @ 07:00

Resolving statelessness in Malaysia
There are numerous misconceptions about statelessness and those who are claiming citizenship in Malaysia. The government’s mischaracterisation of statelessness and lack of urgency have allowed these misconceptions to persist, obscuring and complicating what are essentially solvable issues.|Read more >|TheStar

New Malaysia | Overhaul: NRD Sep 15, 2019 @ 07:00

NRD D-G told to assist probe into sale of Mykad
The National Registration Department (NRD) director-general has been instructed to give his full cooperation with investigators in connection with the alleged sale of MyKad and birth certificates to foreigners, says Home Minister Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin.|Read more >|TheStar

New Malaysia | New Policies: PSS Sep 15, 2019 

STP will prevent falsification of documents – Junz

The issuance of Sabah Temporary Pass (STP) will prevent the falsification of documents and enable the monitoring of foreign immigrants, said Minister of Agriculture and Food Industry Datuk Junz Wong.|Read more >| BorneoPost

New Malaysia | State Govt Sep 15, 2019 

Oil royalty: We will discuss – CM

Although the nation is currently facing a financial dilemma, it has to be made clear that Sabah too has its own financial problems.|Read more >| BorneoPost

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September 14, 2019

New Malaysia | Shared Prosperity Vision Sep 14, 2019 @ 23:00

Putrajaya says Shared Prosperity Vision policy means focusing on new industries

The government’s new Shared Prosperity Vision will see the recalibration of current its current frameworks that focuses on new industries to achieve prosperous living standards by 2030, said the Economic Affairs Ministry.|Read more >|Malaymail

New Malaysia | Shared Prosperity Vision Sep 14, 2019 @ 22:04

Malaysia's economy to be restructured in more progressive direction

The country's economy will be restructured in a more progressive direction based on high technology adoption, innovation, and research and development, the Economic Affairs Ministry said.|Read more >|NST

 

New Malaysia | Opposition: UMNO-PAS Sep 14, 2019 @ 22:00

Umno-PAS Pact: GPS prefers to be on its own, says Abang Johari

The Gabungan Parti Sarawak (GPS) is comfortable and prefers to move on its own rather than joining any political party from Peninsular Malaysia, its chairman Datuk Patinggi Abang Johari Tun Openg said.|Read more >|Malaymail

New Malaysia | New Initiatives Sep 14, 2019 @ 22:00

DPM: Govt welcomes ideas from distributive trade players

The government welcomes suggestions and fresh ideas from the main players in the country’s distributive trade sector to bring about policy changes and initiatives, said Deputy Prime Minister Datuk Seri Dr Wan Azizah Wan Ismail.|Read more >|Malaymail

New Malaysia | Shared Prosperity Vision Sep 14, 2019 @ 19:42

Shared Prosperity Vision aimed at reducing inequality: Mahathir

The Shared Prosperity Vision is an effort to close the gap between the rich and the poor, urban and rural as well as worker income, said Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad.|Read more >|SunDaily

New Malaysia | Overhaul: NRD Sep 14, 2019 @ 19:41

Sale of MyKad, birth certs tantamount to betraying the country, says Muhyiddin

Home Affairs Minister Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin has termed the act of selling MyKad and birth certificates to foreigners as tantamount to betraying the country.|Read more >|NST

New Malaysia | State Govt Sep 14, 2019 @ 16:31

Chow: Increase In MBPP, MPSP assessment rates necessary

Penang ratepayers have been urged to understand the need to increase property assessment rates in the state from next year onwards.|Read more >|NST

New Malaysia | New Initiatives Sep 14, 2019 @ 16:28

Dr M: TVET to be prioritised to enhance people's income

The government will place priority on technical and vocational education and training (TVET), in efforts to increase the people’s income, under the Shared Prosperity Vision.|Read more >|NST

 

New Malaysia | Opposition: UMNO-PAS Sep 14, 2019 @ 16:04

Too early to discuss seat negotiations and elections, say Umno and PAS leaders

It is still premature to discuss about the 15th General Elections (GE15) and seat negotiations between Umno and PAS said Datuk Seri Ahmad Zahid Hamidi.|Read more >|SunDaily

New Malaysia | Opposition: UMNO-PAS Sep 14, 2019 @ 15:39

Hadi: We have plans to include Umno in Terengganu and Kelantan

PAS has plans to include its new political ally Umno in the two states - Terengganu and Kelantan - that it currently governs.|Read more >|TheStar

New Malaysia | New Initiatives Sep 14, 2019 @ 15:28

No more selling of contracts, APs, licences, says Dr Mahathir

The government will no longer sell contracts, approved permits (APs) and government licences to contractors, as practiced in the past.|Read more >|NST

New Malaysia | New Initiatives: State Sep 14, 2019 @ 15:22

Penang bridges’ CCTV to be imrpoved for safety: Phee

The surveillance system for the two Penang bridges could be improved for better accessibility and traffic management, Penang Welfare and Caring Society Committee Chairman Phee Boon Poh said today.|Read more >|SunDaily

 

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

Zahid says Umno and Pas have no plan to divide races

Umno president Datuk Seri Dr Ahmad Zahid Hamidi has rejected claims that the Barisan Nasional component party’s cooperation with Pas amounted to a racially segmented union.|Read more >|NST

New Malaysia | Govt Sep 14, 2019 @ 15:04

Govt committed to promoting local goods regardless of race, says minister

The government is committed to promoting Malaysian-made products, says Datuk Seri Saifuddin Nasution Ismail.|Read more >|TheStar

New Malaysia | New Initiatives Sep 14, 2019 @ 15:00

For Shared Prosperity Vision, Putrajaya banks on upskilling to close income gap

Putrajaya’s economic policies will emphasise raising the skills of low-income earners to help the group catch up with more affluent Malaysians in its Shared Prosperity Vision, Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad said today.|Read more >|Malaymail

New Malaysia | Opposition: UMNO-PAS Sep 14, 2019 @ 15:00

Zahid sees smooth road for PAS-Umno collaboration due to common ground

Umno president Datuk Seri Ahmad Zahid Hamidi predicted an easier cooperation between his party and PAS than the fractious alliances the Islamist party had with previous partners.|Read more >|Malaymail

New Malaysia | Opposition: UMNO-PAS Sep 14, 2019 @ 14:58

Umno, PAS ink charter marking official political cooperation

Umno and PAS officially formalised their political cooperation by signing a charter that marks a new dawn in Malaysian politics today.|Read more >|SunDaily

New Malaysia | Opposition: UMNO-PAS Sep 14, 2019 @ 14:27

'Malaysian Malaysia' concept is wrong, says Hadi

The Malaysian Malaysia concept which seeks to eliminate the Malays and Bumiputera rights is wrong and goes against the country’s spirit.|Read more >|NST

 

New Malaysia | Govt: Housing Sep 14, 2019 @ 12:07

Stop polemics over luxury home glut: Raja Bahrin

All parties should stop the polemic over the issue of unsold luxury properties in the country as they are being promoted abroad under the procedures and conditions of Malaysia My Second Home (MM2H) programme.|Read more >|SunDaily

New Malaysia | Projects: PTMP Sep 14, 2019 @ 12:01

Transforming Penang's transport system

Penang island’s picturesque landscape is set to change within the next 10 to 15 years, upon the completion of transportation network systems to address the state’s worsening traffic woes.|Read more >|NST

New Malaysia | New Initiatives: MCMC Sep 14, 2019 @ 11:55

National Digital ID will greatly benefit people: MCMC

The implementation of the National Digital Identity (ID) will greatly benefit the people involved in the digital economic activities to carry out their business transactions safely and smoothly.|Read more >|SunDaily

New Malaysia | New Initiatives: MCMC Sep 14, 2019 @ 11:33

Value-based private services among reforms for new healthcare ecosystem: Dr Dzulkefly

Establishing a value-based private healthcare system complete with health financing, apart from transforming public healthcare delivery, are among the reforms that Malaysia wishes to undertake in creating a value based healthcare ecosystem in the country.|Read more >|SunDaily

 

New Malaysia | New Initiatives: BNM Sep 14, 2019 @ 07:00

Govt sets up pre-marriage module to help potential brides, bridegrooms manage their finances

The Credit Counselling and Debt Management Agency (AKPK), in collaboration with the National Population and Family Development Board (LPPKN), has come up with an online pre-marriage module known as ‘I Do You Do Duit Together’ to help potential brides and bridegrooms to manage their finances after marriage.|Read more >|Malaymail

New Malaysia | Govt Sep 14, 2019 @ 07:00

Cabinet sits for unprecedented meet
The special Cabinet meeting today to map out the economic development of the country will present one of Pakatan Harapan’s biggest challenges, say analysts.|Read more >|TheStar

New Malaysia | New Initiatives: MoHR Sep 14, 2019 

Human Resources Minister to meet public next Tuesday

Minister of Human Resources M. Kulasegaran will be meeting the public at Stutong Community Market on Tuesday (Sept 17) from 8am to 10am.|Read more >| BorneoPost

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September 13, 2019

New Malaysia | Opposition: UMNO-PAS Sep 13, 2019 @ 23:36

Don't be worried over Ummah unity gathering, Tok Mat tells non-Malays
Non-Malay communities should not be worried over the Himpunan Penyatuan Ummah 2019 (Ummah Unity Gathering), says Umno deputy president Datuk Seri Mohamad Hasan.|Read more >|TheStar

New Malaysia | Opposition: PAS Sep 13, 2019 @ 23:06

'DAP race' cannot be trusted, says Tuan Ibrahim

Pas deputy president Datuk Tuan Ibrahim Tuan Man has warned against trusting the “DAP race”, claiming the party knows no loyalty.|Read more >|NST

New Malaysia | State Govt Sep 13, 2019 @ 22:30

Under attack, Penang govt insists still has lowest assessment rates after review

Penang's assessment rates for properties in the whole state are still among the lowest in the country even after it they are reviewed, state exco Jagdeep Singh Deo said.|Read more >|Malaymail

New Malaysia | Govt: Home Sep 13, 2019 @ 22:40

Muhyiddin warns of stern action over race, religious issues on social media

Home Minister Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin (pix) today warned of stern action against those who raise or circulate racial and religious issues on social media.|Read more >|SunDaily

 

New Malaysia | New Initiatives: State Sep 13, 2019 @ 22:29

Selangor mulling ideas to prevent API from rising

With the Air Pollutant Index (API) reaching up to 248 in Johan Setia, the state is mulling several measures to prevent it from further escalating.|Read more >|NST

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

Health Ministry applies for allocation for E-Medical Record system under 2020 budget

The Health Ministry has applied for an allocation under the 2020 Budget to enable it to institute an Electronic Medical Record (EMR) system, which it believes is vital towards bringing about more efficient and systematic delivery of health services in the country.|Read more >|SunDaily

New Malaysia | New Initiatives: Rural Devt Sep 13, 2019 @ 21:35

10 U.n.i pharmacies to be set up by next year

he Rural Development Ministry aims to set up 10 U.n.i pharmacies under Mara’s Professional Entrepreneur Development Programme (Prospec) by next year.|Read more >|SunDaily

New Malaysia | State Govt Sep 13, 2019 @ 21:30

Penang councils spent over RM156m on 131 projects in the last three years, says exco

Both local councils in Penang have been recording deficit budgets almost every year since 2016 due to increasing costs in implementing public projects for the people, state exco Jagdeep Singh Deo said.|Read more >|Malaymail

 

New Malaysia | Opposition: UMNO-PAS Sep 13, 2019 @ 20:57

‘Umno-PAS charter to honour the glory days of Islamic rule’

The signing of the Umno-PAS charter tomorrow does not only mark a new dawn and political direction for the two largest Malay-Muslim political parties, but it is also to honour the glory days when Islam flourished in Madinah.|Read more >|SunDaily

 

New Malaysia | State Govt Sep 13, 2019 @ 20:04

Stop blaming previous govt over S'wak oil royalty issue, Guan Eng told
Lim Guan Eng should stop blaming the previous administration for the government's inability to increase Sarawak's oil royalty from 5% to 20%, says Gabungan Parti Sarawak (GPS) chief parliamentary whip Datuk Seri Fadillah Yusof.|Read more >|TheStar

New Malaysia | Opposition: UMNO-PAS Sep 13, 2019 @ 19:00

MCA to witness signing of Umno-PAS charter

MCA will be present as part of Himpunan Penyatuan Ummah or Muslim Unity Rally to witness the signing of the pact between Umno and PAS.|Read more >|Malaymail

New Malaysia | New Initiatives Sep 13, 2019 @ 18:06

MPOB, FGV flag off B20 commercial trial project

The Malaysian Palm Oil Board and FGV Holdings Bhd are conducting a trial project for the use of a blend of 20% palm biodiesel and 80% petroleum diesel, namely B20, for diesel vehicles.|Read more >|SunDaily

New Malaysia | Opposition: UMNO-PAS Sep 13, 2019 @ 17:18

Umno and PAS to iron out details of political pact
Umno and PAS will sit down together to iron out details of their charter, following a formal political pact between the two parties, says Datuk Seri Dr Ahmad Zahid Hamidi.|Read more >|TheStar

New Malaysia | New Initiatives: MoA Sep 13, 2019 @ 16:50

Sabah hill paddy farmers to get fertiliser, pesticide subsidies

Fertiliser and pesticide subsidies worth RM44 million will be distributed to 56,446 hill paddy farmers in Sabah and Sarawak from this month onwards.|Read more >|SunDaily

New Malaysia | Govt Sep 13, 2019 @ 16:00

Minister: Some strings attached to constitutional articles of religious freedom

The right to religious freedom for some is conditional due to the wording of the Federal Constitution, Minister in the Prime Minister’s Department Datuk Seri Mujahid Yusof Rawa said today.|Read more >|Malaymail

New Malaysia | Opposition: UMNO-PAS Sep 13, 2019 @ 16:00

All smiles as Umno and PAS stand shoulder to shoulder at Muslim rally

The PAS flag showing a white full moon against an emerald green background flew high at the Umno headquarters here, alongside the keris-centred, red-and-white flag of its long-time nemesis.|Read more >|Malaymail

New Malaysia | New Initiatives Sep 13, 2019 @ 15:46

Unity Dept plans to adopt USJ 15 Vision School

The National Unity and Integration Department plans to adopt the USJ 15 Vision School here in a move to promote national unity.|Read more >|SunDaily

New Malaysia | State Govt Sep 13, 2019 @ 15:00

Sabah, Sarawak oil royalty promises hindered by legacy issues, says Guan Eng

Legacy issues from the previous government are preventing the implementation of promises under the Pakatan Harapan manifesto, especially the oil royalty for Sabah and Sarawak, says Finance Minister Lim Guan Eng.|Read more >|Malaymail

 

New Malaysia | Opposition: UMNO-PAS Sep 13, 2019 @ 14:42

Umno and PAS will continue to work together despite criticisms from Pakatan Harapan

Umno and PAS will continue to work together despite the criticisms coming from Pakatan Harapan about their political pact.|Read more >|SunDaily

New Malaysia | State Govt Sep 13, 2019 @ 14:30

Penang property owners to pay higher assessment rates next year

Penang’s two local councils will be increasing the assessment rates on all properties within the state in 2020.|Read more >|Malaymail

New Malaysia | 1MDB Sep 13, 2019 @ 13:08

Court allows MACC's forfeiture application against Naza Quest Auto and Umno MP

Money totalling RM369,662 linked to 1Malaysia Development Bhd (1MDB) from the bank accounts of company Naza Quest Auto Sdn Bhd and Umno’s Maran MP Datuk Seri Dr Ismail Abdul Muttalib now belongs to the government.|Read more >|NST

 

New Malaysia | GST Sep 13, 2019 @ 12:42

Guan Eng: No, govt will not be bringing back GST
The government will not be bringing back the Goods and Services Tax (GST), says Finance Minister Lim Guan Eng.|Read more >|TheStar

New Malaysia | GST Sep 13, 2019 @ 11:55

PH, BN leaders back call for reimplementation of GST

Several leaders from both sides of the political divide have supported calls by economists for the unpopular Goods and Services Tax (GST) to be reimplemented to invigorate the country’s economy.|Read more >|SunDaily

New Malaysia | New Propositions Sep 13, 2019 @ 11:24

Government may set up independent law panel

The government may set up an independent law commission by next year to review existing legislation and recommend areas for legal reform.|Read more >|SunDaily

 

New Malaysia | Opposition: UMNO-PAS Sep 13, 2019 @ 11:04

Wanita Umno: No apologies for PAS cooperation, Muslim unity the priority
There is no need for Umno and PAS to apologise to one another, as the political cooperation between the two parties is to forge Muslim unity, says Wanita Umno chief Datuk Dr Noraini Ahmad.|Read more >|TheStar

New Malaysia | Govt: Bersatu Sep 13, 2019 @ 08:43

Don’t make the same mistakes Umno made, Mahathir tells Bersatu

Parti Peribumi Bersatu Malaysia (Bersatu) members have been warned not to take victory at the 14th General Election (GE14) for granted.|Read more >|SunDaily

New Malaysia | Opposition: UMNO-PAS Sep 13, 2019 @ 08:00

Why PAS and Umno’s formal union is finally happening... and inevitable

Tomorrow, Umno and PAS will sign a charter solidifying the political relationship between the once-bitter rivals in the lead up to the next polls, the climax of the Himpunan Penyatuan Ummah (Muslim Unity Rally) that is meant to unite the Malay-Muslim community.|Read more >|Malaymail

New Malaysia | Govt: Housing Sep 13, 2019 @ 07:00

‘HOC campaign for foreigners was just a proposal’
Housing and Local Government Minister Zuraida Kamaruddin (pic) says the high-end home ownership campaign for foreigners was only a suggestion following criticism of the scheme.|Read more >|TheStar

New Malaysia | New Policies: PSS Sep 13, 2019 @ 07:00

Sabah to be briefed on foreigner pass
The state has asked the Immigration Department to brief the Sabah Cabinet on the special Pas Sementara Sabah (PSS).|Read more >|TheStar

New Malaysia | New Initiatives:State Sep 13, 2019 

Sares lights up 125 households in Tatau with renewable solar energy

Sarawak Alternative Rural Electrification Scheme (Sares) has helped to accelerate electricity coverage in Sarawak by about 5,000 households from 192 remote villages since its launch in 2016.|Read more >| BorneoPost

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September 12, 2019

New Malaysia | Reforms Civil Service Pension Sep 12, 2019 @ 22:30

Cuepacs urges govt to maintain pension scheme

The Congress of Unions of Employees in the Public and Civil Services (Cuepacs) has called for the government to maintain the civil service pension scheme.|Read more >|Malaymail

New Malaysia | Govt: MCMC Sep 12, 2019 @ 21:09

AI and data policy to be developed soon, says Gobind

The government plans on formulating a national policy to develop artificial intelligence (AI) and data capabilities, to harness the benefits of the fourth industrial revolution (IR4.0).|Read more >|SunDaily

 

New Malaysia | Govt: MCMC Sep 12, 2019 @ 21:04

New tariffs to reverse Pos Malaysia’s losses, says minister

Postage may get costlier as an announcement of a possible tariff hike will be made by the government by the end of the year.|Read more >|SunDaily

New Malaysia | Govt: DAP Sep 12, 2019 @ 20:33

Rayer: Increase earnings in policing sector to curb graft

A DAP parliamentarian has urged the Federal Government to improve the wage structure of those in security and enforcement agencies to curb corruption in the policing sector.|Read more >|SunDaily

New Malaysia | Opposition: MCA Sep 12, 2019 @ 20:33

Dr Wee: What constitutes a politically-motivated report?
MCA president Datuk Seri Dr Wee Ka Siong has questioned what constitutes a "politically-motivated report" after the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) hits out at politicians using the anti-graft body as a tool to bring down other leaders.|Read more >|TheStar

 

New Malaysia | Opposition: UMNO-PAS Sep 12, 2019 @ 19:30

Ahead of unity charter, PAS and Umno bury hatchet over Memali incident

PAS and Umno have decided to reconcile over the deadly Memali incident in Kedah in 1985, that was the result of a strained relationship between the two parties after the former declared the latter’s members as apostates and infidels.|Read more >|Malaymail

New Malaysia | New Initiatives: State Sep 12, 2019 @ 19:30

Johor MB says state govt to empower open tender system

The state government has emphasised on the empowerment of the open tender system which is a more fair procurement platform for all parties including Bumiputera contractors.|Read more >|Malaymail

New Malaysia | Opposition: UMNO-PAS Sep 12, 2019 @ 18:56

Why Umno supports PAS, Zahid explains
As I trailed behind the latest Mercedes into the driveway of a grand-looking bungalow in Country Heights, we were told this is where we will be interviewing the man who used to be one of the most powerful politicians in the country.|Read more >|TheStar

New Malaysia | Govt: MCMC Sep 12, 2019 @ 18:45

Gobind: No plans to ban social media during crisis

The government will not ban social media platforms like WhatsApp, Facebook, WeChat and Twitter, even temporarily, in the event of a crisis or terrorist attacks.|Read more >|NST

New Malaysia | New Policies: Departure Levy Sep 12, 2019 @ 18:30

AirAsia has reaped benefits handsomely, Mavcom says in defence after Fernandes’ criticism

The Malaysian Aviation Commission (Mavcom) has defended itself today against claims made by AirAsia Bhd group chief executive Tony Fernandes, who accused it of failing to support the aviation sector.|Read more >|Malaymail

New Malaysia | Govt: PAC Sep 12, 2019 @ 18:15

Special cabinet meeting to discuss Shared Prosperity Vision

The government’s Shared Prosperity Vision and its long-term impact on the country’s economic direction will be discussed in detail at a special cabinet committee meeting on Sept 14.|Read more >|NST

New Malaysia | Opposition: PAS Sep 12, 2019 @ 18:04

Go for big guns, not just small fry involved in syndicate selling MyKad, says PAS
PAS leaders have called on the authorities to book the big guns and not just the small fry involved in a syndicate selling MyKad and travel documents, enabling foreigners to masquerade as Malaysians.|Read more >|TheStar

 

New Malaysia | Overhaul: NRD Sep 12, 2019 @ 17:55

NRD to review, improve SOP in issuing birth certs and MyKads

The National Registration Department (NRD) will review and improve procedures in issuing birth certificates and identification cards to stop any misappropriation or abuse of power.|Read more >|NST

 

New Malaysia | New Initiatives Sep 12, 2019 @ 16:57

M'sia Food Bank distributes 650 tonnes of food to 238,000 since August 2018

More than 650 tonnes of food was distributed under the Malaysia Food Bank programme to about 238,000 recipients since the programme started in August last year.|Read more >|NST

 

New Malaysia | Govt: PAC Sep 12, 2019 @ 16:19

Seven ministries, depts, agencies summoned by Sabah PAC over AG's reports

Seven state ministries, departments and agencies were summoned to give statements over several unresolved issues involving six research topics highlighted in the Auditor-General’s Report.|Read more >|NST

New Malaysia | Reforms: Suhakam Sep 12, 2019 @ 16:00

Suhakam wants Putrajaya to unmask selectors of its commissioners

The public should know the five people responsible for shortlisting candidates to be part of the Human Rights Commission of Malaysia (Suhakam), sitting commissioner Jerald Joseph said today.|Read more >|Malaymail

New Malaysia | Overhaul: NRD | Sep 12, 2019 @ 15:54

Six charged with forging and selling citizenship documents

Six people, including an National Registration Department (NRD) assistant director, were slapped with 32 charges at a Sessions Court here related to falsifying Malaysian birth certificates and identity cards and selling them to foreigners.|Read more >|TheStar

New Malaysia | Govt: MCMC Sep 12, 2019 @ 15:33

Important to have media free to report the truth: Gobind

Communications and Multimedia Minister Gobind Singh Deo (pix) today spoke of the importance of having media that is free to report the truth, “even if it may be in the form of criticism of the government”.|Read more >|SunDaily

New Malaysia | New Policies: PSS Sep 12, 2019 @ 14:45

Argument continues in Sabah over issuance of PSS to immigrants

The debate continues on the government plan to issue the "Sabah Temporary Pass" or PSS to immigrants who have resided in the state, without using documents from their country of origin.|Read more >|NST

New Malaysia | Viewpoints Sep 12, 2019 @ 13:50

‘Review CPI before deciding on minimum wage’

The government will have to review how the consumer price index (CPI) is measured before deciding on a new minimum wage for 2021, the Malaysian Employers Federation (MEF) said yesterday.|Read more >|SunDaily

 

New Malaysia | Reforms Sep 12, 2019 @ 13:31

Govt looking to set up law commission to drive reforms, says VK Liew
The government is thinking of setting up an independent law commission to look into reforms, says Minister in the Prime Minister's Department Datuk Liew Vui Keong.|Read more >|TheStar

New Malaysia | Reforms: Anti-fake news law Sep 12, 2019 @ 13:00

Putrajaya in fresh bid to kill anti-fake news law after last year’s Senate frustration

The government will resubmit the Anti-Fake News (Repeal) Bill to Parliament next month following the expiry of the cooling-off period triggered by its rejection in Dewan Negara, Datuk Liew Vui Keong said today.|Read more >|Malaymail

 

New Malaysia | Reforms: Suhakam Sep 12, 2019 @ 13:00

Minister: Amendments to Suhakam Act will give commission more independence, authority

The Human Rights Commission of Malaysia (Suhakam) Act 1999 will be amended to allow parliamentary oversight of the panel, Datuk Liew Vui Keong said today.|Read more >|Malaymail

New Malaysia | Govt: MoH Sep 12, 2019 @ 12:57

Renewed call to ban vaping, e-cigarettes in Malaysia

The previous Cabinet had rejected a Health Ministry proposal to ban vaping and e-cigarettes four years ago.|Read more >|SunDaily

New Malaysia | Govt Sep 12, 2019 @ 11:08

Cabinet discussing ways to manage haze situation: Mahathir

The Cabinet today discussed ways to manage the ongoing haze situation that has blanketed several parts of the country, Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad said.|Read more >|SunDaily

New Malaysia | Overhaul: NRD Sep 12, 2019 @ 10:00

MACC will investigate sale of MyKad to foreigners if there is clear evidence - Latheefa

The Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) will conduct investigations into recent claims that the MyKad was being sold to Chinese nationals in Penang if there is clear evidence regarding the case.|Read more >|SunDaily

New Malaysia | Govt: Native Land Sep 12, 2019 

Dismissal of review application leaves NCR issue unanswered — Baru

The Federal Court’s decision to dismiss the review application by NCR land claimants Tuai Rumah (TR) Sandah and Siew Ak Libau against its own decision on Dec 21 2016 leaves the issue of whether Pemakai Menoa and Pulau Galau has the force of law, unanswered.|Read more >| BorneoPost

New Malaysia | Govt: Native Land Sep 12, 2019 @ 07:00

Appeal for review of native land rights ruling rejected
The Federal Court dismissed an application by a group of Sarawakians to review a 2016 decision over native customary land rights.|Read more >|TheStar

New Malaysia | New Initiatives: MoE Sep 12, 2019 @ 07:00

Retired teachers roped in for English initiative
A pilot project with retired English Language teachers, who are being roped in to get students to interact more using the language, will be evaluated soon.|Read more >|TheStar

New Malaysia | New Policies: PSS Sep 12, 2019

Give clear reasons for introducing pass or call it off — Yong

The proposed Sabah Temporary Pass or Pas Sementara Sabah (PSS) must be called off until and unless the government can give cogent, clear and consistent reasons for introducing the pass, said Sabah Progressive Party (SAPP) president Datuk Yong Teck Lee.|Read more >| BorneoPost

New Malaysia | New Initiatives:State Sep 12, 2019 

‘Drainage masterplan drawn up for Kuching’

Plans are underway to improve the drainage system in the city.|Read more >| BorneoPost

New Malaysia | Govt Sep 12, 2019 @ 00:30

Dr M: Entrepreneurship crucial to broadening country’s horizons

Malaysia needs to refocus its attention on entrepreneurship in order to move ahead and join the ranks of developed nations, said Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad.|Read more >|Malaymail

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September 11, 2019

New Malaysia | Overhaul: NRD | Sep 11, 2019 @ 23:17

Senior Penang NRD officer among 20 arrested over fraudulent issuance of citizenship to foreigners

A senior officer of the Penang National Registration Department (NRD) was among 20 people arrested by police in a swoop against a syndicate specialising in selling Malaysian identification documents to foreigners especially Chinese nationals for between RM100,000 and RM600,000.|Read more >|SunDaily

 

New Malaysia | Govt: MoF Sep 11, 2019 @ 22:00

Finance Ministry explains why Bumiputera furniture firms delisted, extends deadline for certification

The Finance Ministry today explained it had dropped 33 out of 87 Bumiputera furniture producers from the list of suppliers to the government as they had missed a one-year deadline to obtain a specific certification.|Read more >|Malaymail

New Malaysia | Govt: Housing Sep 11, 2019 @ 21:00

Raudhah Ville’s ‘Islamic City’ model no threat to national unity, minister

Housing and Local Government Minister Zuraida Kamaruddin today dismissed concerns regarding a planned Islamic township called Raudhah Ville, which is located in Cyberjaya.|Read more >|Malaymail

 

New Malaysia | New Propositions: MoA Sep 11, 2019 @ 21:00

Agriculture Ministry mulls setting up fisheries consortium

The Ministry of Agriculture and Agro-based Industry is considering setting up a fisheries consortium involving investments from the private sector in an effort to boost yields and increase revenue for fishermen.|Read more >|Malaymail

New Malaysia | Govt: Housing Sep 11, 2019 @ 20:51

PPM houses to be bigger, better than PPR homes

Housing and Local Government Minister Zuraida Kamaruddin defended her ministry’s move to rebrand the People's Housing Project (PPR) to Malaysia's Housing Project (PPM), saying they were both different concepts.|Read more >|NST

New Malaysia | Govt: Housing Sep 11, 2019 @ 20:02

M'sia aims to raise KL's smart city score within next five years, says Zuraida

Malaysia is aiming to raise Kuala Lumpur's smart city score from the current 52.83% to 75% within the next five years, says Zuraida Kamaruddin.|Read more >|TheStar

New Malaysia | Govt: Housing Sep 11, 2019 @ 19:10

Putrajaya aims to organise Home Ownership Campaign to attract Chinese house buyers

Putrajaya is looking at organising a Home Ownership Campaign (HOC) either in China or Hong Kong, to attract Chinese buyers to come and invest in the local property market, which is cheaper by comparison, said Housing and Local Government Minister, Zuraida Kamaruddin.|Read more >|SunDaily

New Malaysia | Govt: Housing Sep 11, 2019 @ 18:00

PPR not being scrapped but undergoing rebranding, says minister

Housing and Local Government Minister Zuraida Kamaruddin today denied that the people’s housing project (PPR) would be scrapped.|Read more >|Malaymail

New Malaysia | State Govt Sep 11, 2019 @ 17:45

Kelantan praises PM's suggestion to merge padi land

The Kelantan government today praised Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad over his suggestion to paddy farmers to merge their land for a better yield.|Read more >|NST

New Malaysia | New Policies: E-hailing Sep 11, 2019 @ 16:39

Council drafting safety guidelines for jobs using two-wheel vehicles

 The National Occupational Safety and Health Council is drafting safety guidelines for jobs using two-wheel vehicles.|Read more >|NST

New Malaysia | Govt: SOCSO Sep 11, 2019 @ 14:19

MACC to place senior officer in Sabah Chief Minister's office to curb graft
The Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) has offered to place a senior officer within the Sabah Chief Minister's office to deter corrupt practices.|Read more >|TheStar

New Malaysia | Viewpoints Sep 11, 2019 @ 14:04

MoF urged to reconsider decision to drop 33 Bumiputera furniture companies from KPB list

The Malay Economic Action Council (MTEM) has requested that the Finance Ministry (MoF) reconsider its recent decision to drop 33 Bumiputera furniture companies from the Centralised Contract Panel (KPB) list.|Read more >|SunDaily

New Malaysia | Govt: DoE Sep 11, 2019 @ 13:00

Nationwide ban on open burning as haze worsens

Authorities have prohibited all forms of open burning except cremations and religious rituals with immediate effect in an attempt to reduce the harmful effects of the haze.|Read more >|Malaymail

New Malaysia | Reforms Civil Service Pension Sep 11, 2019 @ 12:31

Create private pension fund if abolishing current scheme, govt told

A private pension fund should be set up as a replacement if the government intends to do away with its pension scheme for civil servants.|Read more >|SunDaily

New Malaysia | Projects: Kg Baru Development | Sep 11, 2019 @ 12:11

Townhall for Kg Baru landowners

Hopes are high that the redevelopment of Kampung Baru will take place next year after the government’s decade-long struggle to get the plan in motion.|Read more >|NST

 

New Malaysia | Projects: Kg Baru Development | Sep 11, 2019 @ 12:05

Kg Baru landowners: 'Nothing in black and white'

Long-time Kampung Baru landowners are keeping their fingers crossed that the promised redevelopment plans for the city’s Malay enclave will happen soon.|Read more >|NST

New Malaysia | New Initiatives: State Sep 11, 2019 @ 09:27

38.6 million users benefit from Smart Selangor Bus Service since 2016

The free Smart Selangor Bus Service has benefited 38.6 million users through 41 routes across the state since it was introduced in 2016, said Selangor Local Government, Public Transportation, and New Village Development Committee chairman Ng Sze Han.|Read more >|SunDaily

 

New Malaysia | New Policies: E-hailing Sep 11, 2019 @ 08:05

‘No rush for Gojek, as no demand for e-hailing motorcycle service in Penang’

Penang Chief Minister Chow Kon Yeow (pix) said the state government is in no rush to see the implementation of the e-hailing motorcycle service in Penang.|Read more >|SunDaily

New Malaysia | Govt: Judiciary Sep 11, 2019 @ 08:00

Dept D-G: Alimony, child custody cases in Federal Territories Shariah Court to be expedited through special programme

Cases on alimony claims and child custody in the Federal Territories Shariah Court (MSWP) are expected to be resolved within six months, through a special programme to handle both cases and with the establishment of the Enforcement and Implementation of Order Division.|Read more >|Malaymail

 

New Malaysia | Govt: MoH Sep 11, 2019 @ 08:00

Does Pharmaniaga hold a monopoly over healthcare? Deputy health minister explains

Finance Minister Lim Guan Eng’s recent remarks on Pharmaniaga Bhd’s supposed monopoly has cast a spotlight on the drug concessionaire, following news of a review of other similar cartels as Putrajaya carries out a cost-cutting exercise.|Read more >|Malaymail

New Malaysia | New Initiatives: MINDEF Sep 11, 2019 @ 07:58

RM6m to repair Armed Forces family homes

About RM6 million of the total RM50 million of the Special Budget 2019 will be used for the maintenance of Armed Forces Family Homes (RKAT) at Desa Tun Hussein Onn (DTHO) here.|Read more >|SunDaily

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

Socso chief: Alarming rise in accident death payouts
A total of RM315.96mil was paid out in compensation to commuting accident victims for five months this year, said Social Security Organisation (Socso) chief executive officer Datuk Seri Dr Mohammed Azman Aziz Mohammed.|Read more >|TheStar

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

Beware of conflict of interests, govt staff told
Public sector employees involved in procurement have been told not to have close personal ties with companies that had business with the ministry or department they worked in.|Read more >|TheStar

New Malaysia | New Policies: PSS Sep 11, 2019 @ 07:00

Shafie: Pass will enable us to monitor immigrants
Chief Minister Datuk Seri Shafie Apdal brushed off critics who raised concerns over the Sabah Temporary Pass (PSS), saying it was meant to ensure immigrants coould be monitored.|Read more >|TheStar

New Malaysia | New Policies: PSS Sep 11, 2019

Home Ministry, Immigration Dept to manage PSS

The Home Ministry and Immigration Department will be responsible for managing the Sabah Temporary Pass (PSS), while the state government will keep a close watch on it.|Read more >| BorneoPost

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

Air Selangor is sole water supplier to KL, Selangor, Putrajaya starting Friday

The Pengurusan Air Selangor Sdn Bhd (Air Selangor) will officially become the sole licensee for water treatment and distribution to consumers in Selangor, Kuala Lumpur and Putrajaya beginning Friday.|Read more >|Malaymail

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