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Sep 20

New Malaysia 1MDB | Sep 20, 2018 @ 23:35

Don't donate to so-called RM3.5 mil fund: Najib

Datuk Seri Najib Razak today has denied making any plight on social media to raise RM3.5mil for his bail.

He said no request was made by him or his family. |Read more >|NST

 

New Malaysia | SST | Sep 20 ,2018 @ 23:30

Guan Eng: Govt to announce SST goods list review before 2019 Budget

The outcome of the review of the list of goods under the Sales and Services Tax (SST) is expected to be announced before the tabling of the 2019 Budget, said Finance Minister Lim Guan Eng. |Read more >|Malaymail

 

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

Four Nafas senior managers remanded for alleged bribery

The Magistrate's Court here today issued a seven-day remand order on four senior managers of National Farmers Organisation (Nafas) including a deputy general manager, to facilitate investigation into a bribery case in 2015. |Read more >|SunDaily

 

New Malaysia | New Govt | Sep 20 ,2018 @ 23:00

Anwar on Dr M sworn in as PM: ‘It should have been me’

Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim admitted today to feeling a pang of jealousy when seeing former nemesis Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad was sworn in as Pakatan Harapan’s prime minister.|Read more >|Malaymail

 

New Malaysia 1MDB | Sep 20, 2018 @ 22:56

Tok Pa says he was called in by police over funds received by Kelantan Umno

Former Umno leader Datuk Seri Mustapa Mohamed has clarified that he was called in by police to help in the investigation into funds received by Kelantan Umno linked to 1Malaysia Development Berhad (1MDB). |Read more >|NST

 

New Malaysia | SST | Sep 20 ,2018 @ 22:00

Rising prices not entirely due to SST says Guan Eng

The increase in the prices of goods and services is not entirely due to tax elements such as the Sales and Service Tax (SST) as other factors also influence the price movements, said Finance Minister Lim Guan Eng.|Read more >|Malaymail

 

New Malaysia 1MDB | Sep 20, 2018 @ 21:41

MACC not ruling out that Rosmah may be next to be charged

The Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) did not rule out that Datin Seri Rosmah Mansor would be charge soon.|Read more >|NST

 

New Malaysia | New Govt | Sep 20 ,2018 @ 21:40

Civil Defence Force to remain under Prime Minister’s Department, says director

The Malaysian Civil Defence Force (APM) will remain under the Prime Minister’s Department, said the agency’s Policy Planning and Coordination Division director Norhafifi Ismail. |Read more >|Malaymail

 

New Malaysia 1MDB | Sep 20, 2018 @ 21:21

Charges against Najib were 'desperate': Shafee

Tan Sri Muhammad Shafee Abdullah said recent criminal charges against Datuk Seri Najib Razak were “desperate charges” by the authorities. |Read more >|NST

 

New Malaysia Overhaul Projects Sep 20, 2018 @ 21:09

Controversial Melaka Gateway mega-project to continue confirms CM Adly

The controversial Melaka Gateway mega-project here will go on as planned Chief Minister Adly Zahari confirmed.|Read more >|TheStar

 

New Malaysia Overhaul | Sep 20, 2018 @ 20:21

300 civil servants from Jasa to be absorbed into other departments, ministries, contract staff to be axed

A total of 300 civil servants who previously served at the Special Affairs Department (Jasa) will be absorbed into various departments and ministries, following its dissolution next month. |Read more >|NST

 

New Malaysia New Govt | Sep 20, 2018 @ 20:00

Change in civil servant's sign-off phrase

The government has agreed that the phrase “saya yang menurut perintah” ( “I who obey orders”) used in official Government letters will be replaced with the phrase “saya yang menjalankan amanah” (“I who carry out the trust”), effective today. |Read more >|NST

 

New Malaysia New Initiatives Sep 20, 2018 @ 19:47

Ban on plastic straws in KL, Putrajaya and Labuan from Jan 1, 2019

Plastic straws will be banned in all the Federal Territories of Kuala Lumpur, Putrajaya and Labuan from Jan 1 next year.​|Read more >|TheStar

New Malaysia New Govt Budget 2019 | Sep 20, 2018 @ 18:54

2019 Budget: Give priority to people's infrastructure projects, says deputy works minister

The Works Ministry has requested for infrastructure projects for the people to be given priority when the 2019 Budget is tabled in November. |Read more >|NST

 

New Malaysia | 1MDB | Sep 20 ,2018 @ 17:50

The 25 corruption and money-laundering charges against Najib Razak, former prime minister of Malaysia

Below is Malay Mail’s translation of the four charges under Section 23(1) of the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission Act 2009 [Act 694] and 21 charges under 4(1)(a) of the Anti-Money Laundering and Anti-Terrorism Financing Act 2001 [Act 613], against former prime minister and Pekan MP Datuk Seri Najib Razak in English. |Read more >|Malaymail

 

New Malaysia New Initiatives Sep 20, 2018 @ 17:38

Teresa Kok and Shafie Apdal discuss sustainable palm oil and timber industries

The Sabah government will try to get all palm oil planters in the state to apply for the Malaysian Sustainable Palm Oil (MSPO) Certification by December 2019.
|Read more >|TheStar

 

New Malaysia | New Govt | Sep 20, 2018 @ 17:46

Big role for Rukun Tetangga leaders

Rukun Tetangga (RT) leaders play a very big role in boosting the spirit of volunteerism, said Minister in the Prime Minister's Department (National Unity and Social Wellbeing), Senator P. Waytha Moorthy.|Read more >|SunDaily

 

New Malaysia | New Initiatives | Sep 20 ,2018 @ 17:20

DBKL sets up a special committee to tackle the issue of foreign hawkers

The Kuala Lumpur City Hall (DBKL) has set up a special committee to tackle the issue of foreigners running hawkers’ stalls and sundry shops in the city. |Read more >|Malaymail

 

New Malaysia 1MDB Sep 20, 2018 @ 17:12

Najib granted RM3.5mil bail after being slapped with 25 new charges

Former prime minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak was granted bail of RM3.5mil with two sureties in his latest court case after he was slapped with 25 graft and money laundering charges involving RM2.3bil.|Read more >|TheStar

 

New Malaysia 1MDB Sep 20, 2018 @ 17:01

Prosecution wants bail denied for Najib

The prosecution says Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak should not be allowed to go free on bail given the seriousness of the offences.|Read more >|TheStar

 

New Malaysia | Overhaul FELDA | Sep 20, 2018 @ 16:40

Felda lists restructuring methods for turnaround within next 2 years

The Federal Land Development Authority (Felda), with new board members, has put in place a number of restructuring methods for a turnaround within the next two years, said Chairman Tan Sri Megat Zaharuddin Megat Mohd Nor.|Read more >|SunDaily

 

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

Govt drafts quality standard for public transport terminals

Quality standard for upgrading public transport terminals nationwide is being drafted to include various aspects for the convenience and safety of passengers, said Transport Minister Anthony Loke Siew Fook.|Read more >|SunDaily

 

New Malaysia | New Initiatives | Sep 20 ,2018 @ 15:50

Second elephant sanctuary to open in Perak, says minister

Perak is set to host the country’s second elephant sanctuary after Kota Tinggi in Johor. |Read more >|Malaymail

 

New Malaysia 1MDB Sep 20, 2018 @ 15:58

Najib claims trial to graft, money laundering charges involving RM2.3bil

Former prime minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak has claimed trial to corruption charges involving about RM2.3bil in relation to Malaysia Development Berhad (1MDB).|Read more >|TheStar

 

New Malaysia New Govt Sep 20, 2018 @ 15:34

Cabinet approves JPA scholarships for 54 students, including 13 to top overseas unis

The Cabinet has given its approval for 54 students to be awarded Public Service Department (PSD) scholarships, said the department.|Read more >|TheStar

 

New Malaysia | 1MDB | Sep 20 ,2018 @ 14:30

Najib's RM2.6b charges: Top lawyers Shafee, Gopal Sri Ram face off

Two prominent lawyers Tan Sri Muhammad Shafee Abdullah and Datuk Seri Gopal Sri Ram will lead the defence and prosecution respectively in Datuk Seri Najib Razak's case today over RM2.6 billion allegedly from 1Malaysia Development Berhad (1MDB). |Read more >|Malaymail

 

New Malaysia | New Govt | Sep 20, 2018 @ 14:30

Mahathir ashamed with errant PTPTN borrowers

Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad today lambasted errant borrowers of the National Higher Education Fund Corporation (PTPTN) loans for their untrustworthiness which he said has resulted in unpaid loans totalling RM36 billion. |Read more >|SunDaily

 

New Malaysia Overhaul | Sep 20, 2018 @ 13:41

AG: Hundreds of 'lopsided' contracts signed during BN's time

Hundreds of ‘lopsided’ contracts were signed by the previous Barisan Nasional (BN) led government, according to Attorney-General (AG) Tommy Thomas.|Read more >|NST

 

New Malaysia Overhaul | Sep 20, 2018 @ 12:43

Pakatan Harapan may take a decade to reform laws

It may take as long as a decade to carry out the list of law reforms under the Pakatan Harapan manifesto.|Read more >|NST

 

New Malaysia | By-election | Sep 20, 2018 @ 12:31

Port Dickson by-election on Oct 13

The Port Dickson parliamentary seat by-election will be held on Oct 13, the Election Commission deputy chairman Tan Sri Othman Mahmood announced today. |Read more >|SunDaily

 

New Malaysia New Projects Sep 20, 2018 @ 11:57

Johor to have a new water plant

Plans are already underway to build a new water treatment plant, the Layang 2, to increase water supply to the southern parts of Johor.|Read more >|TheStar

 

New Malaysia | 1MDB | Sep 20, 2018 @ 10:50

Najib faces 21 new charges

Former prime minister Datuk Seri Najib Abdul Razak will be charged with 21 offences, said Deputy Inspector-General of Police Tan Sri Noor Rashid Ibrahim in a statement today.|Read more >|SunDaily

 

New Malaysia | New Govt | Sep 20 ,2018 @ 08:30

Guan Eng urges China to understand Malaysia’s debt problem

Putrajaya hopes Beijing will accept that Malaysia’s cancellation of projects awarded previously to Chinese firms was strictly due to its lack of funds, said Lim Guan Eng. |Read more >|Malaymail

 

New Malaysia New Initiatives | Sep 20, 2018

The new communication system to address fish bombing at the park

The completion of the new communication system for Tun Mustapha Park will help curb potential threats such as fish bombing and encroachment at the treasured park.|Read more >|BorneoPost

 

New Malaysia | New Govt | Sep 20 ,2018 @ 06:30

Two-thirds majority: Will Putrajaya have it to restore Sabah, Sarawak to equal partners?

The prime minister’s promise to return equal partnership status to Sabah and Sarawak drew excitement from east Malaysians, despite his caveat. |Read more > |Malaymail

 

New Malaysia | New Govt | Sep 19, 2018 @ 23:24

PAS politics, not Islam, the cause of Malay disunity: PM Mahathir

Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad today said that it is the politics of PAS and not the Islamic religion which has caused the split up of the Malays. |Read more >|SunDaily

 

New Malaysia | New Govt | Sep 19, 2018 @ 23:12

MACC to publish asset declaration of government parliamentary members

The Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) will download the asset declaration of Pakatan Harapan (PH) cabinet and parliamentary members at its portal from next month. |Read more >|SunDaily

 

New Malaysia Opposition | Sep 19, 2018 @ 23:03

Conduct investigations based on rule of law says Annuar Musa

Umno secretary-general Tan Sri Annuar Musa has called on the rule of law to be practised in all investigations, including any involving former Barisan Nasional ministers and deputy ministers.|Read more >|NST

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Sep 19

New Malaysia | New Govt | Sep 19, 2018 @ 21:50

Honda, Subaru, Mazda vehicle owners urged to switch airbags or risk being blacklisted

Owners of Honda, Subaru and Mazda vehicles involved in the airbag switch, Takata, are urged to do so or risk being blacklisted. |Read more >|SunDaily

 

New Malaysia New Govt Sep 19, 2018 @ 21:14

Dr Dzulkefly: Up to AGC to decide on legalising cannabis oil for medical treatment

It is up to the Attorney-General's Chambers (AGC) to decide on the calls to legalise the use of cannabis oil for medical treatment.|Read more >|TheStar

 

New Malaysia | Overhaul | Sep 19, 2018 @ 20:54

We are investigating Deepak's allegations against Shafee, Azeez: Police

Police have initiated an investigation under Section 506 of the Penal Code for criminal intimidation following a report lodged by businessman Deepak Jaikishan against lawyer Tan Sri Muhammad Shafee Abdullah and Baling MP Datuk Seri Abdul Azeez Rahim. |Read more >|SunDaily

 

New Malaysia Overhaul | Sep 19, 2018 @ 18:39

Alcohol poisoning: S'gor govt to hold a meeting to curb sales of illegal liquor

Selangor government will hold a special meeting with relevant authorities to discuss measures to clamp down premises selling illegal liquor.|Read more >|NST

 

New Malaysia New Policies: MoH | Sep 19, 2018 @ 18:16

Medical consultation fee review to be brought to Cabinet soon

Health Minister Dr Dzulkefly Ahmad is expected to bring the review of the consultation fees of medical practitioners at private clinics and hospitals to the Cabinet in a week or two.|Read more >|NST

New Malaysia | New Govt | Sep 19, 2018 @ 17:29

Johor top cop cautions the public on the spread fake news

Johor police have cautioned the public against spreading the fake news on social media. |Read more >|SunDaily

 

New Malaysia Overhaul Projects Sep 19, 2018 @ 17:14

Phase 2 of Klang Valley rail upgrade cancelled, govt to hold an open tender

The tender for the second phase of the RM5.2bil Klang Valley Double Track (KVDT) rail upgrade project has been cancelled. |Read more >|TheStar

 

New Malaysia Overhaul MoT | Sep 19, 2018 @ 17:10

MACC detains RTD officer involved in the issuance of 'lesen terbang'

The Malaysian Anti-Corruption Agency (MACC) detained a Johor Road Transport Department personnel to facilitate investigation on the issuance of driver’s licenses that did not comply with the set procedures. |Read more >|NST

 

New Malaysia 1MDB Sep 19, 2018 @ 17:06

Najib arrested by MACC for RM2.6bil in his account, to be charged tomorrow (Sept 20)

Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak has been arrested in connection with the deposit of RM2.6bil of 1MDB funds into his personal account.|Read more >|TheStar

 

New Malaysia | New Govt | Sep 19 ,2018 @ 17:00

Transport Ministry says will never legalise Dego Ride

The government will not hesitate to take action against motorcycle taxi service Dego Ride if it continues to operate illegally, Transport Minister Anthony Loke Siew Fook said.|Read more >|Malaymail

 

New Malaysia | New Govt Budget 2019 | Sep 19, 2018 @ 16:39

Budget 2019 aims to reduce SME reliance on foreign labour

The Ministry of International Trade and Industry (MITI) is focused on the fourth industrial revolution (Industry 4.0) and helping small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) reduce their dependence on foreign labour, said Deputy Minister Dr Ong Kian Ming.|Read more >|SunDaily

 

New Malaysia | New Govt Budget | Sep 19, 2018 @ 16:36

Lim: Balance short-term fiscal gains with long-term revenue streams

Balancing short-term fiscal gains and long-term revenue streams and growth is imperative to the Federal Government, says Finance Minister Lim Guan Eng.|Read more >|SunDaily

 

New Malaysia New Govt | Sep 19, 2018 @ 16:14

NST ordered to pay RM130,000 to Guan Eng

 The High Court here today ordered English daily The New Straits Times (NST) to pay RM130,000 in damages and costs to Finance Minister Lim Guan Eng over two defamatory articles published earlier this year.|Read more >|NST

 

New Malaysia 1MDB | Sep 19, 2018 @ 15:47

Najib expected to be charged again tomorrow

Former prime minister Datuk Seri Najib Razak is expected to be charged tomorrow for alleged abuse of power.|Read more >|NST

 

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

Cabinet decides to lower the voting age from 21 to 18

The Cabinet has decided to lower the voting age from 21 to 18. The decision was made at its weekly meeting on Wednesday (Sept 19), and work on amending the Federal Constitution will begin soon, said Youth and Sports Minister Syed Saddiq Syed Abdul Rahman.
|Read more >|TheStar

 

New Malaysia New Govt | Sep 19, 2018 @ 15:08

Cabinet paper to facilitate Sabah wildlife action plan

A cabinet paper is expected to be tabled soon to facilitate an action plan to save Sabah’s endangered Sunda clouded leopard, proboscis monkey and Bornean banteng.|Read more >|NST

 

New Malaysia | Budget | Sep 19 ,2018 @ 15:00

Putrajaya to issue more bonds to finance growth says Guan Eng

Finance Minister Lim Guan Eng said today the government will continue to issue sovereign bonds as part of its strategy for growth, giving his assurance that the additional securities will be manageable amid Putrajaya’s effort to cut its borrowings. |Read more >|Malaymail

 

New Malaysia New Govt | Sep 19, 2018 @ 14:38

Anwar: Umno leaders who want to join PKR will be properly vetted

Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim said he welcomed some Umno leaders’ pledges to throw their support behind him in the Port Dickson by-election.|Read more >|NST

 

New Malaysia | Overhaul FELCRA | Sep 19, 2018 @ 13:56

Two Felcra subsidiary officers in remand over misappropriation of RM4 million in training fund

Two officials of a Felcra Berhad subsidiary, including a managing director, are in remand for five days from today for an investigation into alleged misappropriation of government funds and awarding of training contracts, worth RM4 million. |Read more >|SunDaily

 

New Malaysia New Govt | Sep 19, 2018 @ 12:42

Anwar open to a special role for post-retirement Dr Mahathir

Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim said a special position could be created for Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad after he steps down as Prime Minister.|Read more > |NST

 

New Malaysia | Opposition | Sep 19, 2018 @ 12:25

Anifah Aman quits Umno

Umno Supreme Council member, Datuk Seri Anifah Aman resigned from Umno - barely 24 hours after another supreme council member, Datuk Seri Mustapa Mohamed tendered his resignation. |Read more >|SunDaily

 

New Malaysia New Govt Sep 19, 2018 @ 11:32

Tommy Thomas: AGC free from political pressure, Dr M a reformed PM

The Attorney General's Chambers (AGC) has been free from any form of political pressure since the change of government, says Attorney General Tommy Thomas.
|Read more >|TheStar

 

New Malaysia | 1MDB | Sep 19 ,2018 @ 11:40

Thomas says no plans to pursue Apandi over 1MDB inaction

Attorney General (AG) Tommy Thomas is not actively pursuing his predecessor accused of covering up the 1MDB corruption scandal. |Read more >|Malaymail

 

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

Ministry to look into autistic man's arrest: Wan Azizah

The Women, Family and Community Development Ministry will look into the arrest of an autistic man to facilitate investigation into a molest case, Deputy Prime Minister Datuk Seri Dr Wan Azizah Wan Ismail said today. |Read more >|SunDaily

 

New Malaysia | New Govt | Sep 19 ,2018 @ 09:40

AG says didn’t fully grasp what it means to hold the post

Despite years of private practice, Tommy Thomas conceded he did not fully appreciate the gravity of the office of the attorney general (AG) until he assumed the position. |Read more >|Malaymail

 

New Malaysia New Projects | Sep 19, 2018

Urda to implement over RM1.4 billion in development projects over next two years — Masing

The Sarawak government has approved over RM1.4 billion worth of development projects for areas under the Upper Rajang Development Agency (Urda), to be implemented over the next two years.|Read more >|BorneoPost

 

New Malaysia | New Govt | Sep 19, 2018 @ 09:16

Tok Pa knows Umno is damaged: Mahathir

Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad said the Jeli Member of Parliament Datuk Seri Mustapa Mohamed (pix) decided to quit Umno because he knew that Umno is damaged.|Read more >|SunDaily

 

New Malaysia New Govt Sep 19, 2018 @ 08:10

Xavier Jayakumar to push for reform of laws governing medical marijuana

Water, Land and Natural Resources Minister Dr Xavier Jayakumar is poised to take the issue of medical marijuana law reform to the Cabinet.|Read more >|TheStar

 

New Malaysia | Opposition | Sep 19 ,2018 @ 07:30

Tok Pa just start of Umno exodus, says party leader

More Umno leaders will follow Datuk Seri Mustapa Mohamed in leaving the party, claimed Datuk Lokman Adam. |Read more >|Malaymail

 

New Malaysia New Initiatives: MoHR Sep 19, 2018 @ 07:00

Kula discusses law amendments with Sabah CM

Human Resources Minister M. Kulasegaran has held talks with Sabah Chief Minister Datuk Seri Mohd Shafie Apdal on the proposed amendments to two Acts under his ministry, which would enable them to be enforced in the state. |Read more >|TheStar

 

New Malaysia Opinions | Sep 19, 2018

20 pct oil royalties won’t impact Shell investments, says the chairman

Shell Malaysia does not expect the granting of 20 per cent oil royalties to Sabah and Sarawak to impact their investments.|Read more >|BorneoPost

 

New Malaysia New Initiatives | Sep 19, 2018 @ 00:55

Syed Saddiq starts off debate series at IIUM

Syed Saddiq Syed Abdul Rahman took the floor again, this time to defend the government’s move to repeal fake news laws.|Read more >|NST

 

New Malaysia | New Govt | Sep 19, 2018 @ 00:18

Overcrowding at more than 50% of prisons in Malaysia

A total of 20 out of 37 prisons in the country are overcrowded, said Home Ministry's deputy secretary-general (security) Datuk Seri Nadzri Siron. |Read more >|SunDaily

 

New Malaysia Opposition | Sep 19, 2018 @ 00:55

'Cash is king' a misunderstood phrase, says Najib

Former prime minister Datuk Seri Najib Razak today said the term ‘cash is king’ has been wrongly perceived and misunderstood by many.|Read more >|NST

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Sep 18

New Malaysia New Initiatives | Sep 18, 2018 @ 22:38

Nasi lemak, Dim Sum and Tosai can go far under a franchise system, says PM

Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad is of the opinion that Malaysia's popular cuisine’s - nasi lemak, Dim Sum and Tosai can go far under the franchise business system.|Read more >|NST

 

New Malaysia | Opposition | Sep 18, 2018 @ 22:19

Mustapa Mohamed quits Umno

Former Kelantan Umno liaison chairman Datuk Seri Mustapa Mohamed has quit the party.|Read more >|SunDaily

 

New Malaysia | New  Policies | Sep 18, 2018 @ 22:09

No nuclear plants for Malaysia: Dr M

In his speech to over 2,000 delegates attending the Conference of the Electric Power Supply Industry (CEPSI) 2018, Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad said Malaysia did not believe in using nuclear power to generate electricity because of the drawbacks involved. |Read more >|SunDaily

 

New Malaysia | New  Projects | Sep 18, 2018 @ 21:59

Penang Forum want independent EIA report on PTMP

A Penang Forum member has called on the Energy, Technology, Science, Climate Change and Environment Minister Yeo Bee Yin to appoint fully independent consultants to conduct the Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA) reports on the Penang Transport Master Plan (PTMP). |Read more >|SunDaily

 

New Malaysia New Projects | Sep 18, 2018 @ 19:58

Penang PIL 1 Forum to go on despite 'unnecessary pressure'

Universiti Sains Malaysia (USM) has confirmed receiving “pressure” to cancel a forum on the proposed construction of the Pan Island Link 1 (PIL 1) highway project on its premises.|Read more >|NST

 

New Malaysia | Overhaul | Sep 18, 2018 @ 19:19

Improper disposal of waste main enemy of Malacca drainage system

Littering or improper disposal of waste has not just caused an eyesore but has also become the main enemy of the drainage system in Malacca. |Read more >|SunDaily

 

New Malaysia New Initiatives Housing | Sep 18, 2018 @ 18:42

Rumawip to build bigger housing units, says FT minister

In the future, the Federal Territories Affordable Housing Project (Rumawip) will build units with a built-up area of 83.6sq m.|Read more >|NST

 

New Malaysia | New Initiatives MoH | Sep 18 ,2018 @ 17:05

Dzulkefly: Ministry to address the shortage of health professionals in Malaysia

The Health Ministry aims to accelerate efforts to achieve universal access to quality healthcare by targeting underserved areas, promoting primary and preventive health care and increasing capacity of both healthcare facilities and personnel. |Read more > |Malaymail

 

New Malaysia | New Initiatives | Sep 18 ,2018 @ 17:05

Malaysia needs 38,333 registered childcare centres, says DPM

Deputy Prime Minister Datuk Seri Dr Wan Azizah Wan Ismail today called for urgent attention to be given to the setting up of registered childcare centres, saying there was a shortage of this facility in the country. |Read more >|Malaymail

 

New Malaysia Overhaul FELCRA | Sep 18, 2018 @ 16:54

MACC raids Felcra subsidiary over suspicious RM4 mil contracts

The Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) on Tuesday raided a Felcra Bhd subsidiary in Setapak.|Read more >|NST

 

New Malaysia New Govt Sep 18, 2018 @ 16:51

Malaysia against nuclear power due to radioactive waste disposal issues, says Dr M

Malaysia is against the use of nuclear power to generate electricity as science has not been able to provide a safe way to dispose of the radioactive waste generated.
|Read more >|TheStar

 

New Malaysia | New Govt | Sep 18 ,2018 @ 16:30

Dr M: Review charges against medical marijuana carrier on death row

Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad has agreed today with the need to review charges against a marijuana distributor facing the death penalty for helping patients with chronic illnesses. |Read more >|Malaymail

 

New Malaysia | Overhaul Corruption | Sep 18, 2018 @ 16:16

It’s selective prosecution, says Dr M

There has been a lot of criticism over the decision by Attorney-General (AG) Tommy Thomas to drop the case against Lim Guan Eng, Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad said today. He said the previous Barisan Nasional (BN) government had victimised the Opposition. |Read more >|SunDaily

 

New Malaysia | New Govt | Sep 18 ,2018 @ 16:00

Liew: Economy must be restructured to create better-paying jobs

There is a need to restructure the economy to create better-paying jobs and subsequently reduce the country’s reliance on cheap unskilled foreign labour, says Deputy Defence Minister Liew Chin Tong. |Read more >|Malaymail

 

New Malaysia | Fakenews | Sep 18 ,2018 @ 16:00

News portal blames source over the false report of AG’s resignation

Free Malaysia Today claimed its source who “confirmed” Tommy Thomas’s resignation as attorney general (AG) has rescinded this, but not in time to stop the portal from briefly reporting the matter as fact. |Read more >|Malaymail

 

New Malaysia | Fakenews | Sep 18, 2018 @ 15:51

AG denies resignation rumours

The Attorney General Chambers (AGC) denied rumours that AG Tommy Thomas has resigned as reported on an online portal. |Read more >|SunDaily

 

New Malaysia | New Initiatives | Sep 18 ,2018 @ 15:50

Penang Structure Plan 2030 on public display

A draft of the Penang Structure Plan 2030 (PSP 2030) was put on public display today to gather feedback on the scheme. |Read more >|Malaymail

 

New Malaysia | New Initiatives: Utilities | Sep 18, 2018 @ 15:40

New electricity subsidy scheme to assist hardcore poor

A new electricity subsidy scheme will be introduced to assist the hardcore poor, say Energy, Science, Technology, Environment and Climate Change Minister Yeo Bee Yin. |Read more >|SunDaily

 

New Malaysia | Opposition | Sep 18 ,2018 @ 15:40

Sarawak MPs claim BN already started to transfer power to east Malaysia

The previous Barisan Nasional (BN) federal government had taken steps for the devolution or transfer of more powers to Sabah and Sarawak, MPs from the latter state asserted. |Read more >|Malaymail

 

New Malaysia | Overhaul | Sep 18, 2018 @ 15:29

Bamboo industry must transform, modernise to grow: Kok

The Primary Industries Ministry is urging all parties involved in the growth of the country's bamboo industry to take proactive steps to ensure that transformation and modernisation take place to grow the sector.|Read more >|SunDaily

 

New Malaysia | New Initiatives | Sep 18, 2018 @ 15:18

Crucial that TVET programme is up to date with industrial standards: Nurul

There is a need to take small steps to empower and connect youths who are part of the Technical and Vocational Education and Training (TVET) with available jobs, its chairman Nurul Izzah Anwar said. |Read more >|SunDaily

 

New Malaysia New Initiatives: Utilities | Sep 18, 2018 @ 15:12

Govt to reactivate MyPower as part of industry reform

The government will reactivate special purpose agency MyPower for three years as part of the Malaysia Energy Supply Industry (MESI) 2.0.|Read more >|NST

 

New Malaysia New Initiatives: MoS | Sep 18, 2018 @ 14:59

Youth and Sports Ministry to restructure funding for youth NGOs

The Youth and Sports Ministry will restructure the funding for youth non-governmental organisations (NGOs).|Read more >|NST

 

New Malaysia | Overhaul Policies | Sep 18, 2018 @ 14:36

Wan Azizah: Kelantan child marriage case comes under state regulation

It is not within the federal government's jurisdiction to take action against the recent child marriage case involving a 15-year-old bride, Datuk Seri Dr Wan Azizah Wan Ismail claimed. |Read more >|SunDaily

 

New Malaysia New  Govt Sep 18, 2018 @ 14:19

Legality of reappointing top judges – Federal Court to deliver the verdict on Sept 24

The Federal Court will deliver its judgment on Sept 24 on the suit by the Malaysian Bar and the Advocates Association of Sarawak (AAS) challenging the reappointment of two retired judges as Chief Justice and Court of Appeal President last year.|Read more >|TheStar

 

New Malaysia | Overhaul MoH | Sep 18 ,2018 @ 12:26

Sexual predator doctor suspended two months, health minister confirms

Health Minister Dzulkefly Ahmad today said that a senior doctor who was accused of being a sexual predator has been suspended for two months from work, beginning yesterday. |Read more >|Malaymail

 

New Malaysia | New Govt | Sep 18 ,2018 @ 11:30

Minister explains why Putrajaya’s hands tied in Terengganu’s lesbian caning case

The federal government was unable to interfere in a recent Terengganu case in which two Muslim women were caned for alleged attempted lesbian acts, as the penalty was meted out under state Shariah laws, said the law minister.|Read more >|Malaymail

 

New Malaysia | 1MDB | Sep 18 ,2018 @ 09:50

Report: Charges being readied for Najib kin

Authorities will charge a family member of Datuk Seri Najib Razak with money laundering soon, according to sources familiar with the investigation dating over two years. |Read more >|Malaymail

 

New Malaysia Govt Programmes | Sep 18, 2018

‘Govt provides alternative pathways with technical, skills education’

Students who did not excel in SPM and STPM examinations need not despair as the government provides alternative pathways.|Read more >|BorneoPost

 

New Malaysia New Govt MA63 | Sep 18, 2018 @ 08:51

Sarawak, Sabah CMs to be in MA63 committee

Sabah Chief Minister Datuk Seri Mohd Shafie Apdal and his Sarawakian counterpart, Datuk Patinggi Abang Johari Abang Openg, will be among the top officials sitting in the high-powered cabinet committee formed to realise provisions enshrined in the Malaysia Agreement 1963 (MA63).|Read more >|NST

 

New Malaysia 1MDB | Sep 18, 2018 @ 08:17

Rosmah to be charged soon?

Datin Seri Rosmah Mansor is expected to formally answer charges of money laundering very soon, after probes that first began more than two years ago were revived.|Read more >|NST

 

New Malaysia New Initiatives MoH | Sep 18, 2018

Sabah health facilities can be well-managed with cooperation between federal, state govts

Health facilities in Sabah can be managed well with the cooperation of the state and federal governments, said Sabah Chief Minister Datuk Seri Mohd Shafie Apdal.|Read more >|BorneoPost

 

New Malaysia | Overhaul MoE | Sep 18, 2018 @ 08:14

MOE to look into allegations on unpaid school security services

The Ministry of Education (MOE) will hold further discussions with the Malaysian Security Services Association on the allegation that the government had not paid for the services rendered by school security service contractors nationwide, involving arrears of over RM100 million.|Read more >|SunDaily

 

New Malaysia | New Initiatives | Sep 18, 2018 @ 08:02

Large-scale Merdeka, Malaysia Day celebrations proposed for each state from 2019: Gobind

The Merdeka and Malaysia Day celebrations which are now organised by the federal government only at the national level each year, has been proposed to be held by the states on a big level beginning next year.|Read more >|SunDaily

 

New Malaysia | Opinions | Sep 18, 2018 @ 07:39

‘Sabah, Sarawak should move beyond king-maker role’

The people of Sabah and Sarawak should be given more power to be "king" in their own states rather than be "kingmakers in Kuala Lumpur" if the country wants to accord them equal status with Peninsular Malaysia. |Read more >|SunDaily

 

New Malaysia | New Govt | Sep 18 ,2018 @ 07:30

East Malaysia’s top wish to Putrajaya: Restore oil income for under-developed Sabah, Sarawak

The federal government’s plan to eventually restore Sabah and Sarawak’s status as equal partners in Malaysia’s formation should come with more development funds via higher oil royalty payments and a bigger portion in revenue sharing, MPs there have said. |Read more >|Malaymail

 

New Malaysia New Govt | Sep 18, 2018

Table bill on MA63

The best way to find out if MPs support the return of equal status of Sabah and Sarawak is to table a bill on the matter in Parliament said Karanaan (Sabah) assemblyman Datuk Seri Masidi Manjun. He said no one should assume that the opposition would not support the bill.|Read more >|BorneoPost

 

New Malaysia New  Govt Sep 18, 2018 @ 07:00

Govt ready to review royalty

The federal government is ready to revise the existing 5% royalty paid to oil-producing states, but the move must be done without “killing” Petronas, said the Prime Minister.
|Read more >|TheStar

 

New Malaysia New  Govt Sep 18, 2018 @ 07:00

Four new appointees to the judicial commission

The Judicial Appointments Commission (JAC) sees four new faces, with the appointments of three former Court of Appeal judges and constitutional law expert Dr Shad Saleem Faruqi on Sept 4.|Read more >|TheStar

 

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Sep 17

New Malaysia | New Govt | Sep 17 ,2018 @ 22:00

Nurul Izzah to seek pardon for medical marijuana carrier sentenced to death

Permatang Pauh MP Nurul Izzah Anwar will be appealing to Attorney-General Tommy Thomas to drop charges against a marijuana distributor facing the death penalty for helping patients with chronic illnesses. |Read more >|Malaymail

 

New Malaysia New Govt MA63 | Sep 17, 2018 @ 21:16

Wan Azizah reiterates plan to step down once Anwar becomes PM

Deputy Prime Minister Datuk Seri Dr Wan Azizah Wan Ismail has reiterated that she will relinquish her Cabinet position once Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim becomes prime minister.|Read more >|NST

 

New Malaysia | 1MDB | Sep 17 ,2018 @ 21:00

Report: Singapore authorities probing Deutsche Bank executive’s role in 1MDB

Singapore enforcement agencies involved in the 1Malaysia Development Berhad (1MDB) probe in the republic are currently investigating an outgoing Deutsche Bank senior executive over her purported involvement with the fund, Bloomberg reported. |Read more >|Malaymail

 

New Malaysia | New Initiatives | Sep 17, 2018 @ 20:57

Sivarraajh forms committee on Cameron Highlands traffic congestion

An interim committee has been formed to look into the issue of traffic congestion in Cameron Highlands during long holiday periods. |Read more >|SunDaily

 

New Malaysia 1MDB | Sep 17, 2018 @ 20:14

Not unusual for employees to sign official letters on behalf of bosses: Najib

Former Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Razak has hit back at an article quoting an unnamed investigator claiming that the signature in the documents provided were not that of Prince Abdulaziz Al-Saud.|Read more >|NST

 

New Malaysia | 1MDB | Sep 17, 2018 @ 19:20

'Billion Dollar Whale' book a trial-by-media at its worst, claims Jho Low

While the book "Billion Dollar Whale", which features Low Taek Jho (or Jho Low) as its central figure, is enjoying good sales, a spokesman for the fugitive millionaire says the book was written based on allegations and gossips, and not facts. |Read more >|SunDaily

 

New Malaysia New Initiatives MoH | Sep 17, 2018 @ 19:05

Health Ministry to collaborate with Sabah govt to improve health infrastructure

The Health Ministry looks forward to forming a strong collaboration with the Sabah government to tackle health issues in the state.|Read more > |NST

 

New Malaysia | Overhaul Govt | Sep 17, 2018 @ 19:05

MACC probe on former DG of spy agency almost complete

Investigations by the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission on the former director-general of the now-defunct Malaysia External Intelligence Organisation (MEIO) Datuk Hasanah Abdul Hamid for allegedly misappropriating close to RM50 million in government funds meant for the 14th General Elections is at its tail-end. |Read more > |SunDaily

 

New Malaysia | New Govt | Sep 17 ,2018 @ 18:00

Labuan’s free-port status must remain total, FT minister says

Labuan’s free port status must remain total, with direct access to foreign vessels from various trading countries, says Federal Territories Minister Khalid Abdul Samad. |Read more >|Malaymail

 

New Malaysia | New Initiatives | Sep 17, 2018 @ 16:19

Understand rights and roles as consumers: Wan Azizah

The people must take the trouble to understand their rights and roles as consumers to avoid from becoming victims of the irresponsible groups who will try to take opportunities available, said Deputy Prime Minister Datuk Seri Dr Wan Azizah Wan Ismail. |Read more >|SunDaily

 

New Malaysia | Govt Programmes | Sep 17, 2018 @ 15:36

Kedah police to continue with 'My Indah 19' programme to address drug abuse among students

The Kedah police, with the cooperation of the State Education Department and the State National Anti-Drug Agency (AADK) plans to continue with the 'My Indah 19' programme to address drug abuse among school students. |Read more >|SunDaily

 

New Malaysia SST | Sep 17, 2018 @ 15:03

Stern action to be taken to curb profiteering by irresponsible businessmen after SST

Deputy Prime Minister wants Domestic Trade and Consumer Affairs ministry (KPDNHEP) to work with Customs department to curb profiteering by irresponsible businessmen.|Read more >|NST

 

New Malaysia | Overhaul Sep 17, 2018 @ 15:03

Cops: We will investigate illegal anti-SST rally

The organisers of the anti-Sales and Service Tax (SST) rally will be investigated for holding an illegal gathering.
|Read more >|TheStar

 

New Malaysia | New Projects | Sep 17 ,2018 @ 15:00

PM: Auto industry way out of Sabah’s high cost of living

Setting up an automotive industry in Sabah would go a long way in boosting the economy and reducing the cost of living in the state, Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad said today. |Read more >|Malaymail

 

New Malaysia 1MDB | Sep 17, 2018 @ 14:54

Jho Low appears on a new website to declare his innocence

The man accused of looting billions from Malaysian investment fund 1MDB may be missing from the public eye, but he’s not keeping quiet.|Read more >|NST

 

New Malaysia New Govt MA63 | Sep 17, 2018 @ 14:18

'All Sabah and Sarawak MPs will support any move to restore Sabah and Sarawak rights'

Several Sabah opposition leaders here have voiced their support for changes in the Federal Constitution to allow Sabah and Sarawak rights to be restored as in the spirit of the Malaysia Agreement 1963 (1963).|Read more >|NST

 

New Malaysia Opposition | Sep 17, 2018 @ 14:09

Giving Sabah and Sarawak territory status must be backed by development efforts

According ‘territory’ status to Sabah and Sarawak will have little meaning unless it is backed up by efforts to rapidly develop the two states.|Read more >|NST

 

New Malaysia | New Govt Budget | Sep 17, 2018 @ 13:45

RM2m needed for repair of SMK Seri Kandi Mini Stadium

An allocation of RM2 million has been approved by the Finance Ministry for repair works, including the installation of floodlights, at Sekolah Menengah Kebangsaan (SMK) Seri Kandi Mini Stadium in Selabak here, said Teluk Intan Member of Parliament Nga Kor Ming today.|Read more >|SunDaily

 

New Malaysia | New Govt Budget | Sep 17, 2018 @ 13:00

RM400,000 for the upgrading of Taman Tasik Seri Gombak

The Selangor government is allocating RM400,000 for the upgrading of Taman Tasik Seri Gombak, said Gombak Setia State Assemblyman Muhammad Hilman Idham today. |Read more >|SunDaily

 

New Malaysia | New Govt | Sep 17, 2018 @ 12:51

Sabah is capable of growing fast: Dr Mahathir

Sabah has the capability for rapid development having gone through much progress over the years, said Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad today. |Read more > |SunDaily

 

New Malaysia | Opposition | Sep 17, 2018 @ 12:47

Many Umno members want Najib held responsible for 1MDB, claims Umno VP

There are many within Umno who feel Datuk Seri Najib Abdul Razak should take responsibility for the 1Malaysia Development Berhad (1MDB) crisis, although there are a few who have come in defence of the former premier, Datuk Mohamed Khaled Nordin said.  |Read more > |SunDaily

 

New Malaysia | 1MDB | Sep 17, 2018 @ 12:23

Report: Saudi prince didn’t sign letters to Najib

The letters that former prime minister Datuk Seri Najib Abdul Razak released to prove that the multi-billion ringgit deposits he received were a donation from a Saudi prince were not signed by the alleged donor, The Edge Weekly reported today. |Read more >|SunDaily

 

New Malaysia New Govt | Sep 17, 2018 @ 11:56

Dr M: A two-thirds majority in parliament required to restore Sabah, Sarawak rights

A two-thirds majority in parliament is needed to allow changes to the Federal Constitution to ensure the restoration of Sabah and Sarawak rights as outlined in Malaysia Agreement 1963 (MA63).|Read more >|NST

 

New Malaysia New Policies | Sep 17, 2018 @ 11:40

Dr M on oil royalty: It shouldn't be at the expense of killing Petronas

Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad believes that while there is a need to review the oil royalty rate for oil-producing states, it should not be at the expense of ‘killing’ Petronas.|Read more >|NST

 

New Malaysia | Opposition | Sep 17 ,2018 @ 11:30

Khaled Nordin moots new ‘Pakatan Malaysia’ coalition with PKR

Umno, PAS, MIC, MCA, Gabungan Parti Sarawak and Gabungan Bersatu Sabah can form a new coalition together with PKR, Umno vice-president Datuk Seri Khaled Nordin suggested.|Read more >|Malaymail

 

New Malaysia | Overhaul ECRL | Sep 17 ,2018 @ 11:00

Report: ECRL stop-work taking a toll on locals hoping for spillover

The government’s move to halt the China-funded East Coast Rail Link (ECRL) project is taking a toll on locals and businesses, The Strait Times reported today. |Read more >|Malaymail

 

New Malaysia | Overhaul LRT3 | Sep 17 ,2018 @ 10:00

Report: LRT3 project back on track with lower costs

Work on the Light Rail Transit 3 (LRT3) project is expected to continue by November after its contractors agreed to reduced project costs, a report has said. |Read more >|Malaymail

 

New Malaysia | Overhaul MoF | Sep 17 ,2018 @ 09:00

Report: Budget restructuring leaves several ministries in the lurch

After the government’s budget restructuring for this year last month, three ministries reportedly did not receive their allocated funds. |Read more >|Malaymail

 

New Malaysia Overhaul MoE | Sep 17, 2018 @ 08:11

'Govt mulling reform for school curriculum'

THERE is a need to change certain aspects of the school curriculum so that educators can inculcate character-building modules and values in students at a young age.|Read more >|NST

 

New Malaysia Govt Programmes | Sep 17, 2018

MRP grants mean a lot to the rural community – Dennis

Minor Rural Project (MRP) grants allocated by the Sarawak government greatly help the rural community. |Read more >|BorneoPost

 

New Malaysia | New Govt | Sep 17 ,2018 @ 08:30

Anwar says will take any help he can get for PD, even from Nazri

Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim said yesterday that he would accept any form of help for his Port Dickson campaign, even if the volunteer is Umno’s Datuk Seri Nazri Aziz. |Read more >|Malaymail

 

New Malaysia Overhaul Projects Sep 17, 2018 @ 07:00

RM104mil Batu Kawan state stadium a white elephant

A billboard with the two official 2000 Sukma mascots, Bang Bayan and Chombee, is still perched on a lamppost outside the State Stadium in Batu Kawan. But nothing really happens inside it.|Read more >|TheStar

 

New Malaysia SST Sep 17, 2018 @ 07:00

SST on cameras, smartphones reduced from 10% to 5%

The camera and smartphone are the latest items to have their Sales and Service Tax (SST) reduced from 10% to 5% starting yesterday.|Read more >|TheStar

 

New Malaysia New  Policies MoHR Sep 17, 2018 @ 07:00

SMEs upset with levy hike on the temporary work permit

The small and medium enterprises (SMEs) say the increase in the levy for the extension of temporary foreign worker permit (PLKS) is an added burden.|Read more >|TheStar

 

New Malaysia New Initiatives | Sep 17, 2018

Certification makes Sarawak timber more marketable — Wan Junaidi

Sarawak is finally acknowledging the requirements of certification for its timber concession.  This will make Sarawak timber more marketable and able to penetrate the greater international market, said Santubong MP Dato Sri Wan Junaidi Tuanku Jaafar. |Read more >|BorneoPost

 

New Malaysia New  Govt MoH Sep 17, 2018 @ 07:00

Falling short of the mark

Seventy-year-old Valarmathy Kunjan, a chronic diabetic patient goes to a 1Malaysia Klinik (K1M) every other day to dress her wound. Within a 5km radius from her home in Bandar Kinrara in Puchong are K1M Kampung Muhibah, K1M Suria Kinrara and K1M Kuchai Entrepreneurs Park. |Read more >|TheStar

 

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Sep 16

New Malaysia New Govt | Sep 16, 2018

Big turnout at the first Malaysia Day celebration after the change of government

More than 30,000 people from all walks of life have turned up for the national-level Malaysia Day celebration at Padang Merdeka. |Read more >|BorneoPost

 

New Malaysia | New Policies | Sep 16, 2018 @ 22:23

PM assures equal status will be returned to Sabah, Sarawak

Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad today assured that the Pakatan Harapan government of the New Malaysia would return equal status to Sabah and Sarawak as enshrined in the Malaysia Agreement 1963 (MA63) when Malaysia was formed 55 years ago. |Read more >|SunDaily

 

New Malaysia | New Govt | Sep 16, 2018 @ 22:23

Malaysia to rise into the right track: Dr Mahathir

Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad is confident Malaysia will be able to move into right track after been deviated from its intended direction as the nation has successfully gone through many challenges. |Read more >|SunDaily

 

New Malaysia New Govt | Sep 16, 2018 @ 22:11

Dr M hails first Malaysia Day celebrations under PH govt

This year’s Malaysia Day is different because, for the first time, it is being celebrated under a Federal Government formed by Pakatan Harapan (PH).|Read more >|NST

 

New Malaysia | Govt Programmes | Sep 16, 2018, @ 21:00

DPM calls for more collaboration between YKN and corporate sector

Deputy Prime Minister Datuk Seri Dr Wan Azizah Wan Ismail has called on the corporate sector, financial and higher learning institutions to collaborate with the National Welfare Foundation (YKN) to help kidney patients in the country who have to undergo dialysis. |Read more >|Malaymail

 

New Malaysia Govt Programmes | Sep 16, 2018 @ 20:56

Govt spent RM4m in 4 years on dialysis for 60 underprivileged patients

The government through Yayasan Kebajikan Negara (YKN) has spent RM4 million to fund 60 patients with kidney problems nationwide from 2015 until July.|Read more >|NST

 

New Malaysia New Govt | Sep 16, 2018

10 projects to upgrade dilapidated schools in Sabah completed

A total of 10 out of 120 school rehabilitation projects in Sabah have been completed, said Chief Secretary to the Government Datuk Seri Dr Ismail Bakar.|Read more >|BorneoPost

 

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