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ANM in the News Archive September 16 - 20,  2019

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September 20, 2019

New Malaysia | New Initiatives Sep 20, 2019 @ 23:53

Govt to table 'Good Samaritan Law' to regulate food bank

The government is expected to table the ‘Good Samaritan Law’ in Parliament by end of this year, aimed at regulating activities under the Food Bank programme.|Read more >|NST

New Malaysia | Reforms: MACC Act Sep 20, 2019 @ 23:35

MACC Act to be amended to give more clout to combat corruption

The Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) is amending some provisions in its law to further improve the agency and give it more clout to combat corruption more effectively.|Read more >|SunDaily

New Malaysia | New Initiatives: State Sep 20, 2019 @ 22:00

Sarawak govt to table Bill to amend Strata Titles Ordinance

Sarawak Chief Minister Datuk Patinggi Abang Johari Openg today said the state government will table a Bill to amend the Strata Titles Ordinance 1995 in the next session of the State Legislative Assembly.|Read more >|Malaymail

New Malaysia | New Initiatives: State Sep 20, 2019 @ 22:00

Two housing schemes among points to be included in Johor Budget 2020

Two housing schemes — Skim Perumahan Prihatin Johor (SPPJ) and Skim Prihatin Belia Johor (SPBJ) — are among two initiatives which are due to be included in the Johor Budget 2020.|Read more >|Malaymail

New Malaysia | Govt Sep 20 2019 @ 21:28

Having good values not a hindrance to modernisation, says PM
There is too much talk of values but too little practised in real life, says Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad.|Read more >|TheStar

New Malaysia | Scandal: MyKad Sales Sep 20, 2019 @ 20:40

MyKad sales: More NRD officers will be picked up, says IGP

Inspector-General of Police Tan Sri Abdul Hamid Bador today said more arrests will be made soon as investigations into the sale of MyKad to foreign nationals intensifies.|Read more >|NST

New Malaysia | Z Naik Controversy Sep 20, 2019 @ 20:04

Saifuddin vouches for Mahathir, says Modi never asked for Zakir

Foreign Minister Datuk Saifuddin Abdullah said today he can vouch on the statement made by Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad that Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi did not make extradition request for Islamic preacher Dr Zakir Naik during their recent meeting in Russia.|Read more >|SunDaily

New Malaysia | Projects: ECRL Sep 20, 2019 @ 19:30

Dr M: ECRL to continue despite calls for review

The East Coast Rail Link (ECRL) project will carry on despite calls for a review, Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad said today.|Read more >|Malaymail

New Malaysia | New Initiatives Sep 20 2019 @ 17:50

Having body cams against human rights, says Pasir Gudang MP
PKR's Pasir Gudang MP Hassan Abdul Karim (pic) has described the government’s initiative to equip enforcement agencies with body cameras as a step backwards that is against human rights.|Read more >|TheStar

New Malaysia | Govt: IGP Sep 20, 2019 @ 17:28

IGP warns of stern action against those who support terrorist groups

Stern action will be taken against those who glorify and support terror groups such as the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE).|Read more >|NST

New Malaysia | New Initiatives Sep 20, 2019 @ 17:21

CCTV cameras to be installed at 756 police stations' lock-ups - Liew

A total of 756 police stations’ lock-ups across the country will be equipped with closed-circuit television (CCTV) cameras to monitor detention activities and to prevent misconduct involving policemen.|Read more >|NST

 

New Malaysia | New Initiatives Sep 20, 2019 @ 17:00

Body cameras will boost efficiency of Malaysia’s law enforcement personnel, says home minister

The use of body cameras by law enforcement officers such as police, immigration, and customs will enhance the effectiveness in carrying out their duties in handling the public as the front-liners.|Read more >|Malaymail

New Malaysia | State Govt Sep 20, 2019 @ 17:00

Johor govt mulls lowering price threshold for foreigners in bid to stop unsold property glut

The Johor government will be looking at the feasibility of lowering the current RM1 million price threshold for foreigners to buy properties in the state, in an effort to sell off unsold properties.|Read more >|Malaymail

New Malaysia | Govt Sep 20, 2019 @ 16:45

Seven states against increasing minimum marriage age to 18

The Malaysian Islamic Development Department (Jakim) is in the midst of amending the Islamic Family Law (Federal Territories) 1984 (Act 303) to increase the marriageable among Muslims age to 18 years old.|Read more >|NST

New Malaysia | New Initiatives Sep 20, 2019 @ 16:27

Education Ministry: Online lessons for students if haze keeps schools closed

Teaching and learning sessions will be undertaken via the Internet if schools remain closed due to the haze, Deputy Education Minister Teo Nie Ching said today.|Read more >|SunDaily

New Malaysia | Govt Sep 20, 2019 @ 15:42

No granting of citizenship for foreign home buyers under MM2H: Wan Azizah

The government gives its assurance that citizenship will not be granted to foreigners who buy unsold luxury homes through the Malaysia My Second Home (MM2H) programme.|Read more >|SunDaily

New Malaysia | Govt: MoE Sep 20, 2019 @ 14:00

Maszlee: Education Ministry hopes TVET will be given priority in 2020 Budget

The Ministry of Education (MoE) hopes that the Technical, Vocational Educational and Training (TVET), as well as the book industry and language will be given priority in the 2020 Budget which will be tabled in the Dewan Rakyat on October 11.|Read more >|Malaymail

New Malaysia | Govt: MoYS Sep 20, 2019 @ 11:00

Cabinet will discuss registering 18-year-olds for Sarawak polls, other by-elections, says youth minister

The registration of 18-year-olds as voters in time for the Sarawak state election due by 2021 and other possible by-elections will be discussed in Cabinet.|Read more >|Malaymail

New Malaysia | New Initiatives Sep 20, 2019 @ 08:26

Body cameras will ensure transparency, prevent abuse of duties: IGP

The use of body cameras on law enforcement officers can prevent abuse of duties and ensure transparency, said the Inspector-General of Police Tan Sri Abdul Hamid Bador.|Read more >|SunDaily

New Malaysia | State Govt Sep 20, 2019 @ 08:00

Sabah needs federal govt’s assistance to boost development: Shafie

Sabah needs the federal government’s assistance to empower the state’s development and economic growth, according to Chief Minister Datuk Seri Mohd Shafie Apdal.|Read more >|SunDaily

New Malaysia | Govt: MoH Sep 20, 2019 @ 08:00

Dzulkefly: Health Ministry investigating report on patients’ medical records leak

The Ministry of Health (MOH) views seriously and is investigating a report that 19,992 radiology examinations in Malaysia face the risk of patients’ information exposures. |Read more >|Malaymail

New Malaysia | Govt: MoED Sep 20, 2019 @ 08:00

Minister: 2020 Budget to comply with essence of Shared Prosperity Vision

The Ministry of Entrepreneur Development (MED) is confident the 2020 Budget which will be tabled at the end of the year will be based on the essence of the Shared Prosperity Vision 2021-2030.|Read more >|Malaymail

New Malaysia | New Propositions Sep 20, 2019 @ 08:00

Time to establish a Malaysian Ombudsman, says Dewan Rakyat Speaker

The time has come for the establishment of a Malaysian Ombudsman to serve as a body which will hear and investigate cases of maladministration, said Dewan Rakyat Speaker Tan Sri Mohamad Ariff Yusof. |Read more >|Malaymail

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

Using drones to create artificial rain
The government may consider deploying drones to create artificial rain as Malaysia continues to seek different ways to combat the haze in the country.|Read more >|TheStar

New Malaysia | State Govt Sep 20, 2019 

Too much spent for too little results

Actions taken by several state agencies in resolving issues raised in the Auditor-General’s Report (AG Report) 2016 Series 1 and 2, lacked the concept of value for money and had not fully met the initial targeted outcome.|Read more >| BorneoPost

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September 19, 2019

New Malaysia | Overhaul: Corruption Sep 19, 2019 @ 23:58

PM: Companies reporting corrupt activities will be protected

Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad has assured that companies acting as whistleblowers will be protected under the Pakatan Harapan government.|Read more >|NST

New Malaysia | New Propositions Sep 19, 2019 @ 22:29

Bill to regulate food bank, protect donors to be tabled: Saifuddin

The government will table a Bill aimed at regulating activities under the Food Bank Malaysia (PFBM) programme at the Parliamentary sitting next month.|Read more >|SunDaily

New Malaysia | Govt: Bersatu Sep 19, 2019 @ 19:53

We will not meddle in appointment of local councillors: Bersatu

Perak Parti Pribumi Bersatu Malaysia (Bersatu) said it did not want any political leaders in the state to interfere in administrative matters, especially in the appointment of local councillors.|Read more >|SunDaily

 

New Malaysia | New Propositions Sep 19, 2019 @ 18:48

Mestecc awaits Cabinet go-ahead to draft Transboundary Haze Act

The Energy, Science, Technology, Environment and Climate Change Ministry (Mestecc) is waiting for the green light from the Cabinet to draft the Transboundary Haze Act.|Read more >|NST

New Malaysia | Viewpoints Sep 19, 2019 @ 15:36

Malaysian Bar calls for holistic review of Persons with Disabilities Act 2008

The Malaysian Bar said it was dismayed that persons with disabilities continue to face significant challenges in exercising their basic rights.|Read more >|NST

 

New Malaysia | New Policies Sep 19, 2019 @ 15:00

Putrajaya sets new curbs to direct tenders, adds safeguards to special cases

The federal government will impose new conditions that will limit direct tenders to only exceptional cases, Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad announced today.|Read more >|Malaymail

New Malaysia | New Initiatives Sep 19, 2019 @ 14:02

PM: Body cameras for enforcement officers

Enforcement officers will have to wear body cameras when carrying out their duties, according to Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad.|Read more >|SunDaily

New Malaysia | Govt Sep 19, 2019 @ 14:00

Leaked letter about RM450m project merely suggestion to cut costs, PM says

The RM450 million project mentioned in a letter circulating online is already in progress and the document was just a recommendation to approve cheaper implementation by the award winner, Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad explained today.|Read more >|Malaymail

New Malaysia | New Initiatives: NFCP Sep 19 2019 @ 13:55

Govt to tackle online menace as it improves Internet access
The Government will work to tackle online menace like fake news, as it improves the nation’s access to the Internet under the National Fiberisation and Connectivity Plan (NFCP).|Read more >|TheStar

New Malaysia | Govt Sep 19, 2019 @ 13:16

'Rahmatan lil Alamin' concept expected to be adopted as policy soon

The ‘Rahmatan lil Alamin’ (Mercy to all creations) concept is expected to be adopted as a policy soon.|Read more >|NST

New Malaysia | Viewpoints Sep 19, 2019 @ 08:37

Finally, a moment of truth: PM's BFM interview

It has been a whirlwind September for most Malaysians. We have had three long weekends in a row, celebrated the coronation of our much-beloved King, followed by Malaysia Day and grappling with the haze situation once again, which only going to get worse – according to the experts.|Read more >|TheStar

New Malaysia | Govt: Home Sep 19, 2019 @ 08:02

Malaysia, China collaborate on immigration breach

Malaysia and China are collaborating to resolve the immigration breach committed by Chinese nationals in the country.|Read more >|SunDaily

New Malaysia | New Policies: Foreign Sep 19, 2019 @ 08:00

With new Foreign Policy Framework, Malaysia to no longer stay silent against global injustice

A new Foreign Policy Framework was launched by Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad yesterday, with Putrajaya declaring its intention to not shy away from speaking up against regional or global breaches of human rights and inequality.|Read more >|Malaymail

New Malaysia | Govt Sep 19 2019 @ 07:00

Pushing for amendments to provisions on citizenship
The Women, Family and Community Development Ministry has called on the Home Ministry to make an amendment to the Federal Constitution to enable automatic citizenship for children born overseas to Malaysian women.|Read more >|TheStar

New Malaysia | Viewpoints Sep 19 2019 @ 07:00

BCG unable to prevent TB in adults
The little round scar on your left upper arm – your BCG (Bacillus Calmette-Guerin) vaccination – will not stop you from being infected with tuberculosis (TB) as an adult.|Read more >|TheStar

New Malaysia | State Govt Sep 19, 2019 

Sarawak never rejected federal funds to pay village heads, Uggah tells Sivarasa

Deputy Chief Minister Datuk Amar Douglas Uggah yesterday denied the claim made by Rural Development Deputy Minister R Sivarasa that the Sarawak government had rejected federal funds for village heads.|Read more >| BorneoPost

New Malaysia | NCR Land Sep 19, 2019 

DBNA committed to safeguarding NCR land

Dayak Bidayuh National Association (DBNA) is committed to safeguarding the community’s Native Customary Rights (NCR) land.|Read more >| BorneoPost

New Malaysia | State Govt Sep 18, 2019 @ 22:52

Orang Asli community of Gua Musang exposed to dangers of landslide and mud floods: Assemblyman

Uncontrolled logging activities to open up land for farming in the Lojing and Pos Brooke areas need to be stopped immediately as the current situation could endanger the lives of the Orang Asli community living in the nearby areas.|Read more >|SunDaily

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September 18, 2019

New Malaysia | Projects: PSR Sep 18, 2019 @ 22:52

EIA report of PSR project approved in two years, not two days: Penang CM

The Penang South Reclamation (PSR) project’s Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA) report took two years to be approved, not two working days as claimed by an independent senior researcher, Chief Minister Chow Kon Yeow said today.|Read more >|SunDaily

New Malaysia | New Initiatives: MoYS Sep 18 2019 @ 19:50

Haze: Youth and Sports Ministry implements 'work from home' policy if API exceeds 200
In view of the current hazy situation with the current Air Pollutant Index (API) reading here above 200 (very unhealthy), the Youth and Sports Ministry will implement a "Work from Home" policy.|Read more >|TheStar

New Malaysia | Govt: PKR Sep 18, 2019 @ 19:00

Why are Sarawak community leaders, headmen banned from attending federal functions? PKR asks GPS

The ruling Gabungan Parti Sarawak (GPS) should explain why it is banning community leaders and headmen from attending official functions of federal ministers in Sarawak, state PKR vice chairman Voon Shiak Ni said today.|Read more >|Malaymail

New Malaysia | Opposition: MCA Sep 18, 2019 @ 19:00

Your move, Wanita MCA tells Putrajaya after Indonesia raises minimum age of marriage to 19

Wanita MCA has lauded the move by Indonesia to increase the minimum age of marriage for women from 16 years to 19 years old, and urged Malaysia to follow suit.|Read more >|Malaymail

New Malaysia | New Policies: Home Sep 18, 2019 @ 18:08

Barbershop association to send memorandum to Home Ministry over foreign worker freeze

Fearing that the hiring freeze on foreign workers will lead to a shortage of workers and higher operational costs, barbershop owners will submit a memorandum to the government appealing for a review of its foreign worker policy.|Read more >|TheStar

New Malaysia | New Propositions Sep 18, 2019 @ 18:00

Forest land cleared for logging must be replaced, Putrajaya tells state govt

State governments that are planning on degazetting permanent forest areas for logging purposes must also prepare an equivalent area of size and value as replacement, said Water, Land, and Natural Resources Minister Dr A. Xavier Jayakumar today.|Read more >|Malaymail

New Malaysia | New Initiatives: MoA Sep 18 2019 @ 17:50

Salahuddin Ayub: Agro ministry to work with UPM to modernise farmers
Plans are being drafted to empower farmers to be farm managers, with hopes of enabling them to produce better crops and yields, says the Agriculture and Agro-based Industry Ministry.|Read more >|TheStar

New Malaysia | Z Naik Controversy Sep 18, 2019 @ 17:06

Dr M maintains Modi did not ask for extradition of Zakir Naik

Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad maintains that Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi did not make any extradition request for controversial preacher Dr Zakir Naik during their recent meeting in Russia.|Read more >|NST

New Malaysia | New Policies: Foreign Sep 18, 2019 @ 17:03

Mahathir launches Foreign Policy Framework of the New Malaysia

Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad today launched the Foreign Policy Framework of the New Malaysia and said it will serve as a guide for the country in conducting its foreign policy in a rapidly changing and challenging world.|Read more >|SunDaily

New Malaysia | New Propositions Sep 18, 2019 @ 17:00

Muhyiddin: Malaysia plans to adopt early security screening system on foreign visitors

Malaysia plans to adopt an early security screening system on foreign visitors with aim at blocking the entry of unwanted individuals such as terrorists, criminals and others.|Read more >|Malaymail

 

New Malaysia | Facts and Stats Sep 18, 2019 @ 16:37

58pc of Sarawak oil palm acreage MSPO certified

About 58 per cent of the 1.58 million hectares of oil palm in Sarawak have obtained the Malaysian Sustainable Palm Oil (MSPO) certification.|Read more >|NST

New Malaysia | New Propositions Sep 18, 2019 @ 16:30

Dr M mulls new law to crack down on Malaysian firms caught polluting abroad

Putrajaya may enact a law to go after Malaysian companies with estates abroad that pollute the air and cause smog around South-east Asia.|Read more >|Malaymail

 

New Malaysia | New Propositions Sep 18, 2019 @ 15:54

Digital Native Agenda to help eradicate poverty in Sabah

The Digital Native Agenda initiative (DNA23) will help boost efforts by government agencies to eradicate poverty in Sabah.|Read more >|NST

New Malaysia | 1MDB Sep 18, 2019 @ 15:01

Govt has paid RM9b in interest for 1MDB debts

The government has paid at least RM9 billion in interest for 1Malaysia Development Bhd (1MDB) debts, according to Deputy Finance Minister Datuk Amiruddin Hamzah.|Read more >|SunDaily

New Malaysia | New Propositions Sep 18, 2019 @ 14:30

Govt needs to review national poverty rate, says Anwar

PKR president Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim said the government should review the poverty rate in Malaysia following the United Nations (UN) report claiming that the national poverty rate is at 15 per cent and not at 0.4 per cent as reported in 2016.|Read more >|Malaymail

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

Malaysia lacks will to exercise anti-pollution legislation: Environmentalist

A law to take local companies to court for causing pollution abroad will be effective only if it is properly enforced, carries a deterrent sentence and there is a change in mindset, according to two environmentalists.|Read more >|SunDaily

New Malaysia | PM Succession Sep 18 2019 @ 12:11

Anwar has vision of 2020 handover
Malaysian ruling party leader Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim, who's widely expected to be the country's next prime minister, said his succession should happen by 2020.|Read more >|TheStar

 

New Malaysia | Z Naik Controversy Sep 18, 2019 @ 11:49

India tells Tun M that it wants Zakir

India has refuted Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad’s claim that no country wants to accept controversial preacher Dr Zakir Naik.|Read more >|SunDaily

 

New Malaysia | Overhaul: Corruption Sep 18, 2019 @ 09:52

Immigration officer, woman detained near KLIA

An Immigration Department officer and a woman were detained at the Kuala Lumpur International Airport (KLIA) yesterday over suspicion of being involved in illegally facilitating the entry and exit of foreigners.|Read more >|NST

 

New Malaysia | Viewpoints Sep 18, 2019 @ 08:27

Dengue prevention: Are we doing it wrong?

The spike in dengue cases over the past few years indicate flaws in the way we combat the issue, experts say.|Read more >|TheStar

New Malaysia | New Initiatives: MoT Sep 18, 2019 @ 08:22

Two sets of four-coach KL monorail trains begin operations: Prasarana

Prasarana Malaysia Berhad (Prasarana) is confident of carrying up to 70,000 passengers a day after two sets of its four-coach KL Monorail trains began operating Monday.|Read more >|SunDaily

New Malaysia | Reforms Civil Service Pension Sep 18, 2019 @ 08:00

What do we know about the new contractual scheme for civil servants so far?

From next year, new hires in the civil service may not come under the pension scheme as there are plans to replace the latter with an improved contractual scheme.|Read more >|Malaymail

New Malaysia | Govt: Home Sep 18, 2019 @ 07:54

i-Kad suspended temporarily due to technical issues: Immigration

The issuance of i-Kad for foreign workers has been suspended temporarily since July 17 due to some technical issues, according to Immigration Department director-general Datuk Khairul Dzaimee Daud.|Read more >|SunDaily

New Malaysia | Viewpoints Sep 18 2019 @ 07:00

Bricks and bats for SVDP from analysts
The Special Voluntary Declaration Programme (SVDP) is not a sustainable way to collect taxes, and can in fact be unfair to taxpayers who have complied, says a top tax analyst.|Read more >|TheStar

New Malaysia | Govt Sep 18 2019 @ 07:00

‘Our revenue goes to paying national debt’
Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad says most of the country’s revenue is spent towards paying the national debt.|Read more >|TheStar

New Malaysia | Govt Sep 18 2019 @ 07:00

PM’s answer to racial politics
There will be no racial politics if people forget about their origin and identify themselves as Malaysians, says Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad.|Read more >|TheStar

New Malaysia | New Propositions Sep 18, 2019 

Ministry proposes compilation of single forest policy

The Ministry of Water, Land and Natural Resources has proposed for forest policies from Sarawak, Sabah and Peninsular Malaysia to be compiled under the Malaysian Forestry Policy (DPM), which is an initiative to develop an integrated policy on forestry covering the three regions.|Read more >| BorneoPost

 

New Malaysia | Govt Sep 18, 2019 

PM: Sabah will be rich

Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad said yesterday that Sabah was not the poorest in the country and the poorest were Perlis and Kedah.|Read more >| BorneoPost

New Malaysia | Govt: MoE Sep 18, 2019 

Maszlee says to personally monitor repair of dilapidated schools

Education Minister Dr Maszlee Malik says he will personally monitor the long-running dilapidated schools issue in Sarawak to ensure that all repair and rebuilding works are completed on schedule.|Read more >| BorneoPost

New Malaysia | Govt: MoF Sep 18, 2019 

RM78 million to repair dilapidated schools in Sabah – Lim

The Federal Government has approved an allocation of RM78 million for Sabah to carry out repair works on 30 old and dilapidated schools in the state.|Read more >| BorneoPost

New Malaysia | Reforms: MA63 Sep 18, 2019

Masing: Bid to restore equal partner status did not fail, Putrajaya in midst of review

Deputy Chief Minister Tan Sri Datuk Amar Dr James Masing disagreed with Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad when the latter said the bid to restore Sarawak’s equal partner status in Parliament in April, had failed.|Read more >| BorneoPost

New Malaysia | New Policies: MoT Sep 18, 2019 

New tariffs for Bintulu Port expected early next year, says minister

The new tariffs for Bintulu Port would be implemented by early next year to enable it to be more competitive, federal Transport Minister Anthony Loke said.|Read more >| BorneoPost

New Malaysia | New Initiatives: MoHR Sep 18, 2019 

More TVET institutes to be set up for working adults

The Ministry of Human Resources will provide  more TVET (Technical Vocational Education Training) institutes for working adults to take up courses from 5.30pm until 11pm daily.|Read more >| BorneoPost

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September 17, 2019

New Malaysia | Reforms: GIACC Sep 17 2019 @ 23:34

Two new bills on corruption to be tabled in next Parliament meeting: Abu Kassim

Two new bills – political donations and establishment of an ombudsmen, are expected to be tabled in Parliament in October, said National Governance, Integrity and Anti-Corruption Centre (GIACC) director-general Tan Sri Abu Kassim Mohamed.|Read more >|SunDaily

New Malaysia | Govt: PKR Sep 17, 2019 @ 23:00

Don’t betray the spirit of reformation, Anwar tells PKR members

PKR president Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim today called on members of the party not to betray their struggle for reformation and to remain committed to their promise of bringing in a new political culture whose goal is not to justify wrongful acts.|Read more >|Malaymail

 

New Malaysia | Govt: MoH Sep 17, 2019 @ 22:10

Speak up for patient safety: Health Minister

All healthcare system stakeholders including patients, policymakers and professional bodies must speak up for patient safety and voice out concerns on unsafe practices and environment as well as hazards in healthcare facilities, said Health Minister Datuk Seri Dr Dzulkefly Ahmad.|Read more >|SunDaily

New Malaysia | New Initiatives Sep 17, 2019 @ 19:23

Reading programme for children in hospital to reduce their stress

The Kuala Lumpur Women and Children Hospital (WCH), together with Dewan Bahasa dan Pustaka (DBP), has started a reading programme to nurture and enlighten patients.|Read more >|NST

New Malaysia | Govt: MOE Sep 17, 2019 @ 18:40

19 problematic school projects identified in Sarawak: Maszlee

The Education Ministry has identified 19 problematic school projects in Sarawak which will now be given attention so that they are completed.|Read more >|SunDaily

New Malaysia | Govt: PKR Sep 17, 2019 @ 18:00

Former aide to PKR’s Tebrau MP arrested for cash fraud

A 27-year-old former aide to a PKR MP Steven Choong has recently been nabbed by police for a spate of fraud cases, allegedly involving cash, house deposits and items under the guise that he represented the lawmaker.|Read more >|Malaymail

 

New Malaysia | Reforms: MA63 Sep 17, 2019 @ 18:02

Anwar hopes to solve MA63 issues when he becomes PM

Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim yesterday gave his assurance that the issues surrounding the Malaysia Agreement 1963 (MA63) would be resolved when he becomes the prime minister.|Read more >|NST

New Malaysia | Govt: Resources Sep 17, 2019 @ 18:00

Sarawak to receive RM35m hyperspectral aircraft for data collection

The government has purchased RM35 million special surveillance aircraft for mapping and data collection in Sarawak, said Water, Land, and Natural Resources Minister Dr Xavier Jayakumar.|Read more >|SunDaily

New Malaysia | Govt Sep 17 2019 @ 17:56

Jakim: Halal certification is still under our purview

The Malaysian Islamic Development Department (Jakim) has refuted allegations that the halal logo will fall under the purview of a company as claimed by Umno vice president Datuk Seri Ismail Sabri Yaakob.|Read more >|TheStar

 

New Malaysia | Govt: MoA Sep 17, 2019 @ 17:47

Fisheries dept to strengthen ornamental fish industry

Malaysia can restore its glory as one of the world’s leading players in the ornamental fish industry by focusing on, strengthening and promoting various types of fish, including fighting fish, said Fisheries Department director-general Datuk Munir Mohd Nawi.|Read more >|SunDaily

New Malaysia | Govt: GIACC Sep 17, 2019 @ 17:44

Malaysia's war against corruption paying dividends

The government’s efforts in battling corruption has started to bear fruit, said Malaysia's former anti-graft chief.|Read more >|NST

New Malaysia | Govt: Home Sep 17 2019 @ 17:25

Muhyiddin: Malaysia has revived request to be included in US visa waiver programme

Malaysia has revived its request for its citizens to visit the United States under the visa waiver programme.|Read more >|TheStar

New Malaysia | Govt: MoE Sep 17 2019 @ 17:19

Education Ministry committed to ensuring repair of dilapidated schools in S’wak, says Maszlee

The Education Ministry is committed to ensuring that the repair of dilapidated schools in Sarawak will be implemented smoothly.|Read more >|TheStar

 

New Malaysia | Scandal: T Adnan Sep 17, 2019 @ 17:19

Tycoon fined RM1.5 million for abetting Ku Nan in graft

Property tycoon Datuk Tan Eng Boon was fined RM1.5 million by the High Court for abetting Tengku Adnan Tengku Mansor to receive a RM1 million bribe.|Read more >|NST

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

Sabah, Sarawak richer than many states in Peninsula: Dr Mahathir

Sabah and Sarawak must come together with other states in the country to ensure there is no large gap or disparity in each state, Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad said today.|Read more >|SunDaily

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September 17, 2019

New Malaysia | Govt: MoHR Sep 17, 2019 @ 17:00

Kulasegaran: Putrajaya will work with foreign countries to meet skilled workforce target

The government will cooperate with foreign countries in order to meet the target of 35 per cent of skilled labour in Malaysia.|Read more >|Malaymail

 

New Malaysia | Govt: MoE Sep 17, 2019 @ 16:49

Private, corporate sector expertise can help improve learning in schools: Teo

The expertise of the private and corporate sectors could contribute to the development of schools through improvement of the teaching and facilitating process (pdPc), said Deputy Education Minister Teo Nie Ching.|Read more >|SunDaily

New Malaysia | Opposition: Gerakan Sep 17, 2019 @ 16:06

Gerakan questions Zuraida on affordable housing figures

Gerakan has questioned the status of the over 30,000 affordable homes purportedly built in the first quarter of this year as announced by Housing and Local Government minister Zuraida Kamaruddin.|Read more >|NST

 

New Malaysia | Reforms: Political Funding Law Sep 17 2019 @ 15:22

Political funding law to be tabled in Parliament in October

The much-awaited legislation on political funding is expected to be tabled in the Dewan Rakyat next month.|Read more >|TheStar

New Malaysia | Scandal: T Adnan Sep 17, 2019 @ 15:00

Tycoon accused of bribing Ku Nan now pleads guilty to abetment

Businessman Datuk Tan Eng Boon pleaded guilty to abetment today as an alternative to his initial charge of bribing former Federal Territories minister Datuk Seri Tengku Adnan Tengku Mansor.|Read more >|Malaymail

 

New Malaysia | Govt: GIACC Sep 17, 2019 @ 14:30

Malaysia’s anti-corruption structures stronger now, says integrity chief

Strong structures have been set up to fight corruption in Malaysia ever since Pakatan Harapan took over the government, Tan Sri Abu Kassim Mohamed said today.|Read more >|Malaymail

 

New Malaysia | Govt Sep 17 2019 @ 13:35

Dr M confident Malaysia can ride out global recession

Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad has expressed confidence that the country can weather what appears to be a looming global recession, saying there are people who "know some ways".|Read more >|TheStar

New Malaysia | Govt Sep 17 2019 @ 13:09

Dr M: Govt to sell assets to help pay off debts

The government is looking at raising funds by selling some of its assets to help get the country’s financial situation back on track, says the Prime Minister.|Read more >|TheStar

New Malaysia | Govt Sep 17, 2019 @ 13:01

We are not against selling MAS to foreigners: Mahathir

The government will not rule out the possibility of selling beleaguered Malaysia Airlines Bhd (MAS) to foreign takers, if the price is right, according to Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad.|Read more >|SunDaily

 

New Malaysia | State Govt Sep 17, 2019 @ 13:03

'Sarawak govt has SOP to appoint Ketua Kaum, Ketua Masyarakat'

The Sarawak government has a Standard Operation Procedure to appoint the Ketua Kaum and Ketua Masyarakat, which has worked well for the people, particularly the rural communities.|Read more >|NST

New Malaysia | Govt Sep 17 2019 @ 12:08

Dr M: No cabinet reshuffle as long as I'm in charge

Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad has confirmed that there would be no Cabinet reshuffle during his time as the Prime Minister.|Read more >|TheStar

New Malaysia | Viewpoints Sep 17, 2019 @ 12:00

'Focus on public transport instead'

Penang Forum, a coalition of public-interest civil society groups, which has been critical of the Penang government’s plans for several mega public transportation network systems, is adamant that the state does not need highways, an undersea tunnel and a light rail transit (LRT).|Read more >|NST

New Malaysia | Govt: MoF Sep 17 2019 @ 11:57

Finance Minister relaunches Bank Pembangunan's Maritime Fund

Bank Pembangunan Malaysia Bhd (BPMB) has launched its RM1.5bil Maritime Fund 2.0, which the government aims to use to modernise the country’s maritime sector.|Read more >|TheStar

New Malaysia | Govt Sep 17, 2019 @ 11:30

Daim very influential? Well, he’s a consultant, says Dr M

Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad today acknowledged his long-time friend and ally Tun Daim Zainuddin as a highly influential person, amid cronyism concerns within Putrajaya.|Read more >|Malaymail

New Malaysia | Govt Sep 17, 2019 @ 10:30

Dr M says fixing wealth inequality priority to prevent violence

Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad today said his Pakatan Harapan (PH) government’s topmost priority is to mend the economic and financial gap among the races and between the urban and rural people.|Read more >|Malaymail

New Malaysia | Z Naik Controversy Sep 17, 2019 @ 10:00

Modi didn't ask me to return Zakir Naik, says Dr M

Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad today said India Prime Minister Narendra Modi did not request Malaysia return Mumbai-born preacher Dr Zakir Naik who is wanted in his home country for money laundering and terror-related charges.|Read more >|Malaymail

 

New Malaysia | Govt Sep 17, 2019 @ 09:30

No change to Cabinet, hard to work with fixed timeline on handover, says Dr M

Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad today confirmed that he will not introduce new members to his Cabinet while he is prime minister, amid public criticism of several allegedly underperforming ministers.|Read more >|Malaymail

New Malaysia | Opposition: PAS Sep 17, 2019 @ 08:42

PAS open to ties with GPS to deny ‘racist’ DAP from taking power: Hadi

PAS president Datuk Seri Abdul Hadi Awang says the Islamist party is open to working with Sarawak-based political parties in bringing inclusive development to the rural and native people in the state.|Read more >|SunDaily

New Malaysia | Opposition: UMNO-PAS Sep 17, 2019 @ 07:30

After charter signing, analysts say takes more than rural Malay voters for Umno-PAS to win polls

As Umno and PAS formalise their political pact with a charter on Saturday, political analysts said that the two parties would still need present a “holistic package” to attract non-Malays to support their Malay-Islamist union.|Read more >|Malaymail

New Malaysia | Opposition: MCA Sep 17, 2019 @ 07:00

Wee: Why was direct negotiation allowed?
Datuk Seri Dr Wee Ka Siong (pic) has questioned the Finance Ministry whether a RM450mil project in Tunjong, Kelantan, was awarded through direct negotiation as according to a letter that went viral on social media.|Read more >|TheStar

New Malaysia | Govt: Housing Sep 17 2019 @ 07:00

Johor exco: Property expo may send wrong signals to foreign buyers
The benefits or disadvantages of a property expo for foreigners mooted by the Housing and Local Government Ministry should be looked into by the Federal Government first before a final decision is made, says a state exco member.|Read more >|TheStar

 

New Malaysia | Govt: Housing Sep 17 2019 @ 07:00

Zuraida: It’s for govt to tackle high-end home glut
The government has the responsibility to reduce the glut of high-end property valued at RM100bil before they become abandoned, says Housing and Local Government Minister Zuraida Kamaruddin.|Read more >|TheStar

New Malaysia | Govt: Home Sep 17 2019 @ 07:00

Suspension of i-Kad leaves bosses in a bind
The i-Kad is no longer available for foreign workers, leaving employers in a bind about documentation for their workers.|Read more >|TheStar

New Malaysia | Govt: Works Sep 17, 2019 

Tender for new S’wak-Sabah link road to open by year end — Baru

The tender process for the new road that will connect Sarawak and Sabah is expected to open later this year, Works Minister Baru Bian revealed.|Read more >| BorneoPost

New Malaysia | Reforms: MA63 Sep 17, 2019 @ 00:24

Federal govt will restore Sabah, Sarawak's status, says Dr M

Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad says the Pakatan Harapan (PH) government is endeavouring to restore the status of Sabah and Sarawak as partners in the Federation, as provided for in the Malaysia Agreement 1963 (MA63).|Read more >|NST

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New Malaysia | State Govt Sep 16, 2019 @ 22:48

Use National Language to promote new technologies: Johor MB

In promoting innovation and new technologies everyone should use the National Language or Bahasa Melayu, to prevent the language from teetering on the brink of extinction, said Johor Mentri Besar Datuk Dr Sahruddin Jamal|Read more >|SunDaily

New Malaysia | Govt programmes Sep 16, 2019 @ 22:43

Kemas re-screens its programme participants to monitor progress

The government is in the process of re-screening budding entrepreneurs who attended courses organised by the Community Development Department (Kemas) and who had received assistance through the department.|Read more >|SunDaily

New Malaysia | State Govt Sep 16, 2019 @ 22:33

'Federal-Sarawak cooperation transcends differing political ideologies'

Differences in political ideology will not become a barrier for Sarawak to form a cooperation with the Federal government, says Chief Minister Datuk Patinggi Abang Johari Abang Openg.|Read more >|NST

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

Malaysians have responsibility to uphold unity, says Dr M

Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad wants Malaysians to realise their responsibility to uphold unity and the ethnic, religious and cultural diversity for the country’s stability and progress.|Read more >|NST

New Malaysia | Govt Sep 16, 2019 @ 21:17

Important for Sarawak to be allied to federal government: Mahathir

Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad said today that it was important for Sarawak to have a strong alliance with the federal government.|Read more >|SunDaily

 

New Malaysia | Govt programmes Sep 16, 2019 @ 17:40

254 young agropreneurs have benefited the Young Agropreneur Grant since 2016

A total of 254 young agropreneurs in the country obtained their Young Agropreneur Grant (GAM) for Mobile Food Kiosks (MFK) worth RM5.08 million between Jan 1, 2016, and Apr 30 this year.|Read more >|SunDaily

New Malaysia | State Govt Sep 16, 2019 @ 17:07

Farmers who carry out open burning will have land seized, Selangor warns

The Selangor government will confiscate land on which farmers are found to be carrying out open burning.|Read more >|NST

New Malaysia | State Govt Sep 16, 2019 @ 16:09

NS to supply treated water to Melaka

Negri Sembilan has offered to supply treated water to Melaka, which has been facing water crisis over the past few days.|Read more >|NST

 

New Malaysia | New Policies: NAP Sep 16, 2019 @ 15:56

NAP 2019 to be implemented in three phases until 2030

The National Automotive Policy (NAP) 2019 to be launched soon, will be implemented in three phases till 2030 and it will also include efforts to make Malaysia a hybrid and energy-efficient vehicle (EEV) manufacturer, says Automotive, Robotic and IoT Institute (MARii) chief executive officer Datuk Madani Sahari.|Read more >|SunDaily

New Malaysia | State Govt Sep 16, 2019 @ 14:22

Kelantan gov't open to incorporating Umno reps, but will first conduct study

The Pas-led Kelantan government has welcomed the Islamic party's decision to incorporate Umno representatives into the government machinery in the state, as well as in Terengganu.|Read more >|NST

New Malaysia | State Govt Sep 16, 2019 @ 13:52

Penang's Seberang Perai now Malaysia's 14th city

Seberang Perai became the nation’s 14th city today, and its outgoing municipal council president, Datuk Rozali Mohamud, was appointed mayor.|Read more >|NST

 

New Malaysia | Govt: IRB Sep 16, 2019 @ 13:46

IRB: Disclose undeclared income by Sept 30 to avoid heavier penalties

Taxpayers can benefit from low-rate penalty if they disclose any undeclared income by Sept 30.|Read more >|SunDaily

New Malaysia | Govt: MoF Sep 16, 2019 @ 13:30

Guan Eng on RM450m direct negotiation project: I have to discuss with the PM first

Finance Minister Lim Guan Eng today said that he would be discussing with Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad a now viral letter, purportedly from the Ministry of Finance (MoF), about a RM450 million project allegedly awarded through direct negotiation in Kota Baru, Kelantan.|Read more >|Malaymail

New Malaysia | Fuel Subsidy Sep 16, 2019 @ 13:00

Guan Eng: RON95 price cap to stay for now, despite drone attack on Saudi Arabian oil plants

Finance Minister Lim Guan Eng today said that the current price limit on RON95 petrol would stay for now, despite the drone attacks on two of Saudi Arabia’s state-owned oil facilities which have affected 5 per cent of global oil output.|Read more >|Malaymail

 

New Malaysia | New Initiatives Sep 16, 2019 @ 11:49

Ministry targets MNCP achieves 500mbps in high impact areas by 2021

The Ministry of Communications and Multimedia is targeting the National Fiberisation and Connectivity Plan (NFCP) to achieve a minimal 500 Mbps in all premises in state capitals and selected high-impact areas by the year 2021.|Read more >|SunDaily

New Malaysia | Govt Sep 16, 2019 @ 09:30

For Malaysia Day, Pakatan leaders talk about food, family... and imaginary crushes

We don’t usually get to watch ministers or their deputies get intimate about some of the things they hold most dear when it comes to being Malaysian.|Read more >|Malaymail

New Malaysia | State Govt Sep 16, 2019 @ 09:23

Federal government facing obstacles in implementing projects in S’wak, says MP

Saratok MP Ali Biju says Pakatan Harapan (PH) must strive to be closer to the people of Sarawak, especially Bumiputras in the rural areas.|Read more >|SunDaily

 

New Malaysia | New Initiatives Sep 16, 2019 @ 09:18

Putrajaya to appoint community leaders in Sarawak, 4 other states under revamped system

The federal government will appoint its own community leaders following a cabinet decision to revamp the current appointment system, said Housing and Local Government Deputy Minister Sivarasa Rasiah.|Read more >|SunDaily

New Malaysia | Govt: Bersatu Sep 16, 2019 @ 08:46

Azmin has not submitted any application to join Bersatu, says Mahathir

Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad (pix) today refuted claims that Economic Affairs Minister Datuk Seri Mohamed Azmin Ali will be joining his party, Parti Pribumi Bersatu Malaysia (Bersatu).|Read more >|SunDaily

New Malaysia | Reforms Civil Service Pension Sep 16, 2019 @ 07:00

MMA: Better service from contract medical staff
Contract positions provide less stability and certainty to workers but house officers (HOs) have been found to be performing more professionally and with greater enthusiasm to ensure they get a permanent position, says the Malaysian Medical Association (MMA).|Read more >|TheStar

New Malaysia | New Initiatives: MoE Sep 16, 2019 @ 07:00

More schools to join Digital Maker Hubs initiative
After a successful pilot project involving 24 schools, the Education Ministry is now expanding the Digital Maker Hubs initiative to another 100 schools in a bid to boost youth’s interest in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) subjects.|Read more >|TheStar

 

New Malaysia | State Govt Sep 16, 2019 

KK film-making hub proposal gets govt support

The State Government supports the idea of making Kota Kinabalu a film-making hub for Sabah and perhaps the region, said Deputy Chief Minister Datuk Christina Liew.|Read more >| BorneoPost

New Malaysia | PTPTN Repayment Sep 16, 2019 @ 02:30

PTPTN hopes People’s Consultative Paper will be approved soon

The National Higher Education Fund Corporation (PTPTN) hopes the People’s Consultative Paper (KKR) containing documents and information on the new loan repayment mechanism, will be approved by the Cabinet soon.|Read more >|Malaymail

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Z Naik Controversy Sep 20, 2019 

Saifuddin vouches for Mahathir, says Modi never asked for Zakir|Read more >|SunDaily

Z Naik Controversy Sep 18, 2019 

Dr M maintains Modi did not ask for extradition of Zakir Naik|Read more >|NST

Z Naik Controversy Sep 18, 2019 

India tells Tun M that it wants Zakir|Read more >|SunDaily

Z Naik Controversy Sep 17, 2019 

Modi didn't ask me to return Zakir Naik, says Dr M|Read more >|Malaymail

Reforms Civil Service Pension Sep 18, 2019 

What do we know about the new contractual scheme for civil servants so far?|Read more >|Malaymail

Reforms Civil Service Pension Sep 16, 2019 

MMA: Better service from contract medical staff|Read more >|TheStar

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New Initiatives Sep 20, 2019 

Govt to table 'Good Samaritan Law' to regulate food bank|Read more >|NST

New Initiatives: State Sep 20, 2019 

Sarawak govt to table Bill to amend Strata Titles Ordinance|Read more >|Malaymail

New Initiatives: State Sep 20, 2019 

Two housing schemes among points to be included in Johor Budget 2020|Read more >|Malaymail

New Initiatives Sep 20 2019 

Having body cams against human rights, says Pasir Gudang MP|Read more >|TheStar

New Initiatives Sep 20, 2019 

CCTV cameras to be installed at 756 police stations' lock-ups - Liew|Read more >|NST

 

New Initiatives Sep 20, 2019 

Body cameras will boost efficiency of Malaysia’s law enforcement personnel, says home minister|Read more >|Malaymail

New Initiatives Sep 20, 2019 

Education Ministry: Online lessons for students if haze keeps schools closed|Read more >|SunDaily

New Initiatives Sep 20, 2019 

Body cameras will ensure transparency, prevent abuse of duties: IGP|Read more >|SunDaily

New Initiatives Sep 19, 2019 

PM: Body cameras for enforcement officers|Read more >|SunDaily

New Initiatives: NFCP Sep 19 2019 

Govt to tackle online menace as it improves Internet access|Read more >|TheStar

Govt: MoF Sep 18,