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Sep 25

New Malaysia New Policies | Sep 25, 2018 @ 20:21

Fomca suggests re-look at ruling on levy payments for foreign workers

Federation of Malaysian Consumers Association (Fomca) said the ruling that levy payments for foreign workers should be fully incurred by employers needed to be discussed. |Read more >|NST

 

New Malaysia 1MDB | Sep 25, 2018 @ 20:07

Rosmah summoned to MACC headquarters, likely to be charged tomorrow

Datin Seri Rosmah Mansor has been called to the Malaysian Anti Corruption Commission (MACC) headquarters in Putrajaya, tomorrow morning, and is likely to be charged later in the day. |Read more > |NST

 

New Malaysia New Initiatives: Housing | Sep 25, 2018 @ 19:53

More low-cost houses in Negri to adopt the hire purchase concept

A total of three People’s Housing Project (PPR) which will implement the hire purchase concept are being developed as part of efforts to provide low-cost houses to the younger generation and the low-income group in the state. |Read more >|NST

 

New Malaysia | New Policies | Sep 25, 2018 @ 19:49

Johor Sultan: Use Bahasa in all official letters

Sultan of Johor Sultan Ibrahim Sultan Iskandar has voiced his annoyance after an official letter by an Iskandar Puteri City Council (MBIP) member written in Chinese and English went viral.​ |Read more >|SunDaily

 

New Malaysia | New Policies | Sep 25, 2018 @ 19:09

New terms on AP for plastic waste imports: Zuraida

The government will introduce new requirements for approved permits (AP) on plastic waste imports including a levy of RM15 for every tonne. |Read more >|SunDaily

 

New Malaysia | New Govt | Sep 25, 2018 @ 18:43

Fundamental freedoms must be aligned with international standards: Dewan Rakyat Speaker

Parliamentarians have to ensure that the Federal Constitution and laws relating to freedom of expression, access to information and press freedom are in line with international human right standards, said Dewan Rakyat Speaker Datuk Mohamad Ariff Md Yusof. |Read more >|SunDaily

 

New Malaysia | New Initiatives | Sep 25, 2018 @ 17:30

Perak Pakatan breaks pledge gives 99-year titles to TOL holders

The Pakatan Harapan (PH) Perak state government said it will issue 99-year titles to 3,000 temporary occupant licensees (TOL), breaking its election promise to give freehold titles. |Read more >|Malaymail

 

New Malaysia | New Initiatives: Utilities | Sep 25, 2018 @ 17:10

Minister: Govt to identify the new system to provide clean water to three states

The government is identifying a new system that can be used to provide clean water supply to the people in the interior of Kelantan, Sabah and Sarawak in five years’ time. |Read more >|Malaymail

 

New Malaysia | Overhaul MoF | Sep 25, 2018 @ 17:05

Accountant-General confirms only RM450 million left in the coffers

Accountant-General Datuk Saat Esa today confirmed that only RM450 million is left in the Consolidated Revenue Account as at April 30. |Read more >|SunDaily

 

New Malaysia 1MDB | Sep 25, 2018 @ 17:04

'Nonsense', says author on Shafee's suggestion that the book cleared Najib of wrongdoing

The author of Billion Dollar Whale said Tan Sri Muhammad Shafee Abdullah probably did not read the bestselling book properly. |Read more >|NST

 

New Malaysia New Policies | Sep 25, 2018 @ 17:01

Levy on the extension of foreign workers with 10 years service to be fully paid by employers

The government’s decision to make skilled foreign workers pay 80 per cent of the annual RM10,000 levy only lasted a day when employers started to complain that their workers could not afford to do so. |Read more >|NST

 

New Malaysia New Govt Sep 25, 2018 @ 17:00

Refugee problems must be shared between countries, says Foreign Minister

The responsibility to address the problem of refugees must be shared equally between governments of the source and receiving countries, said Foreign Minister Datuk Saifuddin Abdullah. |Read more >|TheStar​​

 

New Malaysia 1MDB Sep 25, 2018 @ 16:56

1MDB monetised assets to be consolidated before being moved to relevant accounts says Guan Eng

Assets monetised from 1Malaysia Development Berhad (1MDB) will go into a consolidated fund before being transferred to the relevant trust accounts, says Finance Minister Lim Guan Eng.|Read more >|TheStar​​

 

New Malaysia | New Initiatives: MoF | Sep 25, 2018 @ 16:50

BNM has RM3b loans for SMEs, says Guan Eng

The central bank has allocated about RM3 billion in loans for small and medium enterprises, Finance Minister Lim Guan Eng said today. |Read more >|Malaymail

 

New Malaysia | New Govt | Sep 25, 2018 @ 16:45

PKR Youth accuses minister’s political secretary of offering contracts

PKR Youth coordinator Ahmad Syukri Che Ab Razab today lodged a report with the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) accusing a political secretary of a minister of abusing powers. |Read more >|Malaymail

 

New Malaysia | New Govt | Sep 25, 2018 @ 16:40

Country's revenue affected by the presence of counterfeit products

Counterfeit goods flooding the market are impacting the country's revenue, said Domestic Trade and Consumer Affairs Minister Datuk Saifuddin Nasution Ismail. |Read more >|SunDaily

 

New Malaysia | New Govt | Sep 25, 2018 @ 16:30

Negri MB says wants faster, more comprehensive development of Malaysia Vision Valley

Today, the first day of the second meeting of the first term of the 14th State Legislative Assembly, Barisan Nasional (BN) state assemblymen entered the House and sat in the Opposition seats, as leaders of the Opposition block. |Read more >|Malaymail

 

New Malaysia New Policies | Sep 25, 2018 @ 16:20

Discuss coal-fired power station plan, SEPA tells Sabah govt

Sabah state government has been urged to hold a dialogue with stakeholders, including non-governmental organisations (NGOs), to further discuss the proposal on the use of coal-fired power stations. |Read more >|NST

 

New Malaysia New Initiatives | Sep 25, 2018 @ 16:18

Sabah to seek Ramsar status for Klias Wetlands

Sabah is expecting to attain international recognition for Klias Wetlands in the near future. |Read more >|NST

 

New Malaysia New Initiatives | Sep 25, 2018 @ 16:06

Johor police to conduct town hall sessions at all districts

Johor police will be conducting town hall sessions at all police districts in the state as part of its efforts to create direct engagements with the community.|Read more >|NST

 

New Malaysia Overhaul MoF | Sep 25, 2018 @ 15:54

Former finance minister II disputes Lim Guan Eng's allegation of missing RM19 billion GST refunds

Former Finance Minister II Datuk Seri Johari Abdul Ghani today refuted Finance Minister Lim Guan Eng’s claim that RM19 billion had gone missing from the Goods and Services Tax (GST) Refunds Fund. |Read more >|NST

 

New Malaysia New Policies Sep 25, 2018 @ 15:00

Plastic waste imports to be levied, permits tightened

Housing and Local Government Minister Zuraida Kamaruddin is proposing that a levy is imposed on plastic waste imports in a bid to better manage the problem of plastic pollution from the recycling industry.
|Read more >|TheStar​​

 

New Malaysia | Private Initiatives | Sep 25, 2018 @ 14:58

Freelancing the way to financial freedom

A foundation has recently announced efforts to assist more than 100,000 National Higher Education Fund (PTPTN) defaulters to earn extra to help them repay their loans. |Read more >|SunDaily

 

New Malaysia | 1MDB | Sep 25, 2018 @ 14:53

Red Granite pays off RM248m settlement in 1MDB-linked case

Red Granite Pictures has paid off the balance of its US$60 million (RM248 million) settlement with the US government, US magazine Variety reported today. |Read more > |SunDaily

 

New Malaysia | New Initiatives | Sep 25, 2018 @ 14:37

Study of freehold land title, to be granted within five years

The state government is conducting a detailed study to provide freehold land titles to leasehold housing land as promised in the 14th general election (GE14), said Mentri Besar Aminuddin Harun. |Read more >|SunDaily

 

New Malaysia | Overhaul Corruption | Sep 25, 2018 @ 14:31

MACC nabs Azeez and his brother

The Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) has arrested Baling MP and Umno supreme council member Datuk Seri Abdul Azeez Abdul Rahim, and his brother. |Read more >|SunDaily

 

New Malaysia New Govt Sep 25, 2018 @ 14:26

Johor Umno to highlight LGBT, UEC issues at the general assembly

Johor Umno says it wants to raise sensitive issues like the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender (LGBT) and Unified Examination Certificate (UEC) at the party's upcoming general assembly. |Read more >|TheStar​​

 

New Malaysia | Opinions | Sep 25, 2018 @ 14:12

There's a need for the third national car project, says MAI

There is a need to develop the third national car project in line with the rapid development of the automotive industry, said the Malaysia Automotive Institute (MAI). |Read more >|SunDaily

 

New Malaysia New Govt Sep 25, 2018 @ 14:00

Zuraida makes a surprise visit to illegal plastic factories, vows action

Housing and Local Government Minister Zuraida Kamaruddin (pic) shook up several illegal plastic recycling factories and waste dumping sites here when she went on a surprise visit at these premises and promised to take action. |Read more >|TheStar​​

 

New Malaysia | Overhaul | Sep 25, 2018 @ 13:45

Judge delays decision on bid to include Altantuya murder evidence in the civil suit

The High Court here delayed its decision today on the application by Dr Shaariibuu Setev to introduce evidence from the murder investigation of his daughter, Altantuya, for his family’s wrongful death suit against the government of Malaysia and three others. |Read more >|Malaymail

 

New Malaysia New Govt Sep 25, 2018 @ 13:25

Amanah sets up Indian Muslim committee in response to new party

Parti Amanah Negara communications director Khalid Samad welcomed the establishment of an Indian Muslim special committee within his party.|Read more >|TheStar​​

 

New Malaysia | Overhaul | Sep 25, 2018 @ 13:03

DBKL to shut down all illegal tahfiz centres

The Kuala Lumpur City Hall (DBKL) will close down all unregistered tahfiz schools in Kuala Lumpur. |Read more >|SunDaily

 

New Malaysia | New Govt | Sep 25, 2018 @ 08:30

Corrupt people must be punished, says Mahathir

Malaysian Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad said Monday that corrupt people must be punished but he did not think that it has reached a stage in Malaysia where the corrupt should be sentenced to life imprisonment. |Read more >|SunDaily

 

New Malaysia New Initiatives | Sep 24, 2018

Each state to have at least one incinerator within two years

The government is targetting each state to have at least one incinerator of waste-to-energy (WTE) plant within the next two years in a move to do away with solid waste disposal sites. |Read more >|BorneoPost

 

New Malaysia | New Initiatives | Sep 25, 2018 @ 08:06

Hannah Yeoh: Child Registry to protect children, not help job seekers

The Child Registry is a tool meant to help protect children, said Women, Family and Community Development Deputy Minister Hannah Yeoh. |Read more >|Malaymail

 

New Malaysia | New Govt | Sep 25, 2018 @ 07:08

Mahathir's speech at UN to showcase new Malaysia as a mature democracy

Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad is scheduled to deliver Malaysia's national statement at the 73rd Session of the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) general debate in New York on Friday, where he will showcase the new Malaysia as a mature democracy that upholds the primacy of the rule of law. |Read more >|SunDaily

 

New Malaysia New Govt Sep 25, 2018 @ 07:00

Federal govt to help Kelantan with orang asli land issue

The federal government will help Kelantan to expedite the gazetting of orang asli land reserve in the state where there is currently a blockade standoff between members of the Temiar tribe and a plantation company.|Read more >|TheStar​​

 

New Malaysia New Initiatives Sep 25, 2018 @ 07:00

Yeo: Do away with single-use plastic

Malaysia is aiming to do away with single-use plastic by 2030, as the country tries to shed its reputation as one of the largest producers of plastic waste in the world.|Read more >|TheStar​​

 

New Malaysia 1MDB Sep 25, 2018 @ 07:00

Jho Low planning to negotiate a deal with DOJ

Fugitive businessman Low Taek Jho, better known as Jho Low (pic), is planning to negotiate a deal with the US Department of Justice (DOJ) over its investigation into the 1Malaysia Development Berhad (1MDB) scandal.|Read more >|TheStar​​

 

New Malaysia New Govt Sep 25, 2018 @ 07:00

PM: Malaysia came close to being ‘destroyed’

Pakatan Harapan will fo­­cus on restoring Malaysia’s admi­nistration machinery and impro­ving its fiscal position, says Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad. |Read more >|TheStar​​

 

New Malaysia 1MDB | Sep 24, 2018 @ 23:11

Probe on Rosmah complete, MACC hands over report to AG

The Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission’s (MACC) investigation on former Prime Minister’s wife Datin Seri Rosmah Mansor has been completed and the report has been submitted to the Attorney-General for the next move, MACC chief commissioner Datuk Seri Mohd Shukri Abdull said. |Read more >|NST

 

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Sep 24

New Malaysia | New Initiatives | Sep 24, 2018 @ 21:24

Malaysia may implement VEP by year end: RTD

The Road Transport Department (RTD) expects the Vehicle Entry Permit (VEP) on all foreign vehicles entering the country through the Johor Causeway and the Malaysia-Singapore Second Link, to be implemented at the end of this year. |Read more >|SunDaily

 

New Malaysia | New Govt | Sep 24, 2018 @ 21:00

DPM: Need for more flexible tertiary education institutions to face global competition

Malaysia needs more flexible institutions of higher education which are ready to take on new challenges so as not to lag behind in global competition, according to Deputy Prime Minister Datuk Seri Dr Wan Azizah Wan Ismail.|Read more >|Malaymail

 

New Malaysia | New Govt | Sep 24, 2018 @ 21:00

Johor MB to probe claim rep demanded councils award contracts to cronies

Johor Mentri Besar Datuk Osman Sapian said he will investigate allegations that a state assemblyman had demanded that local municipal councils award contracts to his cronies. |Read more >|Malaymail

 

New Malaysia Opinions | Sep 24, 2018 @ 20:51

Constitutional protection based on gender, not sexual orientation: Syarie lawyer

The Federal Constitution upholds the rights of Malaysians regardless of faiths, races and gender. |Read more >|NST

 

New Malaysia New Govt | Sep 24, 2018 @ 20:14

SMEs should be more disciplined and pay off loans: Mohd Redzuan

Small and Medium Enterprises (SME) need to change the attitude and be more disciplined to pay off loans to banks, said Entrepreneur Development Minister Mohd Redzuan Md Yusof.|Read more >|NST

 

New Malaysia | SST | Sep 24, 2018 @ 19:52

KPDNHEP gets 2,000 complaints daily after SST

The Ministry of Domestic Trade and Consumer Affairs (KPDNHEP) receives about 2,000 complaints daily from the public since the implementation of the Sales and Services Tax (SST) last Sept 1.|Read more >|SunDaily

 

New Malaysia | New Initiatives | Sep 24, 2018 @ 19:17

Construction of houses for police, army veterans to continue in Perak

Construction of 7,000 units of houses under the 'Rancangan Perumahan Tersusun (RPT) Perwira' for former soldiers in Perak will continue to be carried out, but with changes in design from landed homes to multi-storey units. |Read more >|SunDaily

 

New Malaysia Opposition | Sep 24, 2018 @ 17:02

BN to boycott Port Dickson by-election

Barisan Nasional (BN) will boycott the upcoming Port Dickson by-election. |Read more >|NST

 

New Malaysia | Opposition | Sep 24, 2018 @ 16:47

Don’t contest PD, says Umno deputy chief

Umno Deputy President Datuk Seri Mohamad Hasan has suggested that the party not contest the Port Dickson by-election to be held on Oct 13. He said Umno should not participate as a sign of protest, as it was being held purely to satisfy one person's political ambition. |Read more >|SunDaily

 

New Malaysia Reforms: MoHR | Sep 24, 2018 @ 16:02

Amendments to the Occupational Safety and Health Act to be tabled in Parliament

The amendments to the Occupational Health and Safety Act 1994 is expected to be tabled in the next sitting of the Dewan Rakyat in a move to coordinate all regulations and practices in line with today's digital era of the workplace. |Read more >|NST

 

New Malaysia | 1MDB | Sep 24, 2018 @ 13:56

‘Najib and Jho Low – Who will betray the other first?’

Will Jho Taek Low betray former prime minister Datuk Seri Najib Abdul Razak now that the fugitive financier is seeking a settlement with the US Department of Justice on the litigation to forfeit some US$1.7 billion (RM7 billion) 1MDB-linked assets in the United States? |Read more >|SunDaily

 

New Malaysia | New Initiatives | Sep 24, 2018 @ 15:13

Making a working environment conducive for women with young children

The government is taking measures to provide a more conducive working environment for women with young children, Deputy Prime Minister Datuk Seri Dr Wan Azizah Wan Ismail said today. |Read more >|SunDaily

 

New Malaysia New Govt | Sep 24, 2018 @ 14:02

Gov't wants workforce comprised of 30pct women by 2030: DPM

The government, the private sector and non-state actors should come together to jointly create a conducive environment that would encourage more women to join the workforce. |Read more >|NST

 

New Malaysia | New Initiatives | Sep 24, 2018 @ 13:40

NRD’s mobile bus initiative to see MyKads issued in just 45 minutes

The National Registration Department (JPN) through its JPN Mobile Bus service will be issuing MyKad in 45 minutes to an hour, says its director-general Datuk Mohamad Razin Abdullah. |Read more >|Malaymail

 

New Malaysia | SST | Sep 24, 2018 @ 13:37

Reduce house prices or SST exemption will be revised: LGE

The government might reconsider the Sales and Services Tax (SST) exemption on construction materials and services if developers fail to reduce house prices, said Finance Minister Lim Guan Eng.|Read more >|SunDaily

 

New Malaysia | New Policies: Housing | Sep 24, 2018 @ 13:15

No exclusive townships for foreigners, developers told

Finance minister Lim Guan Eng said Putrajaya had no issues with foreign ownership of properties but warned against real estate development projects solely for foreigners. |Read more >|Malaymail

 

New Malaysia New Initiatives: MoT Sep 24, 2018 @ 13:10

JPJ to tighten the issuing of driving licenses, in light of ‘lesen terbang’ menace

The Road Transport Department (JPJ) will form a special committee to look into a proper mechanism to tighten the issuing of driving licenses.|Read more >|TheStar​​

 

New Malaysia | New Policies | Sep 24, 2018 @ 12:15

Minister: Migrant labourers must foot 80pc of the extension fee

Migrants with the temporary foreign worker permit (PLKS) will be liable for 80 per cent of the RM10,000 levy to be imposed, Finance Minister Lim Guan Eng said today. |Read more >|Malaymail

 

New Malaysia | New Policies | Sep 24, 2018 @ 12:06

Xavier calls for stern action against illegal plastic waste recycling operators

Water, Land and Natural Resources Minister Dr A. Xavier Jayakumar today called on the relevant authorities to suspend, without fear or favour, all unlicensed plastic waste recycling factories in Kuala Langat, Selangor. |Read more >|SunDaily

 

New Malaysia New Govt | Sep 24, 2018 @ 11:26

PH gov't to focus on repairing administration machinery, strengthening finances: PM

The Pakatan Harapan (PH) government will focus on repairing damage in the administrative machinery and improving the country's financial position which is hampered by huge debts, Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad said.|Read more >|NST

 

New Malaysia | New Govt | Sep 24, 2018 @ 11:09

Federal Court refuses to rule on top judges’ appointments

The Federal Court has refused to rule on the appointments of former chief justice Tun Raus Sharif and former Court of Appeal president Tan Sri Zulkefli Ahmad Makinudin. |Read more >|SunDaily

 

New Malaysia New Projects Sep 24, 2018 @ 10:40

Dr M: Proton was a success

Still championing his cause for a third national car project, Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad rubbished claims that Proton was a failure.|Read more >|TheStar​​

 

New Malaysia | New Govt | Sep 24, 2018 @ 10:20

Report: Anwar claims elements of corruption in PKR polls

Unnamed leaders in PKR are allegedly offering projects for support in the party’s internal election, president Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim said. |Read more >|Malaymail

 

New Malaysia Overhaul MoF | Sep 24, 2018 @ 08:07

Funds used for GE14 says Guan Eng

Pakatan Harapan said former prime minister Datuk Seri Najib Razak’s administration, in the four months before the May 9 general election, could have used taxpayers’ money in its hope to regain the ruling mandate. |Read more >|NST

 

New Malaysia | New Govt | Sep 24, 2018 @ 07:49

Ruckus at PKR elections: Possible attempt to sabotage party image

PKR does not rule out the possibility that they ruckus during the party elections in Kedah and Penang yesterday was an attempt to sabotage the party image. |Read more >|SunDaily

 

New Malaysia New Initiatives | Sep 24, 2018

Sabah support for coal mining revives environment issue — Yong

Recent news reports that the Sabah government is considering coal as an option to feed the nation’s and Sabah’s energy needs have again revived concerns among Sabahans over the issue of energy and environment.|Read more >|BorneoPost

 

New Malaysia | Budget 2019 | Sep 24, 2018 @ 06:45

Pua says finding some of RM20b corruption ‘savings’ claimed in Pakatan shadow budget

The RM20 billion of “savings” from tackling corruption that Pakatan Harapan asserted was possible in its shadow budget last year is being realised in part, said DAP’s Tony Pua. |Read more >|Malaymail

 

New Malaysia New Govt Sep 24, 2018 @ 07:00

Reasons 22 officers transferred to Intan

The controversial decision to transfer 22 high-ranking federal officers to the National Institute of Public Administration (Intan) was made by the former chief secretary to the government Tan Sri Dr Ali Hamsa – a day before his retirement on Aug 28.|Read more >|TheStar​​

 

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Sep 23

New Malaysia Overhaul MoF | Sep 24, 2018 @ 22:20

Najib dares Guan Eng to answer 17 questions

Datuk Seri Najib Razak has hit back at Lim Guan Eng over the latter’s statement earlier today, daring the finance minister to answer 17 questions in regards to the financial shape of the nation. |Read more >|NST

 

New Malaysia New Initiatives | Sep 23, 2018 @ 20:59

Govt working on improved Child Registry to protect children from abuse

The Women, Family and Community Development Ministry is working on a Child Registry to protect children from abuse.|Read more >|NST

 

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

Under-age marriages more harm than good: Fuziah

The government is very much concerned over underage marriages, as marrying young will cause more harm than good, said Deputy Minister in the Prime Minister's Department Fuziah Salleh.|Read more >|SunDaily

 

New Malaysia | New Govt PTPTN | Sep 23, 2018 @ 16:40

PTPTN: Draft repayment method to be tabled to the cabinet in two weeks

The draft National Higher Education Fund Corporation (PTPTN) repayment method would be tabled to the Cabinet in two weeks’ time, said its chairman Wan Saiful Wan Jan. |Read more >|Malaymail

 

New Malaysia New Policies | Sep 23, 2018 @ 16:39

Sabah gov't to meet with legal, religious experts on minimum marriage age

The Sabah government will meet with the state’s legal and religious experts to discuss the federal government’s proposal to increase the minimum age of marriage in Malaysia to 18. |Read more >|NST

 

New Malaysia | Overhaul MoF | Sep 23, 2018 @ 15:45

Lim questions Najib on the 96% drop in the govt's Consolidated Account

Former Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Abdul Razak has been asked to explain the drop of RM11.41 billion from the government's Consolidated Revenue Account in the four months from Dec 31, 2017, to April 30, 2018. |Read more >|SunDaily

 

New Malaysia | New Govt | Sep 23, 2018 @ 15:38

Another 10 men detained over brawl during PKR elections

The police have detained another 10 men believed to have been involved in a scuffle following a commotion that resulted in injury during the Parti Keadilan Rakyat (PKR) Merbok divisional elections near here, yesterday. |Read more >|SunDaily

 

New Malaysia New Initiatives | Sep 23, 2018 @ 15:15

Study on proposed Sabah coal power plant and alternatives needed - Stephen Wong

A thorough and detailed study is needed before any decision on the power generation using coal in Sabah proposed by the Federal Government is made, said the state Health and People’s Wellbeing Minister Stephen Wong. |Read more >|NST

 

New Malaysia | New Govt | Sep 23, 2018 @ 14:49

Do not politicise PTPTN: Maszlee

The Education Ministry today called on all quarters, including the opposition, to cease linking the National Higher Education Fund (PTPTN) with the Pakatan Harapan (PH) manifesto for the 14th general election. |Read more >|SunDaily

 

New Malaysia New Initiatives | Sep 23, 2018 @ 14:06

Govt to open more drug rehabilitation centres including a special centre for female addicts in Sabah

The Federal Government will set up a special Cure and Care Rehabilitation Centre (CCRC) catering to only addicts among women in the state soon. |Read more >|NST

 

New Malaysia | New Govt PTPTN | Sep 23, 2018 @ 12:15

IPCMC in line with govt’s commitment to combat corruption, says minister

The setting up of the Independent Police Complaints and Misconduct Commission (IPCMC) to replace the Enforcement Agency Integrity Commission (EAIC) is in line with the government’s serious commitment to combat and eradicate corruption. |Read more >|Malaymail

 

New Malaysia New Govt | Sep 23, 2018 @ 09:11

PKR elections in four states postponed following Kedah fiasco

PKR’s party elections in Perlis, Perak, Negri Sembilan and Melaka have been postponed following complications in the voting process in Penang and Kedah on Saturday. |Read more >|NST

 

New Malaysia 1MDB | Sep 23, 2018 @ 07:09

'Asset hunt may see more charges'

The Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission’s effort to recover assets procured with monies laundered from 1Malaysia Development Bhd (1MDB) may result in more charges being brought against Datuk Seri Najib Razak. |Read more >|NST

 

New Malaysia New Initiatives: MoH Sep 23, 2018 @ 07:00

Cabinet okays housemen fast-track scheme

The Cabinet has approved a fast-track programme for housemen with excellent results in an effort to cut down the waiting time for housemanship training.|Read more >|TheStar​​

 

New Malaysia New Govt Sep 23, 2018 @ 07:00

Fake news still a crime in Malaysia

Dewan Negara voted 28 against 21 to reject the repeal of the Anti-Fake News Act (AFNA). Twenty-eight senators from Barisan Nasional and PAS defended the law and said instead of a repeal, the government should have proposed amendments. The repeal bill will now return to the Dewan Rakyat for re-tabling.|Read more >|TheStar​​

 

New Malaysia New Govt Sep 23, 2018 @ 07:00

Johor set to ban plastic straws

Johor is likely to follow the Federal Territories in banning plastic straws from January, says Jimmy Puah Wee Tse.
|Read more >|TheStar​​

 

New Malaysia New Govt Sep 23, 2018 @ 07:00

Amanah opens door to former Umno leaders

Parti Amanah Negara is taking a welcoming approach towards any former Umno leader, says its president Mohamad Sabu.|Read more >|TheStar​​

 

New Malaysia SST | Sep 23, 2018 @ 00:02

10 per cent 'quite high', Lim urges restaurant operators to reduce the service charge

Finance Minister Lim Guan Eng today suggested restaurants and coffee shop operators to reduce their service charge, to help ease the burden of the people. |Read more >|NST

 

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Sep 22

New Malaysia | New Govt | Sep 22 ,2018 @ 23:00

Minister proposes Mazlan Aliman to lead Agriculture Ministry agency

Persatuan Anak Peneroka Felda Kebangsaan chairman Mazlan Aliman is expected to be appointed as chairman of a key agency under the Agriculture and Agro-Based Industry Ministry.​​|Read more >|Malaymail

 

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

Govt to hold round-table discussions on under-aged marriages

The government is scheduled to hold roundtable discussions next month to discuss in greater detail the standard operating procedure for under-aged marriages. |Read more >|Malaymail

 

New Malaysia | New Govt | Sep 22, 2018 @ 21:10

PKR election: Four men detained near Sungai Petani

Police detained four men aged between 20 and 40 following a commotion that resulted in injury during the Parti Keadilan Rakyat (PKR) Merbok divisional election near Sungai Petani, today. |Read more >|SunDaily

 

New Malaysia | New Govt | Sep 22, 2018 @ 20:56

Not fit to be PM if Malay, Islamic agendas ignored: Anwar

PKR president-elect Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim pointed out that he is not fit to become prime minister if he ignores the agenda for the Malays and Islamic religion. |Read more >|SunDaily

 

New Malaysia New Initiatives | Sep 22, 2018

Sabah to generate employment opportunities with industrialisation

The Sabah government will carry out all efforts to provide employment opportunities for the younger generation especially students from universities and colleges in the state, says Sabah Chief Minister Shafie Apdal. |Read more >|BorneoPost

 

New Malaysia New Govt | Sep 27, 2018 @ 19:19

Johor to stick with present legal marriage age, for now

The state government will, for now, stick to the current legal marriage age — 18 for men and 16 for women. |Read more >|NST

 

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

Anwar: Dr M and I both oppose gay marriage

Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim denied today any differences between him and Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad on issues related to the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) community.​|Read more >|Malaymail

New Malaysia New Initiatives | Sep 27, 2018 @ 19:17

Ipoh set to become sports city - MB

The Perak government aspires to turn Ipoh into a Sports City to ensure the sports facilities or infrastructure constructed in conjunction with the 19th Malaysia Games (Sukma) Games are not left idle. |Read more >|NST

 

New Malaysia | New Projects | Sep 22, 2018 @ 18:10

Penang Forum: State does not need LRT service

A Penang Forum member called on the state government to justify the need for a light rail transit (LRT) system in Penang after reports emerged that the project had been approved by the Land Public Transport Commission (SPAD).|Read more >|SunDaily

New Malaysia | Overhaul | Sep 22, 2018 @ 18:10

Call for probe into Tanjung Manis water supply project

Sarawak DAP vice-chairman David Wong Kee Woan wants the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) to probe the Tanjung Manis Water Supply Project. |Read more > |SunDaily

 

New Malaysia | New Govt | Sep 22 ,2018 @ 18:00

Suhakam does not support gay marriage

The Human Rights Commission of Malaysia (Suhakam) said today it was not in favour of same-sex unions, but also noted that everyone had the same “basic rights” under the Federal Constitution.​​|Read more >|Malaymail

New Malaysia Overhaul | Sep 27, 2018 @ 17:51

Investigate Taib Mahmud without delay, Sarawak DAP urges MACC

Sarawak DAP leaders have urged the state Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) to investigate the Yang di-Pertua Negeri of Sarawak, Tun Abdul Taib Mahmud, for alleged corruption and other wrongdoings.​|Read more >|NST

New Malaysia New Initiatives | Sep 27, 2018 @ 17:48

Entrepreneur development ministry to train entrepreneurs

The Entrepreneur Development Ministry aims to provide proper training for entrepreneurs, while also acting as a coordinating body for agencies under its purview in a bid to strengthen the contribution of entrepreneurs to the economy.​|Read more >|NST

New Malaysia | New Govt | Sep 22, 2018 @ 16:55

MACC identifies three main causes of corruption in M'sia

The Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) has identified the procurement and enforcement sectors, as well as individuals with power who have a vested interest, as the major contributors to corruption in the country.|Read more >|SunDaily

 

New Malaysia | New Initiatives: MCMC | Sep 22, 2018 @ 16:46

Aiming to provide high-speed broadband in high-impact areas

The Ministry of Communications and Multimedia (KKMM) aims to provide high-speed broadband in high-impact areas with speeds of up to 100Mbps through High-Speedpeed Broadband (HSBB) project.|Read more >|SunDaily

 

New Malaysia | SST | Sep 22, 2018 @ 16:40

Companies subject to tax won't be able to evade SST: Guan Eng

Companies that are subject to pay tax will not be able to evade from paying the Sales and Services Tax (SST), as the government has a big database with which to detect their actions. |Read more >|SunDaily

 

New Malaysia New Govt Sep 22, 2018 @ 16:40

E-voting glitch causes a fight, postponement in 8 Kedah PKR divisions

PKR's electronic voting system is not going well in Kedah as the names of candidates and voters went missing in the voting app after the system hung, leading to a fight and the postponement of voting in eight divisions.
|Read more >|TheStar​​

 

New Malaysia 1MDB | Sep 27, 2018 @ 15:41

MACC: Assets, monies and items allegedly purchased through funds misappropriated from 1MDB in the midst of being recovered

The Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) is in the midst of recovering assets, money and other items abroad allegedly purchased using funds misappropriated from 1Malaysia Development Berhad (1MDB). |Read more >|NST

 

New Malaysia New Govt | Sep 27, 2018 @ 15:37

'Pointless to have Parliament approve Art Harun's appointment as EC chairman'

It will be pointless to put forward a motion in Dewan Rakyat to approve the appointment of Azhar Azizan @ Harun as the new Election Commission (EC) chairman. |Read more >|NST

 

New Malaysia New Projects | Sep 27, 2018 @ 14:33

Perak to ink Mou's with Chinese auto parts manufacturers

The Perak government will sign official memoranda of understanding (MoUs) next month with a few automotive component manufacturing companies from China which are interested to open facilities in Tanjung Malim, one of which plans to invest US$150 million.|Read more >|NST

 

New Malaysia New Projects | Sep 27, 2018 @ 13:16

Sabah Mufti against setting 18 as the minimum age of marriage

Sabah Mufti Datuk Bungsu @ Aziz Jaafar is against setting the minimum age of marriage at 18. |Read more >|NST

 

New Malaysia | Overhaul | Sep 22, 2018 @ 13:08

Heavier penalties for poachers: Wildlife Department

Poachers who install and own snares will face more severe penalties when the Wildlife Conservation Act 2010 [Act 716] is reviewed, says Wildlife and National Parks (Perhilitan) director-general Datuk Abdul Kadir Abu Hashim. |Read more >|SunDaily

 

New Malaysia Opinions Sep 22, 2018

Breakthrough promise for Sabah and Sarawak

ABAH and Sarawak to be put back as equal partners under MA63,” my colleague Muguntan Vanar, The Star Sabah bureau chief, WhatsApp-ed me.|Read more >|TheStar​​

 

New Malaysia Overhaul Corruption | Sep 27, 2018 @ 11:27

Muhsin files for review of High Court's decision to acquit Guan Eng, Li Koon

The complainant in the corruption cases involving former Penang chief minister Lim Guan Eng and businesswoman Phang Li Koon has filed for a review of the High Court’s decision to acquit them. |Read more >|NST

 

New Malaysia New Govt Sep 22, 2018 @ 09:56

PKR elections begin Saturday (Sept 22)

The elections for various posts in PKR began Saturday (Sept 22), with members in Kedah and Penang being the first to go to the polls as early as 9 am. |Read more >|TheStar​​

 

New Malaysia | New Govt | Sep 22, 2018 @ 09:39

PKR elections begin today

The elections for various posts in PKR began today, with members in Kedah and Penang were the first to go to the polls as early as 9 am. |Read more >|SunDaily

 

New Malaysia | New Govt | Sep 22 ,2018 @ 09:30

Zuraida accused of cronyism in Selangor local government appointments

Two PKR leaders have accused Zuraida Kamaruddin of cronyism when filling local government positions in Selangor. |Read more >|Malaymail

 

New Malaysia | New Govt | Sep 22, 2018 @ 09:06

RM500,000 to be allocated for houses of armed forces personnel

The Defence Ministry will allocate RM500,000 for renovations on houses that are in need of repairs and the necessary infrastructure for houses occupied by armed forces personnel (RKAT) in Port Dickson, Negri Sembilan. |Read more >|SunDaily

 

New Malaysia | New Govt | Sep 22, 2018 @ 09:06

DPM calls for more private hospitals to implement Baby-Friendly hospital initiative

Deputy Prime Minister Datuk Seri Dr Wan Azizah Wan Ismail has called for more private hospitals to implement the Baby-Friendly Hospital Initiative to help mothers, especially young ones to start their breastfeeding journey. |Read more >|SunDaily

 

New Malaysia | New Govt | Sep 22, 2018 @ 09:06

Govt to streamline Syariah laws

The government plans to streamline Syariah enactments on transgenders in an effort to curb unhealthy activities. |Read more >|SunDaily

 

New Malaysia New Initiatives: MoE Sep 22, 2018 @ 07:00

Maszlee: Chinese firms want to sponsor TVET students

There will be more TVET scholarship and training opportunities for Malaysian students in educational institutions and companies in China, says Education Minister Dr Maszlee Malik.|Read more >|TheStar​​

 

New Malaysia New Govt Budget 2019 Sep 22, 2018 @ 07:00

‘Maintain subsidies for essential goods’

The Domestic Trade and Consumerism Ministry hopes that the Budget 2019 will not revoke the subsidy on the main essential goods for the interior areas of Sabah and Sarawak.|Read more > |TheStar​​

 

New Malaysia New Govt Sep 22, 2018 @ 07:00

11MP mid-term review to be tabled

The mid-term review of the 11th Malaysia Plan will be tabled in the Dewan Rakyat on Oct 18, says Economic Affairs Minister Datuk Seri Azmin Ali. |Read more >|TheStar​​

 

New Malaysia | Opposition | Sep 21 ,2018 @ 22:00

Don’t accept EC chairman post until Parliament reconvenes, Khairy tells Art Harun

Former Youth and Sports Minister Khairy Jamaluddin has urged prominent lawyer Azhar Harun to hold off from becoming the Election Commission (EC) chairman, at least until the Parliament has given consent. |Read more >|Malaymail

 

New Malaysia | New Policies | Sep 21, 2018 @ 21:02

Straws ban for traders and food outlet operators: Federal Territories Ministry

The ban on the use of plastic drinking straws effective Jan 1, 2020, is aimed at traders and operators of food outlets who are licence holders, and not at the public. |Read more >|SunDaily

 

New Malaysia New Govt | Sep 21, 2018 @ 18:21

Govt unaware of any move to pull out investments should Lynas cease operations

The government is in the dark about any intention of giant Australian companies to pull out their investments in Malaysia, should Lynas Corporation Ltd’s (Lynas) rare earth processing plant in Pahang shut down. |Read more >|NST

 

New Malaysia New Projects | Sep 21, 2018 @ 18:11

Penang adamant to push ahead with LRT

Penang is adamant in going ahead with the proposed light rail transit (LRT) project despite the decommissioned Land Public Transport Commission (SPAD) saying it may not be the best option for the state. |Read more >|NST

 

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New Malaysia New Govt | Sep 21, 2018 @ 17:04

M'sian anti-sodomy law archaic, unjust: Anwar

Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim believes that the country’s anti-sodomy law is archaic and unjust, as seen in the two charges that landed him behind bars. |Read more >|NST

 

New Malaysia | New Govt | Sep 21 ,2018 @ 16:41

Johor to review economic development plans with Singapore, Riau for mutual growth

The Johor government will review the Singapore-Johor-Riau (Sijori) growth triangle in an effort to increase the state’s economic development by strengthening relations between the tripartite parties.​|Read more >|Malaymail

 

New Malaysia | New Govt | Sep 21, 2018 @ 16:59

No govt machinery for PD polls says Anwar

Government machinery will not be used for the upcoming Port Dickson by-election, said PKR president-elect Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim. |Read more >|SunDaily

 

New Malaysia New Govt | Sep 21, 2018 @ 16:13

Sabah will not compromise on border security, says CM

The state government will not compromise in the face of threats in its waters and borders.|Read more >|NST

 

New Malaysia New Govt | Sep 21, 2018 @ 15:57

Mufti: Age limits for marriage can only be enforced in civil law

The government’s proposal to raise the minimum age from 16 to 18 for girls will protect their welfare and prevent them from falling victim to arranged marriages. |Read more >|NST

 

New Malaysia | New Policies | Sep 21, 2018 @ 15:14

New act to improve promotions for top public service officers: Mahathir

The government has agreed to draft a Public Services Act to improve the promotion process for officers in the senior management group, Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad said today. |Read more > |SunDaily

 

New Malaysia Overhaul Sep 21, 2018 @ 15:09

Kuantan MP Fuziah Salleh to head the committee to evaluate controversial Lynas plant

Fuziah Salleh (pic) has been appointed as the chairman of a Lynas evaluation committee. She is Deputy Minister in the Prime Minister's Department and MP for Kuantan, the closest major town to the controversial Lynas plant.

|Read more >|TheStar

 

New Malaysia New Govt Sep 21, 2018 @ 15:06

Rais Yatim claims Wan Hamidi as Bernama CEO will 'politicise' the news agency

Tan Sri Rais Yatim (pic) is not in favour of Wan Hamidi Hamid, former editor of DAP publication The Rocket, being appointed as Bernama CEO.  |Read more >|TheStar

 

New Malaysia New Govt | Sep 21, 2018 @ 14:43

Malaysian Aviation Council to be established to improve industry

The Transport Ministry will establish a Malaysian Aviation Council to discuss and deliberate matters pertaining to the aviation industry.|Read more >|NST

 

New Malaysia | New Policies | Sep 21 ,2018 @ 14:39

No more political appointees as envoys says PM

The position of ambassadors or high commissioners will no longer be filled in by political appointees, Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad said today. |Read more >|Malaymail

 

New Malaysia New Govt | Sep 21, 2018 @ 14:36

MACC has proof many Umno leaders living beyond their means: PM

Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad today said that the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Agency (MACC) has evidence that a number of Umno leaders are ‘living beyond their means.’ |Read more >|NST

 

New Malaysia | New Govt | Sep 21, 2018 @ 14:36

Mahathir says Umno leaders have met him

Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad today said several Umno leaders had met him recently.|Read more >|SunDaily

 

New Malaysia | New Policies | Sep 21 ,2018 @ 14:32

Putrajaya finally replaces EAIC with IPCMC, forms ombudsman body

The government has decided to strengthen the Enforcement Agency Integrity Commission (EAIC) by rebranding it as the Independent Police Complaints and Misconduct Commission (IPCMC), Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad announced today. |Read more >|Malaymail

 

New Malaysia | New Policies | Sep 21 ,2018 @ 14:32

Putrajaya says ‘yes’ to stronger Suhakam, but ‘no’ to LGBT rights

Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad announced today that the Human Rights Commission of Malaysia (Suhakam) will be strengthened by an amendment of 1999. |Read more >|Malaymail

 

New Malaysia | New Initiatives | Sep 21 ,2018 @ 14:08

Loke: No more 'raba-raba' business at airports with the installation of new X-ray machines

The days of passengers being "raba-raba" (frisked) at immigration check points in KLIA and KLIA2 will soon be a thing of the past, says Transport Minister Anthony Loke.
|Read more >|TheStar

 

New Malaysia New Govt | Sep 21, 2018 @ 13:56

Malaysia cannot accept LGBT and same-sex marriage, says Dr M

Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad today told the Human Rights Commission of Malaysia (Suhakam) that Malaysia has different value systems than those in the western world. |Read more >|NST

 

New Malaysia New Policies | Sep 21, 2018 @ 12:23

Anti-child marriage bill to tabled by year-end says Mujahid

A bill to prohibit child marriage is in the works and will be tabled in Parliament by the end of the year, said Minister in the Prime Minister’s Department Datuk Dr Mujahid Yusof Rawa today.|Read more >|NST

 

New Malaysia New Initiatives | Sep 21, 2018

10-year action plans to manage wildlife in Sabah

The Sunda clouded leopard, proboscis monkey and Bornean banteng 10-year action plans are now on the final lap of implementation. Read more >|BorneoPost

 

New Malaysia | 1MDB | Sep 21, 2018 @ 12:01

AGC hosts tri-nation meeting on 1MDB probes

Prosecutors, experts in asset acquisition and investigators from the United States, Singapore and Switzerland held a meeting recently in Putrajaya on the investigations into the 1Malaysia Development Berhad (1MDB) strategic investment company, the Attorney-General's Chambers (AGC) said today. |Read more >|SunDaily

 

New Malaysia 1MDB | Sep 21, 2018 @ 11:58

Najib posts RM1.5mil out of RM3.5mil bail

Datuk Seri Najib Razak has paid RM1.5 million out of his RM3.5 million bail set for his money laundering and power abuse charges today. |Read more >|NST

 

New Malaysia New Govt Sep 21, 2018 @ 11:58

Art Harun is new EC chairman

Lawyer Azhar Harun or better known as Art Harun has been appointed the new chairman of the Election Commission. |Read more >|TheStar

 

New Malaysia | New Govt | Sep 21, 2018 @ 11:52

Wan Azizah says she is committed to ending child marriages

Deputy Prime Minister Datuk Seri Dr Wan Azizah Wan Ismail (pix) has stressed that she is against child marriages and does not condone the practice amidst recent criticism of the government's handling of the matter. |Read more >|SunDaily

 

New Malaysia New Govt Sep 21, 2018 @ 08:54

Law Minister agrees medical marijuana case should be reviewed

Datuk Liew Vui Keong believes the case of a 29-year-old man sentenced to death for distributing medical marijuana should be reviewed.|Read more >|TheStar

 

New Malaysia | 1MDB | Sep 21, 2018 @ 08:26

Police search Najib's mother's house

Police have raided the home of Tun Rahah Mohd Noah, the mother of Datuk Seri Najib Abdul Razak at Jalan Eaton here while Najib was being charged at court today. |Read more >|SunDaily

 

New Malaysia | New Govt Budget 2019 | Sep 21, 2018 @ 08:12

Budget 2019 will be difficult, says Guan Eng

The 2019 Budget will be a difficult one for the federal government, said Finance Minister Lim Guan Eng. |Read more >|SunDaily

 

New Malaysia | New Govt | Sep 21, 2018 @ 08:04

Underage marriage: Syariah Court judges must follow SOP, says Mujahid

Syariah court judges handling underage marriages are reminded to follow the standard operating procedures (SOPs) which have been approved at the Syariah Judges' Conference two months ago. |Read more >|SunDaily

 

New Malaysia | New Projects | Sep 21 ,2018 @ 08:00

EIA is only the first step of the highway project, says Penang chief minister

The Environment Impact Assessment (EIA) for the Pan Island Link (PIL1) highway project is only the first in a series of steps before the project is implemented, said Chow Kon Yeow. |Read more >|Malaymail

 

New Malaysia New Initiatives | Sep 21, 2018

MITI, SEDIA ready to turn Sabah into regional powerhouse

The Sabah Economic Development and Investment Authority (SEDIA) is ready to foster closer collaboration with agencies under the Ministry of International Trade and Industry (MITI) such as the Malaysian Investment Development Authority (MIDA) and Malaysia External Trade Development Corporation (MATRADE), to turn Sabah into a regional economic powerhouse within BIMP-EAGA. |Read more >|BorneoPost

 

New Malaysia | New Projects | Sep 21 ,2018 @ 08:00

Penang state leaders not pocketing money in highway project says the minister

The Energy, Technology, Science, Climate Change and Environment minister told a packed town hall session here last night that whatever decision the state or federal governments make, it is in the state's best interest. |Read more >|Malaymail

 

New Malaysia New Initiatives Sep 21, 2018 @ 07:00