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Sep 30

New Malaysia | New Initiatives: MoE Oct 01, 2018 @ 07:30

Maszlee pledges to introduce more kindness into the school system

Education Minister Dr Maszlee Malik has pledged to introduce more kindness into the school system, including through the successful #StandTogether National Kindness Week introduced earlier this year. |Read more >|TheStar​​​


New Malaysia | Opinions Oct 01, 2018 @ 07:30

Are we complicit in the 1MDB scandal?

Why did most of us fail to voice our concerns when the 1MDB scandal was unfolding? Those who did say something did so cautiously.|Read more >|TheStar​​​


New Malaysia | New Initiatives Oct 01, 2018 @ 07:30

Melaka Zoo returned to state govt

The management of the Melaka Zoo and Night Safari in Ayer Keroh here has now been returned to the state government, says state Housing, Local Government and Environment Committee chairman Tey Kok Kiew.
|Read more >|TheStar​​​


New Malaysia | New Govt Oct 01, 2018 @ 07:30

Group stages protest to demand proper housing

Some 100 people embroiled in housing issues across the country staged a street protest, demanding their right for proper housing.|Read more >|TheStar​​​


New Malaysia New Projects | Sep 30, 2018 @ 20:47

Penang to consider a trackless alternative to LRT

Penang will study a proposal to build a trackless Autonomous Rail Rapid Transit (ART) as an alternative to the proposed light rail transit (LRT) in its mega multi-billion Penang Transport Master Plan (PTMP) project. |Read more >|NST


New Malaysia | Overhaul: MoT | Sep 30, 2018 @ 20:45

Loke: Two more weeks for illegal driving licence holders to surrender

Illegal driving licence holders have two more weeks to surrender their licences to the Integrity Unit of the state Road Transport Department (JPJ) or face action.|Read more >|Malaymail


New Malaysia | New Initiatives: MoY | Sep 30, 2018 @ 20:28

Youth Ministry to work with ministries, NGOs to prepare youths to vote

The Youth and Sports Ministry will work with other ministries and non-governmental organisations (NGOs) in educating and preparing young people to vote in the next general election, its deputy minister Steven Sim said. |Read more >|TheStar​​​


New Malaysia New Initiatives: PTPTN | Sep 30, 2018 @ 19:48

PTPTN formulating a new mechanism to help new graduates repay their loans

The National Higher Education Fund Corporation (PTPTN) will not burden new graduates who are unable to repay their loans due to low salaries. |Read more >|NST


New Malaysia New Govt | Sep 30, 2018 @ 19:44

PWD completes upgrading works for 122 schools

122 out of 158 schools have been upgraded under the Public Works Department's (PWD) upgrading of dilapidated schools project this year. |Read more >|NST


New Malaysia New Initiatives:KPWKM | Sep 30, 2018 @ 19:20

Hannah Yeoh: Ministry to moot compulsory education for children to reduce the number of child marriages

Encouraging children to remain in school and continue with their studies is just one of the measures the Women, Family and Community Development Ministry is looking at to reduce the occurrences of child marriages.|Read more >|NST


New Malaysia | Opposition | Sep 30, 2018 @ 18:45

Zahid insists on PAS link-up despite opposition

Datuk Seri Ahmad Zahid Hamidi has again defended the Umno’s alliance with rivals PAS, insisting at its annual general assembly here that the move would help the party regain federal power. |Read more > |Malaymail


New Malaysia New Govt | Sep 30, 2018 @ 18:37

Many factors to be considered before the transfer of power is done

The country’s economic situation and also security issues along with other factors need to be considered before any transfer of power to a new prime minister is done. |Read more >|NST


New Malaysia SST | Sep 30, 2018 @ 17:41

SST on pneumatic tyres, electric motorcycles reduced to five per cent

Pneumatic tyres and electric motorcycles are the latest items where the Sales and Service Tax has been reduced to five per cent from the 10 per cent previously, said Finance Minister Lim Guan Eng. |Read more >|NST


New Malaysia | Overhaul | Sep 30, 2018 @ 16:45

List down cancelled projects, Sarawak Pakatan tells GPS reps

Sarawak Pakatan Harapan (PH) chairman Chong Chieng Jen today asked Gabungan Parti Sarawak (GPS) lawmakers to submit the list of projects the latter claimed have been terminated. |Read more >|Malaymail


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

Eddy Chen appointed PR1MA chairman

Metro Kajang Berhad managing director Tan Sri Eddy Chen has been appointed as the  new chairman of Perbadanan PR1MA Malaysia (PR1MA), effective tomorrow (Oct 1).|Read more >|Malaymail


New Malaysia New Govt | Sep 30, 2018 @ 16:10

Sarawak govt urged to unfreeze land along postponed LRT line

Sarawak Pakatan Harapan is urging the state government to unfreeze land located along the proposed Light Rail Transit (LRT) line since the project has been postponed. |Read more >|NST


New Malaysia | New Initiatives Sep 30, 2018 @ 15:55

Independent committee on foreign workers to start work in two weeks

The independent committee that coordinates the overall policies and management of foreign workers will begin its work on the second week of October, according to Human Resource Minister M. Kula Segaran. |Read more >|SunDaily


New Malaysia | SST Sep 30, 2018 @ 15:06

Information counters on SST will open beginning Oct 2

The Finance Ministry with the cooperation of the Royal Malaysian Customs Department (RMCD) will open information counters on the Sales and Service Tax (SST) beginning Oct 2 at the Federal Territory Customs Complex in Kelana Jaya. |Read more >|SunDaily


New Malaysia Overhaul | Sep 30, 2018 @ 14:25

Sabah statutory bodies, gov't-linked agencies to be revamped

Statutory bodies and government-linked agencies in the state must undergo a revamp to improve their performance, said Chief Minister Datuk Seri Mohd Shafie Apdal. |Read more >|NST


New Malaysia | Government Programmes Sep 30, 2018 @ 14:05

Ministry introduces Community Empowerment Programme at People's Housing Projects

The Community Empowerment Programme introduced for the People's Housing Project (PPR) aims to create a collective community to address issues faced at such projects. |Read more >|SunDaily


New Malaysia Overhaul Corruption | Sep 30, 2018

Immigration Dept to review system to fight graft – DG

Immigration director-general Datuk Seri Mustafar Ali said the immigration department has had talks with the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) to  review and bring about continuous improvements to the systems and procedures in the department.|Read more >|BorneoPost


New Malaysia | New Policies | Sep 30, 2018 @ 12:20

PM: ‘Look East’ policy has China in sights as well

Malaysia’s “Look East” Policy will also include China as Putrajaya seeks to rejuvenate and upgrade its policy to deepen collaboration and strengthen business competitiveness, Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad asserted. |Read more >|Malaymail


New Malaysia New Initiatives | Sep 30, 2018 @ 10:14

Sabah to beef up regional security to boost tourism sector

The state government is committed to beefing up security in the region to safeguard the people’s safety and boost the tourism sector. |Read more >|NST


New Malaysia | New Govt: GPA Sep 30, 2018 @ 09:42

Government's right to sue individuals should be reviewed: Gobind Singh

The government should consider amending the Government Proceedings Act 1956 to remove or restrict the government's right to file a defamation suit against citizens of the country, said Communication and Multimedia Minister Gobind Singh Deo. |Read more >|SunDaily


New Malaysia | PD By-election Sep 30, 2018 @ 08:44

Isa optimistic Felda issues will not derail chances of winning

Tan Sri Mohd Isa Abdul Samad, who will be contesting as an independent candidate in the Port Dickson by-election is confident old issues in which he was implicated before this will not affect his potential to garner support and win the seat.|Read more >|SunDaily


New Malaysia | PD By-election | Sep 30, 2018 @ 08:30

Anwar says won’t be announcing PD campaign fund allocation

PKR President-elect Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim says he will not announce any allocation or project to win the hearts of voters in the Port Dickson by-election. |Read more >|Malaymail


New Malaysia | New Govt Sep 30, 2018 @ 08:22

No community will be marginalised in Sabah development

The Sabah government will not marginalise any community in its efforts to develop the state, said Chief Minister Datuk Seri Mohd Shafie Apdal .|Read more >|SunDaily


New Malaysia | Wishlist Sep 30, 2018 @ 07:30

MATTA wants govt to lure cruise ships to homeport in Penang

Malaysian Asso­ciation of Tour and Travel Agents (MATTA) wants the government to give tax and other fiscal incentives to lure cruise ships to homeport in Penang instead of Singapore.|Read more >|TheStar​​​


New Malaysia New Initiatives | Sep 30, 2018

New Malaysia aspires to provide subsidised childcare – Hannah Yeoh

The new Malaysia aspires to have subsidised childcare to cater to the needs of about a third of its population. |Read more >|BorneoPost


New Malaysia New Initiatives | Sep 29, 2018

Mixed marriage kids’ predicament

The state government will address the issue of late registration of the births of children from mixed marriages, where one parent is a Malaysian. |Read more >|BorneoPost


New Malaysia Opposition | Sep 29, 2018 @ 23:26

BN to be rebranded

Barisan Nasional (BN) will be rebranded as a new coalition made up of political parties and non-governmental organisations (NGOs). |Read more >|NST


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Sep 29

New Malaysia | Government Programmes Sep 29, 2018 @ 20:30

Growing response for i-Suri - Dr Wan Azizah

A total of 11,562 housewives have registered with the Employees Provident Fund's (EPF) voluntary contribution programme for housewives (i-Suri) since the registration began on Aug 15. |Read more >|SunDaily


New Malaysia | New Govt | Sep 29, 2018 @ 18:46

Government postpones oil royalty payment to Kelantan

The Federal Government has postponed oil royalty payment to Kelantan due to some on-going court matters which have yet to be resolved. |Read more >|NST


New Malaysia PD By-election Sep 29, 2018 @ 17:49

Anwar's eligibility to contest can be challenged, claim 2 lawyers

Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim's eligibility to contest the Port Dickson parliamentary seat can be challenged in a court of law, say lawyers Aidil Khalid and Siti Kassim.
|Read more >|TheStar​​​


New Malaysia | Fakenews | Sep 29, 2018 @ 17:32

'Viral photos, claim ICs issued to illegal migrants baseless'

Photos that went viral on social media with the claim that the government had attempted to grant citizenship to illegal immigrants here yesterday are baseless. |Read more >|NST


New Malaysia Wishlist | Sep 29, 2018 @ 17:04

'Reform committee for GLCs needed to prevent another 1MDB'

A reform committee must be set up to review government-linked companies (GLCs) to prevent another 1Malaysia Development Bhd (1MDB).​​|Read more >|NST

New Malaysia New Govt Sep 29, 2018 @ 16:05

Kota Melaka MP says GIACC letter clearly states Oct 15 deadline for asset declaration

A DAP lawmaker has clarified that all Pakatan Harapan MPs have until Oct 15 to submit their asset declaration forms as required by the Pakatan Government.|Read more >|TheStar​​​


New Malaysia | 1MDB Sep 29, 2018 @ 15:45

Sultanah of Terengganu pursues legal action against Sarawak Report editor 

The Sultanah of Terengganu is taking legal action against Sarawak Report editor Clare Rewcastle-Brown, Gerakbudaya publishing and Coon press Sdn Bhd to the tune of RM300 million for allegations in the book "The Sarawak Report: The Inside Story of the 1MDB Expose" which links the Sultanah to Jho Low and the 1MDB scandal.|Read more >|SunDaily


New Malaysia New Govt Sep 29, 2018 @ 15:42

Sabah mufti says the proposal to lower legal marriage age only for 'special cases'

After facing the mounting backlash from the public for his controversial remarks, Sabah mufti Datuk Bungsu @ Aziz Jaafar has clarified that his statement that girls should be allowed to marry at 14, and boys at 16, only applied to "special cases".|Read more >|TheStar​​​


New Malaysia | New Initiatives: MoE | Sep 29, 2018 @ 15:20

Mazlee: Education institutions to have Unesco clubs by next year

There will be a United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organisation (Unesco) club in every education institution in the country by next year, said the education minister.|Read more >|Malaymail


New Malaysia | 1MDB Sep 29, 2018 @ 14:38

Malaysian authorities received information on Jho Low whereabouts: Mahathir

Malaysian authorities have received some information on the whereabouts of fugitive tycoon Low Taek Jho, better known as Jho Low, from several parties including Malaysians, said Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad. |Read more >|SunDaily


New Malaysia | New Govt Sep 29, 2018 @ 14:24

Chow says not aware exco quizzed by MACC as claimed in a viral post

Two senior members of the Penang government have expressed surprise over a viral post claiming that a state exco member had been quizzed by the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) over alleged misappropriation of school funds. |Read more >|SunDaily


New Malaysia | New Govt | Sep 29, 2018 @ 12:25

Dr M: Malaysia won't repeal sodomy law, goes against Islam

Malaysia will not abolish its laws against sodomy as it cannot be tolerated here, Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad has said. |Read more >|Malaymail


New Malaysia | PD By-election Sep 29, 2018 @ 10:47

Nomination process over, seven candidates file papers

Seven candidates filed their nomination papers for the Oct 13 Port Dickson by-election at the Port Dickson Municipal Council hall here today. |Read more >|SunDaily


New Malaysia | New Govt | Sep 29, 2018 @ 13:27

Dr M: Criticism of cronyism against me unfair, misunderstood

Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad believes that the criticism leveled against him over his alleged “cronies” were unfair and misunderstood.|Read more >|NST


New Malaysia | PD By-election Sep 29, 2018 @ 09:07

Anwar's former aide Saiful Bukhari to contest PD polls

Former personal assistant to Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim, Mohd Saiful Bukhari Azlan (pix) has confirmed that he will contest in the by-election in Port Dickson. |Read more >|SunDaily


New Malaysia PD By-election Sep 29, 2018 @ 08:30

Nomination process for PD by-election gets underway

The nomination process for the Port Dickson by-election gets underway at 9 am Saturday (Sept 29) with all Malaysians eagerly waiting to know how many candidates will be contesting.|Read more >|TheStar​​​


New Malaysia PD By-election Sep 29, 2018 @ 08:16

Anwar pledges to clean up PD beaches if he becomes MP

Incoming PKR President Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim has pledged to breath new life into the squalid conditions of the Port Dickson beaches, if he wins in the coming polls on Oct 13.|Read more >|TheStar​​​


New Malaysia New Initiatives Sep 29, 2018 @ 07:30

CM: Help underway for the stateless in Sabah

A realistic and comprehensive approach will be put in place to resolve problems faced by “undocumented Malaysians” in Sabah, says Chief Minister Datuk Seri Mohd Shafie Apdal.|Read more >|TheStar​​​


New Malaysia Overhaul: Corruption Sep 29, 2018 @ 07:30

Mohd Shukri: More people providing quality info now

More people are coming forward to provide quality information and good leads to the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commis­sion (MACC), said chief commissioner Datuk Seri Mohd Shukri Abdull.|Read more >|TheStar​​​


New Malaysia SST | Sep 29, 2018 @ 07:18

Strict action will be taken against telcos charging SST on prepaid cards - Gobind

Strict action will be taken against any telecommunications companies who are still reluctant to exempt the Sales and Service Tax (SST) for the sale of prepaid cards which is accorded to Malaysians only. |Read more >|NST


New Malaysia New Initiatives | Sep 29, 2018 @ 00:41

Short and sweet: Parents no longer allowed to give babies overly-long names

Parents are now prohibited from registering their newborn children with names that have more than 80 letters. |Read more >|NST


New Malaysia | New Initiatives | Sep 28, 2018 @ 20:00

Putrajaya moots requiring proof of intent in criminalising online speech under CMA

The government said it is proposing amending Section 233 of the Communications and Multimedia Act 1998 (CMA), which criminalises making offensive comments online, by introducing the requirement for proof of intent. |Read more >|Malaymail


New Malaysia | Overhaul: MoE | Sep 28, 2018 @ 19:57

Education Ministry to probe corruption claims over the transfer of SJKT teachers

The Education Ministry is conducting investigations into allegations of corruption in the transfer of teachers and the appointment of school heads at Tamil vernacular schools (SJKT), as reported by local Tamil daily Makkal Osai recently. |Read more >|SunDaily


New Malaysia New Initiatives | Sep 28, 2018

Move to develop Tawau into seafood export hub

Minister of Agriculture and Food Industry Junz Wong affirmed Sabah’s high potential to be developed into an agriculture downstream industry with its abundant resources. |Read more >|BorneoPost


New Malaysia Overhaul Corruption | Sep 28, 2018 @ 18:09

MACC supports PM's call for the death penalty for corruption

The Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) has voiced its support for Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad’s suggestion that the death penalty is imposed on those found guilty of corruption.|Read more >|NST


New Malaysia New Initiatives | Sep 28, 2018

Centralized marine, forest monitoring

The Borneo Centralized Monitoring Centre (BCMC) can enhance Sabah’s ability to address challenges in its marine and forestry domains, said Chief Minister Datuk Seri Mohd Shafie Apdal. |Read more >|BorneoPost


New Malaysia | New Govt | Sep 28, 2018 @ 21:30

Syed Saddiq: Undergraduates free to participate in Umno assembly

Youth and Sports Minister Syed Saddiq Abdul Rahman assured undergraduates today that they would not be punished for participating in Umno’s general assembly. |Read more >|Malaymail


New Malaysia | New Projects | Sep 28, 2018 @ 20:30

Air Selangor inks RM2.55b SPLASH takeover deal

Syarikat Pengeluar Air Selangor Holdings Bhd (SPLASH Holdings) today entered into a conditional agreement to sell water treatment concessionaire Syarikat Pengeluar Air Sungai Selangor Sdn Bhd (Air Selangor) to the Selangor government for RM2.55 billion. |Read more >|Malaymail


New Malaysia | New Govt | Sep 28, 2018 @ 20:30

Parliament doesn’t need to recognise Shadow Cabinet, says deputy Speaker

Barisan Nasional’s (BN) Shadow Cabinet does not require parliamentary recognition as it is only a convention, Parliament Deputy Speaker Nga Kor Ming said today. |Read more >|Malaymail


New Malaysia | New Initiatives: MCMC | Sep 28, 2018 @ 20:30

The Communications and Multimedia Ministry is considering setting up a commission specifically designed for the startup industry in Malaysia. |Read more >|Malaymail


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Sep 28

New Malaysia | New Projects | Sep 28, 2018 @ 19:13

Proposed amendment to CMA would see higher penalties: Gobind 

The proposed amendment to the Communications and Multimedia Act 1998 (CMA) would see a substantial increase in penalties against the licensees for non-compliance of directions made by the Malaysian Communication and Multimedia Commission (MCMC). |Read more >|SunDaily


New Malaysia | New Initiatives: Housing | Sep 28, 2018 @ 19:00

Zuraida: Govt in talks with developers to resolve housing overhang

The Housing and Local Government Ministry is currently in talks with property developers to resolve residential property overhang worth more than RM22 billion, says Minister Zuraida Kamaruddin. |Read more >|Malaymail


New Malaysia Overhaul Corruption | Sep 28, 2018 @ 18:47

Game over: MACC nabs immigration officers abetting people smugglers at KLIA

Six Immigration Department officers were arrested by the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) today for suspected involvement in corruption and power abuse. |Read more >|NST


New Malaysia | Government Programmes | Sep 28, 2018 @ 18:30

Minister: 186,354 heads of household to benefit from Food Bank Programme

About 186,354 heads of household earning below RM940 a month will benefit from the Food Bank Programme implemented by the Ministry of Domestic Trade and Consumer Affairs (KPDNHEP) to ease their burden. |Read more >|Malaymail


New Malaysia Overhaul Corruption | Sep 28, 2018 @ 18:23

RM2.5 billion cash seized since June, says MACC

The Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) has seized and frozen a total of RM2.5 billion in cash since June. |Read more >|NST


New Malaysia PD By-election Sep 28, 2018 @ 18:14

Anwar eligible to contest in PD polls says AG

Attorney General Tommy Thomas has confirmed that Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim is eligible to contest in the Port Dickson by-election.|Read more >|TheStar​​​


New Malaysia New Initiatives: MoE | Sep 28, 2018 @ 17:54

'Murid-murid Parlimen': DBP to offer BM courses to MPs

Dewan Bahasa dan Pustaka (DBP) will offer Bahasa Melayu courses beginning January to Members of Parliament wishing to improve their proficiency in the national language. |Read more >|NST


New Malaysia | New Projects | Sep 28, 2018 @ 17:40

Penang inks agreement for another reclamation project

Penang has inked an agreement for another reclamation project, this time off the shores of Butterworth near Bagan Ajam, where work to develop a new RM2 billion waterfront scheduled to take place within the next six years. |Read more >|SunDaily


New Malaysia | New Govt | Sep 28, 2018 @ 17:20

Bernama pledges to be corruption-free

Bernama today took the pledge to be free of corruption, joining a number of news organisations that were the earliest to do so under the Pakatan Harapan government. |Read more >|SunDaily


New Malaysia New Govt Sep 28, 2018 @ 16:51

Hanipa: Pakatan to form a committee to study case allowing govt to sue individuals

The Pakatan Harapan government will push for a change in the law which allows the government to sue individuals for defamation, says Mohamed Hanipa Maidin. |Read more >|TheStar​​​


New Malaysia 1MDB Sep 28, 2018 @ 16:29

Najib settles RM3.5mil bail payment

Former premier Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak has settled his RM3.5mil bail imposed by the Sessions Court for 25 charges of graft and money laundering linked to 1Malaysia Development Bhd (1MDB).|Read more >|TheStar​​​


New Malaysia | New Govt | Sep 28, 2018 @ 16:19

Unity govt suggestion will be discussed once Tun Mahathir returns

The suggestion of a unity government will be discussed once Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad is back in Malaysia, said Deputy Prime Minister Datuk Seri Dr Wan Azizah Wan Ismail. |Read more >|SunDaily


New Malaysia New Initiatives: Housing | Sep 28, 2018 @ 16:03

Volunteer squads to deal with disasters at PPRs

Volunteer squads consisting of People’s Housing Project (PPR) residents will be set up soon to provide aid in disaster situations at PPRs. |Read more >|NST


New Malaysia Overhaul: HSR Sep 28, 2018 @ 15:55

Joint Malaysia-Singapore Olympics 2032 bid derailed over HSR suspension

Plans for a joint bid by Malaysia and Singapore to host the Olympics in 2032 are derailed, following the suspension of the High-Speed Rail (HSR) project, says Olympic Council of Malaysia honorary life president Tunku Tan Sri Imran Tuanku Ja’afar.|Read more >|TheStar​​​


New Malaysia New Projects | Sep 28, 2018 @ 15:52

New waterfront set to be created in Butterworth

The coastal landscape in north Butterworth, between the North Butterworth Container Terminal (NBCT) and Jalan Tunku Putra, Teluk Air Tawar, is set to change with the construction of a new waterfront within the next few years. |Read more >|NST


New Malaysia New Initiatives | Sep 28, 2018 @ 15:30

'Halt plastic waste processing activities at illegal factories immediately'

A Kuala Langat-based environmental group has called for a concerted effort by the authorities to immediately halt all plastic waste processing activities in the district which are causing air pollution and endangering the lives of the local community. |Read more >|NST


New Malaysia | New Initiatives | Sep 28, 2018 @ 15:09

Govt to build three more ‘Anjung Kasih’ facilities at hospitals next year, DPM says

Three more ‘Anjung Kasih’ are to be provided next year to increase to 14 these free accommodation facility at hospitals for the use of the deserving next-of-kin of patients, Deputy Prime Minister Datuk Seri Dr Wan Azizah Wan Ismail said today. |Read more >|Malaymail


New Malaysia | New Govt | Sep 28, 2018 @ 15:00

MACC display of declaration of assets by ministers now on Oct 15

The display of the list of the declaration of assets by members of the Cabinet and MPs on the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) portal has been postponed from Oct 1 to 15, it was stated today. |Read more >|SunDaily


New Malaysia | New Govt | Sep 28, 2018 @ 14:19

Amar Singh challenges Raja Petra to lodge a report over claims of theft

Police have challenged renegade blogger Raja Petra Kamarudin to come to Malaysia and lodge a report over his allegations that investigators had stolen over RM40 million while raiding former prime minister Datuk Seri Najib Abdul Razak's properties. |Read more >|SunDaily


New Malaysia SST Sep 28, 2018 @ 13:45

Construction costs expected to go down by 5% due to SST exemption

Construction costs of residential properties are expected to be reduced by 3% to 5% due to the Sales and Service Tax (SST) exemption on basic construction materials, said Construction Industry Development Board (CIDB) chief executive Datuk Ahmad Asri Abdul Hamid.|Read more >|TheStar​​​


New Malaysia New Initiatives | Sep 28, 2018 @ 13:43

Mobile court has helped sort of 40,000 birth certification cases in Sabah

Some 40,000 cases related to birth certification have been sorted out since the inception of mobile court services in Sabah about 10 years ago. |Read more >|NST


New Malaysia | 1MDB | Sep 28, 2018 @ 13:05

Cops to haul up Najib, Rosmah for commercial crime probe on 1MDB

Investigators will summon former prime minister Datuk Seri Najib Razak and wife Datin Seri Rosmah Mansor for interviews on possible commercial crimes related to the 1MDB corruption scandal, police confirmed today. |Read more >|Malaymail


New Malaysia Overhaul Sep 28, 2018 @ 12:51

MACC nabs Immigration officers who allegedly allow hardcore criminals through

Six Immigration officers manning an exit point were arrested in a sting operation by the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) for alleged corruption and abuse of power. |Read more >|TheStar​​​


New Malaysia | New Govt | Sep 28, 2018 @ 12:12

Govt to build three more ‘Anjung Kasih’ facilities at hospitals next year, DPM says

Three more ‘Anjung Kasih’ are to be provided next year to increase to 14 these free accommodation facility at hospitals for the use of the deserving next-of-kin of patients, Deputy Prime Minister Datuk Seri Dr Wan Azizah Wan Ismail said today. |Read more >|Malaymail


New Malaysia | New Govt | Sep 28, 2018 @ 12:08

After JAC post, PM appoints ex-judge to head competition commission

Former judge Datuk Seri Hishamudin Yunus has now been appointed by the prime minister to be the chairman of the Malaysia Competition Commission (MyCC). |Read more >|Malaymail


New Malaysia New Initiatives | Sep 28, 2018 @ 11:21

#MyDigitalMaker movement: Producing a generation of creators

IN order to meet the demands of jobs of the Industrial Revolution 4.0, the #mydigitalmaker Movement, which is led by Malaysian Digital Economy Corporation (MDEC) and the Education Ministry together with industry and academic partners, should be supported and praised. |Read more >|NST


New Malaysia New Govt | Sep 28, 2018 @ 09:55

Dr M moots for East Asian countries to trade in a common token, reduce dependency on USD

Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad suggested that East Asian countries trade among themselves using a common token recognised in the region. |Read more >|NST


New Malaysia New Govt | Sep 28, 2018 @ 09:24

BN disrupted administrative machinery, says Dr M

Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad yesterday said it was tough running the government with inexperienced junior officers. |Read more >|NST


New Malaysia | New Govt | Sep 28, 2018 @ 09:06

Govt hopes to reduce debts in one to two years: Mahathir

The Pakatan Harapan(PH) administration hopes to see a substantial reduction in the amount of government debt within the next one to two years, Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad said here on Thursday. |Read more >|SunDaily


New Malaysia | New Initiatives: MoH | Sep 28, 2018 @ 08:50

Health minister: Digital health a powerful tool in revolutionising NCD care

Digital health can be a powerful tool in revolutionising how non-communicable diseases (NCDs) care can be delivered by expanding access, improving efficiency and training less skilled health workers, said Minister of Health Dzulkefly Ahmad. |Read more >|Malaymail


New Malaysia | New Initiatives: MoY | Sep 28, 2018 @ 08:36

Syed Saddiq: Youth and Sports ministry-Khazanah to work on a youth-centric programme

The Ministry of Youth and Sports will be working hand-in-hand with the sovereign wealth fund, Khazanah Nasional Bhd, to form a new programme base for the younger generation, said minister Syed Saddiq Syed Abdul Rahman. |Read more >|Malaymail


New Malaysia | New Govt | Sep 28, 2018 @ 08:30

Dr M: Focus on teaching kids ‘correct’ values like why stealing is wrong

Instilling children will correct values will be the priority of the Malaysian education system, Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad has said. |Read more >|Malaymail


New Malaysia Opposition Sep 28, 2018 @ 08:11

Isa Samad quits Umno to contest PD polls

Tan Sri Isa Samad (pic) has revealed that he resigned from Umno on Tuesday (Sept 28) because he wanted to contest in the Port Dickson by-election. |Read more >|TheStar​​​


New Malaysia New Initiatives | Sep 28, 2018

Digital entrepreneurship can transform Malaysia into a knowledge-based economy

The government supports the digital entrepreneurship ecosystem and is committed to transforming Malaysia into a knowledge-based developed economy, said Datuk Seri Dr Wan Azizah Wan Ismail. |Read more >|BorneoPost


New Malaysia | New Govt | Sep 28, 2018 @ 08:00

Syed Saddiq: Voting right cannot be based on maturity

The right to vote should not be predicated on perceived maturity, Youth and Sports Minister Syed Saddiq Abdul Rahman said in defending lowering the voting age to 18. |Read more >|Malaymail


New Malaysia | Opposition | Sep 28, 2018 @ 07:00

At Umno’s first AGM as Opposition, reformists to take on the old guard

The 2018 Umno annual general assembly will set the stage for intense wrangling between reformists and conservative old guards in a defining battle that would decide if the party remains centrist or goes further right, political analysts said. |Read more >|Malaymail


New Malaysia New Initiatives: MoT Sep 28, 2018 @ 07:00

Unlimited travel passes may cost govt RM300mil a year

Studies are being carried out on a proposal by the Transport Ministry for unlimited passes and discounts for rail and bus travel to alleviate the people’s living costs.
|Read more >|TheStar​​​


New Malaysia New Govt Sep 28, 2018 @ 07:00

‘Change old law or wither democracy’

A 62-year-old law needs to be changed to ensure our federal and state governments cannot sue a person for defamation. This is to counter a landmark judgment by the Federal Court that has raised fears that freedom of speech in Malaysia may be jeopardised.
|Read more >|TheStar​​​


New Malaysia Opinions Sep 28, 2018 @ 07:00

Outcry over move to muzzle freedom of speech

The Federal Court ruling that says governments can sue individuals for defamation has drawn a range of responses, reflecting the gravity of its possible consequences.|Read more >|TheStar​​​


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Sep 27

New Malaysia | Opposition | Sep 27, 2018 @ 23:51

Isa's membership is automatically cancelled if he contests in PD

The membership of the former Negri Sembilan Mentri Besar Tan Sri Mohd Isa Abdul Samad in Umno will be automatically cancelled if he becomes an independent candidate and contests in the Port Dickson parliamentary by-election. |Read more >|SunDaily


New Malaysia PD By-election | Sep 27, 2018 @ 22:55

Ex-army colonel is Pas' candidate for PD by-election

Lt Col (Rtd) Mohd Nazari Mokhtar has been named as Pas’ candidate for the upcoming Port Dickson by-election. |Read more >|NST


New Malaysia | Overhaul: MoY | Sep 27, 2018 @ 22:02

Teong Kim earns RM175k a month: Syed Saddiq

Youth and Sports Minister Syed Saddiq Syed Abdul Rahman said the salary is given to Mokhtar Dahari Academy (AMD) director, Lim Teong Kim amounting to RM175,000 a month with tax exemption, should be re-evaluated.|Read more >|SunDaily


New Malaysia | New Govt | Sep 27, 2018 @ 21:48

PH has no interest in solidarity government with Umno: Anwar

There has been no suggestion at all in Pakatan Harapan (PH) for the party to collaborate with Umno in forming a solidarity government, according to de facto coalition leader Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim. |Read more >|SunDaily


New Malaysia 1MDB | Sep 27, 2018 @ 20:21

Arul Kanda meets CCID over pre-GE14 1MDB roadshows

The Federal Commercial Crime Investigation Department (CCID) on Wednesday recorded a statement from 1Malaysia Development Bhd’s (1MDB) former chief executive officer, Arul Kanda Kandasamy, over the content of his ‘ceramah’ conducted prior to the 14th general election. |Read more >|NST


New Malaysia New Initiatives | Sep 27, 2018 @ 20:18

Kelantan's Sultan Ismail Petra Airport gets RM500m upgrade

The government has approved a RM500 million allocation to expand the Sultan Ismail Petra Airport (LTSIP) in Pengkalan Chepa to cater to the increasing passenger load. |Read more >|NST


New Malaysia New Initiatives | Sep 27, 2018 @ 19:42

Subsidised public transportation mulled for B40 group

The National Cost of Living Action Council (NACCOL) is studying the possibility of providing subsidised public transportation to ease the cost of living.​|Read more >|NST


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

Azeez: This is the price I have to pay for my loyalty to Umno

Umno Member of Parliament for Baling, Datuk Seri Abdul Azeez Abdul Rahim described his arrest by the Malaysia Anti-Corruption Commission as his price for having stayed in the party .|Read more >|NST


New Malaysia | New Initiatives | Sep 27, 2018 @ 19:15

Cost of living action council draws up an action plan

The National Cost of Living Action Council, which had its first meeting today, will draw up an action plan to be presented to the Executive Level Committee Meeting within two months after today. |Read more >|SunDaily


New Malaysia | PD By-election Sep 27, 2018 @ 19:11

Isa Samad to contest PD by-election

Former Negri Sembilan MentriBesarr Tan Sri Isa Samad will contest the Oct 13 Port Dickson by-election as an independent candidate.|Read more >|TheStar​​​


New Malaysia | Wishlist | Sep 27, 2018 @ 19:10

Ambiga moots political education for school students

Datuk Ambiga Sreenevasan today advocated political education for school students in line with the government’s proposal to reduce the voting age to 18. |Read more >|Malaymail


New Malaysia | Fakenews Sep 27, 2018 @ 18:58

Fake message about the new law on using phones while driving going viral

A viral message concerning “new legislation passed in Parliament” about anyone caught using a mobile phone while driving is fake.|Read more >|TheStar​​​


New Malaysia | New Govt | Sep 27, 2018 @ 18:42

LGE open to filing more libel suits after Utusan's settlement

Finance Minister Lim Guan Eng may file more libel suits against sections of mainstream and alternative media who continue to vilify him through spun-up tales of racism, bigotry and religious bias. |Read more >|SunDaily


New Malaysia 1MDB | Sep 27, 2018 @ 18:23

Umno's missing millions: Let the courts decide, say police

Police will leave it to the courts to decide on the fate of the RM116.7 million cash allegedly belonging to Umno, seized during police raids at the Pavilion Residences in Kuala Lumpur in June. |Read more >|NST


New Malaysia Opposition | Sep 27, 2018 @ 18:20

Najib questions PH govt's silence over Apex Court's ruling on defamation

Former prime minister Datuk Seri Najib Razak has asked why Pakatan Harapan leaders are keeping mum over the Apex Court’s ruling in affirming that the government can sue individuals for defamation. |Read more >|NST


New Malaysia New Govt Sep 27, 2018 @ 17:48

Voter files for judicial review to stop PD by-election

A Port Dickson voter is trying to stop the Election Commission (EC) from holding a by-election for the now vacant parliamentary seat. |Read more >|TheStar​​


New Malaysia 1MDB Sep 27, 2018 @ 17:41

Police: RM116.7mil cash seized from Najib probably obtained illegally

The cash totalling RM116.7mil cash seized from Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak in June was probably obtained illegally, says Deputy Inspector-General of Police Tan Sri Noor Rashid Ibrahim.|Read more >|TheStar​​


New Malaysia | Opposition Sep 27, 2018 @ 17:31

Exactly which ministry is handling foreign worker levy issue, asks MCA's Dr Mah

The Cabinet should clarify which ministry is in charge of the foreign worker levy issue as three ministries seem to be involved, causing confusion, says Perak MCA chairman Datuk Dr Mah Hang Soon.|Read more >|TheStar​​​


New Malaysia New Initiatives | Sep 27, 2018 @ 17:28

Mandatory for companies to submit their documents to SSM via new platform soon

Beginning November, it will be mandatory for companies to submit their annual statements, unaudited financial statements and Certificate for Exempt Private Company (EPC) to the Companies Commission of Malaysia (SSM) using the Malaysian Business Reporting System (MBRS) platform. |Read more >|NST


New Malaysia | New Govt | Sep 27, 2018 @ 17:23

Five PPBM members disciplined over Ramadan bazaar rent-seeking

Parti Pribumi Bersatu Malaysia (PPBM) punished five of its members today for allegedly renting out Ramadan bazaar stalls to traders for much higher than city rates in June.|Read more >|Malaymail


New Malaysia | New Initiatives | Sep 27, 2018 @ 17:23

Minister: Federal govt to assist Sabah, Sarawak in forest management

The federal government will continue to assist Sarawak and Sabah to achieve better sustainable forest management by providing more fund to both states. |Read more >|Malaymail


New Malaysia | New Initiatives | Sep 27, 2018 @ 17:23

Minister: Malaysia, Singapore to share technology in plastic waste management

Malaysia and Singapore have agreed to share technology and find ways to mitigate waste management including plastics and packaging waste, an issue both nations regard as important at the regional and international fora, said Energy, Science, Technology, Environment and Climate Change Minister Yeo Bee Yin. |Read more >|Malaymail


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

Negri planning to develop Jempol, Gemas

Economic activities in Negri Sembilan will be intensified with the focus being given to towns in Jempol and Gemas.|Read more >|NST


New Malaysia New Initiatives: Housing | Sep 27, 2018 @ 16:55

Negri will proceed with plans to build affordable homes in Ladang Kirby

Negri Sembilan Pakatan Harapan (PH) state government will proceed with plans to build the Desa Sutera Labu People’s Housing Project (PPR) at Ladang Kirby Labu here, as promised by the previous Barisan Nasional (BN) state government. |Read more >|NST


New Malaysia New Policies | Sep 27, 2018 @ 16:48

No 'u-turn', Guan Eng says on skilled foreign workers' levy

There is no “u-turn” in the government’s decision on the levy payment for skilled foreign workers who had worked in the country for at least 10 years, Finance Minister Lim Guan Eng said. |Read more >|NST


New Malaysia Wishlist | Sep 27, 2018 @ 16:34

Villagers want state govt to repair railway barricade immediately

Kampung Peringatan villagers have urged the state government to speed up the repair work of a barricade at the railway crossing near the Petagas Memorial Monument here. |Read more >|NST


New Malaysia | New Initiatives | Sep 27, 2018 @ 16:21

IPCMC formation delayed since police objected, home minister says

The Independent Police Complaints and Misconduct Commission (IPCMC) did not come about easily as the police had objected to such a body, Home Minister Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin revealed today.|Read more >|Malaymail


New Malaysia | New Govt Sep 27, 2018 @ 16:15

Court decision on Govt right to sue slammed by both sides of the political divide

Both members of the ruling coalition, as well as the opposition, have come together to criticise the Federal Court’s landmark judgment allowing the government to sue individuals for defamation, saying that this will stifle criticism and the freedom of expression.|Read more >|TheStar​​​


New Malaysia | New Initiatives: Housing | Sep 27, 2018 @ 16:14

PPR's for current and former estate's workers continues

The state government will continue the construction of People's Housing Projects (PPR) of the Desa Sutera Labu, at Kirby Estate, Labu here, where the occupancy would prioritise its current and former estate workers, as launched by the previous Barisan Nasional (BN) government in April. |Read more >|SunDaily


New Malaysia Overhaul: GLCs | Sep 27, 2018 @ 16:13

Unproductive GLCs in Johor may be shut down - MB

Non-performing state-owned firms may face restructuring, have their contracts terminated or even forced to shut down, said Menteri Besar Datuk Osman Sapian. |Read more >|NST


New Malaysia New Initiatives:MoA Sep 27, 2018 @ 16:03

MOA launches E-Sart for complaints on bribery and misconduct

The Ministry of Agriculture and Agro-based Industry (MOA) has launched the MOA Integrity Complaint System (E-Sart) for the ministry's staff and members of the public to share information or make complaints on matters related to corruption, bribery and misconduct among MOA employees.|Read more >|TheStar​​​



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Sep 27

New Malaysia | New Projects | Sep 27, 2018 @ 15:50

Penang a to hold a public forum on RM46b transport master plan

The Penang state government will hold a public forum on the controversial Penang Transport Master Plan (PTMP) this Sunday. |Read more >|Malaymail


New Malaysia 1MDB Sep 27, 2018 @ 15:35

Arul Kanda questioned by cops

Former 1MDB president and chief executive officer Arul Kanda Kandasamy was questioned by police on Wednesday (Sept 26). |Read more >|TheStar​​


New Malaysia | New Govt | Sep 27, 2018 @ 15:34

PPBM shutters Negri chapter, two Selangor divisions

Parti Pribumi Bersatu Malaysia (PPBM) will dissolve its Negri Sembilan chapter over issues with state leaders, Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin said. |Read more >|Malaymail