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ANM in the News Archive September 26 - 30,  2019

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In the News Snippets & Links 

Home Ownership Campaign (HOC): Affordable Homes

Oct 4-6, 2019 at the NU Sentral, Kuala Lumpur

September 30, 2019

New Malaysia | Projects: RTS Sep 30 2019 @ 22:55

'So be it' says Dr Lee on cheaper medical checks for e-hailing drivers
Singapore says it reserves the right to claim any additional cost incurred beyond Sept 30,2019, should Malaysia request any further extensions of the suspension period on the Johor Baru-Singapore Rapid Transit System (RTS) Link Project.|Read more >|TheStar

New Malaysia | New Initiatives: State Sep 30 2019 @ 22:32

‘Papacare’ programme to provide income opportunity to men in B40 group

The National Population and Family Development Board (LPPKN) has launched the first “PapaCare” programme in Perlis to provide men in the lower-income (B40) group in the state to earn an income by offering men’s wellness massages.|Read more >|Malaymail

New Malaysia New Propositions Sep 30 2019 @ 19:08

Sarawak may abolish Port Klang cabotage policy, says Masing

Sarawak may abolish the cabotage policy which requires all goods to enter the state through Port Klang, says Deputy Chief Minister Tan Sri Dr James Masing.|Read more >|NST

New Malaysia | Govt: MoF Sep 30 2019 @ 18:55

IRB: New guideline for submission of Amended Return Form procedure

A new operation guideline on the procedure for the submission of Amended Return Form (BNT) has been uploaded into the Inland Revenue Board official portal.|Read more >|SunDaily

New Malaysia Govt: MCMC Sep 30 2019 @ 16:00

5G demonstration projects begin tomorrow in KL and 5 states

5G demonstration projects will be rolled out for a period of six months, starting tomorrow until March 30, next year.|Read more >|NST

 

New Malaysia | Seafield Sep 30 2019 @ 15:30

AG: Police to resume investigations following Adib’s inquest verdict

Attorney General (AG) Tan Sri Tommy Thomas said today the police must be given time and space to conduct their investigations following the Shah Alam Coroner’s Court’s inquest verdict on the death of firefighter Muhammad Adib Mohd Kassim last Friday.|Read more >|Malaymail

New Malaysia | Overhaul: LTAT Sep 30 2019 @ 15:30

No element of crime found in LTAT financial irregularities, says chairman

No element of crime was found in the irregularities in Lembaga Tabung Angkatan Tentera’s (LTAT) financial standing for the year ended Dec 31, 2018 (FY2018), says chairman Tan Sri Dr Mohd Zahidi Zainuddin.|Read more >|Malaymail

 

New Malaysia | Govt: MOH Sep 30 2019 @ 14:28

'So be it' says Dr Lee on cheaper medical checks for e-hailing drivers
Clinics are free to set the fee for medical examinations of e-hailing drivers, says Deputy Health Minister Dr Lee Boon Chye.|Read more >|TheStar

 

New Malaysia | Budget 2020 Sep 30 2019 @ 14:20

Malaysia cannot depend on monetary policy to push growth

With more than a week before the tabling of Budget 2020, former Bank Negara Malaysia (BNM) deputy governor Tan Sri Lin See Yan said that Malaysia needs a fiscal policy to generate growth for its economy.|Read more >|SunDaily

New Malaysia | Viewpoints Sep 30 2019 @ 11:30

Kelantan’s guidelines turning Mak Yong into ‘something else’ entirely, group says

Strict guidelines imposed by the Kelantan government on Mak Yong performances, despite recently lifting an almost three-decade-long ban, have seen the art move away from its historical roots, said arts NGO Pusaka.|Read more >|Malaymail

New Malaysia | New Initiatives Sep 30 2019 @ 09:16

Ministry wants to use Bukit Tagar Sanitary Landfill as model for other waste disposal areas

The Housing and Local Government Ministry wants to use Bukit Tagar Sanitary Landfill (BTSL) as a model for sanitary landfills in the country, said its minister Zuraida Kamaruddin.|Read more >|SunDaily

New Malaysia | Projects: Kg Baru Development Sep 30 2019 @ 07:30

Calling skyscraper plan redundant, experts say what makes Kampung Baru unique is its people, culture

During the holy month of Ramadan, hundreds join a queue that slowly inches into Kampung Baru Jamek Mosque’s southern gate every day.|Read more >|Malaymail

New Malaysia | Viewpoints Sep 30 2019 @ 07:00

‘Govt needs to widen tax base’
The government has to widen its tax base to strengthen the country’s fiscal position because the current system based on the Sales and Services Tax (SST) is only predicted to collect RM22bil this year, says the Malaysian Institute of Certified Public Accountants (MICPA) president Dr Veerinderjeet Singh.|Read more >|TheStar

 

New Malaysia | New Initiatives Sep 30 2019 @ 07:00

Selangor to reward pupils who excel internationally
The Selangor government will provide financial assistance and rewards to Tamil school pupils who participate and excel in international competitions, Malaysia Nanban reported.|Read more >|TheStar

New Malaysia | Reforms Sep 30, 2019 

Give us what is stipulated in Constitution – Anifah

If the Federal Government cannot accord to Sabah and Sarawak 20 per cent in oil and gas royalty, then it should give the two states what is stipulated in the Constitution.|Read more >| BorneoPost

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In the News Snippets & Links 

Home Ownership Campaign (HOC): Affordable Homes

Oct 4-6, 2019 at the NU Sentral, Kuala Lumpur

September 29, 2019

New Malaysia | New Initiatives Sep 29 2019 @ 23:01

KR19 meets its objective in introducing concept of ‘Negara Rahmah’: Mujahid

The inaugural ‘’Karnival Rahmah 2019’’ (KR19) has achieved its objective in introducing the concept of ‘’Negara Rahmah’’ and ‘’Rahmatan lil Alamin’’ (Mercy to all creations) in the Malaysian context.|Read more >|SunDaily

New Malaysia | Reforms: NCR Land Sep 29 2019 @ 22:22

Sarawak state govt gives assurance on NCR land

The Sarawak state government has given the assurance that traditional village land would be surveyed and marked as native customary rights (NCR) land.|Read more >|SunDaily

New Malaysia | Govt Programmes Sep 29 2019 @ 22:14

Children food programme to address malnutrition among orang asli children

The Programme for the Rehabilitation of Malnourished Children (PPKZM) will be enhanced to address the problem of malnutrition among orang asli children, said Deputy Health Minister Dr Lee Boon Chye.|Read more >|SunDaily

New Malaysia | New Initiatives Sep 29 2019 @ 22:49

Terengganu govt to set up Islamic Studies tertiary institution

The Terengganu government will set up an Islamic Studies tertiary institution similar to the Kolej Ugama Sultan Zainal Abidin (KuSZA) before this.|Read more >|SunDaily

New Malaysia Budget 2020 Sep 29 2019 @ 19:54

Health Ministry expecting bigger allocation in Budget 2020

The Ministry of Health (MOH) is hoping for a bigger allocation in Budget 2020 to address the shortage of staff, equipment and facilities it has been facing for a long time.|Read more >|NST

New Malaysia | State Govt Sep 29 2019 @ 18:30

Sarawak govt to take Petronas to court if 5pc sale tax not paid

Sarawak Chief Minister Datuk Patinggi Abang Johari Openg today said the state government is prepared to go to court to get its share of revenue from Petroliam Nasional Berhad (Petronas), if the oil company does not pay the 5 per cent sales tax on the export of petroleum and petroleum products.|Read more >|Malaymail

 

New Malaysia | Budget 2020 Sep 29 2019 @ 17:55

Budget: Works ministry hopes for increased allocation to repair federal roads

The Works Ministry is hoping for a bigger budget from the government in Budget 2020 which will be tabled on Oct 11 to upgrade federal roads.|Read more >|SunDaily

New Malaysia | Govt Programmes Sep 29 2019 @ 16:21

PA, PPR rent arrears now amounting to RM58m, says FT minister

The amount of rent arrears of DBKL-owned People’s Housing Project (PPR) and Public Housing (PA) flats in the city now amounting to RM58 million, according to Federal Territories Minister Khalid Abdul Samad.|Read more >|SunDaily

New Malaysia | Govt Programmes Sep 29, 2019 @ 15:30

Police to be stationed at PPR units in KL in bid to combat crime

Federal police will start stationing personnel at Public Housing Projects (PPR) in the capital.|Read more >|Malaymail

People’s Housing Projects (PPR) >

New Malaysia | Reforms: UEC Sep 29 2019 @ 15:14

Maszlee: Govt still waiting for UEC review committee report
The government is awaiting reports from the special task force on the Unified Examination Certificate (UEC) before deciding if the certificate should be recognised nationwide, says Dr Maszlee Malik.|Read more >|TheStar

New Malaysia | Overhaul: Corruption Sep 29 2019 @ 14:55

MACC arrests ex state Customs Director and two others

The Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) arrested a former state director of the Royal Malaysian Customs Department and two company directors on Saturday, allegedly for corruption linked to smuggling.|Read more >|SunDaily

 

New Malaysia Reforms: UEC Sep 29 2019 @ 13:37

Sabah recognises UEC as entrance qualification for IPTA, state civil service

The National Higher Education Fund Corporation (PTPTN) plans to open a National Education Savings Scheme (SSPN) counter next to the National Registration Department (JPN) counters.|Read more >|NST

New Malaysia Govt: MoF Sep 29 2019 @ 13:34

Direct debt up as PH govt refused to resort to off-balance sheet financing – MOF

The Finance Ministry says Malaysia’s direct debt rose from 50.1 per cent of gross domestic product (GDP) in 2017 to 51.2 per cent in 2018 to directly fund the fiscal deficit.|Read more >|NST

New Malaysia Govt: MoF Sep 29 2019 @ 13:26

No more extension for IRB's voluntary tax disclosure programme

The government will not be extending the Inland Revenue Board's (IRB) Special Voluntary Disclosure Programme (SVDP), which ends tomorrow, said Finance Minister Lim Guan Eng.|Read more >|NST

New Malaysia | Govt: MOHr Sep 29 2019 @ 12:06

Kula: Ministry to probe claims colleges not giving out skills loans
The Human Resources Ministry will check on claims that several private skills training institutes had failed to provide Skills Development Fund Corporation (PTPK) loans to its students, says M. Kulasegaran.|Read more >|TheStar

New Malaysia | Projects: Kg Baru Development Sep 28 2019 @ 11:30

Minister: 90-storey tower in Kg Baru won’t be built if there is no demand

Federal Territories Minister Khalid Samad has said the construction of a 90-storey tower in Kg Baru is only a suggestion, and will be scrapped if there is no demand for it.|Read more >|Malaymail

New Malaysia | Opposition: UMNO-PAS Sep 29 2019 @ 07:00

Umno, PAS aim to align in every state in the country
The political cooperation between Umno and PAS will be a reality not only in the four states currently led by these parties but eventually in other states in Malaysia, says Umno president Datuk Seri Dr Ahmad Zahid Hamidi.|Read more >|TheStar

New Malaysia | New Initiatives Sep 29, 2019 

Abang Johari: Training grant for Sarawak women entrepreneurs to be raised to RM2 million

Sarawak government will double the allocation for the entrepreneur training grant under the Women and Family Department (JWK) Sarawak from RM1 million to RM2 million.|Read more >| BorneoPost

New Malaysia | New Initiatives Sep 29, 2019 

RM4 million for Kapit agro-transformation

Kapit will receive a total of RM4 million in government’s allocation to boost the transformation of its agriculture sector, meant to increase the agriculture output, increase the farmers’ incomes and eradicate poverty.|Read more >| BorneoPost

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September 28, 2019

New Malaysia | Govt Programmes Sep 28, 2019 @ 23:30

Govt welcomes redevelopment of public housing, PPR, says Khalid Samad

The government welcomes developers wanting to carry out redevelopment of Public Housing (PA) or People’s Housing Projects (PPR) in the federal capital.|Read more >|Malaymail

People’s Housing Projects (PPR) >

New Malaysia | Govt: MoA Sep 28 2019 @ 22:08

Fama: After durian, Malaysia’s next major fruit crop is bananas

Durians rank at the top while banana farming is number two, said Federal Agriculture Marketing Authority (Fama) fresh marketing services division senior director, Mohd Anis Mohd Yasin, today at the inauguration of a Fama banana and papaya cultivation and marketing upskilling course.|Read more >|SunDaily

 

New Malaysia | Projects: RTS Sep 28 2019 @ 21:30

Don't just consider financial impact of RTS project, says Tee
The Rapid Transit System (RTS) monitoring group says the project could be a good debt that could help create assets and investments that would grow in value.|Read more >|TheStar

New Malaysia New Initiatives Sep 28, 2019 @ 19:37

PTPTN plans to open savings scheme counters next to NRD counters

The National Higher Education Fund Corporation (PTPTN) plans to open a National Education Savings Scheme (SSPN) counter next to the National Registration Department (JPN) counters.|Read more >|NST

New Malaysia | Govt: MoE Sep 28, 2019 @ 19:30

Maszlee: Youth unemployment high due to lack of digital skills

Despite the high number of graduates with a first-class degree, youth unemployment remains high because of the lack of digital skills, Education Minister Maszlee Malik said.|Read more >|Malaymail

 

New Malaysia Fakenews Sep 28, 2019 @ 18:06

'No such thing as 200,000 foreigners granted citizenship'

The Home Ministry has dismissed claims that it granted citizenship to 200,000 foreigners in return for their support to the Pakatan Harapan government.|Read more >|NST

New Malaysia | New Initiatives Sep 28 2019 @ 17:54

Village botany programme can reduce expenditure: Rina

A total of 3,000 participants are targeted for the Village Botany programme (Botani Desa), established to plant crops near homes, to reduce food expenses.|Read more >|SunDaily

New Malaysia | State Govt Sep 28, 2019 

No endorsement for MPKK if it infringes Sarawak’s rights, says CM

Sarawak will not endorse the proposed Village Community Management Council (MPKK) if it infringes the state’s constitutional rights, said Chief Minister Datuk Patinggi Abang Johari Tun Openg.|Read more >| BorneoPost

 

New Malaysia | State Govt Sep 28, 2019 

Abang Johari: New formula submitted on revenue-sharing with Petronas in light of oil royalty U-turn

The Sarawak government has submitted a new formula to the federal government on revenue-sharing with Petroliam Nasional Berhad (Petronas).|Read more >| BorneoPost

New Malaysia | Govt:MESTECC Sep 28 2019 @ 17:06

Penang rewarded for being pioneer in going green

The federal government has rewarded Penang for being a leading green state.|Read more >|SunDaily

 

New Malaysia | Govt:MESTECC Sep 28, 2019 @ 17:00

Malaysia will not pay to return imported waste, says minister

The federal government will not bear a single cent to send illegal waste-filled containers back to the countries of origin, said Energy, Science, Technology, Environment and Climate Change Minister Yeo Bee Yin.|Read more >|Malaymail

 

New Malaysia Govt Programmes Sep 28, 2019 @ 16:32

Payments of BSH for appellants to be made on Monday

The Cost of Living Aid (BSH) payment for approved appellants will be made on Monday (October 01, 2019) as proof of government’s concern for the low-income group (B40), said Finance Minister Lim Guan Eng.|Read more >|NST

Bantuan Sara Hidup Rakyat (BSH) 2019 >

New Malaysia | State Govt Sep 28, 2019 @ 16:30

Sabah gives MACC free rein to investigate illegal logging, mining reports

The Sabah state government would give its full cooperation to the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) to investigate every report on illegal logging and mining.|Read more >|Malaymail

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

Batu Ferringhi to be declared Penang’s first no-smoking tourism zone

Batu Ferringhi, which spans 7km, will be gazetted as Penang’s first no-smoking tourism zone by next month.|Read more >|SunDaily

New Malaysia | Budget 2020 Sep 28 2019 @ 15:35

Women’s participation in employment sector among foci in Budget 2020

The Federal Government in Budget 2020 will focus among others, the participation of women in the employment sector.|Read more >|SunDaily

New Malaysia | Projects: Kg Baru Development Sep 28 2019 @ 15:22

FT Ministry: No objection to higher price offer for Kampung Baru land
The Federal Territories (FT) Ministry says it is open and has no objection to any quarter offering a higher price for the land in Kampung Baru as long as the condition that the land belongs to the Malays is complied with.|Read more >|TheStar

New Malaysia Govt: MoEA Sep 28, 2019 @ 12:30

Azmin: Agriculture sector vital to bring economy to next level

The agriculture sector is going to be important to launch the Malaysian economy to the next level, said Economic Affairs Minister Datuk Seri Azmin Ali.|Read more >|NST

New Malaysia | Govt: Housing Sep 28 2019 @ 09:49

Zuraida to meet dissatisfied PR1MA buyers

The Housing and Local Government Ministry (KPKT) will engage with dissatisfied 1Malaysia People’s Housing Scheme (PR1MA)’s early buyers who claim to have incurred losses after purchasing the homes with original prices.|Read more >|SunDaily

 

New Malaysia Govt Sep 28, 2019 @ 09:34

Dr M's full speech text at the 74th UNGA

The following is the full text of Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad’s speech during the General Debate of the 74th session of the United Nations General Assembly in New York on Sept 27 2019|Read more >|NST

New Malaysia | New Initiatives Sep 28, 2019 @ 09:00

Agriculture Ministry to set up task force to consolidate paddy fields, says Salahuddin

The Ministry of Agriculture and Agro-based Industry has set up a task force comprising top officials involving various government agencies to realise the intention of consolidating paddy fields.|Read more >|Malaymail

New Malaysia | Govt: IRB Sep 28 2019 @ 08:23

IRB counters open Saturday and Sunday for late tax settlements

Inland Revenue Board service counters will be operational today and on Sunday to facilitate the payment of taxes under its special programme for late voluntary settlements.|Read more >|SunDaily

New Malaysia | Seafield Sep 28 2019 @ 08:13

Police will investigate Adib’s case based on country’s laws: Muhyiddin

The government has handed it over to the police to continue investigations into the death of firefighter Muhammad Adib Mohd Kassim - who was killed following a riot at the Sri Maha Mariamman Temple, in Subang Jaya, last year - in accordance with the country’s laws.|Read more >|SunDaily

New Malaysia | New Initiatives Sep 28 2019 @ 08:10

Power smart meters in 9.1 million households by 2026

Almost every household in Peninsula Malaysia will soon be able to track their power usage and patterns through the Advance Metering Infrastructure (AMI), or simply known as the smart meter.|Read more >|SunDaily

 

New Malaysia | Seafield Sep 28 2019 @ 07:00

Differing views on call for inquest
A day after the army announced Mejar Mohd Zahir Armaya’s death was an accident during training, differing views emerged whether an inquest should be held to look into the cause of the death.|Read more >|TheStar

New Malaysia | Projects: RTS Sep 28 2019 @ 07:00

Differing views on call for inquest
A day after the army announced Mejar Mohd Zahir Armaya’s death was an accident during training, differing views emerged whether an inquest should be held to look into the cause of the death.|Read more >|TheStar

New Malaysia | State Govt Sep 28, 2019 

Awg Tengah: S’wak govt serious in eradicating illegal logging

The Sarawak government is committed to eradicating illegal logging to conserve forest areas including its wildlife aggressively.|Read more >| BorneoPost

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In the News Snippets & Links 

September 27, 2019

New Malaysia | New Policies: UEC Sep 27, 2019 

UEC recognition awaits formal announcement

The State Government has been urged to make a formal announcement on the recognition of the Unified Examination Certificate (UEC).|Read more >| BorneoPost

New Malaysia | New Initiatives Sep 27 2019 @ 22:10

14 projects underway to build, upgrade health facilities in Sabah: Minister

The Health Ministry has announced that it has lined up 14 projects for Sabah costing RM238.5 million.|Read more >|SunDaily

New Malaysia | New Initiatives Sep 27 2019 @ 21:22

'Hip Mentor' English language initiative to be expanded to more schools next year

The Highly Immersive Programme Mentor (HIP Mentor) initiative, aimed at improving the command of English among students, will be expanded to many more schools across the country next year, Education Minister Dr Maszlee Malik announced today.|Read more >|NST

New Malaysia Govt Programmes Sep 27, 2019 @ 21:08

PR1MA renews agreements with developers worth RM3.29bil

Perbadanan PR1MA Malaysia (PR1MA) has renewed partnership agreements worth RM3.29 billion with 17 development partners to reaffirm its commitment to deliver affordable quality homes to the rakyat.|Read more >|NST

New Malaysia | Govt: MACC Sep 27, 2019 @ 19:00

Chief: MACC focus shifts to combating illegal logging, mining activities across Malaysia

The Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) is now focusing on efforts to combat illegal logging and mining activities nationwide, said its chief commissioner Latheefa Koya.|Read more >|Malaymail

New Malaysia Govt Programmes Sep 27, 2019 @ 17:17

Selangor to begin registering households for free water scheme

The Selangor state government will soon begin registering those eligible for its revised free water scheme in the state.|Read more >|NST

New Malaysia | Projects: PBH Sep 27 2019 @ 16:45

Pan Borneo Sarawak: PDP officially terminated, construction to continue as usual, says Baru Bian

he Federal Government has officially issued a termination letter to Lebuhraya Borneo Utara Sdn Bhd (LBU), the project delivery partner (PDP) for the Pan Borneo Highway project in Sarawak, says Works Minister Baru Bian.|Read more >|SunDaily

New Malaysia | State Govt Sep 27 2019 @ 16:15

Setting up of MPKK in Sarawak to proceed as planned: Baru Bian

The setting up of the Village Community Management Council (MPKK) will proceed as planned to facilitate the implementation of the federal government’s projects in the rural areas in Sarawak, said Works Minister Baru Bian.|Read more >|SunDaily

New Malaysia New Propositions Sep 27, 2019 @ 16:10

Agri sector gets boost under Malaysia's Shared Prosperity Vision

The agriculture sector is going to be important in launching the Malaysian economy to the next level, Economic Affairs Minister Datuk Seri Azmin Ali said.|Read more >|NST

New Malaysia | PM Succession Sep 27, 2019 @ 16:00

Dr M ‘promises to step down before next election’

Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad said he would bow out as prime minister before the next general election.|Read more >|Malaymail

 

New Malaysia | State Govt Sep 27 2019 @ 15:38

Over RM30M in Maim aid given to underprivileged people

The Malacca Islamic Religious Council (Maim) has distributed RM30,097,391 in aid to 8,109 people up till Sept 16.|Read more >|SunDaily

 

New Malaysia | Govt: MACC Sep 27 2019 @ 14:39

MACC turns attention to environment-related corruption
The Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) is working towards developing a full strategy to go after those involved in environment-related corruption, says Latheefa Koya.|Read more >|TheStar

New Malaysia | Govt Programmes Sep 27 2019 @ 14:01

Free Water Programme to be rebranded as Darul Ehsan Water Scheme

The Free Water Programme implemented by the Selangor government since June 1, 2008, will be rebranded as the Darul Ehsan Water Scheme effective March 1 next year.|Read more >|SunDaily

New Malaysia | Seafield Sep 27, 2019 @ 14:00

IGP: Police will review investigation of Adib’s death

Tan Sri Hamid Bador said the police will reinvestigate the death of fireman Muhammad Adib Mohd Kassim that a death inquest concluded today to be caused by assault from unknown assailants.|Read more >|Malaymail

New Malaysia Seafield Sep 27, 2019 @ 13:45

Adib's family's counsel: Long, exhausting process of finding justice finally paid off

The long and exhausted process to find the answer into the death of firefighter Muhammad Adib Mohd Kassim finally paid off when the inquest ruled that Adib’s death was due to criminal act by more than two people, said counsel Syazlin Mansor, who represented Adib’s family.|Read more >|NST

New Malaysia | New Policies: E-hailing Sep 27 2019 @ 13:50

E-hailing drivers: Why set medical fee at RM80 when clinics charging only RM20?
The Road Transport Department's (JPJ) decision to set the mandatory medical examination fee for e-hailing drivers at RM80 is not warranted as many clinics charge only RM20, says the Malaysia E-Hailing Drivers Association (Mehda).|Read more >|TheStar

 

New Malaysia | New Policies: State Sep 27, 2019 @ 13:30

Penang exco: Deadline to appeal assessment rate review final

The Penang government will not extend the deadline for ratepayers to submit their appeals or objections against reviews of their property assessment rates, said state exco Jagdeep Singh Deo.|Read more >|Malaymail

New Malaysia | New Propositions Sep 27 2019 @ 13:17

Gender Mainstream Framework to be launched soon: DPM

The evaluation for the proposed Gender Mainstreaming Framework has been completed last March and all set to be launched soon, Deputy Prime Minister Datuk Seri Dr Wan Azizah Wan Ismail said.|Read more >|SunDaily

New Malaysia | New Initiatives Sep 27 2019 @ 12:00

Women's Ministry to form task force over amendment to Disabilities Act
The Women, Family and Community Development Ministry has agreed to set up a task force to look into amending the People with Disabilities Act (PWD) following discussions held by the PWD Council to review the Act, says Hannah Yeoh.|Read more >|TheStar

New Malaysia Govt Sep 27, 2019 @ 08:45

Govt mulls listing Petronas subsidiary on Bursa Malaysia

Malaysia may list a Petronas subsidiary on Bursa Malaysia to attract more investors to the local stock market, Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad said.|Read more >|NST

New Malaysia | Tg Piai by-election Sep 27 2019 @ 08:30

Tg Piai by-election: EC to discuss on possibility of fielding 18-year-old candidates

The Election Commission will hold discussions soon with political party representatives including the opposition, to decide on whether 18-year-old candidates can be allowed to stand in the upcoming by-election for the Tanjung Piai parliamentary seat.|Read more >|SunDaily

New Malaysia | Govt: MoEA Sep 27, 2019 @ 08:00

Azmin: Malaysia to put economic focus on boosting agribusiness for shared prosperity

Malaysia will undertake a structural recalibration in its economic direction, giving greater focus towards enhancing the agriculture sector while maintaining its momentum in the industrial growth sector, said Economic Affairs Minister Datuk Seri Mohamed Azmin Ali.|Read more >|Malaymail

New Malaysia | New Propositions: MCMC Sep 27 2019 @ 07:00

PSC will be able to deal with Internet abuse, says Gobind
A Parliamentary Select Committee may be set up to address issues relating to Internet abuse.|Read more >|TheStar

New Malaysia | New Policies: NRD Sep 27, 2019 

Sarawak won’t be able to include DNA in birth certs — Fatimah

Sarawak would not be able to apply the proposed inclusion of deoxyribonucleic acid (DNA) information in birth certificates, said Minister of Welfare, Community Welfare, Women, Family and Childhood Development Dato Sri Fatimah Abdullah.|Read more >| BorneoPost

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September 26, 2019

New Malaysia | New Initiatives Sep 26 2019 @ 22:48

Nurseries in peninsula to get 20% TNB discount

Tenaga Nasional Bhd (TNB) will be giving a 20% discount in the electricity bill of nurseries registered with the Welfare Department (JKM), said Deputy Women, Family and Community Development Minister Hannah Yeoh.|Read more >|SunDaily

 

New Malaysia | Govt: MCMC Sep 26, 2019 @ 20:30

Gobind: Internet connectivity must be listed as a utility

Communications and Multimedia Minister Gobind Singh Deo today said it is time for internet connectivity to be listed as a utility.|Read more >|Malaymail

 

New Malaysia | New Initiatives: MoA Sep 26 2019 @ 19:52

“Rezeki Ternak” scheme expected to benefit 1,000 new livestock breeders

A new scheme called Skim Rezeki Ternak, will be introduced next year and is expected to benefit some 1,000 new livestock breeders from the low income household group (B40).|Read more >|SunDaily

 

New Malaysia New Initiatives: MoE Sep 26, 2019 @ 19:51

TVET to have coordinating body

A National Technical and Vocational Education and Training (TVET) Coordinating Body will be established to combine various sectors into a single system.|Read more >|NST

New Malaysia | New Policies Sep 26, 2019 @ 17:50

No more tax incentive for non-progressing companies

Companies which have been granted tax incentives in the past but has failed to perform will no longer be given the same treatment if they continue to operate the same way in the future.|Read more >|SunDaily

New Malaysia | Viewpoints Sep 26 2019 @ 17:47

Local farmers will lose right to sell own seeds if international convention is ratified, claims group
Some 21 associations and organisations representing farmers and public interest groups joined forces to air their concerns to the Federal Government on the far-reaching implications of ratifying the Swiss-based International Union for the Protection of New Varieties of Plants (Upov) 1991 Convention.|Read more >|TheStar

 

New Malaysia New Initiatives Sep 26, 2019 @ 17:37

Special committee in talks with BNM, EPF on child custody and maintenance

The government is holding talks with a number of stakeholders, including Bank Negara Malaysia (BNM) to ensure the orders of the newly set-up special marriages, hadhanah (child custody) and nafkah (maintenance) court are fully carried out.|Read more >|NST

New Malaysia | Tg Piai by-election Sep 26, 2019 @ 17:35

MCA seeking collective BN decision on Tanjung Piai candidate

MCA will seek a collective decision on the candidate for the Tanjung Piai by-election with its Barisan Nasional counterparts.|Read more >|TheStar

New Malaysia | Overhaul: LTAT Sep 26, 2019 @ 17:30

Audit finds seven financial irregularities with LTAT, including dividend overpayment

The Armed Forces Fund Board’s (LTAT) assessment for financial years ending December 31, 2017 and December 31, 2018 has found numerous financial irregularities and weaknesses, including the overpayment of dividends.|Read more >|Malaymail

New Malaysia | Govt: MCMC Sep 26 2019 @ 16:58

Government welcomes more infrastructure sharing proposals: Gobind

Infrastructure sharing through existing platforms or services will benefit industry players in terms of costs and promote more efficient use of resources, especially in the rural areas, said Communications and Multimedia Minister Gobind Singh Deo.|Read more >|SunDaily

 

New Malaysia | Projects: PIPC Sep 26 2019 @ 16:17

RM2.5b allocated for infrastructure, utilities and public amenities in PIPC: Baru Bian

The government has allocated RM2.5 billion under the 10th and 11th Malaysia Plans for 25 projects for the Pengerang Integrated Petroleum Complex (PIC) involving infrastructure, utilities and public amenities.|Read more >|SunDaily

New Malaysia | New Initiatives Sep 26 2019 @ 16:03

Skilled professionals to help manage TVET programmes
The Human Resources Ministry plans to get skilled professionals to participate in managing the nation's TVET (Technical and Vocational Education and Training) programmes.|Read more >|TheStar

New Malaysia New Initiatives: MoE Sep 26, 2019 @ 14:29

Education Ministry registers 87,574 special needs students as of June

The Education Ministry has registered a total 87,574 special education needs (SEN) students in Malaysia as of June 30, said its director-general Datuk Dr Amin Senin today.|Read more >|NST

New Malaysia | Govt Sep 26 2019 @ 14:22

Dr M: Malaysia trying to strike balance between SDGs and the needs of the people
Malaysia is seeking to strike a balance between achieving sustainable development goals (SDGs) and addressing the needs of its people, says Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad.|Read more >|TheStar

 

New Malaysia | New Initiatives: State Sep 26, 2019 @ 13:30

Penang City Council to roll out e-scooters for public use in pilot project

The Penang Island City Council (MBPP) will be introducing e-scooters as an alternative mode of green transport in a pilot project that starts October 1.|Read more >|Malaymail

New Malaysia | New Policies: State Sep 26, 2019 @ 12:30

In Penang, roadshows in malls to explain 2020 assessment rate review

The Penang Island City Council (MBPP) will be conducting roadshows at shopping malls to explain the review of its assessment rates for 2020.|Read more >|Malaymail

New Malaysia | Lynas Sep 26, 2019 @ 12:30

Lynas Malaysia to stop producing WLP waste upon relocation of Pahang plant operations

As part of its 2025 growth plan, the Lynas Advanced Materials Plant in Pahang is to relocate the first stage of its operations — cracking and leaching — to Western Australia as announced on May 21 this year.​|Read more >|Malaymail

New Malaysia New Initiatives: State Sep 26, 2019 @ 12:08

Sarawak in final stages to establish Geopark

The state government is in the final stages of developing the Sarawak Delta Geopark, which covers several areas of the Sarawak River Basin.|Read more >|NST

 

New Malaysia Facts and Stats Sep 26, 2019 @ 12:15

Logging areas reduced since 1996

Malaysia has been whittling down the hectarage of land that can be logged every five years, thus allowing forests and jungles breathing room.|Read more >|NST

 

New Malaysia | New Policies: State Sep 26 2019 @ 10:46

Review hike in assessment rates: Jason Ong

Kebun Bunga assemblyman Jason K.L. Ong has called on the Penang government to review its decision to increase assessment rates, which have increased between 30% and 55%, in both city municipalities.|Read more >|SunDaily

New Malaysia | Reforms Sep 26 2019 @ 09:44

Wrong to say affirmative action not helpful: Mahathir

Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad said it is incorrect to say that affirmative action has not helped the Malays who nevertheless are still far behind the Chinese community in Malaysia.|Read more >|SunDaily

New Malaysia | Govt Sep 26 2019 @ 09:02

Cuepacs urges govt to streamline Cola nationwide

The Congress of Unions of Employees in the Public and Civil Services Malaysia (Cuepacs) hopes the government will review the cost of living allowance (Cola) to assist the civil servants.|Read more >|SunDaily

New Malaysia Reforms Sep 26, 2019 @ 08:44

Govt to plug leakages in affirmative action policy

The government will be more selective in awarding contracts and other opportunities to Bumiputera businessmen to prevent leakages in its affirmative action policy, Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad said.|Read more >|NST

New Malaysia | State Govt Sep 26 2019 @ 08:18

Mukhriz warns Kedah civil servants active in opposition parties

The Kedah government has warned all its civil servants not to be involved in the activities of opposition parties to the extent of affecting the state administration.|Read more >|SunDaily

New Malaysia | Reforms Sep 26, 2019 @ 08:00

Dr M says steering Malaysia back to health with reforms, fiscal discipline

Various institutional reforms have been undertaken to put Malaysia on a better footing, said Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad.|Read more >|Malaymail

New Malaysia | Reforms Sep 26, 2019 @ 08:00

Closing wealth gap vital for country’s harmony, PM says

Reducing the economic gap between the rich and poor is among ways to avoid racial tension in a country, Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad said at the World Leaders Forum at Columbia University here.|Read more >|Malaymail

New Malaysia | Govt: IGP Sep 26 2019 @ 07:00

Those who like to spread fake news online, beware
Stern action will be taken against those who spread fake news or make irresponsible comments on social media regarding a case where a woman was killed and her attacker shot dead by police that had gone viral, says Tan Sri Abdul Hamid Bador.|Read more >|TheStar

New Malaysia | New Policies: B4G Sep 26 2019 @ 07:00

‘Cut RM700 fine under B4G scheme’
The government should reduce the fine for illegal immigrants who wish to return home under the Back for Good (B4G) programme.|Read more >|TheStar

New Malaysia | Budget 2020 Sep 26 2019 @ 07:00

Groups list hopes for Budget 2020
With two weeks to the tabling of Budget 2020, groups and associations across different sectors have prepared their wish lists for Pakatan Harapan’s second budget as the Federal Government.|Read more >|TheStar

New Malaysia | New Policies: NRD Sep 26, 2019 

Rep: New NRD policy making life more difficult for rural folk

One step forward for Putrajaya, two steps backward for underprivileged Sarawakians was how Datuk Gerawat Gala described the decision of the National Registration Department (NRD) on late birth registration and DNA database.|Read more >| BorneoPost

New Malaysia | State Govt Sep 26, 2019 

SRDC losing patience with errant ratepayers

Sibu Rural District Council (SRDC) warns of stern action against errant ratepayers, as it targets to reduce the arrears of its accumulative assessment rates of RM2.1 million as at Jan 1, 2019. Its chairman Sempurai Petrus Ngelai issued this warning in his communication during the full council meeting here yesterday.|Read more >| BorneoPost

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