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Nov 24

New Malaysia | New Govt: ICERD Nov 24, 2018 @ 23:12

Govt didn't bow to Umno, Pas pressure over ICERD, says PM

The government’s decision to not ratify the International Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Racial Discrimination (ICERD) was not due to pressure from Umno and Pas, says Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad. |Read more >|NST

 

New Malaysia | New Policies Nov 24, 2018 @ 22:48

Dr M: Govt won't appoint unqualified people into key positions

Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad gave his assurance that the government would not appoint leaders from political parties to head key positions within ministries and related institutions if they do not have the necessary know-how or qualifications. |Read more >|NST

 

New Malaysia | New Initiatives Nov 24, 2018 @ 18:19

KWAP holds inaugural Karnival Rasa Sayang to promote retirement preparedness

The Retirement Fund Inc (KWAP) today held its inaugural ‘Karnival Rasa Sayang’ aimed at promoting retirement preparedness and active ageing in Malaysia. |Read more >|NST

 

New Malaysia | New Govt Nov 24, 2018 @ 17:56

We're not following PTPTN example, says MARA on loans-for-scholarships policy

Majlis Amanah Rakyat (MARA) will retain its policy of converting student loans into scholarships for scholars who obtain sterling results. |Read more > |NST

 

New Malaysia | New State Govt Nov 24, 2018 @ 17:08

Penang govt allocates RM3m for heritage habitat restoration

The Penang government has allocated RM3 million for the pilot phase of the George Town Heritage Habitat Seed Fund which was launched today. |Read more >|SunDaily

 

New Malaysia | New Initiatives: MoH Nov 24, 2018 @ 16:31

Health protection scheme for the B40 group to cover 36 critical illnesses

The government will expand the healthcare coverage under the national health protection fund for the B40 low-income group, to cover 36 major critical illnesses, according to Finance Minister Lim Guan Eng.|Read more >|SunDaily

 

New Malaysia | 1MDB Nov 24, 2018 @ 16:30

The Edge boss says met Dr M in London with Nazir Razak to brief him on 1MDB

The Edge Media Group chairman Datuk Tong Kooi Ong said today he had flown to London in 2015 to brief Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad over the 1Malaysia Development Bhd (1MDB) scandal, just before his paper was suspended. |Read more >|Malaymail 

 

New Malaysia | 1MDB Nov 24, 2018 @ 15:30

Report: AG preparing civil suit against Goldman, seeking RM19b in damages

A civil suit is being prepared by Attorney-General Tommy Thomas against banking firm Goldman Sachs Group Inc over the latter’s role in the misappropriation of funds from 1Malaysia Development Bhd (1MDB), a report has claimed. |Read more >|Malaymail 

 

New Malaysia | New Govt Nov 24, 2018 @ 15:27

No need to record ICERD decision in Hansard, says Mujahid

There is no need to formally record the government’s decision not to ratify the International Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Racial Discrimination (ICERD) in the Parliament Hansard. |Read more >|NST

 

New Malaysia | Govt Budget Nov 24, 2018 @ 14:01

Lim warns MCA of action if it 'punishes' UTAR, TAR UC students

Action will be taken against MCA if it ‘punishes’ students by increasing tuition fees following the government’s decision to provide only RM5.5 million development fund for both Universiti Tunku Abdul Rahman (UTAR) and Tunku Abdul Rahman University College (TAR UC) in the 2019 Budget. |Read more >|NST

 

New Malaysia | Opposition Nov 24, 2018 @ 13:44

Make Johor GLCs profitable, not give excuses, Khaled tells MB

Umno vice-president Datuk Seri Mohamed Khaled Nordin (pic) has challenged Johor Mentri Besar Datuk Osman Sapian to find a way to turn state government-linked companies (GLCs) profitable instead of using it as an excuse not to carry out pro-rakyat programmes.|Read more >|TheStar

 

New Malaysia | Opposition Nov 24, 2018 @ 12:59

Perak PAC hearing on MB Inc should be done in private, says state Umno chief

The Perak Public Accounts Committee (PAC) should conduct a closed-door inquiry into the financial records of Mentri Besar Incorporated (MB Inc) instead of a public hearing, says state Umno chairman Datuk Saarani Mohamad.|Read more >|TheStar

 

New Malaysia | New Govt Nov 24, 2018 @ 11:57

Respect UMMAH's right to assemble -Syed Saddiq

Gerakan Pembela Ummah's (UMMAH) decision to hold an assembly to celebrate the government's rejection of the International Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Racial Discrimination (ICERD) should be respected. |Read more >|NST

New Malaysia | New Projects Nov 24, 2018 @ 11:21

New airport will not disturb Tioman Island’s environment: MB

Pahang Mentri Besar Datuk Seri Wan Rosdy Wan Ismail says that both state and federal governments will monitor the construction of a new airport in Tioman Island to ensure that it will not affect the island’s environment as it has been declared a marine park. |Read more >|SunDaily

 

New Malaysia | New Policies: ICERD Nov 24, 2018 @ 11:00

Why Malaysia backpedalled on ICERD ratification

Malaysia on Friday reversed a pledge to ratify a UN convention against racial discrimination, following backlash from groups who fear it could dilute privileges for majority ethnic Malays. |Read more >|NST

 

New Malaysia | Overhaul: Projects Nov 24, 2018 @ 09:30

Taman Rimba Kiara scandal gets PM’s attention, as joint investigative committee mooted

Federal Territories Minister Khalid Abdul Samad said his ministry will set up a joint committee to review the controversial megaproject development involving some part of Taman Rimba Kiara (TRK) sites.|Read more >|Malaymail 

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New Malaysia | New Govt Nov 24, 2018 @ 08:41

No need to hold any anti-ICERD rally, says Muhyiddin

here is no need for any form of rally to protest against the International Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Racial Discrimination (ICERD) now that the Pakatan Harapan government has decided not to ratify it, says Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin.|Read more >|TheStar

 

New Malaysia | Opposition Nov 24, 2018 @ 08:30

Sarawak placing integrity officers in state ministries to stop corruption

The state government will place trained certified integrity officers in all state ministries to ensure there is transparency and compliance with procedures in the awards of government contracts, Datuk Patinggi Abang Johari Openg said last night. |Read more >|Malaymail 

 

New Malaysia | New State Govt | Nov 24, 2018

Anwar plays down alleged discord over new Sarawak PKR chairman

PKR president Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim yesterday played down a reported conflict in the appointment of the new Sarawak PKR chairman, saying there is no such thing and only the media has raised it. |Read more >|BorneoPost

 

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Nov 25

New Malaysia | New Govt Nov 25, 2018 @ 23:55

PM: Sabotage culture still exists

The culture of sabotaging the implementation of government policies still exists among civil servants, but the number of those involved has decreased, said Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad. |Read more >|SunDaily

 

New Malaysia | New Policies Nov 25, 2018 @ 23:29

Drugs addicts who surrender themselves won’t have records

Drug addicts including adolescents who surrender themselves to undergo the rehabilitation process will not be listed in the drug crime record. |Read more >|SunDaily

 

New Malaysia | Opposition Nov 26, 2018 @ 22:15

Zahid: Adhere to the law on Dec 8

Umno has reminded party members who will attend the gathering on Dec 8 to adhere to the laws and regulations relating to public assembly. |Read more >|NST

 

New Malaysia | Govt Programmes Nov 25, 2018 @ 21:24

Agro Nisaa’-i microfinancing programme to help women agropreneurs

The Agro Nisaa-i microfinancing programme has been seen as capable of helping women agropreneurs, especially those in the B40 group, to increase their income and expand their businesses in the agricultural sector. |Read more > |SunDaily

 

New Malaysia | 1MDB Nov 25, 2018 @ 20:58

MACC starts the probe on alleged omissions in 1MDB final audit report

The Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) has commenced investigations on the alleged omission of findings in the 1Malaysia Development Bhd (1MDB) final audit report revealed today. |Read more >|SunDaily

 

New Malaysia | New State Policies Nov 25, 2018 @ 20:01

Terengganu residents exempted from paying 2019 assessment: MB

Residents in Terengganu will be exempted from making assessment tax payment on all residential premises in the state for the year 2019. |Read more >|SunDaily

 

New Malaysia | Opposition Nov 25, 2018 @ 19:37

Syariah compliant clothes for Terengganu athletes next year

The Terengganu government will begin implementing the syariah-compliant clothes concept for state athletes from next year. |Read more > |NST

 

New Malaysia | New State Policies Nov 26, 2018 @ 18:01

S'gor MB refutes claims change in free water policy due to SPLASH's high take-over cost

Selangor Menteri Besar Amirudin Shari has refuted claims that the change in free water policy which takes effect next year was due to the exorbitant cost in acquiring Syarikat Pengeluar Air Selangor Sdn Bhd (SPLASH). |Read more >|NST

 

New Malaysia | Opposition Nov 26, 2018 @ 17:55

Terengganu tables RM2.015 billion budget allocation for next year

The Pas-led Terengganu government has tabled RM2.015 billion budget allocation for next year.​|Read more >|NST

New Malaysia | Opposition Nov 25, 2018 @ 16:55

Chew: Pakatan leaders, including four ministers, benefitted from TAR UC and UTAR education

The MCA has pointed out that several Pakatan Harapan leaders were beneficiaries of MCA-linked institutions of higher learning.|Read more >|TheStar

 

New Malaysia | Govt Budget Nov 25, 2018 @ 16:00

Govt funds insufficient to pay what's owed to Sabah, Guan Eng says

Putrajaya cannot afford to give Sabah its 40 per cent net revenue as stipulated under the Malaysia Agreement 1963, Finance Minister Lim Guan Eng said today. |Read more >|Malaymail 

 

New Malaysia | New Policies: DBKL Nov 25, 2018 @ 15:27

Proposal to limit operation hours for KL entertainment centres to be presented to the ministry

Kuala Lumpur City Hall's (DBKL) proposal to shorten the operation hours of entertainment centres will be presented to the Federal Territories Ministry soon. |Read more >|NST

 

New Malaysia | Overhaul: EDL Nov 25, 2018 @ 12:57

MRCB receives RM1.33b settlement from govt for EDL termination

Malaysian Resources Corporation Bhd (MRCB), via its wholly-owned subsidiary, MRCB Lingkaran Selatan Sdn Bhd, has received RM1.325 billion from the government, being the settlement sum for the concession termination of the Eastern Dispersal Link Expressway (EDL). |Read more >|SunDaily

 

New Malaysia | New State Policies Nov 25, 2018 @ 12:04

Sabah govt will not suppress press freedom

The Parti Warisan Sabah-led state government will not suppress mainstream journalists from reporting news in a transparent manner. |Read more >|SunDaily

 

New Malaysia | Opposition Nov 25, 2018 @ 11:55

Cops record statement from JMM chief Azwanddin and blogger Ragvinder

Pertubuhan Jaringan Melayu Malaysia president Datuk Azwanddin Hamzah Ariffin Abu Bakar and blogger Ragvinder Singh Jess have presented themselves to the police to have their statements recorded.|Read more >|TheStar

 

New Malaysia | 1MDB Nov 25, 2018 @ 11:00

Auditor-General confirms Najib ordered audit report on 1MDB altered

Auditor-General Tan Sri Madinah Mohamad has confirmed that the content of the original audit report on scandal-plagued fund 1Malaysia Development Berhad (1MDB) had been tampered with and altered. |Read more >|Malaymail 

 

New Malaysia | New Govt Nov 25, 2018 @ 08:21

'PH MPs gave Breakdown of Assets'

PAKATAN Harapan lawmakers who have declared their net worth to the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) have given the graft-busters a breakdown of their assets. |Read more >|NST

 

New Malaysia | Overhaul Nov 25, 2018 @ 08:20

Bad apples will be cast aside, Dr M warns civil servants

In order to restore good governance and to be able to further develop the country, those involved in wrongdoings should not be included in the plan, Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad said. |Read more >|Malaymail 

 

New Malaysia | New Govt: PKR Nov 25, 2018 @ 07:00

Old politicking in Baru vs Larry

Even before the dust fully settles on the fractious PKR party polls, a new leadership battle rises – in Sarawak.
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New Malaysia | Opposition Nov 25, 2018 @ 07:00

TAR UC deprived of grants for the first time in 50 years

Lim Guan Eng has taken away government matching grants for Tunku Abdul Rahman University College (TAR UC) for the first time in its 50 years of existence, says MCA president Datuk Seri Dr Wee Ka Siong.|Read more >|TheStar

 

New Malaysia | New Projects | Nov 25, 2018

CM announces the expansion of Sarawak Sports Complex

The Sarawak government has approved a piece of land in Petra Jaya near here for the development of sports facilities. |Read more >|BorneoPost

 

New Malaysia | New State Govt | Nov 25, 2018

Larry Sng touted as Sarawak’s richest PH MP

Julau MP Larry Sng is reported to be Sarawak’s richest parliamentarian, based on the declaration of assets belonging to him and also his wife, to the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC). |Read more >|BorneoPost

 

New Malaysia | New State Govt | Nov 25, 2018

End to lobbying for projects

Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) trained Certified Integrity Officers (CeIOs) at all Sarawak ministries will change the way the business community competes for government-related projects.|Read more >|BorneoPost

 

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Nov 23

New Malaysia | Overhaul: FELDA Nov 23, 2018 @ 22:30

FGV commences legal proceedings against 14 former directors and employees

FGV Holdings Bhd (FGV) has commenced legal proceedings in the Kuala Lumpur High Court against 14 former board members and employees in relation to the acquisition of Asian Plantations Ltd (APL).​|Read more >|Malaymail 

New Malaysia | New Govt Nov 23, 2018 @ 22:23

MACC may look into PH lawmakers' assets a year after the declaration

The Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) may look into the assets of Pakatan Harapan lawmakers a year after they make the declaration should they find a sudden increase. |Read more >|NST

 

New Malaysia | New State Govt Nov 23, 2018 @ 22:06

Selangor state govt tables RM2.56b budget for 2019

Selangor Menteri Besar Amirudin Shari today unveiled a state budget of RM2.56 billion based on six main thrusts of infrastructure, economy, education, social, rural development and health while prioritising physical development. |Read more >|SunDaily

 

New Malaysia | New Policies Nov 23, 2018 @ 19:11

More stringent regulation for babysitters following recent abuse cases

Babysitters who are taking care of more than four children will need to register with the Welfare Department, said Deputy Women, Family and Community Development Minister Hannah Yeoh. |Read more >|SunDaily

 

New Malaysia | New Govt Nov 23, 2018 @ 18:11

Fuming taxi associations to stage a nationwide rally on Dec 19

Combined Taxis Across Malaysia (GTSM) will hold a Taxi Reform rally on Dec 19 in the wake of what it says is the failure of Transport Minister Anthony Loke to resolve the impasse between taxis and e-hailing companies such as Grab. |Read more >|NST

 

New Malaysia | 1MDB Nov 23, 2018 @ 17:48

Najib pleads not guilty to 25 corruption charges

Datuk Seri Najib Razak will apply to strike out the 25 corruption charges against him over the RM2.3 billion which allegedly originated from sovereign wealth fund 1Malaysia Development Bhd (1MDB). |Read more >|NST

 

New Malaysia | Govt Programmes Nov 23, 2018 @ 17:22

Only B40 group to get free water, says Selangor MB

Only low-income households, known as the B40 group, will receive free water under Selangor's 2019 budget, says Amirudin Shari.|Read more >|TheStar

 

New Malaysia | Reforms: ICERD Nov 23, 2018 @ 17:11

Government shelves plans to ratify ICERD, PMO confirms

The government has decided against ratifying the contentious International Convention On The Elimination Of All Forms Of Racial Discrimination (ICERD). |Read more >|SunDaily

 

New Malaysia | New Govt Nov 23, 2018 @ 17:09

'Don't look for babysitters online'

Parents are advised not to look for prospective child care providers via online, instead go by personal recommendation, opinions from the ministry, as well as Association of Registered Childcare Providers Malaysia (PPBM) for Early Childhood Care and Education (ECCE). |Read more >|NST

 

New Malaysia | Opposition Nov 23, 2018 @ 17:05

MCA: Guan Eng’s decision will deprive TAR UC students of affordable fees

The Finance Minister’s remarks calling for two universities founded by MCA to sever ties with the party before obtaining government funding will deprive students from its affordable university fees, said Dr Datuk Mah Hang Soon. |Read more >|TheStar

 

New Malaysia | New State Govt Nov 23, 2018 @ 16:50

Why wait for Putrajaya? Sarawak rich enough to fund Kuching’s flood mitigation says rep

PKR’s Batu Lintang assemblyman See Chee How today asked the state government to disburse RM150 million from the approved state development expenditure allocation for immediate flash flood mitigation measures for Kuching City. |Read more >|Malaymail 

 

New Malaysia | New Policies: MoH Nov 23, 2018 @ 16:41

Health Ministry drawing up legislation to ban vapes

The Health Ministry is in the process of drawing up legislation to manage cigarette smoking as well as the use of electronic cigarettes or vapes. |Read more >|NST

 

New Malaysia | New State Govt Nov 23, 2018 @ 16:40

Forestry’s blockade at Pos Kuala Mu not to make life hard for Orang Asli, says state director

The Perak Forestry Department blockade from Pos Kuala Mu road until Bawong in Sungai Siput is not meant to disturb the livelihood of the Orang Asli community there, said its director Datuk Mohamed Zin Yusof.|Read more >|Malaymail 

 

New Malaysia | New State Govt Nov 23, 2018 @ 16:40

Penang shelves plan to raise the price for plastic bags next year

Shoppers in Penang will be relieved to know they will pay the same price for plastic bags next year. |Read more >|Malaymail 

 

New Malaysia | New State Govt Nov 23, 2018 @ 15:50

Perak Opposition Leader gets an extra hour for debate

The Perak Opposition Leader will receive an additional one hour to debate in the upcoming state legislative assembly, Speaker Datuk Ngeh Khoo Ham said today. |Read more >|Malaymail 

 

New Malaysia | New State Govt Nov 23, 2018 @ 15:40

Public education to kick off Penang’s ban on single-use plastic next year, says exco

A ban on all single-use plastics including straws and plastic cups for all eateries in Penang will start next year, but enforcement will begin in the form of education, said state environment, welfare and caring society committee chairman Phee Boon Poh. |Read more >|Malaymail 

 

New Malaysia | New Policies Nov 23, 2018 @ 15:17

KPI set for Sabah ministries to ensure people remain confident with new government

The state government wants all ministries to achieve the Key Performance Index (KPI) set for them to ensure the people remain confident with the existing government. |Read more >|NST

 

New Malaysia | New State Govt Nov 23, 2018 @ 14:59

Ngeh: My assets are worth RM82mil, not RM75mil

Beruas member of parliament Datuk Ngeh Koo Ham has clarified that his personal assets are valued at RM82 million and not RM75 million as revealed by the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC). |Read more >|NST

 

New Malaysia | Overhaul Nov 23, 2018 @ 13:50

Police to question Umno president after spread of incendiary racial, religious messages

Datuk Seri Ahmad Zahid Hamidi is among several prominent personalities who will be summoned for questioning as police investigate racially and religiously provocative statements that have viralled through social media. |Read more >|Malaymail 

 

New Malaysia | New State Govt Nov 23, 2018 @ 13:00

Kon Yeow denies calling NGOs ‘new Opposition’, says his administration open to criticism

Penang Chief Minister Chow Kon Yeow refuted today claims that he had labelled civil society leaders as the “new Opposition” for their critical views of his state administration. |Read more >|Malaymail 

 

New Malaysia | New Initiatives: MoT Nov 23, 2018 @ 11:48

KTMB offers discounts to ETS commuters until Dec 31; plans to extend promotional period

Keretapi Tanah Melayu (KTM) Bhd is offering 50 and 25 per cent discounts for its Electric Train Service (ETS) commuters. |Read more >|NST

 

New Malaysia | New Initiatives Nov 23, 2018 @ 11:19

Ministry to assist smallholders towards MSPO certification

The Ministry of Primary Industries will be working hand-in-hand with smallholders in the plantation sector to achieve Malaysian Sustainable Palm Oil (MSPO) certification, which will be mandatory by end-2019. |Read more >|NST

 

New Malaysia | Govt Programmes Nov 23, 2018 @ 10:16

Ministry revs up 'Buy Malaysia Campaign'

THE Domestic Trade and Consumer Affairs Ministry is intensifying efforts to boost its ‘Buy Malaysia Campaign’. |Read more >|NST

Govt Food and Essentials Programmes

 

New Malaysia | Govt Programmes Nov 23, 2018 @ 09:56

Rent-to-own scheme to be expanded: Zuraida

The government is looking to expand the rent-to-own scheme for the bottom 40% income (B40) group on government-owned properties. |Read more >|SunDaily

People’s Housing Project (PPR)

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New Malaysia | New Initiatives: MCMC Nov 23, 2018 @ 08:30

MCMC: Putrajaya looking to boost country’s digital infrastructure

The government is developing a plan to invest and further improve the country’s digital infrastructure to ensure greater availability of broadband services by promoting competition. |Read more >|Malaymail 

 

New Malaysia | 1MDB Nov 23, 2018 @ 07:00

Najib blames Jho Low for 1MDB

Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak has finally pointed the finger at fugitive businessman Low Taek Jho, better known as Jho Low, for being involved in the 1Malaysia Development Bhd (1MDB) scandal.|Read more >|TheStar

 

New Malaysia | Govt Programmes Nov 23, 2018 @ 07:00

KPJ proposes public-private tie-up

A private hospital group has proposed a public-private partnership with the Health Ministry that allows government hospitals to use some of the facilities at private hospitals and help cut down waiting time. |Read more >|TheStar

Public Healthcare Services and Facilities

 

New Malaysia | New Policies: MoT Nov 23, 2018 @ 07:00

New rules for tinted car windows soon

New rules for vehicle window tinting will be introduced soon, says Transport Minister Anthony Loke.|Read more >|TheStar

New Malaysia | New Policies: MoHR Nov 23, 2018 @ 07:00

‘Let Socso handle medical exam of foreign workers’

Employers are asking for the medical examination of foreign workers to be handled by the Social Security Organisation (Socso).|Read more >|TheStar

 

New Malaysia | SST | Nov 23, 2018

Tax will kill shrimp industry

Aquaculture farmers and frozen seafood processors yesterday appealed to the State Government to abolish the imposition of five per cent State Sales Tax (SST) on farmed shrimp taken out of Sabah.|Read more >|BorneoPost

 

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Nov 22

New Malaysia | New Policies: ICERD Nov 22, 2018 @ 23:30

Govt will take into account views of all parties on ICERD, Dewan Rakyat told

The government will take into account the views and stand of all parties, in addition to conducting public engagements with government and opposition leaders in regard to the International Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Racial Discrimination (ICERD), the Dewan Rakyat was told today.|Read more >|Malaymail

 

New Malaysia | New Policies: MoT | Nov 22, 2018

AirAsia to take over KK-Sibu, KK-Bintulu routes

AirAsia Group Bhd is set to take over the Kota Kinabalu (KK)-Sibu and KK-Bintulu routes from MASwings Sdn Bhd starting January 2019 following the Cabinet’s approval last week.|Read more > |BorneoPost

 

New Malaysia | New Initiatives: PTPTN Nov 22, 2018 @ 23:08

PTPTN provides RM500 matching grant for children aged 7 to 12

A total of 133,049 children aged seven to 12 nationwide received the National Higher Education Fund Corporation (PTPTN) matching grant amounting to RM66.524 million as of Oct 31 this year, said its chairman Wan Saiful Wan Jan. |Read more >|SunDaily

 

New Malaysia | New Govt Nov 22, 2018 @ 22:38

PM says Waytha Moorthy should not be judged by past comments

Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad has backed Minister in the Prime Minister’s Department P. Waytha Moorthy saying that everyone has a past, even himself. |Read more >|SunDaily

 

New Malaysia | New Initiatives | Nov 22, 2018

S’wak govt to continue exploring new revenue from forest sector, says CM

The Sarawak government will continue to explore new revenue for the state from the forest sector, said Chief Minister Datuk Patinggi Abang Johari Tun Openg.​|Read more > |BorneoPost

New Malaysia | 1MDB Nov 22, 2018 @ 22:30

NYT: Goldman boss met Jho Low in 2012, setting in motion 1MDB scandal

Banking firm Goldman Sachs Group Inc’s chief executive Lloyd Blankfein had met privately with fugitive financier Low Taek Jho in December 2012, New York Times (NYT) reported today.|Read more >|Malaymail

 

New Malaysia | 1MDB Nov 22, 2018 @ 22:23

Najib: Understand the context about what I said about Jho Low

Former prime minister Datuk Seri Najib Razak has reminded the public that they need to read or watch a news report and interview in its entirety to understand the context of it all so as to avoid any misinterpretation. |Read more >|NST

 

New Malaysia | Govt Budget Nov 22, 2018 @ 22:07

Airport REIT, departure levy pose potential constraints, says Mavcom

The proposed Airport Real Estate Investment Trust (Airport REIT) and departure levy could materially constrain the development of the Aeronautical Charges Framework/Regulated Asset Base framework (RAB Framework) and renegotiation of the Operating Agreement. |Read more >|SunDaily

 

New Malaysia | New Policies: ICERD Nov 22, 2018 @ 20:39

Waytha Moorthy reiterates govt commitment to uphold Article 153 of Constitution

P. Waytha Moorthy reiterated the government’s promise to not amend or abolish Article 153 of the Federal Constitution. |Read more >|NST

 

New Malaysia | New Initiatives Nov 22, 2018 @ 20:27

Govt to introduce Reproductive, Social Health Education for children as young as preschoolers

The government will introduce a Reproductive and Social Health Education programme for children as young as preschoolers in an effort to combat sexual crimes against children and underage marriages. |Read more > |NST

 

New Malaysia | New Initiatives: MoYS Nov 22, 2018 @ 20:10

Develop own e-sports games for export: Syed Saddiq

A total of 133,049 children aged seven to 12 nationwide received the National Higher Education Fund Corporation (PTPTN) matching grant amounting to RM66.524 million as of Oct 31 this year, said its chairman Wan Saiful Wan Jan. |Read more >|SunDaily

 

New Malaysia | Overhaul: Corruption Nov 22, 2018 @ 20:01

Melaka exco member hands over seven files about alleged corruption to AG and MACC
The Melaka Agriculture, Entrepreneur Development and Agro-Based committee chairman has handed over seven files about corruption allegedly committed by the previous state administration to the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) and the Attorney General.Read more >|TheStar

 

New Malaysia | New Policies Nov 22, 2018 @ 20:00

Penang, FT, East M'sia yet to enact laws to curb spread of non-Islamic faiths to Muslims

Federal Territory, Penang, Sabah and Sarawak are the four states yet to enact laws to prevent spread of non-Islamic faiths to Muslims. |Read more >|NST

 

New Malaysia | New Initiatives Nov 22, 2018 @ 19:56

Zuraida: 70 Chinese 'penghulus' appointed to look after the welfare of Chinese new villages
Some 70 Chinese 'penghulus', 30% of whom are women, were appointed to look into the welfare of Chinese new villages, says Housing and Local Government Minister Zuraida Kamaruddin.|Read more >|TheStar

 

New Malaysia | Reforms: Law Nov 22, 2018 @ 19:17

No rush to amend National Security Act, says Dr M

The government will not rush into amending the National Security Council (NSC) Act 2016 in order to prevent gangsters and criminals from running free, says Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad.​ |Read more >|NST

New Malaysia | New Initiatives: MoA Nov 22, 2018 @ 19:01

Adopt new ways to check middlemen issues: PM

Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad has expressed the need to check on middlemen issues which had impacted food prices. |Read more >|NST

 

New Malaysia | New Initiatives: MoA Nov 22, 2018 @ 18:52

Govt to draft Agro Food Policy 2.0 to spur food sector development

The government is conducting a study to draft the Agro Food Policy 2.0 (2021 - 2030) in order to spur the agro food sector in line with technological development and Industrial Revolution 4.0, says Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad. |Read more >|NST

 

New Malaysia | New Policies: ICERD Nov 22, 2018 @ 18:35

Govt mulling over enacting Parliamentary Services Commission Act

The government is studying enacting the Parliamentary Services Commission Act to ensure Parliament is free from influence by the executive branch of government. |Read more >|NST

 

New Malaysia | New Initiatives: MoE Nov 22, 2018 @ 18:30

Putrajaya not forcing hotels to lend schools their pools, says Maszlee

Education Minister Maszlee Malik has clarified today that the proposal for hotels to offer their swimming pools to students as part of corporate social responsibility (CSR) programmes is on a voluntary basis. |Read more >|Malaymail

 

New Malaysia | New Initiatives Nov 22, 2018 @ 18:30

Dr M says agriculture can evolve with technology, despite limited government funds

Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad said technology will help revolutionise the agriculture sector even with limited government funding as Putrajaya has been forced to tighten its belt in the 2019 Budget. |Read more >|Malaymail

 

New Malaysia | New Policies: MoE Nov 22, 2018 @ 18:14

Dr Maszlee: Circular on politicians entering school grounds to be revised on Nov 23
The circular on politicians needing to obtain permission to enter school grounds will be reviewed on Friday (Nov 23), says Education Minister Dr Maszlee Malik.|Read more >|TheStar

 

New Malaysia | New Initiatives: MoE Nov 22, 2018 @ 18:09

Parents happy over swimming lessons for school students

Most parents agree to swimming lessons being introduced as a co-curricular activity for school students. |Read more >|NST

 

New Malaysia | Reforms: Law Nov 22, 2018 @ 17:46

Dr M: Repeal NSC and gangsters will run wild
Putrajaya fully intends to abolish the country’s draconian laws but will consult the public first over the matter, Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad said today.|Read more > |TheStar

 

New Malaysia | New Policies: MoH Nov 22, 2018 @ 17:40

Restaurant operators ticked off for objecting to smoking ban at their premises

Consumers Association of Penang (CAP) today criticised restaurant operators for disagreeing with the smoking ban at their premises as announced by the government recently.|Read more >|NST

 

New Malaysia | Reforms: Law Nov 22, 2018 @ 17:30

Pakatan to consult public before abolishing draconian laws, PM says

Banking firm Goldman Sachs Group Inc’s chief executive Lloyd Blankfein had met privately with fugitive financier Low Taek Jho in December 2012, New York Times (NYT) reported today.|Read more >|Malaymail

New Malaysia | New Initiatives: MoT Nov 22, 2018 @ 17:16

Courteous, disciplined drivers could be 'rewarded' from next year

From next year, motorists who display courtesy and discipline on the roads could be rewarded for their good behaviour with petrol and toll rebates. |Read more >|NST

 

New Malaysia | 1MDB Nov 22, 2018 @ 17:10

1MDB Foundation owes students RM3.4m, Finance Ministry reveals

The 1Malaysia Development Bhd (1MDB) Foundation owes RM3.4 million in scholarship payment arrears to 162 students as it lacks the proper number of trustees before it can function properly, Putrajaya has revealed today. |Read more >|Malaymail

 

New Malaysia | New Policies Nov 22, 2018 @ 16:56

Next year's haj quota set at 30,200

The haj quota for Malaysia has been set at 30,200 next year. |Read more >|NST

 

New Malaysia | New Policies: MoE Nov 22, 2018 @ 16:30

Under-fire Maszlee blames 2008 circular for school policy on visiting Opposition reps

Education Minister Maszlee Malik today denied banning Opposition lawmakers from visiting schools, pinning it instead on a 10-year-old circular that required them to secure prior permission from the state directors.​|Read more >|Malaymail

New Malaysia | New Initiatives: MoE Nov 22, 2018 @ 16:25

Maszlee urges multi-stream schools to develop cross-cultural activities

Education Minister Dr Maszlee Malik has urged the country’s multi-stream schools to develop cross-cultural activities or programmes which can shape the minds of the future generation. |Read more >|NST

 

New Malaysia | Govt Budget Nov 22, 2018 @ 16:10

Student coalition protests repayment of PTPTN loans at Parliament

A coalition of student groups is protesting the repayment policy for the National Higher Education Fund Corporation (PTPTN) at Parliament.|Read more >|TheStar

 

New Malaysia | Opposition Nov 22, 2018 @ 16:07

Wee: Tuition fees at UTAR, TAR UC to go up following govt decision to cut matching grant
Parents can expect to pay more for their children's education in Universiti Tunku Abdul Rahman (UTAR) and Tunku Abdul Rahman University College (TAR UC), says MCA president Datuk Seri Dr Wee Ka Siong.|Read more >|TheStar

 

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Nov 22

New Malaysia | New Govt Nov 22, 2018 @ 15:19

Police to call Waytha Moorthy over a controversial video

Minister in the Prime Minister’s Department Senator P. Waytha Moorthy will be called up by police soon to give clarification on comments he made abroad which allegedly tarnished the image of the country. |Read more >|SunDaily

 

New Malaysia | New Govt Nov 22, 2018 @ 14:02

Kula: Youth are going abroad for the money

Malaysians, especially the youth, are turning to foreign countries for employment in the 3D (dangerous, dirty and difficult) industry due to the better salaries and incentives there. |Read more >|SunDaily

 

New Malaysia | New Govt Nov 22, 2018 @ 13:56

Support us to separate AG’s functions, Hanipa tells opposition

The government will have no issue separating the functions of the Attorney-General (AG) and the public prosecutor if the opposition agrees to support the amendments to the federal constitution. |Read more >|SunDaily

 

New Malaysia Govt Programmes Nov 22, 2018 @ 13:30

Various steps to ensure school food programme not abused, says Maszlee

Almost half a million students are benefitting from the ongoing supplementary food programme (RMT) this year, said Dr Maszlee Malik. |Read more >|TheStar

Govt Food and Essentials Aid

 

New Malaysia | 1MDB Nov 22, 2018 @ 13:00

Najib insists had only ‘professional’ ties to Jho Low, blames Goldman Sachs for 1MDB fiasco

Datuk Seri Najib Razak maintained today that his relationship with Malaysia’s most wanted man Low Taek Jho was strictly professional and was forged with the country’s economic interests in mind even as he continues to be flamed for the alleged theft of 1Malaysia Development Berhad (1MDB) funds. |Read more >|Malaymai

 

New Malaysia | New Policies Nov 22, 2018 @ 12:54

Stricter guidelines for Bahasa Malaysia use on road signs, says Zuraida

The Housing and Local Government Ministry will issue stricter guidelines on the use of Bahasa Malaysia for road signs nationwide, says its Minister, Zuraida Kamaruddin.|Read more >|TheStar

 

New Malaysia | New Policies Nov 22, 2018 @ 12:30

Home Ministry to have just one stream to take in foreign workers, Parliament told

The Home Ministry is working on a single-stream administration system for the intake of foreign workers, Datuk Mohd Azis Jamman said today. |Read more >|Malaymai

 

New Malaysia | Govt Programmes Nov 22, 2018 @ 12:22

Gradual roll-out of targeted fuel subsidy in Q2 2019, says Saifuddin

Targeted fuel subsidy will be rolled out in stages in the second quarter of next year, said Minister of Domestic Trade and Consumer Affairs Datuk Seri Saifuddin Nasution Ismail. |Read more >|NST

 

New Malaysia | Govt Programmes Nov 22, 2018 @ 12:08

Request for proposal issued over targeted fuel subsidy system

The Finance Ministry has issued a request for proposal for the development of the targeted fuel subsidy system proposed in Budget 2019. |Read more >|SunDaily

 

New Malaysia | New Govt Nov 21, 2018 @ 12:00

‘Bin Abdullah’ ruling shelved as Putrajaya seeks time to explore options

The Federal Court chose to postpone today its long-awaited decision on whether an illegitimate Muslim child can use his father’s name instead of being forced by the National Registration Department (NRD) to use “bin Abdullah”. |Read more >|Malaymai

 

New Malaysia | Overhaul: Corruption Nov 22, 2018 @ 11:37

'Corruption among contributing factors behind lack of development in rural Sarawak'

The Sarawak government is committed to creating a transparent and corruption-free administration to ensure efficiency in addressing the people’s problems as well as the implementation of various government projects and initiatives. |Read more >|NST

 

New Malaysia | Govt Budget Nov 22, 2018 @ 11:23

Mindef saved RM36 million by not participating in 'Desert Eagle' exercise

The Defence Ministry (Mindef) has saved a total of RM36 million as the country's military personnel are no longer involved in the 'Desert Eagle' military exercise in the United Arab Emirates (UAE). |Read more >|NST

 

New Malaysia | Govt Programmes Nov 22, 2018 @ 08:00

DBKL threatens seizure against 'transit residents' of low-cost housing units

Kuala Lumpur City Hall (DBKL) will seize Public Housing (PA) and People’s Housing Project (PPR) units from transit house residents who have received offers to purchase low-cost houses. |Read more >|Malaymai ​​

People’s Housing Project (PPR)

Govt Affordable Housing

 

New Malaysia | New Govt Nov 22, 2018 @ 07:00

Maszlee: All parties free to speak at universities
No one is prevented from speaking at public institutions of higher education.|Read more >|TheStar

 

New Malaysia | New Govt Nov 22, 2018 @ 07:00

Dr M: Hold on, not just yet

The breaking up of the powers held by the Attorney General (AG), which is one of the central institutional reforms of the government, is shelved for now.|Read more >|TheStar

 

New Malaysia | Govt Programmes Nov 22, 2018 @ 07:00

Putrajaya to increase paddy subsidy, Guan Eng says

The government will increase the Padi Price Subsidy Scheme (SSHP) rate to RM360 per metric tonne of paddy production to help padi farmers. |Read more >|Malaymai ​​

 

New Malaysia | New Govt Nov 22, 2018 @ 07:00

Cut ties with UTAR and TarUC for more funds, MCA told

Finance Minister Lim Guan Eng insists that MCA break off ties with Universiti Tunku Abdul Rahman (UTAR) and Tunku Abdul Rahman University College (TarUC) before the government provides more allocation for the two institutions.|Read more >|TheStar

 

New Malaysia | New Govt Nov 22, 2018 @ 07:00

Next redelineation exercise only due in 2026, says Hanipa

The next redelineation of the electoral boundaries in the peninsula is only due in 2026, says Deputy Minister in the Prime Minister’s Department Hanipa Maidin.|Read more >|TheStar

 

New Malaysia | New Govt Nov 22, 2018 @ 07:00

Citizenship agencies to be linked to info-sharing system

HOME Ministry agencies involved in handling citizenship applications will be linked with each other through an online information-sharing system to speed up the process.|Read more >|TheStar

 

New Malaysia | New Govt Nov 22, 2018 @ 07:00

Majority of police stations lack staff

More than 500 or 65% of the total 791 police stations across the country are facing a shortage of personnel, including police station chiefs (OCS).|Read more >|TheStar

 

New Malaysia | New Policies:MoH Nov 22, 2018 @ 01:36

Vape, shisha to be included in cigarette ban

Electronic cigarettes (vape) and shisha containing nicotine will be included under the no smoking regulation in all food premises that will be enforced next year, Health Minister Datuk Seri Dr Dzulkefly Ahmad said. |Read more >|SunDaily

 

New Malaysia | New Initiatives Nov 22, 2018 @ 01:06

New MOU to protect Indonesian migrant workers: Saifuddin

Kuala Lumpur and Jakarta today agreed that there should be a new memorandum of understanding (MoU) to protect Indonesian migrant workers in Malaysia. |Read more >|SunDaily

 

New Malaysia | New Govt Nov 22, 2018 @ 00:56

‘I will not stop speaking up for the people’: Gobind

Gobind Singh Deo said today he will not bow to pressure and resign as the Communications and Multimedia Minister following an online petition calling on him to step down. |Read more >|SunDaily

 

New Malaysia | Govt Programmes | Nov 22, 2018

UTC Sibu to continue improving its services

The Urban Transformation Centre (UTC) here will continue to improve its services to the customers, says Sibu Municipal Council chairman Datuk Tiong Thai King. |Read more >|BorneoPost

 

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Nov 21

New Malaysia | New Initiatives Nov 21, 2018

Sarawak set to be the main exporter of agro-based food products

Sarawak is set to become the main exporter of agro-based food products of international standard, said Deputy Chief Minister Datuk Amar Douglas Uggah Embas.​|Read more >|BorneoPost

 

New Malaysia | Govt Budget Nov 21, 2018 @ 23:30

Pakatan’s maiden Budget passed by Parliament

The Dewan Rakyat has approved Pakatan Rakyat’s (PH) maiden Budget 2019 at a policy level with a voice vote and the Bill will proceed to the committee stage tomorrow. |Read more >|Malaymai

 

New Malaysia | 1MDB Nov 21, 2018 @ 23:30

Abu Dhabi’s IPIC files lawsuit against Goldman Sachs, others over 1MDB case

An Abu Dhabi sovereign wealth fund sued Goldman Sachs yesterday for allegedly conspiring against the Middle Eastern fund to further a criminal scheme by Malaysia’s scandal-plagued 1MDB. |Read more >|Malaymai

 

New Malaysia | Govt Budget: RPGT Nov 21, 2018 @ 23:30

Finance Minister: RPGT to be calculated from year 2000

The Real Property Gains Tax (RPGT) valuation on the property would only be calculated from the year 2000 onwards, says Finance Minister Lim Guan Eng.|Read more >|NST

 

New Malaysia | Overhaul: Corruption Nov 21, 2018 @ 23:30

Tun M: Let MACC investigate on ministry's tender awarding claims

The graft-busters will investigate allegations relating to a ministry which had awarded contracts directly without going through open tenders. |Read more >|NST

 

New Malaysia | Overhaul: Bkt Kukus Nov 21, 2018 @ 23:00

Police probe into fatal Bukit Kukus landslide completed

The police investigation into the landslide in Bukit Kukus, Paya Terubong, near here, on October 19 which took the lives of nine foreign workers, has been completed. |Read more >|Malaymai