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Posted on September 18, 2018


Called the PD-move, is the upcoming by-election on October 20 that is which we are likely to see Anwar win and make his way back to the government after 20 years.  The by-election was made possible by a PKR fellow member, Dayalt who vacated his seat to make way for Anwar to contest.  There has been much criticism of the actions of both the elected Dayalt and Anwar.  Some have also cried foul with the free banquets, concerts and the usual 'election goody projects'. 

New Rules for Consideration 

Why do the government institutions need to be


The State of Households 2018 - Different Realities
Either GST or SST, the consumers have to pay more for


The State of Households II

Either GST or SST, the consumers have to pay more for


The State of Households

Either GST or SST, the consumers have to pay more for


New Malaysia | New Govt Oct 19, 2018 @ 10:54

Malaysia's poverty line too low, says Kian Ming

A higher poverty line would better measure poverty rates in a high-income nation, says Deputy Minister of International Trade and Investment Dr Ong Kian Ming.
|Read more >|TheStar

Govt Programmes  |                                                    

Government aid and assistance

Bank Negara Khidmat Nasihat Pembiayaan (MyKNP)


Programme Brief

Assistance: Free Advisory on Financing Matters 
Target:  Small-Medium Enterprises (SMEs) and B40 house-buyers


Ministry: Ministry of Finance

Implementing Agency: Bank Negara Malaysia

Main Website:

Mailing address: Jalan Dato' Onn, 50480 Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Telephone: 1-300-88-5465

Implementing Agency: Credit Guarantee Corporation


Telephone: 03-7880 0088

Implementing Agency: Agensi Kaunseling dan Pengurusan Kredit


Telephone: 03-2616 7799

New Malaysia | Govt Programmes Aug 21, 2019 @ 19:22

BNM launches free financial advisory services for SMEs and home buyers|Read more >|SunDaily

Programme Brief

launched free financial advisory and recommendations services for small and medium enterprises and home buyers who were unsuccessful in obtaining financing from banks.

MyKNP is a joint collaboration by BNM, Credit Guarantee Corporation Malaysia Bhd (CGC) and the Credit Counselling and Debt Management Agency (AKPK) to enhance the financing ecosystem.


Ministry: Ministry of Health

Implementing Agency: ProtectHealth Corp Sdn Bhd
Mailing address: Century Square, F01 & F02, 1st Floor, Block 2300, Jalan Usahawan, 63000 Cyberjaya, Selangor
Telephone: 03-8687 4848

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State of Malaysia' Households

In the News Snippets & Links 


October 2018

Foreign workers are not stealing your jobs or suppressing wages, says the report

Migrant workers tend to enter low-skilled jobs while Malaysians generally go into skilled and semi-skilled ones, a Khazanah Research Institute (KRI) report said. |Read more >|Malaymail


'Policymaking must consider disparities in income between states'

Policymaking must consider income threshold differences across states as there are huge disparities in the middle 40% (M40) income threshold between different states in Malaysia. |Read more >|SunDaily


Study: Malaysia's income gap doubled in two decades

Despite a reduction in official income inequality, the absolute earnings gap between Malaysia's top 20 per cent and their countrymen has nearly doubled, putting more Malaysians in relative poverty.|Read more >|TheStar


Low-skilled tech, foreign workers to slow down Malaysia’s march to an advanced economy

Malaysia’s adoption of low-skill based technologies linked to its dependence on foreign workers may possibly be slowing down the shift to becoming an advanced economy, says Khazanah Research Institute (KRI). |Read more >|TheStar


Report: Malaysians had 3.1 years of idle education

Despite going to school for an average of 12 years, Malaysian students get only about nine years’ worth of meaningful education, a study by Khazanah Research Institute (KRI) said.​|Read more >|TheStar

Deindustrialisation could work to Malaysia’s disadvantage, warns Khazanah Research

Malaysia’s push towards sustained economic growth must be underpinned by more emphasis on more hi-tech manufacturing and more capital invested in technology, says Khazanah Research Institute (KRI).|Read more >|TheStar


Lower-income households vulnerable to economic shocks

Low-income households in Malaysia remains vulnerable to economic shocks and emergencies due to low savings, a study by Khazanah Research Institute (KRI) found.
|Read more >|TheStar


Malaysia needs to focus on its institutions

Malaysia needs to focus on strengthening its institutions for the country's development.|Read more >|TheStar


Why a 'rich' household in Kelantan is considered a low-income one in KL

In Kelantan where almost every household (85.3 per cent) earns below RM7,000 a month, you would be considered to be in the top 20 per cent (T20) group traditionally regarded as high-income if you earn RM7,000. |Read more >|Malaymail


Research: Malaysian households earning RM2,000 may have only RM76 left after expenses

A household in Malaysia earning less than RM2,000 a month may have only RM76 left after deducting household expenses, research by the Khazanah Research Institute (KRI) has found. |Read more >|Malaymail


Report: Number of years spent in school not guarantee of good education

Even though Malaysians stay an average of 10 years in school, students have three years of schooling that do not contribute to their educational achievement, a Khazanah Research Institute (KRI) report said. |Read more >|Malaymail


Khazanah Research: Malaysian policy-making needs to be rooted in reality

Malaysian policymaking tends to suppress the difference in realities of income levels among households across the country with a contextless approach and by copying international standards considered “best practices” of high-income positions. |Read more >|Malaymail


Feel that only the rich get richer in Malaysia? You may be right

Ever wondered why you feel that the income divide between the rich and poor in Malaysia is getting wider and wider, despite the official index showing less inequality and a fairer distribution of income? |Read more >|Malaymail


Khazanah report: Malaysia needs to focus on strengthening core fundamentals

The focus on strengthening core fundamentals, while reflecting on the state of development, are among key priority areas essential towards securing the future of the state of all households in Malaysia. |Read more >|Malaymail


Thorough assessment of investments from China is important, says Khazanah report

A thorough assessment of investments from China, especially from the Belt and Road Initiative (BRI), is seen as important for Malaysia, says the Khazanah Research Institute’s State of Household 2018: Different Realities Report. |Read more >|Malaymail


2.2 million foreigners sought greener pastures in Malaysia in 2017: Report

Malaysia was home to around 2.2 million foreign workers in 2017, with most of them hired in the agriculture and construction sectors, according to a report. |Read more >|NST


Study: Most women still working as cleaners, clerks, teachers, while men rule top management

Men outnumber women in most occupations except those considered low-level or “feminine”, a report by Khazanah Research Institute (KRI) showed. |Read more >|Malaymail


Women make up only two-fifths of the labour force - Khazanah report

The participation of women in the country’s labour market constitutes only two-fifths of the labour force even though half of the Malaysian working-age population are women. |Read more >|NST


Govt Programmes  |                                                    

Government aid and assistance


Current Issues  |                             

Matters that impact Malaysians

New Initiatives | 

Efforts to resolve and improve 


New Initiatives | Consumerism 

New Initiatives | Environment     
New Initiatives | Education 

New Initiatives | Transport

New Initiatives | Target Groups

New Initiatives | Housing


New State Initiatives | 



New Propositions |                                                       

New suggestions to be considered


New Policies  |                                                                 

New principles, rules, and guidelines

New Policies Drafting |                                                    

Drafting of new principles, rules, and guidelines

Reforms |                                                                        

Changes to improve

Reforms | Enforcement                                                   

Enforce to improve

Red-Flags & Concerns |                                               

Issues that provoke attention and concerns

Scandals  |                                                                  
Events that caused public outrage


Projects |                                                                    

Matters that impact Malaysians


Viewpoints |                                                                


New Initiatives                                                            


New Initiatives Aug 15, 2019 @ 22:08

Sado cattle breeding hub in Terengganu: Azmin|Read more >|SunDaily

New Initiatives: MCMC Aug 13, 2019 

RM21.6b needed for National Fiberisation and Connectivity Plan|Read more >|SunDaily

Govt: MCMC Aug 12, 2019

MCMC to assist in combating illegal business that is harming endangered animals|Read more >|TheStar

Govt: Tourism Aug 11, 2019 

Lahad Datu airport to be upgraded

|Read more >|NST

New Initiatives - Consumerism                                                    

New Initiatives: KPDNHEP 

KPDNHEP appointed 79 parliamentary consumerism coordinators|Read more >|SunDaily

New Initiatives - Environment                                                      

Govt: DoE | Aug 13, 2019

Environment Dept activates two action plans to tackle haze in Malaysia|Read more >|Malaymail

New Initiatives: MESTECC Aug 08, 2019 

Plan underway to power up Orang Asli villages in Pahang, says Yeo|Read more >|NST

New Initiatives - Education                                                         

Aug 13, 2019 

  • Maszlee: Civics education to cover both literacy and practical aspects|Read more >|NST

  • PM expresses shame over country's dirty toilets.|Read more >|NST

  • Lack of civic-mindedness will be destructive to the country: PM|Read more >|SunDaily

  • Integrated and holistic implementation of civics education: Maszlee|Read more >|SunDaily

New Initiatives - Transport                                                          


Govt: Works Aug 09 2019 

Works ministry in favour of bikers restricted to left lane

|Read more >|SunDaily

Aug 08, 2019 

RM10mil iFleet fund set up to promote telematics in bid to reduce road accidents|Read more >|TheStar

Aug 07, 2019 Malaysia bid to be aviation hub gets a boost|Read more >|SunDaily

Aug 07, 2019 Further consolidating Malaysia’s position as Airbus regional hub|Read more >|SunDaily

Aug 07, 2019 Transport Ministry to study impact of cabotage policy waiver in Sabah in November|Read more >|TheStar

New Initiatives - Target Groups                                                   

Aug 06, 2019 228 workplace nurseries set up in public sector as of July: Hannah Yeoh|Read more >|SunDaily

Aug 06, 2019 Applications to use E-DKK still low: Hannah Yeoh|Read more >|SunDaily

New Initiatives - Housing                                                             

Aug 06, 2019 Getting home loans still a problem|Read more >|SunDaily


New State Initiatives                                                                   

Aug 13, 2019

Expect major upgrade for Penang Botanical Garden soon, says Jagdeep|Read more >|NST


Aug 11, 2019 Sabah to identify site for protection of wildlife

|Read more >|SunDaily


Aug 10, 2019 Malacca: Pioneer e-sports centre aimed at developing talented athletes|Read more >|SunDaily

Aug 10, 2019 Sabah needs to co me up with legal definition of indigenous people|Read more >|TheStar

Aug 09, 2019 

Tax incentives could be given to private companies that contribute to schools’ development
|Read more >|TheStar

Aug 09, 2019 

14, 000ha gazetted for Orang Asli|Read more >|TheStar


Aug 09, 2019 

Liew mulls opening safari park in Sabah|Read more >|TheStar

Aug 06, 2019 Shafie Apdal: Sabah will not approve mining in resource-rich Maliau Basin|Read more >|Malaymail

Aug 06, 2019 Sabah Wildlife Dept sets up 24-hour hotline, online site for complaints|Read more >|Malaymail

Aug 06, 2019 Kedah stops operations of 61 plastic recycling factories|Read more >|SunDaily

New Malaysia | Govt: IGP Aug 21, 2019 @ 11:09

IGP: More than 100 policemen tested positive for drugs

More than 100 police officers tested positive for drugs during an operation conducted in every police contingent since Aug 13, according to Inspector-General of Police Datuk Seri Abdul Hamid Bador yesterday.|Read more >|SunDaily

New Policies                                                                    


New Policies: Home Aug 11, 2019 

Industry players caught off-guard|Read more >|TheStar

Govt: MoH | Aug 8, 2019 

Health minister: Mandatory prescriptions upon request to be included in Poisons Act|Read more >|Malaymail

New Policies: Home Aug 08 2019 

No more foreign workers for service sub-sectors by 2021

|Read more >|SunDaily

New Policies: Tobacco Act | Aug 07, 2019

New Tobacco Control Bill to be finalised by month’s end, says health minister|Read more >|Malaymail


New State Policies | Aug 06, 2019 

Sabah passes Bill to outlaw Islamic deviancy|Read more >|Malaymail

Lower voting age | Aug 12, 2019 @ 17:30

In survey, potential Malaysian teen voters want more exposure on election process, nation-building|Read more >|Malaymail

Projects: KLCP2020 | Aug 12, 2019 @ 08:00

Clamour to degazette KL City Plan grows as more parks become skyscrapers|Read more >|Malaymail

12th Malaysia Plan 


12th Malaysia Plan Aug 15, 2019 @ 16:31

RM988.5 million allocation for Terengganu’s development expenditure|Read more >|SunDaily

Aug 06, 2019 MEA gathering input from all states for preparation of 12MP|Read more >|SunDaily

Reforms: Reforming the MACC                                       


New Malaysia | Govt: MACC Aug 06, 2019

  • New anti-graft provision spurs more dialogue|Read more >|TheStar

  • Whistleblower Act needs to be strengthened: MACC chief|Read more >|SunDaily

  • IGU: MACC gathering feedback for guideline|Read more >|SunDaily

  • Corruptions involving civil servants, youth worrying: MACC|Read more >|SunDaily

  • MACC reviewing 'NFA' cases, says Latheefa|Read more >|TheStar

  • Only 30 per cent of complaints received by MACC relate to corruption|Read more >|NST

  • Who’s a whistleblower? MACC chief defines criteria, highlights gaps in protection law|Read more >|Malaymail

  • MACC: Gift-giving for government contracts, licences has to stop|Read more >|TheStar


Govt: Resources Aug 14, 2019 

Special body should be set up to monitor agencies controlling water resources|Read more >|NST


Viewpoints Aug 14, 2019

Suspend driving licences of road ragers, say analysts|Read more >|SunDaily


State Govt Aug 13, 2019

KK mulls designated smoking zones as state-wide ban draws near|Read more >|NST


Healthcare Aug 13, 2019

Ministry needs more allocation to meet health needs|Read more >|TheStar


Viewpoints |                                                                

Aug 09, 2019 

'Return to mainstream media for authentic, authoritative news'

Malaysians need to return to the mainstream media platforms for better news reports, which are authentic and authoritative.|Read more >|NST


New Propositions |                                                       

New suggestions to be considered

ovt: MoA | Aug 15, 2019 @ 15:00

Agriculture Ministry says aims to make Malaysia self-sufficient in milk by 2025|Read more >|Malaymail


Viewpoints Aug 12, 2019 

MEF foresees difficulties in filling jobs |Read more >|TheStar

Govt: MoT Aug 11, 2019 

Ban on heavy vehicles considered when festivals coincide with school holidays|Read more >|SunDaily

Govt: CEP | Aug 10, 2019 

Daim: Malaysia should redefine delinquent loans, revamp B40 aid|Read more >|Malaymail


State Govt Aug 10, 2019 

Sabah needs to come up with legal definition of indigenous people|Read more >|TheStar


ovt Aug 10, 2019 

Jokowi moots cooperation or merger of state oil companies with Malaysia|Read more >|SunDaily


Govt: ERC | Aug 8, 2019 

Education of young voters to be main part of Electoral Reform Committee’s proposal|Read more >|Malaymail




Reforms: Asset Declaration 

Aug 06, 2019 Kelantan govt welcomes MACC’s call on asset declaration|Read more >|SunDaily

Aug 06, 2019 Terengganu assemblymen have no problem declaring assets, says MB|Read more >|Malaymail


New Malaysia | Reforms Aug 06, 2019 @ 21:19

Penalty increased to check online cheating by traders

|Read more >|SunDaily


Reforms: NSC Aug 06, 2019

King’s role as constitutional monarch reduced due to amendment, court told|Read more >|SunDaily

Reforms: IPCMC 

Aug 11, 2019 

As IPCMC looms, police rank-and-file long for even basic amenities|Read more >|Malaymail

Reforms: IPCMC Aug 08 2019 

JIPS’ powers will not diminish with establishment of IPCMC |Read more >|SunDaily


‘Hold more talks on IPCMC’|Read more >|TheStar

Aug 06, 2019

Liew: Proposal to limit PM's powers within IPCMC to be brought to Cabinet|Read more >|TheStar


New State Policies |

Aug 06, 2019 

Sabah passes Bill to outlaw Islamic deviancy|Read more >|Malaymail

Reforms: MA63 

Aug 11, 2019 

Mahathir to decide on next MA63 meeting|Read more >|SunDaily


Scandals: Pg JPJ | Aug 07, 2019 

JPJ officers facing graft charges still on duty, says department director|Read more >|Malaymail

Projects: K Baru Redevelopment |                                           

New Malaysia | K Baru Redevelopment Aug 18, 2019 @ 17:19

Govt estimates 45,000 housing units for Kg Baru re-development: Khalid|Read more >|SunDaily

Aug 10, 2019 | Minister to hold four engagement sessions with Kampung Baru residents on redevelopment plan|Read more >|Malaymail

Projects | PSR                                                                 

Projects: PSR Aug 15, 2019 @ 07:59

Fishermen want Penang govt to rehabilitate sea water

|Read more >|SunDaily

Aug 11, 2019 

20% of reclaimed land will be reserved for affordable housing units: Jagdeep |Read more >|SunDaily


Projects | 3rd National Car                                             

Projects: 3rd National Car | Aug 15, 2019 @ 14:52

Minister says no bailout if 3rd national car project fails|Read more >|NST

Aug 14, 2019 

I did not approve government investment in DreamEDGE: Mahathir|Read more >|SunDaily

Dr M: New national car may attract some govt agencies|Read more >|TheStar

Aug 13, 2019 

Third national car must be hybrid or electric, says PM|Read more >|Malaymail

Dr M: I didn't approve investment in DreamEDGE|Read more >|NST

Aug 10, 2019  

Minister to hold four engagement sessions with Kampung Baru residents on redevelopment plan|Read more >|Malaymail

Aug 09, 2019 

Guan Eng criticised for allegedly going against promise not to use rakyat's money in third national car project|Read more >|TheStar

New national car model set to be launched in March 2021|Read more >|TheStar

Govt Programmes                                                       

New Malaysia | Govt Programmes Aug 18, 2019 @ 18:52

PTPTN to promote matching grant to get poor parents to save|Read more >|SunDaily

National Education Savings Scheme (SSPN) >

Govt | Aug 15, 2019 @ 19:30

Govt will not continue funding incentive for sustainable palm oil certification, minister says|Read more >|Malaymail


Financial Aid Aug 14, 2019 

Federal, S’gor govt to provide allocations to repair houses damaged in storm|Read more >|SunDaily


Aug 14, 2019 

RM2,000 each for 176 fishermen in the north affected by last Friday's storm|Read more >|NST

Financial Aid | Aug 13, 2019 

National disaster agency: Maximum RM5,000 aid for each house affected by Aug 9 storm in Kedah|Read more >|Malaymail

Fuel Subsidy Aug 12, 2019

Targeted fuel subsidy under fine tuning process: Saifuddin Nasution|Read more >|SunDaily

Aug 11, 2019

Third phase of BSH payments to begin Aug 28|Read more >|NST

Fuel Subsidy Aug 09 2019

Ministry updating data on B40 petrol subsidy recipients: Saifuddin|Read more >|SunDaily


Aug 07, 2019 

Less than 10% aware of petrol stations’ role as one-stop centres for emergency assistance|Read more >|SunDaily

Red Flags & Concerns |                                               

Aug 12, 2019 

DAP MP demands Pakatan rein in Dr M|Read more >|Malaymail

Aug 06, 2019 

PSM sounds alarm over Putrajaya’s patent on ‘Tongkat Ali’ extract|Read more >|Malaymail

Lynas |                                                                                      


Aug 13, 2019

No discussions on PDF with Lynas, says Pahang MB|Read more >|SunDaily

Aug 11, 2019

Report: DAP leaders to meet again, this time over Lynas licence extension plan|Read more >|Malaymail

Aug 8, 2019 

PM: Can’t drive out Lynas because foreign investors are watching|Read more >|Malaymail

Current Issues | Khat Controversy                                  

Aug 14, 2019 

  • DAP lawmakers criticise Mahathir’s labeling of Dong Zong as ‘racist’|Read more >|SunDaily

  • The khat paranoia in Malaysia|Read more >|Malaymail

  • Of khat, Dong Zong and racial unity|Read more >|SunDaily

  • ‘Dong Zong stirring the pot’|Read more >|TheStar

  • Wee: Many other groups also against teaching khat in schools|Read more >|TheStar

Aug 13, 2019 
  • DAP: Dr M has no intention of banning Dong Zong

  • |Read more >|Malaymail

  • Dong Zong points to missionary group Yadim’s support as ‘proof’ of Islamisation in khat|Read more >|Malaymail

  • Dong Zong going against the law by instigating M'sians, says Dr M|Read more >|TheStar

  • Maszlee keeps mum on khat issue being raised at Cabinet meeting|Read more >|TheStar

  • Petition to ban Dong Zong gets 50,000 signatures in just nine hours, nears target|Read more >|Malaymail

  • Mahathir wrong to label Dong Zong racist: Kit Siang|Read more >|SunDaily

  • Analysts: Khat rejection by non-Muslims due to poor communication, distrust carried over from previous govt|Read more >|Malaymail


Aug 12, 2019

  • Mahathir calls Dong Zong racist for not agreeing with anything|Read more >|SunDaily

  • Guan Eng wants khat reviewed, to raise issue again in Cabinet meeting|Read more >|Malaymail


Aug 11, 2019

Khat: Explain what is optional, Maszlee told |Read more >|SunDaily

Aug 10, 2019 

Wee: Teaching of khat next year different from 2012's plan|Read more >|TheStar


 Aug 08, 2019 

  • Dr M surprised by outbursts over khat issue|Read more >|NST

  • Education Ministry decides to make khat optional, not compulsory|