Facts and Stats State of  Malaysia's Households

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

Contacts

Ministry: Ministry of Finance

Implementing Agency: Bank Negara Malaysia

Main Website: http://www.myknp.com.my/

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

Implementing Agency: Credit Guarantee Corporation

Website: https://imsme.com.my/portal/myknp-cgc-en

Email: myknp@cgc.com.my
Telephone: 03-7880 0088

Implementing Agency: Agensi Kaunseling dan Pengurusan Kredit

Website: myknp.akpk.org.my

Email: myknp@cgc.com.my
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.

Contacts

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

Suggestions                                                                     

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                                                                          

 

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                                                                     

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|Read more >|SunDaily

  • In khat storm, analysts see no silver lining for Pakatan|Read more >|Malaymail

  • Religious NGO wants khat implementation postponed|Read more >|TheStar

  • Govt: ERC | Aug 8, 2019 

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

Aug 07, 2019  |
  • Consultative council urges Education Ministry to postpone implementation of khat|Read more >|TheStar

  • DAP MP denies report that members told to ‘toe the line’ in khat controversy |Read more >|Malaymail

  • Khat writing lesson involves tracing, copying activities: Language expert|Read more >|SunDaily

  • Education Ministry, NGOs reach consensus on khat calligraphy|Read more >|SunDaily

  • ‘All stakeholders should have say before deciding on khat’|Read more >|TheStar

  • NGOs agree to khat as long as it’s about calligraphy|Read more >|TheStar

 

Aug 06, 2019  |

  • Proposals to introduce khat|Read more >|TheStar

  • Guan Eng meets Dr M again to discuss khat issue|Read more >|Malaymail

  • ‘Khat controversy shows nation hyper-sensitive to racial, religious issues’|Read more >|SunDaily

  • Education Ministry releases FAQ on khat lessons, addresses main concerns|Read more >|Malaymail

  • DAP rubbishes claims Dr M using khat issue to split Chinese community|Read more >|TheStar

  • 'Khat is an art, and is not linked to religion'|Read more >|NST

  • Guan Eng: Non-Malay community alarmed by Chinese daily’s report on khat controversy|Read more >|Malaymail

  • Khat continues to be a hot topic|Read more >|TheStar

  • Educationist groups: Don’t make hasty decisions|Read more >|TheStar

Current Issues | Rising Food Prices                                

 

MyCC Food Review Aug 07, 2019 

  • Fomca: Monitor AP abuse in food imports |Read more >|NST

  • 'Revitalise livestock industry via partnerships'|Read more >|NST

  • MyCC: Government should introduce house brands for formula milk|Read more >|NST

  • MyCC: Massive jump in price from jetty to consumer for fish, especially kembung|Read more >|NST

  • MyCC recommends new wholesale markets to give competition to PBKL|Read more >|NST

  • 'Revitalise livestock industry via partnerships'|Read more >|NST

Current Issues | Toll Abolishment                                   

Aug 08, 2019 

Decision on highway takeover to be announced end of August, says Baru Bian|Read more >|TheStar

Red-Flag | Zakir Naik Controversy                                  

 

New Malaysia | Z Naik Controversy | Aug 15, 2019 @ 22:54

Muhyiddin: We won't think twice about action against those who threaten the peace|Read more >|NST

New Malaysia | Z Naik Controversy Aug 15, 2019 @ 19:13

More calling for Zakir’s deportation|Read more >|SunDaily

Hadi: Solidarity with Muslims above fellow citizens, ‘one million’ PAS members back Zakir Naik|Read more >|Malaymail

Putrajaya denies involvement in Perlis camp for Muslim converts featuring Zakir Naik|Read more >|Malaymail

New Malaysia | Z Naik Controversy Aug 15, 2019 @ 15:12

Sarawak bans Zakir Naik from entering the state

The Sarawak government has banned Zakir Naik from entering the state.|Read more >|TheStar

New Malaysia | Z Naik Controversy | Aug 15, 2019 @ 15:00

PKR stand on Zakir Naik after Anwar’s return from Haj, says party sec-gen|Read more >|Malaymail

New Malaysia | Z Naik Controversy Aug 15, 2019 @ 14:50

Umno Sec-Gen defends Zakir Naik|Read more >|SunDaily

Z Naik Controversy Aug 15, 2019 @ 14:50

Umno Sec-Gen defends Zakir Naik|Read more >|SunDaily

 

Aug 14, 2019

Just revoke Zakir Naik’s PR status and let him decide where to go, lawyer tells Putrajaya|Read more >|Malaymail

We want Zakir Naik out of the country, DAP ministers tell PM|Read more >|TheStar

Rais Yatim tells Putrajaya: Send Zakir Naik home, we have lots of other work to do|Read more >|Malaymail

'Yes, deport Zakir Naik', says Syed Saddiq

|Read more >|TheStar

New Policies | National IR4.0 Blueprint                        

 

Malaysia National Policy on IR 4.0 >

Aug 19, 2019 

Malaysia falls behind in IR4.0 migration|Read more >|

Ministry of International Trade and Industry
Menara MITI, No. 7,
Jalan Sultan Haji Ahmad Shah,
50480 Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. | Location
Tel : 603-8000 8000 | Fax : 03-6206 4693 |
Email : webmiti[at]miti.gov.my

https://www.miti.gov.my/index.php/pages/view/industry4WRD?mid=559

 New State Initiatives  |                                                           

Penang Smart Parking (PSP sensor system

​smart parking app system 

The smart app parking system allows motorists to download the app which will locate empty parking spots. Users then settle the charges via the e-wallet applications.

have installed the sensors at 647 parking bays on the island and 350 on the mainland, only managed to install it in 30 parking bays at the former, and none at the latter.

issued summons despite having settled their payment via the app.

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

 Reforms | MA63               

What is Malaysia Agreement 1963 (MA63)?

The MA63 combined the states of the Federation of Malaya with North Borneo (now known as Sabah and Labuan), Sarawak, and Singapore to form Malaysia (In 1965 Singapore became an independent state and ceased to be a part of Malaysia).

 

Under the MA63, Sabah and Sarawak are equal partners in the formation of Malaysia and not individual peninsular states. This means Sabah and Sarawak were equal in political stature and have autonomy over most state matters and administration of their resources.  Under the MA63, Sarawak and Sabah were given autonomy to govern matters such as education, language, religion, land and immigration.

However, in 1976, the Federal Constitution was amended and the status of Sabah and Sarawak being downgraded as the 12th and 13th states in Malaysia. Hence they lost their autonomy over matters which was provided for in the MA63 to safeguard the interest and development of the two states. As an example. is the frequently disputed oil revenue generated from resources of the states but is administered by Petronas.   

The Malaysian government is currently working on amending the Federal Constitution to return to Sabah and Sarawak their rights as enshrined in the MA63.

were equal in political stature,
a high degree of autonomy were offered to both states, giving them jurisdiction over the administration of most state matters and resources

assured of autonomy in areas like education and language (English would remain the official language), religion (Islam was not to be the official religion), immigration (they could deny entry of Peninsula Malaysians), and finance and tariffs. Collectively these safeguards were called the “20 Points”.
Ownership of Malaysia’s oil and gas, most of which comes from Sabah and Sarawak, was given to Petronas – in return for only 5 per cent oil revenue, for example. Although oil and gas were not mentioned in MA63, the public sentiment is that these massive resources were used to develop the peninsula at the expense of East Malaysia.
Read more at https://www.channelnewsasia.com/news/commentary/sarawak-sabah-malaysia-bill-secession-ma63-sarexit-11428822

It stated that that complete freedom of religion would be guaranteed in the Federal Constitution and that ‘Sarawak has at present no established religion and it would not be required to accept Islam as its State religion.’ 

 

Sarawak and Sabah have their own immigration law Sarawak and Sabah have the power to regulate immigration to their states.
 

The Special Cabinet Committee To Review the Malaysia Agreement

21 issues were received by the special Cabinet committee to be reviewed with 13 of them being identified as joint issues involving both the Sarawak and Sabah governments while eight other issues involved the claims of the Sabah government alone.

As of July 23

1. Export duty claims on logging exports and forest products

the delegation of power to the Sabah Forestry Department had been given since June 1, 2017.

2. Gas distribution and regulatory powers on electricity and gas

hand over regulatory powers on gas in Sarawak according to the Distribution Gas Ordinance (DGO) Sarawak 2016.

Sabah State Government agreed to carry out Due Diligence before handing over gas and electricity regulatory powers.

3. Implementation of Federal and State Public Works

The Federal and State Governments of Sabah and Sarawak agreed to set up the Working Committee on Strengthening Federal Projects Implementation Collaborations to discuss the implementation mechanism for Federal projects based on the Federal Constitution, Malaysia Agreement 1963 and take note of the suggestions in the Inter-Governmental Committee –IGC.

4. Manpower

In principle, the federal Government has no objection in implementing the demands concerning the devolution of power to the Sarawak and Sabah governments to make subsidiary legislation on “labour conditions peculiar to the state” under the respective Labour Ordinance of the respective states. Action is being taken to amend the Labour Ordinance of the respective states.

5. The power of the state on health issues

The Federal Government and the State Governments of Sarawak and Sabah agreed to set up Engagement Committees periodically to discuss matters concerning health management issues for Sarawak and Sabah states.

6. Administration of Pulau Sipadan and Ligitan

In principle the handing over of governance on Pulau Sipadan and Ligitan particularly concerning the Sabah State Government had been agreed upon. Technical and Security issues were being scrutinised.

7. Agricultural and forestry issues

Issues on agriculture and forestry were being dropped at this committee meeting because both matters were already under the State List.

According to a statement from the Prime Minister’s Office, negotiations on the MA63 were in line with the 40th pledge contained in the Pakatan Harapan manifesto, and following the approval of the Cabinet on Sept 5, 2018, a special Cabinet committee was established to review the implementation of the Malaysia Agreement 1963.

Aug 20, 2019 

MA63: Seven issues resolved, 14 need further discussion, says PM’s Office|Read more >|SunDaily

Key points from the Malaysia Agreement 1963|Read more >|

Proposal to restore Sabah, Sarawak's status to be main focus in Parliament|Read more >|

Lawmakers to burn the midnight oil tomorrow over Article 2(1) amendment|Read more >|

MA63: Seven issues resolved, 14 need further discussion, says PM’s Office|Read more >|

MA63: Seven issues resolved, 14 need further discussion, says PM’s Office|Read more >|

 
Current Issues | Khat Controversy                                  

 

The Inclusion of Jawi in Year-four syllabus?

On August 14, 2019, the Education Ministry announced that the Cabinet has decided to incorporate Jawi into the Bahasa Melayu subject for year 4 to 6 students in stages.

Who will be affected?

It was decided that Jawi writing would be maintained as an introduction to Jawi writing, and not khat as announced earlier on. The introduction to Jawi writing would be allocated three pages in the Bahasa Malaysia textbook.

 

Who will be affected?

Elementary level Jawi writing will be introduced as an optional subject to Year 4 students starting 2020 and gradually to Year 5 pupils in 2021 and year 6 pupils in 2022.  As an optional subject, there will not be tested to assess the students on this subject.

National-type schools

The Education Ministry is seeking consent from parent-teacher associations (PTA) of national-type schools to introduce Jawi writing in 2020.

It is compulsory for national-type schools to incorporate Jawi writing lessons into the Bahasa Melayu subject as scheduled for Year-4 students starting in 2020.  The Cabinet agreed that the Jawi lesson will be limited to only three pages in the textbook.

Vernacular schools

The parent-teacher associations (PTAs) together with parents will decide if they want their children to learn the Jawi script. The government will not force vernacular school students to learn Jawi. Jawi writing will remain an optional topic for vernacular schools.

 

 

at national-type schools

"It will be introduced as optional at elementary level to Year 4 pupils in 2020, Year 5 pupils in 2021 and year 6 pupils in 2022 at national-type schools,

 

although there would not be any test or examination on it.

 

.year-4 pupils at national-type schools will learn 

Jawi writing will be introduced into the Bahasa Melayu subject for Year 4 pupils at national-type schools next year, as decided by the Cabinet.

"That is, if parent-teacher associations (PTA) agree,” the Education Ministry asserted, adding, Jawi writing for other schools would proceed as usual.

In a statement here today, it said the cabinet also decided that introduction to Jawi writing would be allocated three pages in the text book although there would not be any test or examination on it.

"It was also decided at the Cabinet Meeting that Jawi writing would be maintained as introduction to Jawi writing, not khat.

"It will be introduced as optional at elementary level to Year 4 pupils in 2020, Year 5 pupils in 2021 and year 6 pupils in 2022 at national-type schools," the ministry said.

Following the cabinet's decision, the ministry hoped there won't be any more furore over the introduction of Jawi writing in national-type schools.

The education ministry will continue to hold sessions with all parties from time to time on the improvement of the national education system.

-- BERNAMA
 

Teaching of Jawi in vernacular schools to proceed, subject to PTA consent

https://www.nst.com.my/news/nation/2019/08/512825/teaching-jawi-vernacular-schools-proceed-subject-pta-consent

What is the Khat controversy?

The Education Ministry is incorporating khat writing in the BM syllabus because it is part of the Malay heritage and has its aesthetic value.

What is Khat?

Khat is a decorative art form calligraphy that is expressed using flowing cursive lettering.  Khat is not Jawi which is a form of writing used for official purposes. Learning about khat nothing to do with Islamic learning.

The new syllabus

Starting in 2020, Khat will be introduced as part of the Bahasa Malaysia subject for year-four students.

Khat controversy | Aug 15, 2019 @ 22:30

Cited as proof of Islamisation in khat, Yadim says Dong Zong’s reading selective|Read more >|Malaymail

Influential Chinese school board left out in deciding jawi learning, says Dr Wee|Read more >|TheStar

Khat controversy Aug 15, 2019 @ 13:22

Dong Zong's intention to safeguard mother-tongue education is reasonable, says MCA|Read more >|TheStar

Aug 14, 2019 

  • DAP lawmakers criticise Mahathir’s labeling of Dong Zong as ‘racist’|