New Malaysia | Pakatan Government |

Building A New Malaysia 

Overhaul, Reforms and New Policies

Aug 10 

New Malaysia | Overhaul Aug 10, 2018, @ 23:00

Loke confirms advisory council for maritime institutional reforms, policy

The Transport Ministry will activate an expert advisory council to oversee matters related to shipping and ports, with the first meeting scheduled within two months.|Read more >|Malaymail

New Malaysia | New Govt Aug 10, 2018, @ 22:00

After discourse, Putrajaya to focus on finance, guidance, acceptance of transgenders

The public should not discriminate the transgender community in the workplace as they are made up of ordinary citizens who wished for equal opportunities as their peers, Minister in the Prime Minister's Department Datuk Mujahid Yusof Rawa said today.|Read more >|Malaymail

 

New Malaysia New Policies Aug 10, 2018, @ 21:25

Mahathir assurance for Orang Asli over land encroachment

Two hundred and twenty Orang Asli of the Temiar community from Kelantan today met Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad and came away assured that the Prime Minister will help resolve a problem associated with their customary land.|Read more >|SunDaily

New Malaysia New Initiatives Aug 10, 2018, @ 19:39

Penang to install CCTV cameras to monitor watersports operators

Penang will install CCTV cameras along the Batu Ferringhi beachfront to monitor the activities of watersports' operators.|Read more >|SunDaily

New Malaysia 1MDB Aug 10, 2018, @ 18:40

Feb, March 2019 fixed for Najib's CBT, power abuse trial

The High Court here fixed Feb 12 to 28 and March 4 to 29 next year for the trial of former prime minister Datuk Seri Najib Razak's criminal breach of trust and power abuse cases.|Read more >|NST

New Malaysia | New Govt Aug 10, 2018, @ 18:00

Penang proposes Lim Hui Ying and Yusmadi Yusoff for senatorship

The Penang state legislative assembly today nominated DAP’s Lim Hui Ying and PKR’s Yusmadi Yusoff for senatorship.|Read more >|Malaymail

New Malaysia New Govt Aug 10, 2018, @ 17:48

Chow sets record straight on PORR

Chief Minister Chow Kon Yeow has set the record straight, stressing that he had never opposed the Barisan Nasional-mooted Penang Outer Ring Road.|Read more >|NST

New Malaysia New Projects Aug 10, 2018, @ 17:31

Air Selangor denies special treatment for Splash

Pengurusan Air Selangor Sdn Bhd (Air Selangor) has denied allegations that it gives special treatment to Syarikat Pengeluar Air Sungai Selangor (Splash) when it offered the company an acquisition value of RM2.55 billion on Aug 3.|Read more >|SunDaily

New Malaysia 1MDB Aug 10, 2018, @ 17:30

High Court dismisses Najib's application for media gag order

High Court judge Justice Mohd Nazlan Mohd Ghazali has dismissed Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak's application for a gag order on the media to prevent discussions on the merit of his case.|Read more >|TheStar

New Malaysia | New Govt Aug 10, 2018, @ 17:20

Why no public engagement on upcoming Bills? Suhakam asks Pakatan

Pakatan Harapan (PH) has not done any public engagement on the draft Bills for planned laws, said the Human Rights Commission of Malaysia (Suhakam) today.|Read more >|Malaymail

 

New Malaysia New Govt Aug 10, 2018, @ 17:10

'Termination of MAPS licensing agreement with DreamWorks Animation the right move'

The termination of licensing agreement between Movie Animation Park Studios (MAPS) and DreamWorks Animation L.L.C was the right decision to enable Perak Corporation Bhd (PCB) to focus on its development and reduce the theme park’s ticket fee.|Read more >|NST

New Malaysia | Overhaul Aug 10, 2018, @ 16:50

Customs says requested RM82.9b for GST refunds, but fund still short by RM19.4b

The Customs Department revealed today that it requested RM82.9 billion from Putrajaya for Goods and Services Tax (GST) refunds, but only received RM63.5 billion through the government’s Trust Fund.|Read more >|Malaymail

New Malaysia New Projects Aug 10, 2018, @ 16:48

Penang mulls dropping land reclamation project

The state government will consider abandoning its present plan to reclaim land off Bayan lepas if the federal government is willing to help fund the project.|Read more >|SunDaily

 

New Malaysia New Govt Aug 10, 2018, @ 16:48

Land encroachment: PM to meet Orang Asli representatives

Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad is willing to meet representatives from the Orang Asli community in Gua Musang, Kelantan, to listen to their problems on the alleged encroachment into their customary land by several companies.|Read more >|SunDaily

New Malaysia GST Aug 10, 2018, @ 16:44

Najib: Govt may have spent money from refund account to cover expenses after GST zero rated

Datuk Seri Najib Razak has dismissed Finance Minister Lim Guan Eng’s allegation that RM18 billion from the Goods and Services Tax (GST) refund account had gone missing.|Read more >|NST

New Malaysia | New Policies Aug 10, 2018, @ 16:29

Transport Ministry defers container tariff hike to March 1, 2019

Transport Minister Anthony Loke today announced that the revised container tariff at Port Klang will take effect on March 1 next year instead of September 1 this year.|Read more >|Malaymail

New Malaysia New Govt Aug 10, 2018, @ 16:18

Four take oath as senators

Four people took their oath of office today as senators before Dewan Negara president Tan Sri S. A. Vigneswaran at the Dewan Negara.|Read more >|SunDaily

New Malaysia | New Projects Aug 10, 2018, @ 15:29

Penang appeals to PM to fund LRT project

The Penang state government has requested federal funding for a proposed Light Rail Transit (LRT) project under the Penang Transport Master Plan (PTMP).|Read more >|Malaymail

New Malaysia New Govt Aug 10, 2018, @ 15:15

Melcat monitoring system proposed for Melaka

Melaka is studying a proposal seeking the establishment of an independent committee to improve and strengthen the governance and integrity levels of the state government.|Read more >|NST

New Malaysia | New Policies Aug 10, 2018, @ 14:37

Deputy minister: Housing policies to focus on affordability

The Ministry of Housing and Local Government (KPKT) will be announcing the new housing rules and policies once it has been finalised and approved by the Cabinet in the next one or two months.|Read more >|Malaymail

New Malaysia GST Aug 10, 2018, @ 13:59

Irwan Serigar makes MACC report over 'missing' GST refund money

Former Treasury secretary-general Tan Sri Mohd Irwan Serigar Abdullah (pix) today lodged a report with the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) over the alleged loss of RM18 billion meant for the refund of the Goods and Services Tax (GST).|Read more >|SunDaily

New Malaysia | New Policies Aug 10, 2018, @ 13:39

Perak mulls independent body to conduct rolling checks on govt projects

The Perak government plans to set up a special body that will carry out rolling progress checks on ongoing government projects.|Read more >|Malaymail

New Malaysia New Initiatives Aug 10, 2018, @ 12:53

Health Ministry to roll out free medical coverage plan for B40

The Health Ministry is targeting the end of the year to introduce a free medical coverage plan for those in the bottom 40 (B40) economic category.|Read more >|NST

New Malaysia Opposition Aug 10, 2018, @ 12:48

Khairy to lodge MACC report on 'missing' RM18 billion next week

Rembau Member of Parliament Khairy Jamaluddin is expected to lodge a report next week with the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) on an allegation that RM18 billion from the Goods and Services Tax (GST) refund account have gone missing.|Read more >|NST

New Malaysia Opposition Aug 10, 2018, @ 11:59

Try 3% GST till December before junking the whole thing, urges Wee

The Government should first study the effects of a lower Goods and Services Tax (GST) rate before it is abolished, said MCA deputy president Datuk Seri Dr Wee Ka Siong.|Read more >|TheStar

New Malaysia New Initiatives Aug 10, 2018, @ 11:54

Application to raise MPSP status to a city

The Penang state government will apply to the Ministry of Housing and Local Government (KPKT) to raise the status of Seberang Perai Municipal Council to that of a city in the near future.|Read more >|SunDaily

New Malaysia New Initiatives Aug 10, 2018, @ 11:54

New law in works to tackle frequent fires at Sabah water villages

The state government will form a special task force to work on creating a new Act or Ordinance to tackle frequent fires at water villages in Sabah.|Read more >|NST

New Malaysia New Initiatives Aug 10, 2018

Sarawak to enforce MSPO certification for oil palm industry

The Sarawak government is fully committed to the sustainability of the palm oil industry. |Read more >|BorneoPost

New Malaysia New Projects Aug 10, 2018, @ 08:46

Penang to review underground reservoir project to tackle floods

The Penang state government is reviewing a proposal to build an underground reservoir such as the one in Bangkok, Thailand which is capable of accommodating 3,785 cubic metres of rainwater in efforts to tackle flooding in the state.|Read more >|SunDaily

New Malaysia New Projects Aug 10, 2018, @ 07:00

First foreign workers dormitory to be finished in October

The first of the five planned foreign workers dormitory project is set for completion in October.
|Read more >|TheStar

New Malaysia GST Aug 10, 2018, @ 07:00

Irwan: The money is all there

Former Treasury secretary-general Tan Sri Mohd Irwan Serigar Abdullah flatly dismissed allegations that RM18bil is “missing” from the collection of the Goods and Services Tax (GST) and instead claimed that all monies collected goes into the Federal Government’s consolidated funds.|Read more >|TheStar

New Malaysia New Govt Aug 10, 2018, @ 00:33

Penang to review minimum age for marriage

Penang is looking into increasing the minimum age for marriages in the state to 18 years-old, from 16 years-old currently.|Read more >|NST

New Malaysia New Initiatives Aug 10, 2018

12 RTPs worth RM5 mln approved for Sebuyau

A total of 12 Rural Transformation Projects (RTP) worth RM5 million have been approved for Sebuyau constituency. |Read more >|BorneoPost

New Malaysia | Opposition Aug 09, 2018, @ 22:00

Don’t be in a rush to abolish Anti-Fake News Act, says Azalina

The government should not be in a rush to repeal the Anti-Fake News Act 2018 as the very formulation of the act is to protect victims of false news and to enable them to seek justice.|Read more >|Malaymail

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Building A New Malaysia 

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Aug 09 

New Malaysia | New Policies Aug 09, 2018, @ 23:23

Shafie Apdal: Sabah govt assures native people’s rights preserved

The Sabah government has given its assurance that it will continue to protect the rights of the native people in the state.|Read more >|Malaymail

New Malaysia Opposition Aug 09, 2018, @ 22:25

Stolen RM3.5 mil was Umno funds, says Najib

The RM3.5 million allegedly taken by security officers responsible for guarding the Prime Minister’s Office on the night of the 14th general election belonged to Umno, says former prime minister Datuk Seri Najib Razak.|Read more >|NST

New Malaysia New Initiatives Aug 09, 2018, @ 21:35

KPS accept's Air Selangor's takeover offer for SPLASH

Kumpulan Perangsang Selangor Bhd (KPS) today announced that its 30 per cent associate company, Syarikat Pengeluar Air Selangor Holdings Berhad (SPLASH Holdings) has accepted a takeover offer from Pengurusan Air Selangor Sdn Bhd (Air Selangor) to acquire a 100 per cent equity interest of SPLASH.|Read more >|NST

New Malaysia New Initiatives Aug 09, 2018, @ 21:32

SPLASH takeover to be undertaken after detailed study

The Minister of Water, Land and Natural Resources Dr A. Xavier Jayakumar said the acquisition of the water concessionaire, Sungai Selangor Sdn Bhd (Splash) is to be undertaken after a detailed study.|Read more >|NST

New Malaysia New Initiatives Aug 09, 2018, @ 20:22

Govt to upgrade 11 non-specialist hospitals

The Health Ministry will upgrade 11 non-specialist hospitals nationwide to minor specialist hospitals to further extend medical specialist services to those living in rural areas, the Dewan Rakyat was told today.|Read more >|SunDaily

 

New Malaysia Overhaul Aug 09, 2018, @ 19:29

Customs senior officer among three picked up by Sabah MACC

A Customs Department senior officer was among three men detained by the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) on suspicion of abuse of power and corruption.|Read more >|NST

New Malaysia | New Projects Aug 09, 2018, @ 19:23

Penang mulls underground water retention system to prevent flash floods

The Penang state government will study a proposal to build an underground water retention pond as part of a flood mitigation project.|Read more >|Malaymail

New Malaysia Overhaul Aug 09, 2018, @ 19:17

EC studying proposed improvements for next general election

The Election Commission is scrutinising the proposed improvements for the next general election, the Dewan Rakyat was told today.|Read more >|NST

New Malaysia SST Aug 09, 2018, @ 19:11

Very critical need to upgrade LTAPP: Tourism exco

The Penang government expects the number of users of the Penang International Airport (LTAPP) to increase to 7.8 million this year, with the need to upgrade very critical.|Read more >|SunDaily

New Malaysia SST Aug 09, 2018, @ 19:07

Internal and public inquiry on missing RM18b GST money, says Guan Eng

Finance Minister Lim Guan Eng has demanded that former Treasury secretary-general Tan Sri Irwan Serigar Abdullah explain his involvement in the missing RM18 billion in GST tax refunds.|Read more >|SunDaily

New Malaysia | New Govt Aug 09, 2018, @ 19:00

EC finally approves Pakatan Harapan's logo

After a long and arduous journey since they were the Opposition, the Pakatan Harapan (PH) coalition has finally managed to get its logo approved by the Election Commission (EC) ― just in time for the Seri Setia and Balakong by-elections.|Read more >|Malaymail

New Malaysia | New Projects Aug 09, 2018, @ 18:50

No longer tied down by DreamWorks, MAPS mulls water theme park

The termination of its licence agreement with animation studio DreamWorks Animation LLC will allow the Movie Animation Park Studios (MAPS) full freedom to expand, its chief executive officer Shafeii Abdul Gaffor said.|Read more >|Malaymail

New Malaysia Opposition Aug 09, 2018, @ 18:49

Zahid in the dark over millions kept in PM’s office, not sure if cash belongs to Umno

Former deputy prime minister Datuk Seri Dr Ahmad Zahid Hamidi (pic) says he has no knowledge of the millions in cash kept in the Prime Minister’s Office under the previous administration.|Read more >|TheStar

New Malaysia | Overhaul Aug 09, 2018, @ 18:40

PDRM announces transfer of 17 senior police officers

The Royal Malaysia Police (PDRM) today announced the transfer of 17 senior officers, effective September 12. |Read more >|Malaymail

New Malaysia New Govt Aug 09, 2018, @ 18:22

No need to form new committee on RUU355, says Mujahid

The government does not see any need to form a new committee to study any moves to amend the Syariah Courts (Criminal Jurisdiction) Act 1965.|Read more >|NST

New Malaysia Opposition Aug 09, 2018, @ 18:22

Investigate all including former Finance Minister, says KJ

Once again stressing on the need for there to be a thorough investigation on the missing RM18 billion in Goods and Services Tax (GST) refunds, Rembau MP Khairy Jamaluddin said all related individuals should not be spared from being investigated.|Read more >|NST

 

New Malaysia Overhaul Aug 09, 2018, @ 18:18

Talks on LTAK resumes: Mukhriz

Kedah state government would resume talks on the Kulim International Airport (LTAK) project which was previously put on hold due to its excessively high cost.|Read more >|NST

New Malaysia New Govt Aug 09, 2018, @ 18:16

Govt to rationalise agencies engaging with SMEs

The Entrepreneur Development Ministry will implement a rationalisation process on all agencies engaging with entrepreneurs and small and medium enterprises (SMEs) to avoid duplication and financial wastage as well as reduce bureaucracy.|Read more >|NST

 

New Malaysia Overhaul Aug 09, 2018, @ 18:05

BDWC project postponed due to fund issues

The construction of Bagan Datuk Water City’s (BDWC) infrastructures had been halted temporarily to allow a fund review to be carried out.|Read more >|NST

New Malaysia | GST Aug 09, 2018, @ 17:55

Money for GST refunds not missing, says former Treasury sec-gen

Former Treasury secretary-general Tan Sri Mohd Irwan Serigar Abdullah today denied an allegation that about RM18 billion meant for Goods and Services Tax (GST) refunds had gone missing. |Read more >|Malaymail

 

New Malaysia New Govt Aug 09, 2018, @ 17:54

MINDEF in damage control mode after Mat Sabu's 'worst in SEA' claim

The Defence Ministry was forced to scramble into damage control mode following a claim by its minister, Mohamad Sabu, that Malaysia’s defence assets were the ‘lowest ranked’ in Southeast Asia.|Read more >|NST

New Malaysia New Initiatives Aug 09, 2018, @ 17:53

EPF and Grab sign MoU to promote i-Saraan among ride-hailing drivers

The Employees Provident Fund (EPF) and ride-hailing service provider, Grab Malaysia, signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) to encourage the ride-hailing driver-partners community to participate in EPF's voluntary retirement savings programme, Caruman Sukarela Insentif Persaraan (i-Saraan).|Read more >|SunDaily

New Malaysia | Overhaul Aug 09, 2018, @ 17:30

Lawyers’ group claims to have proof BN attempted to politicise judiciary

Lawyers of Liberty adviser N. Surendran today said his group has received new evidence that the previous administration under Barisan Nasional (BN) had carried out “concerted attempts to politicise the judiciary.”|Read more >|Malaymail

New Malaysia GST Aug 09, 2018, @ 17:30

Guan Eng challenges former Treasury sec-gen to show missing RM18bil

Finance Minister Lim Guan Eng (pic) has challenged former Treasury secretary-general Tan Sri Irwan Serigar Abdullah to show what happened to the missing RM18bil linked to the Goods and Services Tax (GST).
|Read more >|TheStar

New Malaysia | New Govt Aug 09, 2018, @ 17:20

Citing own research firm, Rafizi claims in dead heat with Azmin

Rafizi Ramli asserted that he is on par with incumbent Datuk Seri Azmin Ali in the race to be PKR deputy president based on a survey conducted by his Invoke data analytics firm. |Read more >|Malaymail

New Malaysia New Govt Aug 09, 2018, @ 17:01

If Sabah IC is done, others states may ask for it too, Law Minister says

The proposal to recall and reissue identification cards (ICs) in Sabah may set a precedent for other states to demand the same, said the de facto Law Minister in the Prime Minister's Department.|Read more >|TheStar

New Malaysia GST Aug 09, 2018, @ 17:13

Beluran MP attempts to cite Guan Eng for misleading Parliament over missing RM18bil

The issue over the missing RM18bil of GST refunds erupted again in Parliament on Thursday (Aug 9) after a Barisan Nasional lawmaker attempted to cite the Finance Minister for misleading the House.
|Read more >|TheStar

New Malaysia | GST Aug 09, 2018, @ 17:00

PAC’s BN chairman to initiate probe into 'missing' GST refunds

The newly-appointed Public Accounts Committee (PAC) chairman Datuk Ronald Kiandee today said that he would initiate a probe into claims that RM18 billion from Goods and Services Tax (GST) refunds had been “missing”. |Read more >|Malaymail

New Malaysia | Overhaul Aug 09, 2018, @ 17:00

Minister: Can Whistleblower Protection Act do its job? Thorough study needed first

A thorough study is needed to determine if the Whistleblower Protection Act 2010 can sufficiently encourage more people to reveal misdeeds in the public and private sector, a minister said.|Read more >|Malaymail

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Building A New Malaysia 

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Aug 09 

New Malaysia New Govt Aug 09, 2018, @ 16:56

Felcra files defamation suit against Youth and Sports deputy minister and online portal editor

The Federal Land Consolidation and Rehabilitation Authority (Felcra) has filed a lawsuit against Youth and Sports deputy minister Sim Chee Keong and an online portal editor over an article published five months ago which it claims is defamatory.|Read more >|TheStar

New Malaysia Overhaul Aug 09, 2018, @ 16:43

Malaysian defence assets worst in Southeast Asia, says Mat Sabu

Malaysia’s land, naval and air defence assets are ranked the lowest among all Southeast Asian countries, says Defence Minister Mohamad Sabu.|Read more >|NST

New Malaysia New Initiatives Aug 09, 2018, @ 16:25

Tun M to hold town hall meeting with civil servants next week

A town hall meeting involving about 3,000 civil servants with Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad will be held next week in Putrajaya.|Read more >|SunDaily

New Malaysia | New Initiatives Aug 09, 2018, @ 16:10

Too many medical specialists? Govt says wants more applicants

The Health Ministry will continue its incentives to increase the number of medical specialists although they have already exceeded the required amount.|Read more >|Malaymail

New Malaysia | Overhaul Aug 09, 2018, @ 16:10

How did political parties get land from Perak govt under BN? Pakatan rep asks

A Perak state assemblyman today questioned how Umno, MCA, Gerakan and PAS managed to acquire land from the state government for the past 10 years. |Read more >|Malaymail

 

New Malaysia New Govt Aug 09, 2018, @ 15:38

Reps from 102 institutes to give views in efforts to improve Islamic institution: Ahmad Sarji

The high-level panel on federal institutions of Islam would call representatives from 102 institutions to gather feedback in improving the country’s Islamic institutions. |Read more >|NST

 

New Malaysia New Initiatives Aug 09, 2018, @ 15:34

EC studying proposed improvements for next general election

The Election Commission is scrutinising the proposed improvements for the next general election, the Dewan Rakyat was told today.|Read more >|SunDaily

New Malaysia New Initiatives Aug 09, 2018, @ 15:32

TVET as an enabler for Industry 4.0

MIMOS Bhd is expected to lead the co-curriculum development of the Vocational Education and Training (TVET) to compete with the challenges of the 4th Industrial Revolution (4IR).|Read more >|NST

 

New Malaysia 1MDB Aug 09, 2018, @ 15:25

CM tells of caveat to prevent sale of 1MDB lands in Penang

The Penang Island City Council has not received any planning permission application to develop three plots of land belonging to 1Malaysia Development Bhd (1MDB). |Read more >|NST

New Malaysia New Initiatives Aug 09, 2018, @ 15:16

Mat Sabu: RMAF looking to boost maritime surveillance assets to monitor shipping routes

The Royal Malaysian Air Force (RMAF) is scouting for a mix of maritime surveillance assets to monitor the nation’s waters, said Defence Minister Mohamad Sabu.
|Read more >|TheStar

New Malaysia New Govt Aug 09, 2018, @ 15:14

Ban on large-scale oil palm plantations in Sarawak stays: CM

The Sarawak government continues to ban the development of large-scale oil palm plantations in the state, except on communal and NCR (native customary rights) lands. |Read more >|NST

New Malaysia Opposition Aug 09, 2018, @ 15:11

'RM18 billion in GST refunds not missing, it was credited into a consolidated fund'

Former Deputy Prime Minister Datuk Seri Dr Ahmad Zahid Hamidi said the allegedly misappropriated RM18 billion in Goods and Service Tax (GST) refunds was credited into a consolidated fund, hence should not be considered as a loss. |Read more >|NST

New Malaysia New Policies Aug 09, 2018, @ 14:57

Protest over proposed plantation affecting native lands in 20 Sarawak villages

People from 20 villages in Marudi district are protesting a proposed oil palm plantation project that they say will infringe on their native customary rights (NCR) lands.
|Read more >|TheStar

New Malaysia | New Govt Aug 09, 2018, @ 14:54

LGBT lifestyle not for “public space”, says Penang Amanah Youth

Penang Amanah Youth has voiced their support for the removal of the portraits of two lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) activists at an exhibition celebrating the Merdeka month here. |Read more >|Malaymail

New Malaysia Overhaul Aug 09, 2018, @ 14:53

Azmin Ali: White Paper on Felda to be tabled in Parliament

A White Paper on the Federal Land Development Authority (Felda) will be tabled in Parliament, says Economic Affairs Minister Datuk Seri Azmin Ali.
|Read more >|TheStar

New Malaysia | New Policies Aug 09, 2018, @ 14:30

Minister: Putrajaya to consider all norms when deciding age floor for marriage

The government will account for all religious and cultural considerations when it decides on the age limit for marriages to resolve the issue of child brides, said de facto law minister Datuk VK Liew. |Read more >|Malaymail

New Malaysia New Policies Aug 09, 2018, @ 14:24

Foreign policy to have three elements clearly defined: Saifuddin

Malaysia is to have in its foreign policy three elements which have not been clearly defined by the previous government, Foreign Minister Datuk Saifuddin Abdullah said today.|Read more >|SunDaily

New Malaysia Opposition Aug 09, 2018, @ 14:07

KJ to file police and MACC reports against Najib

Rembau MP Khairy Jamaluddin will lodge reports with the police and the MACC against former finance minister Datuk Seri Najib Abdul Razak and the former administration of the finance ministry over claims that the BN administration had swindled RM18 billion in GST refunds. |Read more >|SunDaily

New Malaysia Overhaul Aug 09, 2018, @ 13:47

We want to ban child marriage, hope religious bodies will agree soon, says Minister

The de facto Law Minister in the Prime Minister's Department has assured that his ministry is working with all relevant parties to ban child marriage in Malaysia.
|Read more >|TheStar

New Malaysia New Govt Aug 09, 2018, @ 13:16

No conflict of interest in appointment of lawyer to handle Equanimity case: AG

ttorney-General Tommy Thomas (pix) has defended the appointment of a lawyer from his former law firm to handle the Equanimity case in court.|Read more >|SunDaily

New Malaysia | Overhaul Aug 09, 2018, @ 12:58

Report: Developer wants RM110m in compensation to scrap Rimba Kiara Park project

The developer of a high-end condominium project at the Rimba Kiara Park that is facing protest from nearby residents wants RM110 million in compensation if it is to halt development, The Star reported today. |Read more >|Malaymail

New Malaysia New Projects Aug 09, 2018, @ 12:44

Penang CM rubbishes Najib's apple-orange comparison of PIL 1, ECRL

It is “misguided” to compare the cost of the proposed Pan Island Link 1 (PIL 1) project here to the East Coast Rail Link (ECRL) and the Kinrara-Damansara Expressway (Kidex), as all three developments involve different set-ups. |Read more >|NST

New Malaysia Overhaul Aug 09, 2018, @ 12:12

Review removal of cabotage policy: Masa

The decision to liberalise the cabotage policy in Sabah, Sarawak and Labuan, effective June 1, 2017, should be revisited as it has not only failed to bring down the price of goods but is also hurting local shippers, said the Malaysia Shipowners' Association (Masa).|Read more >|SunDaily

New Malaysia New Initiatives Aug 09, 2018, @ 11:52

New tech to improve haj management

All information on Malaysian haj pilgrims - from their flights to the Holy Land to how many are in hospital - have been integrated into one single system for the first time this haj season. |Read more >|NST

New Malaysia New Govt Aug 09, 2018, @ 11:19

Home Ministry lifts Zunar book ban

The Home Ministry has lifted the ban on cartoonist Zunar’s book Sapuman: Man of Steal, says his lawyer N. Surendran.|Read more >|TheStar

New Malaysia | Overhaul Aug 09, 2018, @ 11:00

Govt Islamic charity agency under embezzlement probe, minister says

It has been three years since the corruption allegations surfaced, but the authorities are combing its books to check for signs of misappropriation in the Malaysian Islamic Economic Development Foundation (Yapeim), Datuk Mujahid Yusof Rawa said. |Read more >|Malaymail

New Malaysia | New Govt Aug 09, 2018, @ 10:30

Report: Daim expected to continue as govt adviser after CEP ends

Speculation is rife that Tun Daim Zainuddin could be appointed as an adviser to the government after the Council of Eminent Persons (CEP) wraps up soon, The Star reported. |Read more >|Malaymail

New Malaysia | New Initiatives Aug 09, 2018, @ 08:35

Free bus service in Melaka starting Aug 20

The free bus service promised by the Pakatan Harapan (PH) state government in its manifesto in the 14th general election (GE14), will be launched on Aug 20 at Melaka Sentral here. |Read more >|Malaymail

New Malaysia New Initiatives Aug 09, 2018, @ 08:25

Give jobs, recognise skills of disabled people, employers told

The Women, Family and Community Development Ministry is asking more employers to provide jobs to the disabled so as to recognise their capabilities in society. |Read more >|SunDaily

 

New Malaysia New Initiatives Aug 09, 2018, @ 08:00

Lembah Subang 1 PPR to be redeveloped next year: Zuraida

The Housing and Local Government Ministry (KPKT) will redevelop the Lembah Subang 1 People's Housing Project (PPR) here next year, said Minister Zuraida Kamaruddin.|Read more >|SunDaily

New Malaysia New Initiatives Aug 09, 2018

Huge potential for the herbal industry in Sarawak

Sarawak’s biodiversity holds huge potential for the herbal industry to grow endogenously and increase economic activities both in the upstream and downstream and across the whole value chain. |Read more >|BorneoPost

 

New Malaysia GST Aug 09, 2018, @ 07:55

Government to refund GST input tax credit next year

Finance Minister Lim Guan Eng said the Pakatan Harapan government will seek to refund the input tax credit under the Goods and Services Tax (GST) starting next year.|Read more >|SunDaily

New Malaysia | New Govt Aug 09, 2018, @ 07:30

RoS exemption allows me to enter PKR polls, Rafizi reveals

Rafizi Ramli said the Registrar of Societies (RoS) has permitted him to run for office in the PKR election, even though he was sentenced to 30 months’ jail for leaking banking details in the National Feedlot Centre (NFC) corruption scandal. |Read more >|Malaymail

 

New Malaysia GST Aug 09, 2018, @ 07:00

‘Of RM19bil input tax credit, RM18bil taken by last govt’

The previous government has not been able to refund companies on their tax credits that came about following the implementation of the Goods and Services Tax because 93% of the money was not placed in the trust account, Finance Minister Lim Guan Eng revealed yesterday. |Read more >|TheStar

 

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Aug 08 

New Malaysia New Projects Aug 08, 2018, @ 23:08

Mestecc is the ministry of Energy, Science, Technology, Environment and Climate Change

The Ministry of Energy, Science, Technology, Environment and Climate Change now prefers to be known by its acronym, MESTECC. |Read more >|NST

 

New Malaysia Overhaul Aug 08, 2018, @ 19:59

Welfare aid to more than 41,000 recipients terminated

The Social Welfare Department has terminated aid to 41,815 recipients between January and Jun this year, said Deputy Prime Minister Datuk Seri Dr Wan Azizah Wan Ismail. |Read more >|SunDaily

New Malaysia 1MDB Aug 08, 2018, @ 19:31

Najib's lawyers cry foul over prosecutions's 'unfair tactics'

Datuk Seri Najib Razak’s legal team has cried foul over the ‘unfair tactics’ employed by the prosecution over the former prime minister’s criminal case proceedings. |Read more >|NST

New Malaysia | Overhaul Aug 08, 2018, @ 19:30

Minister: Cabinet decided to cancel Saudi-backed anti-terrorism centre

Mohamad Sabu said today that the decision to cancel the King Salman Centre for International Peace was not his decision, but one that was decided by the Cabinet. |Read more >|Malaymail

New Malaysia Wish List Aug 08, 2018, @ 18:19

Penang govt urged to review road resurfacing techniques, SOP

The Penang government has been urged to review existing road resurfacing techniques and standard operating procedure which currently only treats the surface of the road. |Read more >|SunDaily

New Malaysia 1MDB Aug 08, 2018, @ 18:18

Report: US prosecutors target Goldman Sachs in 1MDB probe

US PROSECUTORS are investigating whether Goldman Sachs Group Inc has any culpability in a Malaysian fraud involving a government fund that had ties to a former bank employee, the New York Times reported on Tuesday.|Read more >|NST

New Malaysia New Govt Aug 08, 2018, @ 18:08

Select committee, a positive progress in parliamentary reform, says C4

Setting up a Parliamentary Select Committee is vital as it promote in-depth discussions and allow backbenchers to contribute effectively, an anti-graft group said today. |Read more >|NST

New Malaysia GE14 Promises Aug 08, 2018, @ 17:58

400,000 PTPTN loan defaulters can travel now but still in CCRIS blacklist

MORE than 400,000 National Higher Education Fund Corporation (PTPTN) loan defaulters have been removed from the Immigration Department travel blacklist as part of Pakatan Harapan (PH) government's efforts to fulfil its 100-day manifesto. |Read more >|SunDaily

 

New Malaysia New Initiatives Aug 08, 2018, @ 17:58

Penang gov't to reactivate Voluntary Patrol Team

The Penang state government is looking forward towards the reinstatement of the Voluntary Patrol Team (PPS) according to Welfare, Caring Society and Environment Committee chairman Phee Boon Poh. |Read more >|SunDaily

 

New Malaysia New Govt Aug 08, 2018, @ 17:34

Strict fiscal discipline needed to tackle nation's debt: Guan Eng

Strict compliance with fiscal discipline as well as better debt management will continue to be given emphasis to tackle the federal debt of over RM1 trillion, said Finance Minister Lim Guan Eng. |Read more >|SunDaily

 

New Malaysia SST Aug 08, 2018, @ 17:32

Service Tax Bill 2018 passed by Dewan Rakyat

The Service Tax Bill 2018 was passed in the Dewan Rakyat on Wednesday (Aug 8) without much hassle, unlike the Sales Tax Bill 2018 the day before.
|Read more >|TheStar

 

New Malaysia New Govt Aug 08, 2018, @ 17:31

Chow 'to get more details' before answering Najib's claims on PIL 1's cost increase

Penang government has refrained from answering claims made by former prime minister Datuk Seri Najib Razak over the continuation of 19.5km Pan Island Link (PIL) 1 project despite it costing more than previously estimated.|Read more >|NST

 

New Malaysia | New Policies Aug 08, 2018, @ 17:20

Sabah to abolish communal land titles by year-end

Sabah’s controversial communal land titles will soon be abolished to make way for individual native titles, said Chief Minister Datuk Seri Mohd Shafie Apdal. |Read more >|Malaymail

 

New Malaysia New Govt Aug 08, 2018, @ 17:14

Prosecution withdraws appeal against Rafizi’s acquittal on insulting Umno members charge

The prosecution withdrew its appeal today against a High Court's decision to acquit PKR vice-president Mohd Rafizi Ramli on a charge of intentionally insulting and provoking anger among Umno members through a statement four years ago. |Read more >|SunDaily

 

New Malaysia 1MDB Aug 08, 2018, @ 17:13

New charges against Najib nothing to do with 1MDB, Equanimity, says lawyer

The additional charges faced by former prime minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak are not related to the 1Malaysia Development Berhad (1MDB) case or the arrival of the superyacht Equanimity, says his lawyer Tan Sri Muhammad Shafee Abdullah.|Read more >|TheStar

 

New Malaysia | New Govt Aug 08, 2018, @ 17:00

Time to stop neglecting Penang, rep reminds Putrajaya

Penang must no longer be sidelined now that Pakatan Harapan is in power, a backbencher said today. |Read more >|Malaymail

 

New Malaysia SST Aug 08, 2018, @ 16:42

Services Tax: Why are food trucks being taxed, asks consumer groups

Consumer groups have urged the government to exclude services used by the people on a daily basis from the Services Tax, as they fear that it could lead to higher cost of living.|Read more >|NST

 

New Malaysia Overhaul Aug 08, 2018, @ 16:27

305,000 registered employers fail to make Socso contribution

Only 435,000 out of the 740,000 employers registered with the Inland Revenue Board contributed to the Social Security Organisation (Socso), said Deputy Prime Minister Datuk Seri Dr Wan Azizah Wan Ismail. |Read more >|NST

 

New Malaysia Overhaul Aug 08, 2018, @ 16:24

17 PM Dept security personnel remanded over theft of election funds

As many as 17 security personnel of the Prime Minister's Department have been remanded for five days from today to assist in the investigation into the alleged embezzlement of RM3.5 million in funds meant for the 14th general election. |Read more >|SunDaily

 

New Malaysia | Overhaul Aug 08, 2018, @ 15:59

Assemblyman claims Singapore solid waste being dumped in Johor illegally

Senggarang assemblyman Khairuddin A Rahim today alleged that 2,000 metric tonnes of scheduled waste containing arsenic from Singapore, brought in by a Johor waste disposal company is being dumped at a landfill in the Sungai Tiram area on a monthly basis. |Read more >|Malaymail

 

New Malaysia New Projects Aug 08, 2018, @ 15:44

Penang govt to decide on third link after going through feasibility report

The state government is awaiting the completion of the feasibility report for the undersea tunnel project before it could decide on giving the green light for the third link. |Read more >|NST

 

New Malaysia | New Policies Aug 08, 2018, @ 14:56

Shariah dress code to protect tudung-clad Muslim women from discrimination, minister says

Putrajaya’s introduction of a Shariah-compliant dress code is meant to protect Muslim women who don headscarves from workplace discrimination, Datuk Mujahid Yusof Rawa said today. |Read more >|Malaymail

 

New Malaysia | New Govt Aug 08, 2018, @ 14:30

State secretary: I instructed GTF organisers to remove portraits of LGBT activists

Penang State Secretary Datuk Seri Farizan Darus today said he had instructed the organisers of the George Town Festival (GTF) to remove the portraits of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) activists Nisha Ayub and Pang Khee Teik from a photography exhibition here. |Read more >|Malaymail

 

New Malaysia New Govt Aug 08, 2018, @ 14:09

‘Sweeping changes’ will be made to PAC, says its new chairman

Sweeping changes will be proposed for the Public Accounts Committee (PAC) to ensure better transparency and accountability, says its newly-appointed chairman Datuk Seri Dr Ronald Kiandee.|Read more >|TheStar

 

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Aug 08 

New Malaysia New Govt Aug 08, 2018, @ 13:59

EPF urges housewives, informal workers to be members

The Employees Provident Fund (EPF) is urging all housewives and their husbands, and those working in the informal sector to become members. |Read more >|NST

 

New Malaysia | New Govt Aug 08, 2018, @ 13:40

Mujahid: I ordered removal of portraits from GTF exhibit, no promotion of LGBT

Minister in charge of Islamic affairs Datuk Mujahid Yusof Rawa confirmed today that he had ordered the organiser of George Town Festival (GTF) to take down the portraits of Nisha Ayub and Pang Khee Teik from an exhibition. |Read more >|Malaymail

 

New Malaysia Budget Aug 08, 2018, @ 13:33

New Economic Affairs Ministry gets bulk of Supply Bill’s RM3bil allocation

A Supply Bill was tabled in Dewan Rakyat to redistribute RM3.06bil to several ministries and agencies, following some restructuring by the Pakatan Harapan Government.|Read more >|TheStar

 

New Malaysia | Budget Aug 08, 2018, @ 13:30

Kedah to get extra RM10m annually from Putrajaya

The federal government has decided to allocate an additional RM10 million in annual special contributions to the Kedah government from this year onwards. |Read more >|Malaymail

 

New Malaysia | 1MDB Aug 08, 2018, @ 13:28

Court maintains gag order on Najib’s cases pending Friday hearing

The interim gag order on the merits of Datuk Seri Najib Razak’s criminal cases is still in place, the High Court ruled today. Najib has also formally applied for a full gag order, which is scheduled to be heard this Friday.

|Read more >|Malaymail

 

New Malaysia | 1MDB Aug 08, 2018, @ 13:20

Prosecution removes ‘public servant’ in criminal, corruption charges against Najib

The prosecution today amended its initial criminal and corruption charges against former prime minister Datuk Seri Najib Razak at the High Court here. |Read more >|Malaymail

 

New Malaysia New Govt Aug 08, 2018, @ 13:20

PKR's Nik Nazmi slams Govt's decision to retain BTN

PKR Youth leader Nik Nazmi Nik Ahmad has slammed the Government's decision to retain the National Civics Bureau (BTN), calling it disappointing.
|Read more >|TheStar

 

New Malaysia New Projects Aug 08, 2018, @ 13:18

Dr M: Japanese car companies consulted for third national car project

Assistance has been sought from Japanese automakers for the third national car project, says Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad.|Read more >|TheStar

 

New Malaysia | 1MDB Aug 08, 2018, @ 13:11

Najib out on extended bail for new RM42m money-laundering case

Former prime minister Datuk Seri Najib Razak, who was also the former finance minister, was today allowed an extension of bail for his new criminal case of allegedly laundering a total of RM42 million. |Read more >|Malaymail

 

New Malaysia New Policies Aug 08, 2018, @ 12:52

PH cabinet members, top leaders must declare assets within three months after taking IBR

All Pakatan Harapan (PH) Cabinet members and top leaders must submit their asset declaration information within three months after taking the corruption-free pledge (IBR).|Read more >|SunDaily

 

New Malaysia New Initiatives Aug 08, 2018, @ 12:50

Win-win solution sought for telcos, consumers over broadband price

The Communications and Multimedia Ministry is committed to providing a "win-win" solution to telecommunications companies in the market and consumers, following the government plan to reduce the price of the broadband service in the country, the Dewan Rakyat was told today.|Read more >|SunDaily

 

New Malaysia New Initiatives Aug 08, 2018, @ 12:16

DPM launches first phase of EPF for housewives programme

Deputy Prime Minister Datuk Seri Dr Wan Azizah Wan Ismail (pix) today launched the much anticipated "Suri Incentive" programme, which will start on Aug 15.|Read more >|SunDaily

 

New Malaysia Overhaul Aug 08, 2018, @ 11:55

Sabah municipal and district council members ordered to vacate seats
Municipal and district council members across Sabah are believed to have been asked to vacate their seats by the new state government.|Read more >|TheStar

 

New Malaysia Overhaul Aug 08, 2018, @ 11:37

Bill to repeal Anti-Fake News Act tabled in parliament

A bill to repeal the controversial Anti-Fake News Act 2018 (Act 803) was tabled for the first reading at the Dewan Rakyat today.|Read more >|SunDaily

 

New Malaysia 1MDB Aug 08, 2018, @ 09:30

Najib charged with three counts under Anti-Money Laundering Act

Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak Najib has been charged with three counts under Section 4 (1)(b) of Anti-Money Laundering Act, Anti-Terrorism Financing Act and Proceeds of Unlawful Activities Act (Amla) 2001 on Wednesday (Aug 8).|Read more >|TheStar
 

New Malaysia | New Initiatives Aug 08, 2018, @ 08:30

Minister: Malaysia needs university that focuses on agriculture

Malaysia needs a university that focuses on agriculture in a bid to produce experts and specialists in the sector for the future, said Agriculture and Agro-based Industry Minister Datuk Salahuddin Ayub. |Read more >|Malaymail

 

New Malaysia | New Govt Aug 08, 2018, @ 08:10

Kadir Jasin is PM’s ‘special adviser’ on media affairs

Media veteran Datuk A. Kadir Jasin will soon be joining Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad’s office as his media and communications adviser. |Read more >|Malaymail

 

New Malaysia | New Govt Aug 08, 2018, @ 08:03

Kadir Jasin is PM’s ‘special adviser’ on media affairs

Media veteran Datuk A. Kadir Jasin will soon be joining Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad’s office as his media and communications adviser. |Read more >|Malaymail

 

New Malaysia New Initiatives Aug 08, 2018

Ministry to implement Green Market project

The Ministry of Local Government and Housing will embark on the Green Market project.|Read more >|BorneoPost

 

New Malaysia New Govt Aug 08, 2018, @ 08:00

Khalid Ibrahim: Why the Selangor water deal is a betrayal of the people

fter a more than 10-year wait, the restructuring of Selangor’s water industry has finally begun, with the final water concessionaire company on its way to being acquired by the state government. |Read more >|NST

 

New Malaysia 1MDB Aug 08, 2018, @ 07:52

Reaching out for ‘Equanimity’

Fugitive businessman Low Taek Jho is waging a legal battle with Malaysia over the seizure of the superyacht Equanimity although the Attorney General’s Chambers (AGC) insists the confiscation is done in accordance with Malaysian law.|Read more >|TheStar

 

New Malaysia 1MDB Aug 08, 2018, @ 07:30

Najib slapped with more charges

Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak, questioned by anti-graft investigators for almost an hour in connection with the SRC International scandal, is expected to be slapped with three fresh charges in court today.
|Read more >|TheStar

 

New Malaysia | Overhaul Aug 08, 2018, @ 07:00

Nurul Izzah: Skills training to go on in spite of probe

The investigation over an alleged misappropriation of fund used for a training programme under the Human Resources Ministry’s corporation should not affect the programme, says Permatang Pauh MP Nurul Izzah Anwar.|Read more >|TheStar

 

New Malaysia | New Govt Aug 08, 2018, @ 07:00

Sosma is good but abused, says Mohd Azis

The Security Of­­fen­­­ces (Special Measures) Act 2012 (Sosma) is a good and necessary law but it will be reviewed given its past abuses, said Deputy Home Minister Datuk Mohd Azis Jamman.|Read more >|TheStar

 

New Malaysia | New Govt Aug 08, 2018, @ 07:00

PPR housing privileges being abused, says Jagdeep

Households do not earn under RM1,500 a month forever, and when they move up the income ladder, it is time for them to leave People’s Housing Projects (PPR) to make way for other poor families.|Read more >|TheStar

 

New Malaysia Wish List Aug 08, 2018, @ 00:13

PPIM urges ministry to monitor car repossession agents

The Malaysian Muslim Consumers Association (PPIM) today urged the Domestic Trade and Consumer Affairs Ministry to monitor issues concerning the activity and misconduct of car repossessor or Repossession Agent (EPS).|Read more >|SunDaily