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Aug 15 

New Malaysia New Govt Aug 15, 2018, @ 23:55

RMP accepts IPCMC but wants rights in constitution maintained: IGP

Inspector-General of Police Tan Sri Mohamad Fuzi Harun today said the Royal Malaysia Police (RMP) is not against the setting up of the Independent Police Complaints and Misconduct Commission (IPCMC) but is firm in protecting its rights as enshrined in the constitution.|Read more >|SunDaily

 

New Malaysia Budget Aug 15, 2018, @ 23:35

Dewan Rakyat passes RM6.22b to restructure ministry

The Dewan Rakyat sitting tonight passed the Supply (Restructuring Expenditure Allocation) Bill 2018. The Bill was passed after the third reading before Dewan Rakyat Speaker Datuk Mohamad Ariff Md Yusof and received the majority vote. |Read more >|SunDaily

 

New Malaysia | New Govt Aug 15, 2018, @ 23:30

Projects that benefit rakyat will be continued, says Amiruddin

The government has given the assurance that projects that benefit the people and give a positive impact on the economy will be continued and will not be affected after the change in the country’s administration, said Deputy Finance Minister Datuk Amiruddin Hamzah.|Read more >|Malaymail

 

New Malaysia | Overhaul Aug 15, 2018, @ 22:30

IRBM reports tomorrow, says Amiruddin

The Finance Ministry will issue an official statement on reports stating that the Inland Revenue Board Malaysia (IRBM) owed the people RM10 billion tomorrow, said Deputy Minister Datuk Amiruddin Hamzah. |Read more >|Malaymail

 

New Malaysia | New Initiatives Aug 15, 2018, @ 21:41

592 housewives sign up for i-Suri on the first day

A total of 592 housewives have signed up for the Suri Incentive programme (i-Suri) when it officially opened for registration at Employee Provident Fund (EPF) offices nationwide on Wednesday. |Read more >|NST

 

New Malaysia | New Govt Aug 15, 2018, @ 21:30

Mandatory supervision to resolve abandoned housing projects, says deputy minister

The Ministry of Housing and Local Government will make standing supervision mandatory, to address the issue of abandoned housing projects under the 1Malaysia People’s Housing Scheme (PR1MA). |Read more >|Malaymail

 

New Malaysia | Overhaul Aug 15, 2018, @ 19:59

Works Ministry has asked for the report on projects involving delayed payment

The Works Ministry will discuss with the Finance Ministry to find out if there are any projects which face a delay in payment by the government.|Read more > |NST

 

New Malaysia 1MDB Aug 15, 2018, @ 19:16

PAC will call up new witnesses, possibly Najib, in its 1MDB investigation

The Public Accounts Committee (PAC) will call up new witnesses in its investigations into the 1Malaysia Development Berhad (1MDB) investment fund and did not discount the possibility that former premier Datuk Seri Najib Abdul Razak would be one of them.|Read more >|SunDaily

 

New Malaysia | New Govt Aug 15, 2018, @ 19:00

MTEM confident MARA will retain function under ministry

The Malay Economic Action Council (MTEM) is confident that Majlis Amanah Rakyat (MARA) will be able to retain its true function after being placed under the Economic Affairs Ministry.​|Read more >|Malaymail

 

New Malaysia New Initiatives Aug 15, 2018, @ 18:53

Registration for EPF i-Suri Starts

Registration for the Employees Provident Fund's (EPF) Caruman Sukarela Insentif Suri (i-Suri) opened today, and those who are eligible may participate in i-Suri by registering as an EPF member at any of the 67 EPF branches nationwide.|Read more >|SunDaily

 

New Malaysia GST Aug 15, 2018, @ 18:46

Guan Eng questions if Najib approved only partial GST refund to Customs department

Finance Minister Lim Guan Eng today demanded an answer from former prime minister Datuk Seri Najib Razak on whether he had approved former Treasury Secretary-General Tan Sri Mohd Irwan Serigar Abdullah’s decision to transfer only a portion of the GST refunds as requested by the Customs Department. |Read more >|Malaymail

 

New Malaysia GST Aug 15, 2018, @ 18:46

GST refund next year, says Lim

The Pakatan Harapan government is committed to returning the Goods and Services Tax (GST) refunds that were improperly or even “illegally” withheld by the previous government, beginning next year, said Finance Minister Lim Guan Eng today. |Read more >|Malaymail

 

New Malaysia New Policies Aug 15, 2018, @ 18:18

Mahathir's policies to boost strong ties with Japan: Saifuddin

Malaysia's strong bilateral ties with Japan will be brought to a higher level in accordance with Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad's policy on the importance of Malaysia's relationship with Japan and the Look East Policy 2.0, according to Foreign Minister Datuk Saifuddin Abdullah. |Read more >|SunDaily

 

New Malaysia New Govt Aug 15, 2018, @ 17:57

AGC must clarify prosecuting and defending cops in detainee’s death says the lawyer for the family

The Attorney-General’s Chambers (AGC) must explain its conflicting actions in pushing to prosecute three policemen suspected of the 2014 fatal assault of a detainee while defending them in a civil lawsuit at the same time. |Read more >|Malaymail

 

New Malaysia New Govt Aug 15, 2018, @ 17:21

Being 'clean, efficient, trustworthy' smoothens administration: Mahathir

Administrative and diplomatic officers (PTD) must be "clean, efficient and trustworthy" to ensure the smooth running of the national administration, Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad said today. |Read more > |SunDaily

 

New Malaysia New Govt Aug 15, 2018, @ 17:00

Mat Sabu's aide 'crowdfunded' more than RM800,000, claims Rafizi

PKR vice-president Rafizi Ramli claims to be in possession of several documents involving an aide to Defence Minister Mohamad Sabu, who is facing an ongoing graft probe by the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC). |Read more >|TheStar

 

New Malaysia | Overhaul Aug 15, 2018, @ 16:07

Hiring of foreign cooks at Mamak restaurants under review: Mahfuz Oma

The Human Resources Ministry has tasked the Institute of Labour Market Information and Analysis (ILMIA) to study the issue of eateries hiring foreigners as cooks, the Dewan Rakyat was told today.|Read more >|NST

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Aug 15 

New Malaysia New Policies Aug 15, 2018, @ 15:40

Ramasamy moots law to safeguard Hindu temples, interests

Penang Deputy Chief Minister II P. Ramasamy proposed that the federal government enact a law to cover Hindu temples in the country. |Read more >|Malaymail

 

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

PAC chairman says will take fresh approach in 1MDB probe

The new Public Accounts Committee (PAC) will not be repeating what has already been determined before and instead use a fresh approach when investigating issues, its chairman Datuk Seri Dr Ronald Kiandee said today. |Read more >|Malaymail

 

New Malaysia | Opposition Aug 15, 2018, @ 15:24

PH Manifesto done without studies, clear info; causes govt's failure to fulfil 100-day promises - Pas VP

Pas described the manifesto by Pakatan Harapan (PH) during the 14th General Election as being prepared by an inexperienced committee, resulting in the government’s failure to fulfil its promises in 100 days. |Read more >|NST

 

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

Dr Mahathir says will restore civil servants ‘tortured’ by BN

The Pakatan Harapan government will reinstate civil servants who were “punished” by the previous administration for dissent against Barisan Nasional, said Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad. |Read more >|Malaymail

 

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

Penang introduces Sayangi Penangku Hunt to create awareness on its LRT project

The Penang state government is organising a car-free hunt as part of a series of public engagement on its proposed Bayan Lepas Light Rail Transit (LRT) project under the Penang Transport Master Plan (PTMP). |Read more >|Malaymail

 

New Malaysia New Policies Aug 15, 2018, @ 15:02

11th Malaysia Plan mid-term review to focus on empowering B40 group, Azmin says

The mid-term review of the 11th Malaysia Plan (11MP), which will be tabled in October, will focus on increasing the income of the bottom 40 per cent of household income group (B40), Economic Affairs Minister Datuk Seri Mohamed Azmin Ali said. Read more >|Malaymail

 

New Malaysia Opposition Aug 15, 2018, @ 15:01

Najib: Not interfering but I have right to defend myself

Datuk Seri Najib Abdul Razak defended himself against allegations that he has been interfering in the administration of Umno since stepping down as president in May.|Read more >|SunDaily

 

New Malaysia 1MDB Aug 15, 2018, @ 14:49

Guan Eng files motion to reopen probe on 1MDB

Finance Minister Lim Guan Eng has filed a motion for investigations on 1Malaysia Development Berhad (1MDB) to be reinitiated and for all its findings to be made public. |Read more >|SunDaily

 

New Malaysia New Govt Aug 15, 2018, @ 14:39

PM says has hard time trusting civil servants

Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad said he has grown to be suspicious of some in the civil service as he was facing resistance that had not been there when he was previously the head of the government. |Read more >|Malaymail

 

New Malaysia | New Policies Aug 15, 2018, @ 14:35

Excise duties reduction will depend on NAP review: Darell Leiking

Any plan to continue the excise duty reduction for imported cars will depend on the review of National Automotive Policy (NAP), Dewan Rakyat was told today. |Read more >|NST

 

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

KR1M outlets to know fate soon

The fate of 1Malaysia retail outlets (KR1M 2.0) will be announced soon, says Domestic Trade and Consumer Affairs Deputy Minister Chong Chieng Jen.
|Read more >|TheStar

 

New Malaysia New Projects Aug 15, 2018, @ 13:59

Third national car project won’t supersede public transport, trade minister says

Putrajaya remains committed to provide efficient public transportation even as it mulls rolling out a third national car, International Trade and Industry Minister Darell Leiking said today. |Read more >|Malaymail

 

New Malaysia Opposition Aug 15, 2018, @ 13:31

MIC Youth chief cries foul over senatorship for Kit Siang's daughter

MIC Youth chief Datuk Sivarraajh Chandran has criticised the appointment of Penang DAP secretary Lim Hui Ying as a senator in the Dewan Negara.
|Read more >|TheStar

 

New Malaysia New Initiatives Aug 15, 2018, @ 13:04

Proposal on new remuneration system for submission to govt at year end: Cuepacs

The Congress of Unions of Employees in the Public and Civil Services (Cuepacs) will submit a proposal on a new remuneration system for civil servants to the government end of the year, said its president, Datuk Azih Muda. |Read more > |SunDaily

 

New Malaysia | Overhaul Aug 15, 2018, @ 12:36

No decision yet on the status of the ECRL

The government has not decided on whether to scrap or continue with the East Coast Rail Link (ECRL) project as negotiations with stakeholders are on-going. |Read more >|NST

 

New Malaysia | Overhaul Aug 15, 2018, @ 12:24

China urges Malaysia to address project woes through talks

China said Tuesday that Malaysia should handle any problems it has with multibillion-dollar Chinese-backed infrastructure projects through talks, a day after the Southeast Asian country's leader told The Associated Press his government wants to cancel such deals. |Read more >|NST

 

New Malaysia Overhaul Aug 15, 2018, @ 11:30

ECRL operation could hit RM1b a year if it proceeds, says Guan Eng

Finance Minister Lim Guan Eng has estimated the cost of operating the East Coast Rail Line (ECRL) at between RM600 million and RM1 billion annually if the mega project were to proceed. |Read more >|Malaymail

 

New Malaysia New Policies Aug 15, 2018, @ 08:06

KPI only to serve as guidelines for school's administration: Education DG

The Ministry of Education (MoE) has given the freedom to schools including the setting up of key performance indicators (KPIs) to be implemented in their administration. |Read more >|SunDaily

 

New Malaysia New Initiatives Aug 15, 2018, @ 08:01

More ‘pocket parks’ for KL folks

Kuala Lumpur City Hall (DBKL) is identifying more areas to be turned into 'pocket parks' otherwise known as mini urban jungles. |Read more >|SunDaily

 

New Malaysia New Initiatives Aug 15, 2018, @ 07:50

One system to hire them all

The government will create a single system to hire foreign workers without differentiating the source country, says Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad. |Read more >|TheStar

 

New Malaysia Overhaul Aug 15, 2018, @ 07:19

Discussions on KL-S'pore HSR to continue in coming weeks

Discussions between Malaysia and Singapore on the Kuala Lumpur-Singapore High-Speed Rail (HSR) project will continue in the coming weeks after officially kicking off on Aug 11. |Read more >|SunDaily

 

New Malaysia | Opposition Aug 15, 2018, @ 07:00

‘Third car project must not go the same way as Proton’

Finance Minister Lim Guan Eng must provide additional guarantees – in black and white – because it is not enough to merely assure the public that the proposed third national car will only involve private funds and not government investment, says MCA.|Read more >|TheStar

 

New Malaysia New Policies Aug 15, 2018, @ 07:00

‘Tax-based healthcare system is best’

The current healthcare services supported by general taxes should be maintained instead of introducing a whole new national health financing scheme, says a think-tank.|Read more >|TheStar

 

New Malaysia New Initiatives Aug 15, 2018, @ 06:30

Perak seeks to set up state institute to improve women’s livelihoods

The Perak Pakatan Harapan government hopes to establish an institute dedicated to empowering women in the state within the next two years. |Read more >|Malaymail

 

New Malaysia New Govt Aug 15, 2018

Sabah to stick to its 20% oil royalty demand

Sabah will stick to its 20 per cent royalty demand rate but will consider the acquirement of the federal government’s Petroleum Development Act (PDA) 1974 five per cent cash payment whilst the latter sorts out the payment formula for all Malaysian oil-producing states. |Read more >|BorneoPost

 

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Aug 14 

New Malaysia Overhaul Aug 14, 2018, @ 23:50

MARA pledges full cooperation after officer charged with embezzlement

MARA has offered its full cooperation to the courts after one of its officers was charged with syphoning funds from its business financing programme today.|Read more >|Malaymail

 

New Malaysia Overhaul Aug 14, 2018, @ 22:44

Top cop in charge of security moves to the anti-drug agency, source says on PM’s order

Federal Internal Security and Public Order Department director Commissioner Datuk Seri Zulkifli Abdullah has been transferred out of Bukit Aman to the National Anti-Drugs Agency (AADK) with immediate effect. |Read more >|Malaymail

 

New Malaysia GE14 Promises Aug 14, 2018, @ 22:35

Dr M: 'Pakatan made promises without expecting to win GE14'

Prime Minister Dr Mahathir Mohamad reportedly admitted that Pakatan Harapan made some of its manifesto promises without expecting that it would actually win the 14th general election (GE14). |Read more >|NST

 

New Malaysia Overhaul Aug 14, 2018, @ 22:22

RM4.5m SPAD allocation transferred to Transport Ministry

Following the dissolution of the Land Public Transport Commission (SPAD), the allocation of the enforcement agency totalling RM4.5 million will be transferred to the Ministry of Transport.|Read more >|SunDaily

 

New Malaysia | Overhaul Aug 14, 2018, @ 22:02

Mat Sabu's aide under MACC probe over RM800k 'assistance'

The Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission’s (MACC) investigation into an aide of Defence Minister Mohamad Sabu, who allegedly received RM800,000 to help free him from bankruptcy status, began two months ago. |Read more >|NST

 

New Malaysia | New Initiatives Aug 14, 2018, @ 20:12

Half of Mestecc R&D funds to go to experimental research

The Ministry of Energy, Science, Technology, Environment and Climate Change (Mestecc) will begin allocating at least 50 per cent of research and development funds to experimental research next year. |Read more >|NST

 

New Malaysia | New Initiatives Aug 14, 2018, @ 19:24

Malaysia in talks with Bangladesh to open up worker recruitment to all agencies

The government wants to open up the recruitment of workers in Bangladesh to all agencies to break the monopoly on the business and reduce processing fees. |Read more >|NST

 

New Malaysia New Govt Aug 14, 2018, @ 19:18

Government will not object lawsuits against it based on technicality grounds: AG

The government will not apply to quash the lawsuits by individual against it merely on grounds of technicality, said Attorney-General (AG)Tommy Thomas. |Read more >|SunDaily

 

New Malaysia Overhaul Aug 14, 2018, @ 18:34

Bestinet suspended for exploiting Nepali workers, as govt moves to sign MOU with Nepal

Bestinet Sdn Bhd – the company in charge of foreign worker applications from Nepal – has had its operations suspended by the government, following claims of exploitation of Nepali migrant workers.|Read more >|SunDaily

 

New Malaysia Opposition Aug 14, 2018, @ 18:29

MCA: Ramasamy's revelation contradicts Guan Eng's assertion about UEC

Penang Deputy Chief Minister II Dr P. Ramasamy's statement that the Penang state government has never hired a single United Examination Certificate (UEC) student as a civil servant contradicts former Chief Minister Lim Guan Eng's claim that Penang recognises the certificate, says the Penang MCA. |Read more >|TheStar

 

New Malaysia | New Initiatives Aug 14, 2018, @ 18:14

Employers must advertise job vacancies on JobsMalaysia portal

The Human Resource Ministry has made it compulsory for employers to advertise job vacancies in their companies on the JobsMalaysia portal to give priority to the hiring of local workers, the Dewan Rakyat was told today.|Read more >|NST

 

New Malaysia New Policies Aug 14, 2018, @ 17:58

Deputy Transport Minister and Mavcom sceptical of the price ceiling

The proposed price ceiling for domestic airfares will not be beneficial for airline passengers in the long term, said Malaysian Aviation Commission (Mavcom) chief operating officer Azmir Zain.|Read more >|SunDaily

 

New Malaysia New Policies Aug 14, 2018, @ 17:40

Govt to formulate Freedom of Information Act: Liew

The government will formulate the Freedom of Information Act so as to be in line with the promise made by Pakatan Harapan (PH) in its manifesto, according to Minister in the Prime Minister's Department Datuk Liew Vui Keong. |Read more > |SunDaily

 

New Malaysia New Govt Aug 14, 2018, @ 16:20

Proposed Penang Sky Cab still in the works, says Chow

The proposed Penang Sky Cab project is still in the works, said Penang Chief Minister Chow Kon Yeow. |Read more >|Malaymail

 

New Malaysia GE14 Promises Aug 14, 2018, @ 16:14

Minimum wage increases to be implemented gradually: PM

The implementation of the RM1,500 minimum wage will be carried out gradually to allow a recovery in the country's economy, said Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad. |Read more >|SunDaily

 

New Malaysia | New Govt Aug 14, 2018, @ 16:04

S'wak was not sidelined despite the change of government; highway, school projects continue

Sarawak continues to maintain a strong relationship with the Pakatan Harapan government at the federal level for the interests and benefits of the people. |Read more >|NST

 

New Malaysia New Initiatives Aug 13, 2018, @ 16:02

Dr M: Govt to set up a single system for hiring foreign workers

The government will establish a single system to hire foreign workers without differentiating source countries, says Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad. |Read more >|TheStar

 

New Malaysia | New Govt Aug 14, 2018, @ 15:57

Sabah expects no less than RM5b in petroleum royalty: Shafie Apdal

The Sabah government expects no less than RM5 billion annually if petroleum royalty is increased from five per cent to 20 per cent.|Read more >|NST

 

New Malaysia | Overhaul Aug 14, 2018, @ 15:50

National Security Council Act to be reviewed, says Dr M

The National Security Council Act 2016 will be re-examined as it took away the special power of the Yang di-Pertuan Agong to declare an emergency. |Read more > |NST

 

New Malaysia | New Initiatives Aug 14, 2018, @ 15:46

3,407 Indian red IC holders to receive MyKad

 A total of 3,407 Indian red identification card holders will be given citizenship as outlined in the Pakatan Harapan (PH) manifesto. |Read more >|NST

 

New Malaysia 1MDB Aug 14, 2018, @ 15:32

Govt to seek court’s declaration that 1MDB owns Equanimity

The government will seek a court declaration that 1Malaysia Development Berhad (1MDB) is the owner of the seized superyacht, Equanimity, Minister in the Prime Minister's Department Datuk Liew Vui Keong told the Dewan Rakat today. |Read more >|SunDaily

 

New Malaysia New Policies Aug 14, 2018, @ 15:30

Dr M: Any authorised agents can now hire Bangladeshi workers

Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad today announced that any authorised agents can now hire Bangladeshi nationals to work in Malaysia. |Read more >|Malaymail

 

New Malaysia | 1MDB Aug 14, 2018, @ 15:05

AG expects Equanimity to be sold by end of the year

Despite being embroiled in litigation, the superyacht Equanimity can be sold in transparent ways as there is a need to transform the ship into monies.|Read more > |NST

 

New Malaysia New Initiatives Aug 14, 2018, @ 15:04

Govt to revitalise Bumiputera economic agenda, Azmin says

he government will remain pro-active and committed in revitalising the implementation of the Bumiputera economic agenda, says Economic Affairs Minister Datuk Seri Mohamed Azmin Ali.|Read more >|Malaymail

 

New Malaysia New Govt Aug 14, 2018, @ 14:51

EPF has not incurred RM6.09b loss: Guan Eng

The daily movement of the FTSE Bursa Malaysia KLCI (FBM KLCI) does not have an impact on the dividends paid out by the Employees Provident Fund (EPF) as it is the policy of the retirement fund to declare dividends based on its net profit, said Lim Guan Eng .|Read more >|SunDaily

 

New Malaysia New Policies Aug 14, 2018, @ 14:47

Official business to use only BM, other languages only for translation: PM

Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad today reiterated the government's stand on the use of Bahasa Malaysia in all official matters. |Read more >|SunDaily

 

New Malaysia New Govt Aug 14, 2018, @ 14:45

Mahathir: No plan to revert and seek Agong’s consent

The government has no plans to revert to the pre-1994 practice that required the Yang di-Pertuan Agong's consent for the passing of laws in the country. |Read more >|SunDaily

 

New Malaysia New Govt Aug 14, 2018, @ 14:28

Hands off: Govt shouldn’t govern the legal profession, says Tommy Thomas

The Attorney General (AG) has advised the Government to reduce its involvement in the Bar Council, calling on the legal fraternity to instead draft a new bill for their profession.|Read more >|TheStar

 

New Malaysia New Policies Aug 14, 2018, @ 14:25

Political parties cannot build offices on govt land, Johor MB says

Johor Mentri Besar Datuk Osman Sapian said political parties will not be allowed to build their offices on government land. |Read more >|SunDaily

 

New Malaysia | Budget Aug 14, 2018, @ 12:31

Kedah facing problems in its revenue collection

The state government has revealed that Kedah was facing problems in its revenue collection. |Read more >|NST

 

New Malaysia New Policies Aug 14, 2018, @ 12:08

IGP regrets level of corruption in the force vows to take drastic action

Drastic action is needed and will be taken to wipe out corruption within the police force, Tan Sri Mohamad Fuzi Harun reiterated today. |Read more >|Malaymail

 

New Malaysia Fakenews Aug 14, 2018

Liew denies allegation facilitating the issuance of fake MyKad by SabahKini2.Com

Minister in the Prime Minister’s Department Datuk Liew Vui Keong has denied the allegation of facilitating the issuance of fake MyKad through the ‘Project IC’ during the Public Complaints Programme held together with the Batu Sapi Rakyat Service Centre at Karamunting Flat here on Sunday. |Read more >|BorneoPost

 

New Malaysia Overhaul Aug 14, 2018, @ 07:24

Dr M: Those holding public office must name proxies

THOSE holding public office will be compelled to name their proxies. They will be expected to do this when they declare their assets, an administrative process that will be made compulsory for ministers, deputy ministers and political secretaries, as is the case with civil servants. |Read more >|NST

 

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Aug 13 

New Malaysia New Govt Aug 13, 2018, @ 23:57

PH Perak govt will recognise the opposition

The Pakatan Harapan state government will recognise the role of opposition lawmakers and has plans for them – something which was not done by the previous administration. |Read more >|SunDaily

 

New Malaysia Overhaul Aug 13, 2018, @ 23:56

Ex-Kedah assemblyman detained over abuse of funds

The Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission has detained a former Kedah state assemblyman to facilitate its probe into misappropriation of funds amounting to RM30,000 from the Menteri Besar’s special allocation. |Read more >|NST

 

New Malaysia Overhaul Aug 13, 2018, @ 22:49

Key officials in MACC, Auditor-General Dept to be determined by the parliamentary committee

The powers of the government and prime minister in matters pertaining to the appointment of several key officials will be reduced through the establishment of the Special Parliamentary Committee, said Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad.|Read more >|SunDaily

 

New Malaysia Overhaul Aug 13, 2018, @ 22:45

Fed govt needs to provide alternatives for rejecting PTMP: Chow

Penang hopes the federal government will provide alternatives to the Penang Transport Master Plan (PTMP) if its application for the mega project is rejected. |Read more >|SunDaily

 

New Malaysia Wish List Aug 13, 2018, @ 22:35

Call to improve healthcare system instead of introducing health insurance scheme

A healthcare advocate has urged the government to reconsider the proposal to introduce a national health insurance scheme by taking into consideration its adverse long-term financial impact.|Read more >|SunDaily

 

New Malaysia New Projects Aug 13, 2018, @ 22:20

Third national car project will not use people’s money, says Guan Eng

The government today gave assurance that the third national car project will neither use public funds nor money from the government. |Read more >|Malaymail

 

New Malaysia Overhaul Aug 13, 2018, @ 21:20

Keep SME Corp under Miti, SMEs tell govt

A group of small and medium enterprises (SMEs) urged the government today to retain SME Corp under the Ministry of International Trade and Industry (Miti) instead of moving it to the new Ministry of Entrepreneur Development.|Read more >|Malaymail

 

New Malaysia New Initiatives Aug 13, 2018, @ 21:19

Home Ministry studying proposal for a single agency at Johor CIQ

The Home Ministry (KDN) is looking into a proposal to establish a single agency to coordinate operations at the Customs, Immigration and Quarantine (CIQ) complex, Sultan Iskandar Building (BSI) and Sultan Abu Bakar Complex (KSAB). |Read more >|NST

 

New Malaysia New Govt Aug 13, 2018, @ 20:43

Perak MB says no to 999-year land titles for new village folk

The state government will not issue 999-year land titles or permanent titles to residents of new villages as it contravenes the Federal Constitution, Perak Menteri Besar Ahmad Faizal Azumu said.|Read more > |NST

 

New Malaysia New Govt Aug 13, 2018, @ 20:10

Giving permanent titles to new villages against Constitution, Perak MB claims

Bestowing permanent titles to new villages would be against the Federal Constitution, Mentri Besar Ahmad Faizal Azumu said today amid confusion over Pakatan Harapan’s manifesto pledge to do so.|Read more > |Malaymail

 

New Malaysia New Policies Aug 13, 2018, @ 20:06

Malaysia eyes more than a 10-fold hike in Singapore water deal

Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad said Monday he is seeking to hike the price of water sold to the neighbouring country of Singapore by more than 10 times as Malaysia searches for ways to pay off massive debts. 
|Read more >|TheStar

 

New Malaysia New Govt Aug 13, 2018, @ 19:54

RM6.2 bil reallocated from 9 ministries to combat abuse of power

The Supply (Reallocation of Appropriated Expenditure) Bill 2018 aims to reform national institutions as well as strengthen check and balance against abuse of power and misappropriation of the people’s money. |Read more >|NST

 

New Malaysia New Govt Aug 13, 2018, @ 19:35

Conspiracy to block Anwar from becoming PM? Prove it, says Dr M

Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad said he will not interfere in matters pertaining to other political parties. |Read more >|NST

 

New Malaysia New Govt Aug 13, 2018, @ 19:20

Pangkor duty-free proposal stays, Perak MB says

The Perak government will continue plans to grant Pangkor Island duty-free status, Perak Mentri Besar Ahmad Faizal Azumu said today. |Read more >|Malaymail

 

New Malaysia GE14 Promises Aug 13, 2018, @ 19:10

Dr M meets Indian Pakatan leaders over manifesto promises

Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad met  Indian Pakatan Harapan leaders on Monday (Aug 13) to discuss the progress of fulfilling promises made to the Indian community in the coalition’s manifesto.
|Read more >|TheStar

 

New Malaysia New Govt Aug 13, 2018, @ 19:08

Guan Eng says skipping China to ensure SST Bill passage

Finance Minister Lim Guan Eng said today that he was not joining the prime minister’s trip to China on Friday to ensure that Parliament passed the Sales and Services Tax (SST) bill.|Read more >|Malaymail

 

New Malaysia New Govt Aug 13, 2018, @ 18:49

Sabah to ensure 'best deal' from MA63: Shafie Apdal

The Sabah government will make sure that it gets "the best deal" from the provisions of the Malaysia Agreement 1963 (MA63), Chief Minister Datuk Seri Mohd Shafie Apdal said today. |Read more >|SunDaily

 

New Malaysia Budget Aug 13, 2018, @ 18:41

Sabah State Assembly approves an additional budget of over RM592.3 million for this year

The Sabah State Legislative Assembly has approved an additional budget of RM592,310,727 for government administrative expenditures this year. |Read more >|SunDaily

 

New Malaysia GE14 Promises Aug 13, 2018, @ 18:39

Loke: Cheras MP’s appointment as special envoy to China not against Pakatan manifesto

Cheras MP Tan Kok Wai’s appointment as special envoy to China does not violate the principles of the Pakatan Harapan manifesto, said Anthony Loke.
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New Malaysia New Initiatives Aug 13, 2018, @ 18:29

Sabah govt also wants state companies to be involved in Petronas activities

The Sabah government said the state’s claim on oil and gas (O&G) revenue from the federal government will not only consist of the 20 per cent royalty but also the state companies’ involvement in Petronas activities. |Read more >|NST

 

New Malaysia Opposition Aug 13, 2018, @ 18:22

Parliament should establish a joint committee on the country's financial status

Former International Trade and Industry Minister Datuk Seri Mustapa Mohamed is urging the government to set up a Joint Parliamentary Committee to narrow the disparity in opinion on Malaysia's financial status. |Read more >|SunDaily

 

New Malaysia 1MDB Aug 13, 2018, @ 18:19

Najib files appeal against gag order refusal

Lawyers of former prime minister Datuk Seri Najib Abdul Razak today filed an appeal against a High Court refusal to issue an order restraining the media and public from publishing statements on the merits of his case pending its disposal. |Read more >|SunDaily

 

New Malaysia New Govt Aug 13, 2018, @ 18:16

Low adoption of Industrialised Building System due to cost, says deputy housing minister

The use of the Industrialised Building System (IBS) in the construction industry is still low, according to the Housing and Local Government Ministry. |Read more >|Malaymail

 

New Malaysia Overhaul Aug 13, 2018, @ 18:15

No to paying MRSM: Rina Harun

The Rural and Regional Development Ministry does not intend to continue with the proposal of the previous government to set up paying for Mara Junior Science Colleges (MRSM).|Read more >|SunDaily

 

New Malaysia New Policies Aug 13, 2018, @ 18:06

Sabah govt to continue providing allocation to non-Muslim religious bodies, schools

Chief Minister Datuk Seri Mohd Shafie Apdal today said that the state government will continue to provide the annual allocation to non-Muslim religious bodies, missionary schools and Chinese private schools in Sabah. |Read more > |SunDaily

 

New Malaysia New Govt Aug 13, 2018, @ 18:00

MAHB says not responsible for setting passenger service charge

Malaysia’s airport passenger service charge is determined by local aviation authorities, Malaysia Airports Holdings Bhd said today when responding to an opinion piece. |Read more >|Malaymail

 

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New Malaysia New Govt Aug 13, 2018, @ 17:56

Dr M: PM will not be involved in the appointment of Auditor-General

The appointment of the Auditor-General will be made by a Parliamentary Select Committee, removing the authority from the Prime Minister.  |Read more >|TheStar

 

New Malaysia New Govt Aug 13, 2018, @ 17:45

Sabah govt to ensure sufficient POIC infrastructure for downstream industries

The state government will ensure there is sufficient infrastructure at the Palm Oil Industrial Cluster (POIC) in Lahad Datu and Sandakan to develop downstream industries. |Read more >|NST

 

New Malaysia Overhaul Aug 13, 2018, @ 17:42

Perak govt calls for forensic audit of MAPS theme park

The state government has called for a forensic audit of the theme park Movie Animation Park Studios (MAPS) here which has incurred losses amounting to RM474.4 million and bring those responsible under the previous Barisan Nasional (BN) administration to justice. |Read more >|SunDaily

 

New Malaysia New Govt Aug 13, 2018, @ 17:42

Govt reassures fishermen on continuing cost of living allowance

The Agriculture and Agro-based Industry Ministry today reassured fishermen that the government will not stop the cost of living allowance for them, Minister Datuk Salahuddin Ayub told the Dewan Rakyat today. |Read more >|SunDaily

 

New Malaysia New Policies Aug 13, 2018, @ 17:39

Education Ministry will redefine dilapidated schools nationwide

The Education Ministry is in the process of reviewing the definition of dilapidated schools nationwide, according to its deputy minister, Teo Nie Ching. |Read more >|SunDaily

 

New Malaysia New Govt Aug 13, 2018, @ 17:30

PM: Govt working on placing MACC, Audit Dept under Parliament

Putrajaya will transfer all powers to oversee the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) and the Audit Department from the Prime Minister’s Office to Parliament, Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad announced today.|Read more >|Malaymail

 

New Malaysia New Initiatives Aug 13, 2018, @ 17:20

Flooded with foreign workers, Penang to build two more dorms in Batu Kawan

Two more dormitories will be built in Batu Kawan to accommodate the rising number of foreign workers in Penang, state executive councillor Jagdeep Singh Deo said today even as construction is underway for five dormitories there. |Read more >|Malaymail

 

New Malaysia Overhaul Aug 13, 2018, @ 16:30

Extraordinary measures needed to restructure ‘highly corrupted’ Water Dept, says Shafie

The Sabah Water Department cannot be restructured easily because due to the high level of corruption there, said Chief Minister Datuk Seri Mohd Shafie Apdal in defending the supplementary budget of over RM164mil for the department. |Read more >|TheStar

 

New Malaysia New Projects Aug 13, 2018, @ 16:22

Johor to get new water company, MB says

The Johor government is planning to establish a new water utility company to regulate tariffs that won’t burden its people, Johor Mentri Besar Datuk Osman Sapian said today. |Read more >|Malaymail

 

New Malaysia New Initiatives Aug 13, 2018, @ 16:20

No internet for Malaysian teens from 12 am to 6 am daily?

The government is looking at emulating Japan and South Korea by preventing internet access for those under 17-years-old, between 12 am and 6 am. |Read more >|NST

 

 

New Malaysia New Govt Aug 13, 2018, @ 14:47

Negri Sembilan state government denounces LGBT

The Negri Sembilan state government does not recognise lesbians, gay, bisexuals and transgenders (LGBTs) as it is against the teachings of Islam as the official religion and it is against the norm and customs and culture of the people, especially the Malays in the country. |Read more >|NST

 

New Malaysia Overhaul Aug 13, 2018, @ 14:06

Mahathir aims to scrap China deals

Malaysia’s Prime Minister said Monday he will seek to cancel multibillion-dollar Chinese-backed infrastructure projects that were signed by his predecessor as his government works to dig itself out of debt.
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New Malaysia Overhaul Aug 13, 2018, @ 13:20

Home ministry to investigate cases of over RM1.8mil paid by 270 Bangladeshis and fake APs

The Home Ministry will investigate claims made by some 270 Bangladeshis who have paid over RM1.8mil to an agent to get their applications approved under the Immigration Department’s rehiring programme.
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New Malaysia Overhaul Aug 13, 2018, @ 13:12

OSA to be amended to deal with cyber-attacks

The Official Secrets Act 1972 (OSA) will be amended to deal with cyber threats, says the Prime Minister's Department.|Read more >|TheStar

 

New Malaysia GST Aug 13, 2018, @ 12:51

Guan Eng drops another GST bombshell: the Missing amount is larger

Finance Minister Lim Guan Eng has not only stood by his allegations that the previous government had falsified the Goods and Services Tax (GST) credit refund but claims that the missing amount was even larger than he had declared in Parliament last week.|Read more >|TheStar

 

New Malaysia New Initiatives Aug 13, 2018, @ 12:50

Health Ministry forms an independent panel on sex predator doc

The Health Ministry has set up an independent committee to investigate the alleged sexual harassment by an orthopaedic head of a hospital in the Klang Valley. |Read more >|Malaymail

 

New Malaysia New Initiatives Aug 13, 2018, @ 12:50

Malay is national language but English also vital, says deputy minister

The government will uphold Bahasa Melayu’s (BM) position as the national language while simultaneously encouraging greater English proficiency, said Deputy Education Minister Teo Nie Ching. |Read more >|Malaymail

 

New Malaysia New Initiatives Aug 13, 2018, @ 12:50

Cops to start using English today, IGP says after Dr M’s directive

The Royal Malaysia Police (PDRM) will begin using English for daily briefings and operations from today, said Inspector-General of Police (IGP) Tan Sri Mohamad Fuzi Harun. |Read more >|Malaymail

 

New Malaysia New Policies Aug 13, 2018, @ 12:46

Sabah focused on getting its state rights, says CM

The Sabah government is focused on getting its state rights under the Malaysia Agreement 1963 (MA63), which includes regaining the 40% revenue taken from the state.|Read more >|TheStar

 

New Malaysia Overhaul Aug 13, 2018, @ 12:41

IGP: Cops still waiting for AG’s instructions on fresh Altantuya investigation

Bukit Aman is still waiting for instructions from the Attorney General’s Chambers over the fresh investigation into the murder of Mongolian national Altantuya Shaariibuu, says Tan Sri Mohamad Fuzi Harun.
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New Malaysia GE14 Promises Aug 13, 2018, @ 12:35

Plans to abolish tolls postponed indefinitely

Tolls nationwide will not be abolished in the foreseeable future as the government does not have the financial means to absorb its impact.|Read more >|SunDaily

 

New Malaysia New Govt Aug 13, 2018, @ 12:31

All eyes on Pakatan as 100 days approach

All eyes are now on Pakatan Harapan (PH) with its first 100 days in office as the federal government fast approaching.|Read more >|SunDaily

 

New Malaysia Overhaul Aug 13, 2018, @ 12:30

Youth minister reveals volunteer platform iM4U was really ‘I love PM’ initiative

1Malaysia 4 Youth (iM4U), the previous Barisan Nasional (BN) government’s initiative to encourage volunteerism among youths was actually used as a platform to promote its leader, Syed Saddiq Syed Abdul Rahman said today. |Read more >|Malaymail

 

New Malaysia New Initiatives Aug 13, 2018, @ 12:30

Be patriotic, buy local products, Mahathir urges M'sians

Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad today urged Malaysians to emulate the patriotic spirit of the Japanese and buy local products so that they eventually become globally popular as quality goods. |Read more >|SunDaily

 

New Malaysia New Initiatives Aug 13, 2018, @ 12:13

Shafie: Sabah Govt to work out a system of distributing monies to religious bodies

The Sabah Government is working out a system of distributing funds among the different religious bodies in the state, as well as providing Christian pastors with allowances, said Chief Minister Datuk Seri Mohd Shafie Apdal.|Read more >|TheStar

 

New Malaysia Overhaul Aug 13, 2018, @ 12:05

Syed Saddiq: BTN, National Service abolished

The Cabinet has agreed to abolish the National Civics Bureau (BTN) and discontinue the National Service programme with immediate effect, said Syed Saddiq Syed Abdul Rahman. |Read more >|Malaymail

 

New Malaysia Fakenews Aug 13, 2018, @ 12:05

Mujahid: I did not give permission for transgenders to use women’s toilets

Datuk Dr Mujahid Yusof Rawa says he did not give permission for transgenders to use women’s toilets.
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New Malaysia New Govt Aug 13, 2018, @ 11:50

Keep your backbiting out of Pakatan, PPBM man tells PKR

Parti Pribumi Bersatu Malaysia’s (PPBM) Wan Saiful Wan Jan criticised PKR members today for alleging Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad was out to foil Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim’s ambition to be prime minister, telling the ally party to rein in the wild allegations. |Read more >|Malaymail

 

New Malaysia New Govt Aug 13, 2018, @ 10:50

High salary and high purchasing power go hand-in-hand, says Dr Mahathir

A rich country is one where its people have high purchasing power, not just high salary rate or wage, said Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad. |Read more >|NST

 

New Malaysia New Govt Aug 13, 2018, @ 09:00

Country’s future is in your hands, PM tells public workers

The civil service must inculcate values of diligence and devotion as they are the foundation of the nation’s progress, Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad said today. |Read more >|Malaymail

 

New Malaysia New Govt Aug 13, 2018, @ 08:00

What will it take to make Malaysia’s Parliament ‘world class’?

Ever since his nomination, public expectation has been riding high on Dewan Rakyat Speaker Datuk Mohamad Ariff Yusof to transform the Parliament into a world class institution. |Read more >|Malaymail

 

New Malaysia New Initiatives Aug 13, 2018

Long Pasia airport need to be reopen — Dr Yusof

Long Pasia Airport here which has been closed for quite some time needs to start operation again, said Sabah Education and Innovation Minister Datuk Dr Yusof Yacob.|Read more >|BorneoPost

 

New Malaysia New Initiatives Aug 13, 2018

Ministry to study proposal to regulate drink prices in S’wak

The Domestic Trade and Consumer Affairs Ministry will study the feasibility of a proposal made by the Sarawak Coffee Shop Owners’ Association to ensure consistent prices of drinks.|Read more >|BorneoPost

 

New Malaysia New Govt Aug 13, 2018, @ 07:00

Pakatan govt promises to help all including the poor, says Finance Minister

The Goods and Services Tax (GST) has impacted all Malaysians, especially the poor who never had to pay taxes before this, says Lim Guan Eng.
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