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Aug 20 

New Malaysia New Govt Aug 20, 2018, @ 23:49

Brace for tough decisions: Daim

The country's finances are in a bad shape and the rakyat must be prepared to accept unpopular decisions by the government and be patient as they try to right the wrongs of the previous administration.|Read more >|SunDaily

New Malaysia Budget Aug 20, 2018, @ 23:58

Malaysia will not go bankrupt without GST: Lim

The abolition of the Goods and Services Tax (GST) by the new government did not cause the country to go bankrupt but has in fact been able to survive so far, said Finance Minister Lim Guan Eng.|Read more >|SunDaily

New Malaysia GE14 Promises Aug 20, 2018, @ 22:56

Not wise to abolish tolls at this juncture: Daim

One of the findings of the Council of Eminent Persons (CEP) is that the Pakatan Harapan government’s decision to abolish toll collection may not be wise, considering the country’s current financial situation.|Read more >|NST

New Malaysia Overhaul Aug 20, 2018, @ 21:27

Place election reform committee under Parliament, say 6 MPs

Several members of parliament (MP) have issued a statement urging the government to place the Electoral Reform Committee (ERC) under the purview of Dewan Rakyat.|Read more >|NST

New Malaysia Overhaul Aug 20, 2018, @ 21:16

Ministry to look into amending Communications and Multimedia Act section said to stifle freedom of expression

The Communications and Multimedia Ministry is looking for the most feasible option to amend Section 233 of the Communications and Multimedia Act 1998 (CMA).|Read more >|NST

New Malaysia Overhaul Aug 20, 2018, @ 21:07

Finance Ministry is first ministry which needs reform, says Daim

The Finance Ministry has been identified as the first ministry which requires immediate institutional and governance reforms, says Council of Eminent Persons (CEP) chairman, Tun Daim Zainuddin.|Read more >|NST

New Malaysia Budget Aug 20, 2018, @ 21:20

Supplementary budget not needed as fiscal deficit under control: Amiruddin

The government does not need a supplementary budget for now as the country's fiscal deficit is under control, according to Deputy Finance Minister Datuk Ir Amiruddin Hamzah.|Read more >|SunDaily

New Malaysia New Initiatives Aug 20, 2018, @ 21:05

15,000 new homes in JB to ease squatter woes

The state government will build 15,000 houses to help ease the growing squatter problem in the city. It has collaborated with a local bank on a RM300 million special housing loan scheme for the low-income group to buy these houses.|Read more >|SunDaily

New Malaysia Overhaul Aug 20, 2018, @ 21:05

Avoid ownership of media by political parties to combat misinformation: Gobind Singh

Ownership of the media by political parties should be avoided to combat misinformation and, in a way, create a better environment for the press, said Communications and Multimedia Minister Gobind Singh Deo.|Read more >|SunDaily

New Malaysia | New Govt Aug 20, 2018, @ 21:00

Malaysia, China welcome investment in each other’s country for mutual benefit

Malaysia and China welcomed investments in each other’s country in line with the principles of equality, mutual respect and mutual benefit.|Read more >|Malaymail

New Malaysia | New Govt Aug 20, 2018, @ 21:00

Third national car stepping stone to blue chip economy, Daim says

A third national car project will kickstart an industrialisation drive to transform Malaysia into a regional manufacturing powerhouse and a blue chip economy, Tun Daim Zainuddin said today.|Read more >|Malaymail

New Malaysia | New Govt Aug 20, 2018, @ 21:00

Daim says Finance Ministry needs the most improvement in governance

The Ministry of Finance (MoF) needs the most improvement in its governance among all ministries and agencies, says Council of Eminent Persons (CEP) Chairman, Tun Daim Zainuddin.|Read more >|Malaymail

New Malaysia | 1MDB Aug 20, 2018, @ 21:00

Daim: Putrajaya may know where fugitive Jho Low is

Putrajaya may have information about the exact whereabouts of fugitive billionaire Low Taek Jho, Tun Daim Zainuddin said today.|Read more >|Malaymail

New Malaysia New Initiatives Aug 20, 2018, @ 20:55

Health protection scheme for B40 group for implementation next year: Dr Dzulkefly

A social health insurance scheme for households in the bottom 40% group (B40) will be implemented beginning January next year, according to Health Minister Dr Dzulkefly Ahmad.|Read more >|SunDaily

New Malaysia New Projects Aug 20, 2018, @ 20:58

Daim comes to Dr M's defence over third national car

Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad is not simply aiming to develop a third national car, but is adopting a broader perspective to ensure that Malaysia can compete in the fourth industrial revolution (IR 4.0).|Read more >|NST

New Malaysia New Policies Aug 20, 2018, @ 20:55

No policy changes towards China: Mahathir

There will be no changes in policy towards China under the new Malaysian government, said Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad.|Read more >|SunDaily

New Malaysia New Govt Aug 20, 2018, @ 20:55

CEP has ended its tenure, says Daim

The Council of Eminent Persons (CEP) has ended its 100-day term, says its chairman Tun Daim Zainuddin. He said the council, which held its final meeting on August 17, has fulfilled the mandate given to it within the specified period.|Read more >|NST

New Malaysia | Overhaul Aug 20, 2018, @ 20:00

Reports lodged over claim ministers organised KL gay festival

Two police reports were lodged against chairman of Gerakan Muslimah Malaysia Wan Asshima Kamaruddin at the Dang Wangi Police Headquarters here today over allegations she allegedly made that the Federal Territories Minister and a Minister in the Prime Minister’s Department organised the biggest gay festival in Kuala Lumpur recently.|Read more >|Malaymail

New Malaysia New Govt Aug 20, 2018, @ 19:58

Joint statement by governments of China and Malaysia on bilateral ties

China and Malaysia are optimistic about the prospect of their bilateral relations.|Read more >|TheStar

New Malaysia Overhaul Aug 20, 2018, @ 19:43

MMA calls for greater transparency in foreign worker health screening

The Malaysian Medical Association (MMA) has called for more transparency in foreign worker medical screening by the Foreign Workers Medical Examination Monitoring Agency (Fomema).|Read more >|SunDaily

New Malaysia New Govt Aug 20, 2018, @ 18:52

Dr Mahathir calls for China’s help with fiscal problems

Malaysian Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad called on China’s top leadership Monday to help solve his country’s fiscal problems, as he tries to revise major Beijing-backed projects signed under his scandal-plagued predecessor.|Read more >|TheStar

New Malaysia | New Govt Aug 20, 2018, @ 18:00

Daim: CEP no longer needed

The Council of Eminent Persons (CEP) has fulfilled its task and is no longer necessary, Tun Daim Zainuddin declared today.|Read more >|Malaymail

New Malaysia Overhaul Aug 20, 2018, @ 17:51

AES probe: MACC to look into agreement signed by previous BN govt

The Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) will look into the agreement between the previous federal government and the two concessionaire companies of Automated Enforcement System (AES).|Read more >|SunDaily

New Malaysia New Govt Aug 20, 2018, @ 17:12

Daim: CEP's mandate is over, will discuss with PM on future role

The Council of Eminent Persons (CEP) has completed its 100-day mandate and a report containing its recommendations will be submitted to Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad upon his return from China.
|Read more >|TheStar

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Aug 20 

New Malaysia Overhaul Aug 20, 2018, @ 15:38

Outgoing Sabah Conservator of Forests one of three investigated by MACC

Outgoing Sabah Conservator of Forests Datuk Sam Mannan is one of three senior Forestry Department officers being questioned by the Malaysian Anti Corruption Commission (MACC) for suspected abuse of power and corrupt practices.|Read more >|TheStar

New Malaysia | 1MDB Aug 20, 2018, @ 15:25

Court allows govt to intervene in Lebanese jeweller’s lawsuit against Rosmah

The government today succeeded in its application to become an intervener in the lawsuit brought by a Lebanese jeweller against Datin Seri Rosmah Mansor, wife of former prime minister Datuk Seri Najib Razak. |Read more >|Malaymail

 

New Malaysia Opposition Aug 20, 2018, @ 15:08

MCA to Kian Ming: Don't be ridiculous to suggest the abolishment of Bumiputera rights

Deputy International Trade and Industry Minister Dr Ong Kian Ming should not be ridiculous to suggest that MCA wants the government to abolish Bumiputera rights. |Read more >|NST

 

New Malaysia SST Aug 20, 2018, @ 15:02

Bills to abolish GST, replace with SST tabled in Senate

Bills to abolish the Goods and Services Tax (GST) and replace it with the Sales and Service Tax (SST) were tabled in the Dewan Negara today (Aug 20).
|Read more >|TheStar

 

New Malaysia New Initiatives Aug 20, 2018, @ 14:49

Unity Council to be the consultative council for people's harmony

The National Unity Consultative Council is to be rebranded as the Consultative Council for People's Harmony as part of the efforts to enhance racial harmony in the country, the Dewan Negara was told today.|Read more >|SunDaily

 

New Malaysia Overhaul Aug 20, 2018, @ 14:49

Hannah Yeoh: Ministry looking to amend Child Act to allow automatic registration of sex offenders

The Child Act will be amended to ensure a more effective Child Registry that will, among others, provide for automatic registration of child sex offenders in the future.|Read more >|TheStar

 

New Malaysia New Govt Aug 20, 2018, @ 14:29

Dr M seeks Beijing's understanding over Malaysia's fiscal problems

Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad on Monday asked Beijing to be more sympathetic with regard to Malaysia's current fiscal issues. |Read more >|NST

 

New Malaysia | New Policies Aug 20, 2018, @ 14:35

BM, English a must only between doctors during ward rounds, Health Ministry says

The Health Ministry clarified today that work communication between doctors during their ward visits must be conducted either in Bahasa Malaysia or English. |Read more >|Malaymail

 

New Malaysia Overhaul Aug 20, 2018, @ 14:23

Gobind: Certain provisions in the Communication and Multimedia Act to be amended

Certain provisions under the Communications and Multimedia Act are in the process of being amended.
|Read more >|TheStar

 

New Malaysia | Overhaul Aug 20, 2018, @ 13:54

Loke: MCA predecessors ‘fools’ for guaranteeing pay to AES firms

Two former transport ministers from MCA signed agreements that forced the government to compensate private firms operating the Automated Enforcement System (AES) regardless of fines collected, Anthony Loke said today. |Read more >|Malaymail

 

New Malaysia | Opposition Aug 20, 2018, @ 13:54

Najib mocks Dr M over a new affinity for Proton-Geely

Former prime minister Datuk Seri Najib Razak noted today that Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad’s current support for Geely’s involvement in Malaysian carmaker Proton stood in contrast to his previously vehement opposition to the sale.|Read more >|Malaymail

 

New Malaysia | GST Aug 20, 2018, @ 13:52

Global demand and supply, monopoly reasons why prices yet to drop post-GST, says Guan Eng

The stagnant prices of certain goods, like rice and sugar, even after the repeal of the goods and services tax (GST) are due to a combination of local companies monopolising their distribution, as well as their worldwide demand and supply, the Finance Ministry said today. |Read more >|Malaymail

 

New Malaysia Overhaul Aug 20, 2018, @ 13:24

Cancellation of AES summonses not a licence to speed: Anthony Loke 

Motorists have been warned to keep to the speed limit following the government’s decision to cancel Automated Enforcement System (AES) summons before Sept 1. |Read more >|NST

 

New Malaysia New Initiatives Aug 20, 2018, @ 13:07

Special RM4b fund to develop Indian community

A special fund is to be established for the socio-economic development of the Indian community with an initial allocation of RM4 billion for 10 years, the Dewan Negara was told today. |Read more >|SunDaily

 

New Malaysia Overhaul Aug 20, 2018, @ 13:00

AES agreement 'lopsided', says Loke

Proceeds from the Automated Enforcement System (AES) summons went to the two concessionaires and not the government, as the agreement was lopsided.|Read more >|SunDaily

 

New Malaysia | New Initiatives Aug 20, 2018, @ 13:00

Penang council aims for 70pc recycling rate

The Seberang Perai Municipal Council (MPSP) is targeting an increase in the mainland’s recycling rate from 42 per cent now to 70 per cent in four years. |Read more >|Malaymail

 

New Malaysia | New Govt Aug 20, 2018, @ 13:00

Former AG Abu Talib appointed to Tabung Haji board

Former Attorney General Tan Sri Abu Talib Osman has been appointed a member of the Lembaga Tabung Haji (TH) board. |Read more >|Malaymail

 

New Malaysia New Initiatives Aug 20, 2018, @ 12:49

Govt studying prices of basic necessities: Guan Eng

The government will conduct a study and make an announcement on a new price of sugar according to Finance Minister Lim Guan Eng.|Read more >|SunDaily

 

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

1962 Water Agreement between M'sia and S'pore 'sacrosanct', says Lee Hsien Loong

While Singapore appreciates the new Malaysia government's reasons to review and change various policies of the previous administration, Singapore Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong made it clear on Sunday (Aug 19) that both countries have to adhere to agreed terms relating to water prices and the Kuala Lumpur-Singapore High-Speed Rail (HSR) project.|Read more >|NST

 

New Malaysia New Initiatives Aug 20, 2018, @ 08:50

Govt welcomes cooperation in wildlife conservation

The government welcomes any form of cooperation and contribution from all quarters in implementing various wildlife conservation initiatives. |Read more >|SunDaily

 

New Malaysia New Initiatives Aug 20, 2018, @ 08:41

Perak's plan to sell water to Penang to proceed: Xavier

The Perak government's plan to sell water to Penang will proceed, said Water, Land and Natural Resources Minister Dr Xavier Jayakumar .|Read more >|SunDaily

 

New Malaysia New Govt Aug 20, 2018, @ 07:00

Come back and make us strong again, overseas M’sians told

It is time for Malaysians residing overseas to return home and make the country strong again, says the Prime Minister. |Read more >|TheStar

 

New Malaysia | Overhaul Aug 20, 2018, @ 07:00

Wan Azizah: LGBT fine as long as kept in private, not ‘glamourised’

The lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) community have a right to exist in Malaysia if they keep their “practice” behind closed doors, said Deputy Prime Minister Datuk Seri Dr Wan Azizah Wan Ismail. |Read more >|Malaymail

 

New Malaysia Overhaul Aug 20, 2018, @ 06:54

Doctors using languages other than BM and English: 'Ministry has started investigation'

The Health Ministry has initiated investigations into the alleged practice of senior doctors denying their junior colleagues the opportunity to learn by using languages other than English and Bahasa Malaysia in hospitals, as highlighted by the New Sunday Times. |Read more > |NST

 

New Malaysia Overhaul Aug 20, 2018

Baru to review, monitor the Pan Borneo Highway project to ensure completion

Works Minister Baru Bian will review and monitor the construction of the Pan Borneo Highway to ensure that the federal government’s RM32.19-billion project is successfully implemented.|Read more >|BorneoPost

 

New Malaysia Opposition Aug 20, 2018, @ 00:05

Najib: Does it make sense that BN sought 30 per cent shares as a kickback?

Datuk Seri Najib Razak has questioned whether Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir is accusing that the Barisan Nasional (BN) forced Chinese companies to give kickbacks to certain individuals. |Read more >|NST

 

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Aug 19 

New Malaysia New Govt Aug 19, 2018, @ 23:11

Dr M cites himself in making a case against strict meritocracy

Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad pointed out tonight that he would not have become a doctor if meritocracy was rigorously applied to his candidacy for medical school. |Read more >|Malaymail

 

New Malaysia New Govt Aug 19, 2018, @ 23:11

Chat in Malay but also master English, says Dr M

In the never-ending debate over language, Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad’s prescription for Malaysians remains simple: Learn Malay to communicate with all local communities, but master English because it is universal.|Read more >|Malaymail

 

New Malaysia Fakenews Aug 19, 2018, @ 22:11

No confidence vote against Perak MB claim mere speculation, says exco

The reported claim over plans to pass a vote of no confidence against Perak Mentri Besar Ahmad Faizal Azumu is mere speculation, says State Public Amenities, Infrastructure, Agriculture and Plantations Committee chairman Abdul Yunus Jamhari.​|Read more >|Malaymail

 

New Malaysia New Initiatives Aug 20, 2018, @ 18:46

Durians could become major commodity export for Malaysia, says Dr M

Durians could potentially become a major commodity export for Malaysia if developed systematically and on a large scale like rubber and oil palm. |Read more >|NST

 

New Malaysia New Initiatives Aug 20, 2018, @ 18:00

'Save water, be rewarded': Melaka govt mulls incentives for prudent consumers

The state government is planning to give incentives to households here who successfully minimise their water consumption.|Read more >|NST

 

New Malaysia Fakenews Aug 19, 2018 @ 17:19

DAP denies wanting to grant new status' to villages

Perak DAP chairman Nga Kor Ming today denied claims by a local Malay daily that he and the DAP want to grant freehold status to new villages. |Read more >|SunDaily

 

New Malaysia New Govt Aug 19, 2018, @ 16:19

From Beijing, Dr M and co-signal end to cronyism and ‘kautim’ culture

The message from the Malaysian government to businessmen is clear: No more cronyism and no more “kautim” (Cantonese for “all settled”) culture. |Read more >|Malaymail

 

New Malaysia New Govt Aug 19, 2018, @ 16:09

Dr M: BN government aimed to sell all of Malaysia to China

The Barisan Nasional government’s policies were so accommodative to China that it essentially put Malaysia on sale to the Asian superpower, Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad asserted today. |Read more >|Malaymail

 

New Malaysia New Initiatives Aug 19, 2018 @ 15:16

43 initiatives on education implemented within 100 days of PH government: Maszlee

A total of 43 education initiatives have been implemented by the Pakatan Harapan (PH) government within 100 days of its administration, according to Education Minister Dr Maszlee Malik. |Read more >|SunDaily

 

New Malaysia GST Aug 19, 2018, @ 14:52

Lim: Delays in GST refunds led to higher prices of goods

Delays in refunding claims for the Goods and Services Tax (GST) have led to businesses factoring in the yet-to-be refunded tax into the final prices of goods and services, according to Finance Minister Lim Guan Eng. |Read more >|SunDaily

 

New Malaysia New Initiatives Aug 19, 2018, @ 14:45

Minister discloses the plan to turn Highland Towers site into a park

The Housing and Local Government Ministry is planning to build a recreational park on the Highland Towers site in Ampang, said Zuraida Kamaruddin. |Read more >|Malaymail

 

New Malaysia Opposition Aug 19, 2018, @ 14:30

Former Perak MB Nizar says gave freehold titles without problem before

Datuk Seri Mohammad Nizar Jamaluddin said he was able to issue freehold titles to villages during his abortive stint as Perak Menteri Besar in 2008, amid controversy over the state government’s refusal to do so again now. |Read more >|Malaymail

 

New Malaysia Overhaul Aug 19, 2018 @ 13:45

Johor to confiscate Umno building land if quit rent not paid

The state government will take back two plots of land where two Umno divisional buildings are situated if the party doesn't settle its accumulated quit rent.|Read more >|SunDaily

 

New Malaysia Overhaul Aug 19, 2018 @ 13:45

Shock over lopsided AES contract

Transport Minister Anthony Loke's revelation on what appears to be a lopsided agreement between the previous government and the two concessionaire companies of Automated Enforcement System (AES) is shocking to the Malaysian public. |Read more >|SunDaily

 

New Malaysia Opposition Aug 19, 2018, @ 13:02

MCA Youth demands Loke apologise over 'foolish' move to cancel AES summonses

MCA Youth has demanded Transport Minister Anthony Loke (pic) apologise for allegedly making a "foolish" and "wrong" decision by cancelling all Automated Enforcement System (AES) summonses. |Read more >|TheStar

 

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Aug 18 

New Malaysia Overhaul Aug 18, 2018 @ 21:09

MACC denies revamp report

The Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) today denied claims by a local newspaper that the commission will be revamped involving the transfer of several senior officials in the investigation and intelligence division to other agencies. |Read more >|SunDaily

 

New Malaysia New Policies Aug 18, 2018 @ 18:39

Granting of citizenship status not just for Indian community: Kula Segaran

The decision to grant citizenship status and issue blue identity cards to permanent residents who are holders of red identity cards and are aged 60 years and above, is for all races, according to Human Resource Minister M. Kula Segaran.​|Read more >|SunDaily

 

New Malaysia Overhaul Aug 18, 2018, @ 15:00

Special task force report on DBKL land deals handed to Dr M

The special task force report on Kuala Lumpur City Hall's (DBKL) land deals involving 64 plots of land was handed to Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad for his deliberation before he flew off to China for a five-day visit, says Khalid Abdul Samad. |Read more > |TheStar

 

New Malaysia New Govt Aug 18, 2018, @ 15:00

Ministry to hold a congress on the future of Bumiputeras and nation

The Ministry of Economic Affairs will hold the 2018 Congress on the Future of Bumiputeras & the Nation (KBN 2018) on September 1 at the Kuala Lumpur Convention Centre. |Read more > |Malaymail

 

New Malaysia GST Aug 18, 2018, @ 14:45

Guan Eng to lodge a police report over missing GST refunds

DAP secretary-general Lim Guan Eng is lodging a police report on the missing RM19.52 billion Goods and Service Tax (GST) refunds from its trust account.|Read more > |Malaymail

 

New Malaysia Overhaul Aug 18, 2018, @ 14:45

DPM: AG yet to study papers on child bride case, still busy with 1MDB

Datuk Seri Dr Wan Azizah Wan Ismail said she has spoken to Attorney General (AG) Tommy Thomas on the need to expedite the case of an 11-year-old Thai girl who was married off to a 41-year-old Kelantan Muslim man. |Read more > |Malaymail

 

New Malaysia 100 Days Milestone Aug 18, 2018 @ 12:42

Pakatan government's 100 days in retrospect

Today, Aug 18, marks the first 100 days since Pakatan Harapan (PH) came into power. The PH government made history when it became the government of the day after winning the 14th General Election (GE14) on May 9, ending the Barisan Nasional's (BN) reign of more than six decades. |Read more >|SunDaily

 

New Malaysia | New Govt Aug 18, 2018, @ 10:31

'Soda tax' idea gets thumbs up from Domestic Trade Minister

The Domestic Trade, Cooperatives and Consumerism (KPDNHEP) Minister Datuk Saifuddin Nasution Ismail is in full support of the idea to impose a ‘soda tax’ on soft drinks. |Read more > |NST

 

New Malaysia New Initiatives Aug 18, 2018

Sarawak NRD awaiting federal directive on the citizenship process

The National Registration Department office in Kuching is still awaiting a written directive from its headquarters in Putrajaya before it can change red IC or My PR card held by permanent residents to blue IC or MyKad (citizenship) for applicants aged above 60 years old. |Read more >|BorneoPost

 

New Malaysia Overhaul Aug 18, 2018, @ 08:40

Roche’s free meds programme at private hospitals continues

Roche Malaysia assured patients that the Health Ministry’s suspension of the Patient Access Scheme (PASc) did not affect its free-drug programme at private hospitals.|Read more >|Malaymail

 

New Malaysia New Policies Aug 18, 2018, @ 07:24

How the end of automated clearance system will impact Causeway crossers

The discontinuation of the Malaysia Automated Clearance System (MACS) for Singaporeans and foreigners entering Malaysia may cause added delays at both land checkpoints in Johor soon. |Read more >|Malaymail

 

New Malaysia New Govt Aug 18, 2018, @ 07:00

Jagdeep: Licences issued after vetting by cops

The state government says entertainment licences are issued by the local authorities only after police vetting.
|Read more >|TheStar

 

New Malaysia New Govt Aug 18, 2018, @ 07:00

Ministry: Public hospital charges are ‘all in’

The Health Mi­­nis­try says charges imposed on patients in public hospitals were not just for drugs but for total treatment, including services.|Read more >|TheStar

 

New Malaysia New Initiatives Aug 18, 2018

Dr Annuar: Use RM1 bln loan offer to build special schools

The RM1 billion loan offer for the federal government to repair dilapidated schools in Sarawak can be put into other use if the PH federal government is not prepared to accept it. |Read more >|BorneoPost

 

New Malaysia New Govt Aug 18, 2018, @ 00:19

People-centric economy should the goal of PH govt: Liew Chin Tong

Pakatan Harapan needs to steer the economy towards being people-centric. DAP strategist and Deputy Defence Minister Liew Chin Tong (pix) said an economy for ordinary Malaysians is a step in the right direction rather than one which is elitist where quality living is beyond the reach of the average person. |Read more >|SunDaily

 

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Aug 17 

New Malaysia | 1MDB Aug 17, 2018, @ 23:12

Jho Low says he will not surrender

A Malaysian financier wanted for his role in the multi-billion-dollar scandal at state fund 1MDB has said he does not expect to get a fair hearing anywhere and will not present himself to any country where his guilt has been predetermined. |Read more >|NST

 

New Malaysia | New Govt Aug 17, 2018, @ 22:35

Health Ministry to look into gov't hospitals woes

The Health Ministry will give serious attention to the problems and issues faced by government hospitals in the country, said its Deputy Minister Dr Lee Boon Chye.

|Read more >|NST

 

New Malaysia New Policies Aug 17, 2018, @ 20:49

M'sia seeks a long-term solution to the refugee problem: Wan Azizah

Deputy Prime Minister Datuk Seri Dr Wan Azizah Wan Ismail said today Malaysia has to achieve the right balance between helping refugees and protecting the sovereignty and security of the country.|Read more >|SunDaily

 

New Malaysia New Govt Aug 17, 2018, @ 20:48

Sabah seeks autonomy in education from Federal Govt

Sabah wants the federal government to provide autonomous powers to the state on matters pertaining to education so that its implementation and development can be managed more efficiently. |Read more >|SunDaily

 

New Malaysia Opposition Aug 17, 2018, @ 17:40

Be fair and refund paid AES summons, Ka Siong tells Putrajaya

MCA deputy president Datuk Seri Wee Ka Siong said the Pakatan Harapan government should be fair and refund those who have paid their automated enforcement system (AES) summons after it announced that all unpaid fines prior to Aug 31 will be cancelled.​|Read more >|Malaymail

New Malaysia New Policies Aug 17, 2018, @ 19:35

National Housing Policy aims to provide cheaper, comfortable homes for B40, M40

The National Housing Policy, which is expected to be rolled out in Sept, aims to provide cheaper and comfortable affordable homes for the Bottom 40% (B40) and the Middle 40% (M40) households, said Housing and Local Government Minister Zuraida Kamaruddin. |Read more >|SunDaily

 

New Malaysia New Policies Aug 17, 2018, @ 19:32

All AES summons since 2012 cancelled: Loke

All summonses issued under the Automated Enforcement System (AES) since 2012 have been cancelled, said Transport Minister Anthony Loke Siew Fook today.|Read more >|SunDaily

 

New Malaysia New Govt Aug 17, 2018, @ 19:01

Mahathir to open new chapter in Malaysia-China ties

Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad will fly into this city later Friday to begin a five-day official visit to China to open a new chapter to further enhance Kuala Lumpur-Beijing ties. |Read more >|SunDaily

 

New Malaysia | Overhaul Aug 17, 2018, @ 18:07

Proposal to lower voting age limit to 18 to be brought up in next Parliament sitting

A proposal to lower the voting age limit from 21 years to 18 will be brought up in the next Parliament session. Youth and Sports Minister Syed Saddiq Syed Abdul Rahman said the proposal had been discussed and agreed by Attorney-General Tommy Thomas.|Read more >|NST

 

New Malaysia Overhaul Aug 17, 2018, @ 16:13

Putrajaya cancels all AES summons before Sept 1

The Ministry of Transport today announced that all unpaid automated enforcement system (AES) summons prior to August 31 this year will be cancelled, as it will enforce a new module by September 1. |Read more >|Malaymail

 

New Malaysia | 1MDB Aug 17, 2018, @ 15:43

BNM reveals 1MDB was fined RM15m

Bank Negara Malaysia (BNM) imposed a RM15 million fine on the debt-ridden 1Malaysia Development Bhd (1MDB) at the ‘time that the central bank was allowed to do so’, said BNM Governor Datuk Nor Shamsiah Mohd Yunus. |Read more >|NST

 

New Malaysia New Initiatives Aug 17, 2018, @ 15:19

MoU's on currency swap, frozen durian and others to be signed while Dr M in China

At least five memoranda of understanding (MoU) will be signed during Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad's five-day visit in China.|Read more >|TheStar

 

New Malaysia New Govt Aug 17, 2018, @ 15:08

PM concedes the cabinet line-up still has opposition traits

Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad, on the 100th day of the administration of the Pakatan Harapan (PH), conceded that his cabinet line-up still has the characteristics of the opposition and will take time to adapt as the government. |Read more >|SunDaily

 

New Malaysia Overhaul Aug 17, 2018, @ 14:43

Problematic Rumawip projects will be reported to the MACC

The implementation of the Federal Territories Affordable Homes Project (Rumawip) that allegedly fails to comply with the government's procedures will be reported to the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC), said Federal Territories Minister Khalid Abdul Samad.|Read more >|SunDaily

 

New Malaysia New Govt Aug 17, 2018, @ 14:37

Malaysians, new leaders hailed over the peaceful transition of power

The peaceful transition of power in Malaysia after the May 9 general election speaks volumes of the wisdom and the indomitable spirit of the country's new leaders and the people of Malaysia, said Singapore High Commissioner to Malaysia Vanu Gopala Menon.|Read more >|SunDaily

 

New Malaysia | New Govt Aug 17, 2018, @ 14:15

Dr Mahathir's 100 days of 'solitude'

It can be said that all eyes are on Pakatan Harapan's (PH) 100 days in government. The Economist weighed in on Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad's "second act", a reference to his return as head of government after his first tenure of 22 years from 1981 to 2003.

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New Malaysia New Policies Aug 17, 2018, @ 15:34

DPM: Putrajaya to form a parliamentary panel on gender equality

The government will initiate a parliamentary select committee to examine gender equality issues in Malaysia, Datuk Seri Dr Wan Azizah Wan Ismail has revealed. |Read more >|Malaymail

 

New Malaysia Opposition Aug 17, 2018, @ 13:51

Khairy rates Umno a ‘pass’ on 100th day as Opposition

Umno earned a mere “pass” as an Opposition party from its own lawmaker Khairy Jamaluddin on the 100th day after losing federal power. |Read more >|Malaymail

 

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

Dr M: NEP didn’t fail, Malays just didn’t use it fully

The government’s Bumiputera affirmative action policy is not the problem for why Malays are still lagging economically 47 years after its introduction, Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad said. |Read more >|Malaymail

 

New Malaysia New Govt Aug 17, 2018, @ 13:08

PKR MP: I was confident Pakatan would win GE14

PKR MP Dr Lee Boon Chye says he was confident that Pakatan Harapan would win in GE14, contrary to a recently reported statement by Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad.|Read more >|TheStar

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New Malaysia New Govt Aug 17, 2018, @ 13:53

Premier Fellowship enables the young generation to learn about national administration: Mahathir

The Premier Fellowship Program gives an opportunity to the young generation to learn about ways of administering the nation and experience in becoming a leader, said Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad. |Read more >|SunDaily

 

New Malaysia | New Govt Aug 17, 2018, @ 09:05

Special task force to be announced soon says Liew

The Pakatan Harapan government has reached its 100 days in office. The biggest question remains how well or poorly they have done in fulfilling the 10 manifesto pledges. |Read more >|NST

 

New Malaysia | Opinion Aug 17, 2018, @ 09:05

'Ptptn repayment suspension must be a short-term measure'

The suspension of repayment of loans from the National Higher Education Fund Corporation (PTPTN) for those earning less than RM4,000 must be seen as a short-term measure as the policy cannot be sustained. |Read more >|NST

 

New Malaysia Fakenews Aug 17, 2018, @ 08:51

Fahmi slams report he's vacating Lembah Pantai

Lembah Pantai MP Fahmi Fadzil said that rumours of him vacating his Lembah Pantai seat for Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim are absolutely fictitious and slammed a local English daily for running the story he labelled as "fake news". |Read more >|SunDaily

 

New Malaysia New Govt Aug 17, 2018, @ 08:49

Parliament wrap-up: Nine bills passed

Nine bills (RUU), including the Anti-Fake News (Repeal) Bill 2018 and the Goods and Services Tax (Repeal) Bill 2018, were passed by the 14th Parliament at its first sitting which ended yesterday. |Read more >|SunDaily

 

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

Johor gov't to provide nursing rooms for female civil servants

The Johor government through the Darul Ta'zim Family Development Foundation will launch a 'Mama Friendly' campaign aimed at cultivating a mother-and-child-friendly environment at the workplace. |Read more >|SunDaily

 

New Malaysia New Initiatives Aug 17, 2018, @ 08:00

Education Ministry committed to raising the quality of teaching profession, says Maszlee

The Education Ministry is committed to raising the quality and standards of the teaching profession to ensure that quality education can be delivered to all students. |Read more >|Malaymail

 

New Malaysia GE14 Promises Aug 17, 2018, @ 07:55

Election pledges to be fulfilled over time: Mahathir

Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad said the Pakatan Harapan (PH) government was striving to fulfil the promises in its election manifesto but indicated that more time was needed to do that.|Read more >|SunDaily

 

New Malaysia New Initiatives Aug 17, 2018

A milestone in cattle farming

Sarawak has made the first step to becoming a net exporter of dairy products with the opening of a closed house evaporative tunnel ventilated system farm that is able to control temperature to below 28 degrees Celcius in Kampung Panchor, Jalan Kuching–Serian Lama. |Read more >|BorneoPost

 

New Malaysia New Govt Aug 17, 2018, @ 07:00

Seven chosen to be part of the National Education Advisory Council

Seven members have been selected to be a part of the Education Ministry’s National Education Advisory Council (MPPK).|Read more >|TheStar

 

New Malaysia Overhaul Aug 17, 2018, @ 07:00

Ban on single-use plastic also applies to religious items

The ban on single use plastic in Selangor also applies to religious items such as garlands used in Hindu ceremonies, said state executive councillor V. Ganapathi Rao.|Read more >|TheStar

 

New Malaysia Overhaul Aug 17, 2018, @ 07:00

Penang ferries face uncertain future

Plans to enhance the Penang ferry service have stalled with no clear direction of its future and the state government is not happy about it.|