Building A New Malaysia | News Archive Aug 25 - 31 2018

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Aug 31

New Malaysia Merdeka 2.0 Aug 31, 2018, @ 20:23

Carcosa Seri Negara: Birthplace of Malaysia’s Constitution to be reborn as the beacon of peace

For the uninitiated, Carcosa Seri Negara is actually two separate colonial mansions — Carcosa is the oldest since it was constructed in 1896 at a cost of £25,000 (equivalent to £3,192,650 or RM17 million today). |Read more >|Malaymail

 

New Malaysia Overhaul Aug 31, 2018, @ 20:23

CJ probing alleged judicial interference by top judge

The Office of the Chief Justice said today that it has started internal investigations into allegations of judicial interference in two high-profile cases under the previous Barisan Nasional (BN) administration. |Read more >|Malaymail

 

New Malaysia Merdeka 2.0 Aug 31, 2018, @ 19:23

Report: Dr M says Pakatan manifesto keeps the government in check

Pakatan Harapan (PH) is facing challenges brought about by an election manifesto that has limited its power as the government, Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad said in a news report today. |Read more >|Malaymail

 

New Malaysia | Merdeka 2.0 Aug 31, 2018, @ 18:23

M'sians relieved to have removed BN from power, says Tun Mahathir

Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad said Malaysians today are relieved to have finally removed Barisan Nasional (BN) from power and have Pakatan Harapan (PH) as government after 61 years.|Read more >|SunDaily

 

New Malaysia Overhaul MOF Aug 31, 2018, @ 19:38

Police record Guan Eng's statement over RM16.046 billion excess tax

The police recorded a statement on Thursday from Finance Minister Lim Guan Eng on the RM16.046bil excess tax payments which was not refunded to taxpayers over the past six years. |Read more >|NST

 

New Malaysia Overhaul Aug 31, 2018, @ 18:40

Foresty Dept to conduct checks after Perak MB's exposé on illegal logging near dam

Perak Forestry Department will launch an immediate investigation into claims of rampant illegal logging and tree felling activities near Temenggor Dam and Orang Asli settlement's Pos Kemar in Gerik. |Read more >|NST

 

New Malaysia Overhaul MOF Aug 31, 2018, @ 18:07

Guan Eng: RM14.56bil in unrefunded taxes falsely stated as revenue

The previous administration recorded RM14.56bil in unrefunded taxes as revenue, says Finance Minister Lim Guan Eng. |Read more >|TheStar

 

New Malaysia New Policies Aug 31, 2018, @ 17:00

Zuraida to homebuyers: Understand national housing policy to avoid risks

Housing and Local Government Minister Zuraida Kamaruddin has advised buyers to understand the National Housing Policy so that they do not face future risks including that of abandoned housing projects. |Read more >|Malaymail

 

New Malaysia New Govt Aug 31, 2018, @ 16:41

Dr M: We wrote manifesto thinking we would remain in opposition

The Pakatan Harapan chairman said this when he hailed the "people's achievement" in enabling the first change of government in 61 years during a surprise appearance at the Malaysians for Malaysia Merdeka celebration on Friday (Aug 31).|Read more >|TheStar

 

New Malaysia | 1MDB Aug 31, 2018, @ 16:13

AG picks Sulaiman Abdullah, Gopal Sri Ram to lead 1MDB case

Attorney-General Tommy Thomas has appointed Datuk Sulaiman Abdullah to replace him as lead prosecutor in the criminal case against former prime minister Datuk Seri Najib Abdul Razak. |Read more >|SunDaily

 

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Aug 29 

New Malaysia | Opposition Aug 29, 2018, @ 21:00

MCA slams DAP for prioritising Bumiputera ahead of the Chinese

MCA Publicity Bureau deputy chairman Lau Chin Kok has lambasted DAP for allegedly prioritising the welfare of the Bumiputera over the Chinese community.​|Read more >|Malaymail

New Malaysia Overhaul OSA Aug 29, 2018, @ 20:05

Suhakam regrets govt's decision to retain OSA

The Human Rights Commission of Malaysia (Suhakam) says it regrets the government’s decision to retain the outdated Official Secrets Act 1972 (OSA) because access to information of public interest is pivotal to democratic principles of transparency, good governance and the rule of law. |Read more >|NST

 

New Malaysia Overhaul Aug 29, 2018, @ 19:50

'EC qualified to take over RoS duties on political parties'

The Election Commission (EC) is qualified to take over the role of the Registrar of Societies (RoS) in managing the registration and supervision of political parties. |Read more >|NST

 

New Malaysia New Policies Aug 29, 2018, @ 19:03

ERC mulls scrapping first-past-the-post electoral system

The country's first-past-the-post electoral system may be reviewed if a recommendation by the Electoral Reform Committee (ERC) is accepted by the government, said ERC chairman Tan Sri Abdul Rashid Abdul Rahman. |Read more >|SunDaily

 

New Malaysia | Opposition Aug 29, 2018, @ 18:44

DAP chairman challenges MCA to leave BN, join Pakatan

DAP chairman Tan Kok Wai today challenged MCA to leave the Barisan Nasional (BN) if it loses in the Balakong state by-election on September 8.|Read more >| Malaymail

 

New Malaysia | GE14 Promises Aug 29, 2018, @ 18:42

Boot Pakatan out if IPCMC shelved, civil group urges

Citizen Action Group on Enforced Disappearance (CAGED) questioned today whether Pakatan Harapan (PH) will ever find the political courage to implement the Independent Police Complaints and Misconduct Commission (IPCMC).|Read more >| Malaymail

 

New Malaysia Overhaul Projects Aug 29, 2018, @ 18:40

Govt to conduct a feasibility study on RM200b Carey Island project

The government will conduct a feasibility study on the RM200 billion port and maritime city project on Carey Island, that is expected to conclude by the end of next year, before deciding on its fate. |Read more >|SunDaily

 

New Malaysia | Overhaul Projects Aug 29, 2018, @ 18:20

Dr M dithering on megaprojects to ‘save China’s face’, report claims

Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad’s apparent “flip-flopping” on several multi-billion-ringgit China-backed projects here is only a facade to allow the Asian superpower to “save face”, a report has claimed today. |Read more >|Malaymail

New Malaysia Opposition Aug 29, 2018, @ 18:13

Ti: Other laws needed if Sosma is repealed

There needed to be laws to deal with terrorism and organised crime to replace the Security Offences (Special Measures) Act 2012 (Sosma) should it be repealed, says Datuk Seri Ti Lian Ker.|Read more >|TheStar

 

New Malaysia Opposition Aug 29, 2018, @ 18:11

Dr M, Anwar, Muhyiddin are obstacles to UEC: MCA man

Dewan Negara senator Datuk Seri Ti Lian Ker said three top Pakatan Harapan (PH) leaders were the main obstacles who prevented the Unified Examination Certificate (UEC) from being recognised.|Read more >|NST

 

New Malaysia New Projects Aug 29, 2018, @ 17:46

Bayan Lepas LCCT will generate growth: PCCC

The proposed low-cost carrier terminal (LCCT) project by Air Asia at the Penang International Airport (PIA) complex in Bayan Lepas is set to generate more growth in the business sector, according to the Penang Chinese Chamber of Commerce (PCCC).|Read more >|SunDaily

 

New Malaysia New Govt Aug 29, 2018, @ 15:56

Empowering EC to register political parties among 15 proposals under consideration

The Electoral Reform Committee (ERC) is looking into empowering the Election Commission (EC) to register political parties. |Read more >|NST

 

New Malaysia Overhaul Aug 29, 2018, @ 15:37

KPDNKK aggressive against illegal diesel and counterfeit goods

Domestic Trade, Co-operatives and Consumerism Ministry (KPDNKK) personnel have arrested a driver who attempted to store 350 litres of diesel in the modified fuel tank of his 4WD car in Kelapa Sawit, near here on Tuesday afternoon.|Read more >|SunDaily

 

New Malaysia | New Govt Aug 29, 2018, @ 15:36

PKR MP: With Anwar set to be next PM, why give Rahim Noor official role?

The government must explain why it chose the former police chief who assaulted Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim in 1998 as the new facilitator for southern Thai peace talks, Kapar MP Datuk Abdullah Sani Abdul Hamid demanded. |Read more >|Malaymail

 

New Malaysia Overhaul Aug 29, 2018, @ 15:28

Two who acted as middlemen in maritime graft case remanded for six days

Two men have been remanded for six days in connection with a corruption case involving a senior officer with the Malaysian Maritime Enforcement Agency (MMEA) who is suspected of receiving bribes from illegal foreign fishermen. |Read more >|TheStar

 

New Malaysia Overhaul MOF Aug 29, 2018, @ 15:06

Govt sets up two committees to juggle between growth and spending cut

The Government is establishing two new committees – the Public Finance Committee (PFC) and the Tax Reform Committee (TRC) – as it strives to lower the fiscal deficit without hurting economic growth.|Read more >|TheStar

 

New Malaysia Overhaul Aug 29, 2018, @ 14:58

Probe all enforced disappearance cases, Suhakam urges Govt

The Human Rights Commission of Malaysia (Suhakam) has urged the Government to conduct an independent investigation on all reported enforced disappearance cases and bring the perpetrators to book.|Read more >|TheStar

 

New Malaysia | Overhaul MOF Aug 29, 2018, @ 14:40

Finance minister: Government looking to divest non-core holdings

Putrajaya will explore ways to monetise holdings in assets and companies that are neither critical nor strategic, said Finance Minister Lim Guan Eng. |Read more >|Malaymail

 

New Malaysia New Policies Aug 29, 2018, @ 13:59

Charges at public hospitals, clinics won’t change with the new scheme

The proposed health scheme by the Health Ministry will not change the current charges at public hospitals and clinics but will benefit households in the bottom 40% group (B40), according to the source in the ministry. |Read more >|SunDaily

 

New Malaysia New Govt Aug 29, 2018, @ 13:50

Rahim Noor's appointment reflects Govt's weakness in forging institutional reforms, says DAP's Boo

A DAP veteran has claimed that the appointment of former Inspector-General of Police Tan Sri Abdul Rahim Noor as the new facilitator for the southern Thailand peace talks shows a “weak determination” by the government in forging institutional reforms.|Read more >|TheStar

 

New Malaysia | New Govt Aug 29, 2018, @ 13:47

Reform committee mulls putting EC in charge of political party registration

The Registrar of Societies should not be tasked with registering political parties, said the Election Reforms Committee (ERC). |Read more >|Malaymail

 

New Malaysia New Govt Aug 29, 2018, @ 13:44

Chow launches ambitious, four-prong Penang 2030 plan

Chief Minister Chow Kon Yeow has launched Penang 2030, an action plan that focuses on improving livability, economy, civil participation and balanced development to achieve a "family-focused, green and smart state".
|Read more >|TheStar

 

New Malaysia Overhaul Sosma Aug 29, 2018, @ 12:56

AG considering amending charges against some Sosma detainees: Hanipa

The Attorney-General (AG), in his capacity as the Public Prosecutor, is considering whether the AG's Chambers can amend the charges against the 442 people remanded under the Security Offences (Special Measures) Act 2012 (Sosma), it was stated today. |Read more >|SunDaily

 

New Malaysia | Overhaul BR1M Aug 29, 2018, @ 11:00

Rais Yatim: Expose BR1M abusers

The government should form a panel to weed out unqualified recipients of the rebranded 1Malaysia People’s Aid (BR1M), said Tan Sri Rais Yatim. |Read more >|Malaymail

 

New Malaysia Overhaul Projects Aug 29, 2018, @ 08:05

Purchase of properties does not guarantee residency: PMO

The Malaysian government welcomes foreigners to purchase properties, irrespective of nationality but imposes certain conditions and this information is publicly available, the Prime Minister's Office (PMO) said.|Read more >|SunDaily

 

New Malaysia New Initiatives Aug 29, 2018

MoU on nature conservation

Shell Malaysia Ltd and the Sarawak government, through the Ministry of Urban Development and Natural Resources, signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) Monday night to explore nature conservation, restoration, and enhancement. |Read more >|BorneoPost

 

New Malaysia Overhaul ECRL Aug 29, 2018, @ 07:53

'Truly Malaysia-owned': Local firms can take up ECRL project

Malaysia has what it takes to fully support the East Coast Rail Link (ECRL) development, making it a “truly Malaysia-owned” project while keeping costs low, say industry players.|Read more >|NST

 

New Malaysia New Projects Aug 29, 2018, @ 07:50

More flights to and from Penang with new LCCT

Soon more people can fly in and out of Penang without having to spend a bomb. If the plan materialises, the low-cost carrier terminal (LCCT) by AirAsia will be ready by 2022 to serve its operations and enhance connectivity from Penang. |Read more >|TheStar

 

New Malaysia Overhaul Corruption Aug 29, 2018, @ 07:41

Ex-spy boss arrested over missing GE14 funds

GRAFTBUSTERS have picked up the former top intelligence officer serving the Prime 
Minister’s Department (PMD) to help shed light on missing millions, allegedly from funds meant for the 14th General Election (GE14). |Read more >|NST

 

New Malaysia | New Policies Aug 29, 2018, @ 07:38

Doctors’ group assures patients will still pay the same in private clinics

The public can breathe a sigh of relief as the Medical Practitioners Coalition Association of Malaysia has confirmed that private practitioners will not hike their fees. |Read more >|Malaymail

 

New Malaysia | New Policies Aug 29, 2018, @ 07:30

Employers’ group denies stakeholders agreed to hike private medical fees by almost 300pc

Given the current state of the country’s economic status, increasing prices of goods and services ― especially medical consultation charges in private clinics ― will only trouble consumers and employers, workers and consumer groups have asserted. |Read more >|Malaymail

 

New Malaysia New  Govt Aug 29, 2018, @ 07:29

Judiciary makes history convening nine-member bench

The judiciary created history today when a nine-member Federal Court bench convened for the first time to hear a commercial case involving constitutional issues. |Read more >|SunDaily

 

New Malaysia Opposition Aug 29, 2018, @ 07:20

Wee questions Pakatan govt’s move to retain OSA

The decision to retain the Official Secrets Act 1972 (OSA) is inconsistent with Pakatan Harapan’s previous stand that the archaic law should be revised, said MCA deputy president Datuk Seri Dr Wee Ka Siong.

|Read more >|TheStar

 

New Malaysia Overhaul Aug 29, 2018, @ 07:00

‘Give priority to youths with MyPR cards’

Indian youths with MyPR identity cards should be given priority when reviewing citizenship cases involving the stateless in the community, Makkal Osai reported the Klang Consumer Association (KCA) as saying.
|Read more >|TheStar

 

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Aug 30

New Malaysia SST Aug 30, 2018, @ 23:50

Overall pricing for telco services likely to be slightly higher

The Johor Bahru Internet Exchange (JBIX), the latest Internet Exchange Point offering in Malaysia, set for launch on Sept 3, anticipates overall pricing for telecommunications services to be slightly higher. |Read more >|NST

 

New Malaysia Opposition Aug 30, 2018, @ 23:42

Liow: A symbolic Merdeka, Pakatan must honour its promises

This year’s Merdeka Day holds a symbolic meaning.  For  the first time, it ushers in a change in political power since our nation attained Independence, thereby signalling the arrival of a new era."|Read more >|TheStar

 

New Malaysia Fakenews Aug 30, 2018, @ 22:22

Viral message on Muhyiddin's resignation as Pagoh MP is fake news

The viral message about the resignation of Home Minister Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin as Pagoh Member of Parliament has been denied by his press secretary Hafiz Abdul Halim.|Read more >|TheStar

 

New Malaysia New Initiatives Aug 30, 2018, @ 21:17

174 taxi drivers receive individual taxi permits

Transport Minister Anthony Loke today handed over letters of approval for individual taxi permits to 174 taxi drivers and a RM5,000 cash grant to subsidise the purchase of a new car to 47 of them.|Read more >|SunDaily

 

New Malaysia Merdeka 2.0 Aug 30, 2018, @ 21:15

Dr M: We have been given a second independence

Assalamualaikumand Salam Sejahtera to all Malaysians.

It is for the umpteenth time that we are celebrating the National Day. Officially, it is our 61st National Day, calculated from the announcement of independence on Aug 31, 1957, by Tunku Abdul Rahman at the Merdeka Stadium. |Read more >|TheStar

 

New Malaysia New Govt Aug 30, 2018, @ 20:30

Tabung Harapan donation drive may end next month, says PM

Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad is looking at the possibility of ending contributions to the Tabung Harapan Malaysia fund.|Read more >|Malaymail

 

New Malaysia Overhaul Corruption Aug 30, 2018, @ 20:17

Isa Samad may be charged over FIC purchases of hotels in London, Kuching

Former Felda chairman Tan Sri Isa Samad may face charges in connection with the purchases of hotels in Kuching and Kensington, London, by Felda Investment Corp (FIC).|Read more >|NST

 

New Malaysia Overhaul Corruption Aug 30, 2018, @ 20:11

MACC: DPP says no further action in Ijok land investigation

The Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) has completed investigations into the alleged dubious land sale in Ijok, Selangor, and had referred the investigation papers to the deputy public prosecutor (DPP). |Read more >|NST

 

New Malaysia SST Aug 30, 2018, @ 20:00

RM25 service tax to be charged for new credit cards

A service tax of RM25 will be imposed on either new credit card users or those who renew their credit cards from September 1 onwards, the finance minister has ordered. |Read more >|Malaymail

 

New Malaysia Overhaul Projects Aug 30, 2018, @ 19:01

Education Ministry: Decision to change the status of nine teacher training institutes to be reviewed

The Education Ministry will review the previous government's decision to change the status of nine out of the 27 Teachers' Training Institutes (IPG) to polytechnics and vocational colleges.|Read more >|TheStar

 

New Malaysia SST Aug 30, 2018, @ 19:00

Guess what will still be taxed under SST in Malaysia’s duty-free islands?

The duty-free islands in Malaysia are where tourists usually indulge in a bit of tax-free shopping, but the Sales and Services Tax (SST) that kicks in on September 1 will still affect certain items there, based on the finance minister’s orders. |Read more >|Malaymail

 

New Malaysia SST Aug 30, 2018, @ 18:49

Customs Dept expects a smooth implementation of SST 2.0 on Sept 1

The re-introduction of the Sales and Services Tax (SST) or SST 2.0 will see a smooth implementation come September 1, with both the Royal Malaysian Customs Department and local businesses working together to enable a more effective tax collection for the country and benefiting the nation. |Read more >|NST

 

New Malaysia SST Aug 30, 2018, @ 18:35

SST: Cigarette prices for all JTI Malaysia brands to increase

JT International Bhd (JTI Malaysia) today announced that there would be an increase in cigarettes prices for all the brands it distributes in Malaysia following the introduction of the Sales and Services Tax (SST) effective Sept 1. |Read more >|NST

 

New Malaysia New Govt Aug 30, 2018, @ 18:30

Dr M: Malaysia will participate in RCEP only if it brings benefits

Malaysia will participate in the Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP) only if the mega trade pact proves beneficial to the nation, Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad said.|Read more >|Malaymail

 

New Malaysia Budget Aug 30, 2018, @ 18:14

Petronas revises dividend payment to the government to RM24b this year

Petroliam Nasional Bhd (Petronas) has revised its dividend payment to the government this year to RM24 billion from the RM19 billion announced earlier in March. |Read more >|SunDaily

 

New Malaysia SST Aug 30, 2018, @ 18:00

Slight hike in car prices after SST rollout, Sime Darby admits

Sime Darby Bhd said today it is expecting a slight hike in its vehicle prices after the implementation of the Sales and Services Tax (SST) starting September 1. |Read more >|Malaymail

 

New Malaysia SST Aug 30, 2018, @ 17:22

SST will not lead to significant price changes

The implementation of the Sales and Service Tax (SST), beginning Saturday, will not cause hardship to consumers as there will be no significant price hikes. |Read more >|NST

 

New Malaysia New Initiatives Aug 30, 2018, @ 17:01

Rina Harun: Ministry to develop rural tourism to boost livelihoods

The rural development ministry wants to encourage participation of rural folk in tourism as a way to improve the livelihoods of these communities.​|Read more >|TheStar

New Malaysia New Govt Aug 30, 2018, @ 16:41

Anwar raises concern over welfare and rights of the Malays

PKR de-facto leader Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim had raised concern over the welfare and rights of the Malays. |Read more >|NST

 

New Malaysia Overhaul Corruption Aug 30, 2018, @ 16:11

MACC recovers RM27.4 million allegedly taken by spy agency officers; looking for another RM22 million

The Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission has recovered RM27.4 million of the RM49.5 million believed to have been taken by senior officers of the so-called Malaysian External Intelligence Organisation (MEIO). |Read more >|NST

 

New Malaysia New Govt Aug 30, 2018, @ 16:00

Muslims must show to the world that Islam does not hinder success

Muslims must show that, Islam is not a hindrance and an obstruction to being successful and they are recognised in all fields. |Read more >|NST

 

New Malaysia SST Aug 30, 2018, @ 16:00

Domestic trade ministry says bracing for complaints once SST implemented

The Domestic Trade, Consumerism and Cooperatives Ministry expects to be flooded with complaints from consumers after the implementation of the sales and service tax (SST) on September 1.|Read more >|Malaymail

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Aug 30 

New Malaysia New Govt Aug 30, 2018, @ 17:26

Stop distorting government statements on LGBT: Mujahid

All quarters are asked not to continue defaming and distorting statements by the government on lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) issues, said Minister in the Prime Minister's Department Datuk Dr Mujahid Yusof Rawa.Read more > |SunDaily

 

New Malaysia New Initiatives Aug 30, 2018, @ 15:49

Perak to adopt modern methods of pig farming

Pig farming system in Perak is to be improved, a switch from conventional to modern methods by the end of next year. |Read more >|NST

 

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

Petronas not involved in Sarawak’s oil royalty discussion says group CEO

Petroliam Nasional Bhd (Petronas) is not involved in negotiations over Sarawak’s request for higher oil royalty, said the national oil company’s president and group chief executive officer Tan Sri Wan Zulkiflee Wan Ariffin.|Read more >|Malaymail

 

New Malaysia SST Aug 30, 2018, @ 15:07

GST records will help identify tax evaders, says the finance minister

Finance Minister Lim Guan Eng today said chances of any businesses evading the sales and service tax (SST) is unlikely.|Read more >|Malaymail

 

New Malaysia 1MDB Aug 30, 2018, @ 15:05

MACC says 60pc of 1MDB probe completed so far

The Malaysian Anti Corruption Commission (MACC) is more than halfway done with the investigation into 1Malaysia Development Berhad (1MDB), Datuk Seri Azam Baki revealed today.|Read more >|Malaymail

 

New Malaysia New Policies Aug 30, 2018, @ 15:00

New automotive policy by year-end, Senate told

The government is to announce by the end of this year a new National Automotive Policy, said Deputy International Trade and Industry Minister Dr Ong Kian Ming. |Read more >|SunDaily

 

New Malaysia New Govt Aug 30, 2018, @ 14:56

Some quarters projecting Islam as failed religion: Mahathir

Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad said today certain quarters are doing things that drive people away from Islam. |Read more >|SunDaily

 

New Malaysia Overhaul Corruption Aug 30, 2018, @ 14:50

MACC says seized RM16.8m from a businessman in MEIO probe

Federal graft-busters seized some US$4.07 million (RM16.8 million) in cash and arrested a businessman in connection with investigations into alleged abuse of power by the former Director General and her officers from the Malaysian Internal External Intelligence Organisation (MEIO).|Read more >|Malaymail

 

New Malaysia Overhaul Projects Aug 30, 2018, @ 14:49

Singapore-Malaysia to announce joint decisions on RTS, HSR soon

Singapore and Malaysia will be able to announce their joint decisions on the Rapid Transit System (RTS) and High-Speed Rail (HSR) projects soon, said Singapore Minister for Transport Khaw Boon Wan. |Read more > |NST

 

New Malaysia SST Aug 30, 2018, @ 11:43

Almost 80,000 businesses have registered for SST, finance minister says

A total of 79,966 businesses have registered for the Sales and Service Tax (SST), which will come into effect this Saturday. |Read more >|Malaymail

 

New Malaysia New Govt Aug 30, 2018, @ 11:43

DPM says ‘haram’ as a Muslim to support LGBT

Datuk Seri Dr Wan Azizah Wan Ismail said today it is haram (forbidden) as a Muslim to support the lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) community and what they are fighting for. |Read more >|Malaymail

 

New Malaysia New Initiatives Aug 30, 2018, @ 14:41

All-in-one public transport card just waiting for Cabinet nod, minister says

The much anticipated unlimited monthly public transportation pass that can be used on all public buses and trains can be rolled out for use in under a month once greenlit by the Cabinet. |Read more >|Malaymail

 

New Malaysia SST Aug 30, 2018, @ 14:39

SST: Traders warned not to raise prices of goods

Traders are warned not to take advantage of the Sales and Service Tax (SST) which comes into effect on Sept 1 by raising the prices of goods. |Read more >|NST

 

New Malaysia GST Aug 30, 2018, @ 14:32

GST a failure because those in charge were dishonest, says Guan Eng

Businesses had hiked prices when the Goods and Services Tax (GST) was imposed because of the dishonest people who were in charge, said Finance Minister Lim Guan Eng. |Read more >|NST

 

New Malaysia GST Aug 30, 2018, @ 14:30

SST only imposed on eateries with turnover above RM1.5mil

The Sales and Service Tax (SST) threshold for eateries will be increased to RM1.5mil, says Finance Minister Lim Guan Eng. |Read more >|TheStar

 

New Malaysia New Projects Aug 30, 2018, @ 14:11

Johor wants a third link bridge with Singapore within 3-4 years

Johor plans to build a third link bridge in Sungai Rengit in Pengerang, Kota Tinggi district, to ease the traffic congestions at the Johor Causeway and the Second Link Crossing.|Read more >|TheStar

 

New Malaysia New Policies Aug 30, 2018, @ 14:08

MB says foreigners can buy properties above RM1m in Johor

Johor Mentri Besar Datuk Osman Sapian said the state still welcomes foreign investors buying high-end residential units here, as Johor will stay friendly towards foreign direct investment.|Read more >|SunDaily

 

New Malaysia Overhaul Aug 30, 2018, @ 14:01

Voluntary surrender programme ends at midnight tonight

The voluntary surrender programme or better known as 3+1 Programme, which was introduced in 2014 to resolve the issue of illegal immigrants in the country, will end when the clock strikes midnight tonight. |Read more >|SunDaily

 

New Malaysia SST Aug 30, 2018, @ 13:52

Govt may zero-rate some items under SST in future, Guan Eng says

Although the government has fixed sales tax to be between 5 and 10 per cent and service tax at 6 per cent from September 1, the rate for goods and services may be lowered in future, Finance Minister Lim Guan Eng said today. |Read more >|Malaymail

 

New Malaysia SST Aug 30, 2018, @ 12:39

Guan Eng admits ‘rush’ in SST rollout, says to finance govt operations

The government had to hasten the implementation of the sales and service tax (SST) by September 1 as it desperately needs the money to run the country, Finance Minister Lim Guan Eng said today. |Read more >|Malaymail

 

New Malaysia 1MDB Aug 30, 2018, @ 12:25

Najib giving his statement to AMLA for the second time

Former Prime Minister, Datuk Seri Najib Razak, has been called in again by the Anti-Money Laundering and Anti-Terrorism Financing Prevention Unit (AMLA), Royal Malaysian Police to have his statement recorded at Menara KPJ, Jalan Tun Razak. |Read more >|NST

 

New Malaysia SST Aug 30, 2018, @ 11:42

Total of 5,445 consumer goods to be exempted from SST

The number of consumer goods to be exempted from the sales tax is 10 times the number of goods that were exempted from the now-repealed Goods and Services Tax (GST). |Read more >|TheStar

 

New Malaysia New Govt Aug 30, 2018, @ 11:39

Wan Azizah admits displeased with Rahim Noor appointment, but it's Dr M's call

Datuk Seri Dr Wan Azizah Wan Ismail has admitted that she is displeased with the appointment of former IGP Tan Sri Abdul Rahim Mohd Noor as the facilitator for the southern Thailand peace talks.|Read more >|TheStar

 

New Malaysia SST Aug 30, 2018, @ 11:01

No more Pink Tax for menstrual products

Malaysia will finally be removing the Pink Tax on menstrual products including panty liners and sanitary pads.|Read more >|TheStar

 

New Malaysia New Govt Aug 30, 2018, @ 11:00

Report: Anwar shoots down rumours of PKR-Umno cooperation

Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim has rubbished talk of “backdoor” discussions between his party PKR and nemesis Umno, allegedly for political cooperation. |Read more >|Malaymail

 

New Malaysia SST Aug 30, 2018, @ 10:43

SST only imposed on eateries with turnover above RM1.5mil

The Sales and Service Tax (SST) threshold for eateries will be increased to RM1.5mil, says Finance Minister Lim Guan Eng. |Read more >|TheStar

 

New Malaysia New Govt Aug 30, 2018

Govt urged to solve Malay-Melanau communities housing woes now

Housing woes faced by Malay and Melanau communities in Sarawak must be addressed quickly and effectively by Gabungan Parti Sarawak the ruling coalition in the state. |Read more >|BorneoPost

 

New Malaysia New Policies Aug 30, 2018, @ 09:33

Property developers to comply with Malacca Green Seal requirements

Malacca Green Technology Corporation (MGTC), in collaboration with the Malacca state government, is aiming to make it compulsory for all property developers in the state to comply with the 'Malacca Green Seal' (MGS) requirements in all development projects.|Read more >|SunDaily

 

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

Malaysia targets 80% rice self-sufficiency by 2022

Malaysia targets to achieve 80% self-sufficiency in rice by 2022, moving up from the current 70%, said Agriculture and Agro-based Industry Minister Datuk Salahuddin Ayub. |Read more >|SunDaily

 

New Malaysia New Govt Aug 30, 2018, @ 08:59

Kedah hopes fed govt will consider continuing important projects

The Kedah government is hoping that the federal government will consider continuing important projects where the progress is less than 15% for the benefit of Kedahans. |Read more >|SunDaily

 

New Malaysia Overhaul Aug 30, 2018, @ 08:32

Jho Low hires Christie, Kasowitz for legal defence

A Malaysian financier accused of looting billions from investment fund 1Malaysia Development Berhad (1MDB) has hired several politically connected lawyers in the US to defend his interests in a sprawling Justice Department investigation.|Read more >|TheStar

 

New Malaysia Overhaul Corruption Aug 30, 2018, @ 07:33

Missing US$12 million linked to 1MDB?

Investigators are hot on the trail of the US$12 million (RM49 million) said to belong to the government, but allegedly found its way surreptitiously to the office of the Malaysian External Intelligence Organisation (MEIO). |Read more >|NST

 

New Malaysia New Govt Aug 30, 2018, @ 07:32

Tram system not practical for Penang, says CM

The tram system is not practical for Penang as the roads are not wide enough to cater to both vehicles and trams.
|Read more >|TheStar

 

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Aug 31 

New Malaysia New Initiatives Aug 31, 2018

Fresh initiatives to save elephants – Shafie

Chief Minister Datuk Seri Panglima Haji Mohd Shafie Hj Apdal has ordered fresh initiatives to stop the Bornean elephant deaths. |Read more >|BorneoPost

 

New Malaysia New Initiatives Aug 31, 2018

Landowners have to explain elephant deaths

The State Government has invoked Section 33 of the State Wildlife Enactment which requires landowners to explain to the State wildlife director when an elephant is found dead on their property.|Read more >|BorneoPost

 

New Malaysia Overhaul Aug 31, 2018, @ 15:05

We're studying legal options, a law firm representing ex-spy chief and colleagues warns media

All legal options are on the table against those who have made adverse statements against the former spy chief and seven intelligence officers after their arrest by the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Agency (MACC), warns a law firm representing them.|Read more >|TheStar

 

New Malaysia 1MDB Aug 31, 2018, @ 14:58

Tommy Thomas steps aside as lead prosecutor in Najib's 1MDB case

Attorney General Tommy Thomas has stepped aside as lead prosecutor in the criminal case against former prime minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak and has appointed Datuk Sulaiman Abdullah to replace him. |Read more >|TheStar

 

New Malaysia | Merdeka 2.0 Aug 31, 2018, @ 14:14

National Day celebrated with patriotism nationwide

The 61st National Day celebration was enlivened with the participation of Malaysians from all walks of life and diverse racial backgrounds, reflecting a spirit of patriotism and love for Malaysia at the various locations nationwide. |Read more >|SunDaily

 

New Malaysia | Merdeka 2.0 Aug 31, 2018, @ 14:04

DPM calls on Malaysians to work together towards a more developed, harmonious nation

Deputy Prime Minister Datuk Seri Dr Wan Azizah Wan Ismail today called on all Malaysians to celebrate the National Day this year by observing the meaning of New Malaysia and working together towards a more developed and harmonious nation in the post-independence era. |Read more >|SunDaily

 

New Malaysia Fakenews Aug 31, 2018

Warisan denies issuing IC, citizenship registration forms

Parti Warisan Sabah has categorically denied that it is in any way involved or has been issuing forms for the registration of identity cards or application of citizenship. |Read more >|BorneoPost

 

New Malaysia SST Aug 31, 2018, @ 13:53

SST: Not much difference for the service sector

The implementation of the Sales and Services Tax (SST) beginning this Saturday is not expected to make a major difference in the price of services. |Read more >|NST

 

New Malaysia Overhaul Aug 31, 2018, @ 13:35

Ramkarpal questions judges’ silence in face of meddling claim over dad’s sedition conviction

The son of the late Karpal Singh said today it was damning for a panel of judges to maintain its silence for 10 whole days after being implicated in a judicial interference scandal over his father’s sedition case. |Read more >|Malaymail

 

New Malaysia | New Govt Aug 31, 2018, @ 12:52

Formation of New Malaysia depends on govt's capability to fulfil pledges: Lim Guan Eng

The formation of the New Malaysia with a New Hope based on the spirit of love for the country depends on the government's capability to fulfil all the pledges contained in its manifesto, Finance Minister Lim Guan Eng said. |Read more >|SunDaily

 

New Malaysia | Merdeka 2.0 Aug 31, 2018, @ 12:21

PH guarantees justice for all after 'second independence': Mahathir

Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad tonight gave the assurance that the Pakatan Harapan government guaranteed justice for all the people after their having achieved the "second independence" by rejecting a ruthless regime. |Read more >|SunDaily

 

New Malaysia Opposition Aug 31, 2018, @ 12:12

Najib: Why sideline Caltex and BHP?

After news emerged that Petron had been appointed a fuel supplier for government vehicles, former prime minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak claims that the income of Petronas, a state-owned company that belongs to the rakyat, is being "disturbed".|Read more >|TheStar

 

New Malaysia | New Policies Aug 31, 2018, @ 12:11

Petron not sole supplier of fuels for federal government vehicles: Finance Ministry

The Finance Ministry said today Petron Fuel International Sdn Bhd (Petron) is not the sole supplier of petrol and diesel fuels for federal government vehicles. It said in a statement that Petronas and Shell were still the suppliers of the fuels, as they had been since 1997.

|Read more >|SunDaily

 

New Malaysia Merdeka 2.0 Aug 31, 2018, @ 11:50

Hundreds of thousands flock to Putrajaya to celebrate Merdeka with first Pakatan govt

In a show of patriotic spirit, an estimated 100,000 people have gathered at Dataran Putrajaya here this morning to catch the National Day parade in conjunction with the country’s 61st independence anniversary. |Read more >|Malaymail

 

New Malaysia Overhaul Projects Aug 31, 2018, @ 10:30

ECRL, Belt & Road Initiative and… durians: Q&A with China's chargé d'affaires to Malaysia

China’s chargé d'affaires to Malaysia, Chen Chen, answers questions on the state of China-Malaysia bilateral relations; Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir’s recent visit to China; and the future of the two countries’ relationship. |Read more >|NST

 

New Malaysia Merdeka 2.0 Aug 31, 2018, @ 09:48

Malaysians unite to celebrate historic National Day in a new Malaysia

National Day 2018 is driving home the message of patriotism and the importance of unity for the well-being of the nation as enthusiastic Malaysians thronged Putrajaya and millions more watched live broadcast of the celebration. |Read more >|TheStar

 

New Malaysia Merdeka 2.0 Aug 31, 2018, @ 09:25

'Historic' Merdeka Day celebration kicks off in Putrajaya

Tens of thousands of Malaysians are gathered at the administrative capital to witness the national-level celebration of the 61st Merdeka Day here. Some 300,000 people are ultimately expected to attend the grand celebration.|Read more >|NST

 

New Malaysia | New Policies Aug 31, 2018, @ 08:57

Penang 2030 gets thumbs-up but PIL 1 remains a question mark

While the ambitious "Penang 2030" policy has been met with optimism from stakeholders and politicians theSun spoke to, a sticking point with many is the Pan Island Link (PIL) 1 connecting Gurney Drive to Bayan Lepas.

|Read more >|SunDaily

 

New Malaysia New Projects Aug 31, 2018, @ 01:50

Singapore says yet to receive an official proposal for the third link

Singapore has yet to receive any official proposal from Malaysia on a third bridge linking both countries from the eastern side of Johor.|Read more >|Malaymail

 

New Malaysia Overhaul Aug 31, 2018, @ 07:00

Immigration dept set sights on ‘slavery’ syndicates after the amnesty programme ends

The large-scale operation against illegal immigrants, which begins today following the expiry of the 3+1 amnesty programme, will also focus on busting human trafficking syndicates, said Immigration director-general Datuk Seri Mustafar Ali. |Read more >|TheStar

 

New Malaysia Overhaul Aug 31, 2018, @ 07:00

MACC probe into spy agency widens

The Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) is widening its investigation into the alleged misappropriation of US$12mil (RM49.3mil) worth of government funds involving a little-known spy agency.
|Read more >|TheStar

 

New Malaysia Overhaul Projects Aug 31, 2018, @ 07:00

Johor govt to brief PM on Forest City project

The state government will brief Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad on the status of the multi-billion ringgit Forest City project in Gelang Patah here, the Mentri Besar says.|Read more >|TheStar

 

New Malaysia Merdeka 2.0 Aug 31, 2018, @ 07:00

Building a new beginning on shared values

THERE will be something very different about the National Day celebration this year. In previous years, government representatives flanking the Yang di-Pertuan Agong on the main stage during the Aug 31 Merdeka parade were from the Alliance, which later expanded to become Barisan Nasional. |Read more >|TheStar

 

 

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Aug 28 

New Malaysia | New Policies Aug 28, 2018, @ 23:30

Putrajaya mulls legislating Orang Asli native land

Deputy Minister in the Prime Minister’s Department P. Waytha Moorthy said tonight that the government is looking at the laws governing Orang Asli native land. |Read more >|Malaymail

 

New Malaysia | New Govt Aug 28, 2018, @ 23:30

Inisiatif Peduli Rakyat better than BR1M, says Pakatan’s Seri Setia candidate

The “Inisiatif Peduli Rakyat” (IPR) programme that has been around for 10 years in Selangor is better than the 1Malaysia People’s Aid because it offers more advantages to the target groups like women and mothers, said Halimey Abu Bakar, Pakatan Harapan’s (PH) candidate for the Seri Setia by-election.|Read more >|Malaymail

 

New Malaysia New Govt Aug 28, 2018, @ 21:03

Singapore not in talks with Malaysia on water prices

Singapore is not in any talks with Malaysia regarding renegotiations on water prices, Singapore Deputy Prime Minister Teo Chee Hean was reported as saying by online news portal TODAY. |Read more >|SunDaily

 

New Malaysia New Policies Aug 28, 2018, @ 20:44

Baru Bian: Works Ministry to use open tenders for govt contracts to ensure transparency

The Works Ministry will use open tenders extensively to ensure transparency when awarding government projects, says its Minister Baru Bian. |Read more >|TheStar

 

New Malaysia Overhaul OSA Aug 28, 2018, @ 20:07

OSA to be studied for improvements

The government will study the Official Secrets Act 1972 (OSA) as well as the Freedom of Information Act for improvements before tabling them in Parliament, says Minister in the Prime Minister’s Department Liew Vui Keong. |Read more >|NST

 

New Malaysia SST Aug 28, 2018, @ 19:53

SST gets Agong's nod for Sept 1 kickoff

The implementation of Sales and Services Tax (SST) has been approved by the Yang di-Pertuan Agong Sultan Muhammad V, thus allowing the new tax system to take place on Sept 1. |Read more >|NST

 

New Malaysia Government Programmes Aug 28, 2018, @ 19:29

No decision yet on 1Malaysia Book Vouchers for tertiary students

The government has not decided on whether it wants to give out the 1Malaysia Book Vouchers to eligible university and pre-university students next year. |Read more >|NST

 

New Malaysia New Policies Aug 28, 2018, @ 17:29

Increase in consultation fees should not be higher than inflation rate - CAP

Leading consumer group, Consumers Association of Penang (CAP), has urged Health Ministry to exercise caution over the proposal to raise the consultation fees of doctors in private clinics. |Read more >|NST

 

New Malaysia New Govt Aug 28, 2018, @ 17:01

No evidence to implicate Shafie Apdal on alleged corruption: Liew

The prosecution did not proceed with the case of alleged misappropriation of rural infrastructure development funds in Sabah involving RM1.5 billion against former Rural and Regional Development Minister Datuk Seri Mohd Shafie Apdal due to insufficient evidence, the Dewan Negara was told today.|Read more >|SunDaily

 

New Malaysia Overhaul BR1M Aug 28, 2018, @ 16:53

BR1M should be phased out in stages

The move to phase out 1Malaysia People’s Aid (BR1M) by the government should be held in stages, said Dewan Negara senator Dr Mohd Noor Monutty. |Read more >|NST

 

New Malaysia Overhaul Corruption Aug 28, 2018, @ 18:51

More arrests to be made under Ops Armada, MMEA DG warns

The arrest of a Malaysian Maritime Enforcement Agency (MMEA) senior officer with the rank Lieutenant Commander yesterday was a continuation of Ops Armada. |Read more >|NST

 

New Malaysia Overhaul Projects Aug 28, 2018, @ 17:00

Housing Minister ordered to form a committee to probe Forest City

Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad has ordered Housing and Local Government Minister Zuraida Kamaruddin (pic)  to form a committee to scrutinise and reassess agreements and deals concerning the sale of residential units in the Forest City project in Johor.
|Read more >|TheStar

 

New Malaysia New Govt Aug 28, 2018, @ 16:45

Court to decide next month on legal application by father of murdered Mongolian

The High Court will decide on Sept 25 an application by the father of murdered Mongolian national Altantuya Shaariibuu to use the evidence presented at the Federal Court in the criminal case of her murder, in an RM100m civil suit he filed last month.|Read more >|SunDaily

 

New Malaysia Opposition Aug 28, 2018, @ 16:45

Wanita MCA: Why isn't DAP protesting Dr M's decision to retain OSA?

Datuk Heng Seai Kie has called on the DAP and the ruling government to walk the talk and repeal the Official Secrets Act 1972 (OSA) after Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohammad announced that the law would remain.|Read more >|TheStar

 

New Malaysia New Policies Aug 28, 2018, @ 16:42

A total ban on open burning in plantations in Sarawak

Sarawak has imposed a total ban on open burning in plantations. The directive was issued by the state via the Sarawak Natural Resources and Environment Board.

|Read more >|TheStar

 

New Malaysia Overhaul Sosma Aug 28, 2018, @ 16:18

Eight Sosma detainees in Penang Prison carry out the hunger strike

Eight inmates at the Penang Prison who are being held under the Security Offences (Special Measures) Act 2012 (Sosma) are on a hunger strike. |Read more >|SunDaily

 

New Malaysia SST Aug 28, 2018, @ 16:11

Govt to organise roadshow explaining benefits of SST

Deputy International Trade and Industry Minister Ong Kian Ming said the government will organise a roadshow on the Sales and Services Tax (SST) for the benefit of both commercial and industrial players. |Read more >|SunDaily

 

New Malaysia Overhaul BR1M Aug 28, 2018, @ 16:12

'Set up a special panel to vet BR1M recipients': Rais Yatim

The government has been urged to set up a special panel to identify those who truly qualify for the 1Malaysia People’s Aid (BR1M). |Read more >|NST

 

New Malaysia | Overhaul  Corruption Aug 28, 2018, @ 15:50

MACC detains four for bribing Sarawak Energy officials

The Sarawak Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) has detained four people, including two women, for allegedly bribing staff of state-owned electricity provider Sarawak Energy Berhad (SEB) since last year. |Read more >|Malaymail

 

New Malaysia | New Policies Aug 28, 2018, @ 15:33

SIA necessary before project approval to avoid community conflict, says Zuraida

Property developers must conduct a social impact assessment (SIA) study before applying to the authorities to undertake any development project, Housing and Local Government Minister Zuraida Kamaruddin said today. |Read more >|Malaymail

 

New Malaysia New Govt Aug 28, 2018, @ 15:30

Swift govt's action to help create new jobs and protect existing manpower

Three weeks. This is how fast the government has processed AsPac Lubricants (Malaysia) Sdn Bhd’s application to lease land in Port Klang.|Read more >|NST

 

New Malaysia New Govt Aug 28, 2018, @ 15:20

Defence Ministry to prepare a white paper on its plans to boost security

The Defence Ministry will soon begin the process of preparing a white paper aimed at informing the public about its priorities and future plans to bolster security in the country.|Read more >|NST

 

New Malaysia | Overhaul Projects Aug 28, 2018, @ 15:03

Minister: Forest City foreign sale ban not yet decided

Housing and Local Government Minister Zuraida Kamaruddin said the prime minister’s remark that foreigners may not buy units at the Forest City development in Johor has yet to be formalised in policy. |Read more >|Malaymail

 

New Malaysia New Policies Aug 28, 2018, @ 15:02

Tony Pua: Zero-based budgeting to be implemented beginning this year 

The government will be implementing a "zero-based budgeting" policy beginning this year, in an attempt to minimise wastage and reduce the increasing demand for budget allocations from each ministry. |Read more >|SunDaily

 

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New Malaysia New Govt Aug 28, 2018, @ 14:45

Ismail Bakar takes over as chief secretary 

Treasury secretary-general Datuk Seri Ismail Bakar will take over as chief secretary to the government from Tan Sri Ali Hamsa whose contract ends tomorrow.|Read more >|SunDaily

 

New Malaysia SST Aug 28, 2018, @ 14:34

Traders warned not to announce price hikes before SST list finalised

The Domestic Trade, Cooperatives and Consumerism Ministry wants companies and traders to wait for the Customs Department to finalise the list of items under the Sales and Services Tax (SST) before announcing plans to hike prices. |Read more >|SunDaily

 

New Malaysia Overhaul Corruption Aug 28, 2018, @ 14:22

MMEA senior officer in remand for corruption, money laundering

A Malaysian Maritime Enforcement Agency (MMEA) senior officer with the rank of Lieutenant Commander is in remand for seven days for alleged corruption and money laundering. |Read more >|SunDaily

 

New Malaysia | Overhaul BR1M Aug 28, 2018, @ 14:16

Masing tells Dr M: Have a heart, Sarawakians still need BR1M

The Federal Government should reconsider its decision to discontinue the 1Malaysia People's Aid (BR1M) handout as many rural Sarawakians still need it, says Parti Rakyat Sarawak (PRS) president Tan Sri James Masing.
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Read more >|TheStar

 

New Malaysia | New Initiatives Aug 28, 2018, @ 14:06

Kula: Cabinet to set private sector minimum wage this week or next

The Cabinet will finalise setting the minimum wage for the private sector at its meeting this week or next, says M. Kulasegaran.|Read more >|TheStar

 

New Malaysia | Overhaul Aug 28, 2018, @ 14:05

Deputy director-general, six others from PM’s Dept under probe over missing GE14 funds

A deputy director with a “Datuk” title and six other administrative and diplomatic staff attached to the Prime Minister’s Department have been remanded five days for investigation into the misappropriation of millions of ringgit meant for 14th general election in May.|Read more >|Malaymail

 

New Malaysia Overhaul Projects Aug 28, 2018, @ 13:57

AES: LTAT members need not worry, says Mindef

The Defence Ministry (Mindef) has assured that the interests of members of the Armed Forces Fund Board (LTAT) will be protected following the contract termination of the Automated Enforcement System (AES) project. |Read more >|NST

 

New Malaysia | Overhaul Aug 28, 2018, @ 13:24

MP blasts Najib, MIC man over criticism on stateless Indians

Former prime minister Datuk Seri Najib Razak has no standing to criticise the government’s efforts to address the plight of some stateless Indians, said Klang MP Charles Santiago. Read more >|Malaymail

 

New Malaysia Govt Programmes Aug 28, 2018, @ 13:08

KR1M 2.0 stores to stay, to be rebranded and will rope in more suppliers

The government will maintain the Malaysia People’s Shop 2.0 (KR1M 2.0) and at the same time will give opportunities to many other suppliers to supply goods at the store. |Read more >|NST

 

New Malaysia | Overhaul Aug 28, 2018, @ 12:28

Immigration softens stance towards trafficked people in bid to catch traffickers

The Immigration Department has changed its treatment towards foreigners trafficked into the country in a bid to nab the masterminds behind the trafficking syndicates. |Read more > |Malaymail

 

New Malaysia | Overhaul Aug 28, 2018, @ 12:11

Court charges ex-MIC vice-president with money laundering involving RM6.01m

Former MIC vice-president Tan Sri S. Balakrishnan pleaded not guilty in the Sessions Court here today to two counts of money laundering, involving withdrawal transactions for RM6.012 million, between 2012 and 2013. |Read more >|Malaymail

 

New Malaysia New Policies Aug 28, 2018

Need to review higher private GP fees

The move to increase the consultation fees of general practitioners in private hospitals is seen as too drastic and warrants a review. |Read more >|BorneoPost

 

New Malaysia Overhaul BR1M Aug 28, 2018

Sarawak govt leaders against the abolition of BR1M

The federal government’s decision to phase out the 1Malaysia People’s Aid (BR1M) in the near future does not sit well with several leaders of the Sarawak government.|Read more >|BorneoPost

 

New Malaysia New Initiatives Aug 28, 2018, @ 11:02

Amendments to Employees’ Social Security Act by year-end

The amendments to the Employees' Social Security Act 1969 is expected to be tabled in Parliament by year-end. |Read more >|SunDaily

 

New Malaysia | Overhaul Aug 28, 2018, @ 10:35

Dr M says can’t quit CPTPP without ‘losing credibility’

Malaysia is committed to participating in the Comprehensive and Progressive Agreement for Trans-Pacific Partnership (CPTPP), said Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad.|Read more >|Malaymail

 

New Malaysia Overhaul Aug 28, 2018, @ 10:26

7 PTD officers to be remanded over alleged misuse of GE14 funds

Seven administrative and diplomatic (PTD) officers from the Prime Minister's Department will be remanded today for allegedly misusing funds for 14th General Election. |Read more >|NST

 

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