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July 05 

A New Malaysia | New Govt | July 05, 2018, @ 23:15

Johor to raise selling price of raw water to Singapore

In keeping with the current times, the Johor government will raise the cost of raw water to Singapore at a reasonable price. Its Mentri Besar, Datuk Osman Sapian said the new price is likely to be the same as the raw water price set for the Melaka government that is RM0.50 sen for every 1,000 gallons.

| Read more > | Malaymail

 

A New Malaysia | New Policies | July 05, 2018, @ 23:00

Health Ministry to look into generic drugs to combat rising drug prices

The Health Ministry will be looking into generic drugs to combat rising drug prices, said Deputy Health Minister Dr Lee Boon Chye. | Read more >  | TheStar

 

A New Malaysia | New Policies | July 05, 2018, @ 22:00

Penang cracks the whip on illegal hawkers

The local councils will crack down on illegal hawker stalls especially those that endanger the public, state exco Jagdeep Singh Deo said. The local government and housing development committee chairman said he will be very firm in enforcing the law to clean up illegal hawker stalls, especially those that had been given notices numerous times. | Read more > | Malaymail

 

A New Malaysia | 1MDB | July 05, 2018, @ 21:05

MACC denies freezing Najib’s grandson’s account

The Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission has denied freezing the bank account of Datuk Seri Najib Razak’s grandson. “His grandson’s account was never frozen,” Deputy Commissioner Datuk Seri Azam Baki (pic) told Sinar Harian.  | Read more >  | TheStar

 

A New Malaysia | New Govt | July 05, 2018, @ 21:00

Rumours Mahathir unwell not true: PMO

The Prime Minister's Office has dismissed rumours that Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad is not well. "Rumours that Dr Mahathir was not feeling well and was admitted to hospital are not true," said a spokesman.

 | Read more > | SunDaily

 

A New Malaysia | 1MDB | July 05, 2018, @ 20:54

Najib: 1Malaysia among reasons why Dr M started to hate me

1Malaysia programme to promote unity was among the reasons Datuk Seri Najib Razak (pic) and Tun Dr Mahathir's relationship soured, the former Prime Minister said.  | Read more >  | TheStar

 

A New Malaysia | New Govt | July 05, 2018, @ 20:35

Malacca to set up smart city advisory council: CM

The Malacca state government will set up a Smart City Advisory Council to transform Malacca City into a Smart City, said Chief Minister Adly Zahari. | Read more > | SunDaily

 

A New Malaysia | 1MDB | July 05, 2018, @ 20:30

Najib's trial dates not fixed

The trial dates in the former prime minister Datuk Seri Najib Abdul Razak's case have not been fixed and the prosecution team intends to apply to the High Court on Aug 8 for trial dates to be fixed on November this year. | Read more > | SunDaily

 

A New Malaysia | New PoliciesJuly 05,2018, @ 20:25

'All govt agencies to have crèches by Jan 1'

There will be child daycare facilities at all government agencies by Jan 1 next year. Deputy Women, Family and Community Development Minister Hannah Yeoh said the ministry would audit the agencies soon, especially those with shift work, to ensure that crèches were set up.

 | Read more > | NST

 

A New Malaysia | Overhaul | July 05, 2018, @ 20:00

Jamal Yunos denied bail, locked up in Sg Buloh prison

Former fugitive Datuk Seri Jamal Md Yunos has been charged with fleeing from police custody following his extradition from Indonesia earlier today, and will spend time in custody in the Sungai Buloh prison.

| Read more > | Malaymail

 

A New Malaysia | Overhaul | July 05, 2018, @ 19:56

MoF orders suspension of three multi-billion-ringgit projects

The Ministry of Finance (MoF) has issued a services and operation suspension notice for three multi-billion-ringgit projects – the Multi-Product Pipeline (MPP), the Trans-Sabah Gas Pipeline (TSGP) and East Coast Rail Link (ECRL) projects. | Read more > | SunDaily

 

A New Malaysia | Overhaul | July 05, 2018, @ 19:51

No reshuffle in Federal Territories Ministry: Khalid

There will be no reshuffle in the Federal Territories Ministry, said the new minister, Khalid Abdul Samad. | Read more > | SunDaily

 

A New Malaysia | New GovtJuly 05,2018, @ 18:43

Mindef calls for donations to help Rohingya

Malaysia's Ministry of Defence (Mindef) urge Malaysians to donate to the Malaysian Humanitarian Charity Society Maybank account, to ease the plight of Rohingya refugees in Bangladesh. "Contributions can be channeled to account number 5623 6664 7559 (Maybank) in the name of Malaysian Humanitarian Charity Society," it added. | Read more > | NST

 

A New Malaysia | 1MDB | July 05, 2018, @ 17:38

Jho Low fled to Macau: IGP

Police have confirmed that businessman Low Taek Jhow or better known as Jho Low, who is on the wanted list over the 1Malaysia Development Berhad (1MDB) probe, has escaped to Macau. | Read more > | SunDaily

 

A New Malaysia | GE14 Promises | July 05, 2018, @ 16:59

Shafie Apdal: Sabah's MA63 rights will be fulfilled

Sabah's rights under the Malaysia Agreement 1963 (MA63) will be fulfilled by the Government, said Chief Minister Datuk Seri Mohd Shafie Apdal. He said that as per Parti Warisan Sabah's manifesto, they will make sure that these rights in the MA63 will be fulfilled by the federal government. | Read more >  | TheStar

 

A New Malaysia | New Govt | July 05, 2018, @ 16:50

Malaysia names 10 new envoys

Ten new heads of mission were appointed by the Yang di-Pertuan Agong today, days after the swearing-in of Foreign Affairs Minister Datuk Saifuddin Abdullah. | Read more > | Malaymail

 

A New Malaysia | Opposition | July 05, 2018, @ 16:48

Group claims Sarawak Land Code Bill seeks to end Dayak land customs

The Dayak National Congress (DNC) said it is deeply disappointed with the proposed amendments to the Sarawak Land Code relating to territorial domain and communal forest reserves which the Dayak community have claimed as their customary rights land. | Read more > | Malaymail

 

A New Malaysia | Overhaul | July 05, 2018, @ 16:39

Jamal Yunos arrives at Ampang Courts Complex

Accompanied by police personnel, fugitive Umno politician Datuk Seri Jamal Yunos arrived at the Ampang Courts Complex to face multiple charges. Sporting in a black cap, he arrived here at 3.57pm on Thursday (July 5). He was brought to a lock-up room to have his statement recorded. | Read more >  | TheStar

 

A New Malaysia | 1MDB | July 05, 2018, @ 16:33

Singapore steps up meetings with Malaysia over 1MDB probes

Investigators from Singapore and Malaysia have been meeting to share information about probes related to 1Malaysia Development Bhd (1MDB), according to authorities in the city-state. | Read more > | Malaymail

 

A New Malaysia | OverhaulJuly 05,2018, @ 16:26

No need for complete overhaul; keep the good ones, says FT Minister

Federal Territories Minister Khalid Abdul Samad has no intention to overhaul things in his ministry. Instead, he said he would focus on raising the quality of administration and management. | Read more > | NST

 

A New Malaysia | OverhaulJuly 05,2018, @ 16:26

'Sick' projects undermine future investments in Terengganu, says Raja Kamarul

Poorly-maintained or abandoned ‘sick’ projects costing nearly RM1.2 billion are damaging the reputation and socio-economy of Terengganu. Urging the Pas-led state government to undertake remedial measures, state Pakatan Harapan (PH) chief Raja Datuk Seri Kamarul Bahrin Shah Raja Ahmad said these projects were eyesores and seriously undermined future investments.

 | Read more > | NST

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A New Malaysia | New Policies | July 05, 2018, @ 16:24

Mat Sabu: Govt to look into funding for ex-servicemen association

The government will study the suggestion to increase funding for the Armed Forces Ex-Servicemen Affairs Corporation (Perhebat) said Mohamad Sabu. | Read more >  | TheStar

 

A New Malaysia | Overhaul | July 05, 2018, @ 16:22

Official: Malaysia investigating China-backed project links with 1MDB

Malaysia is investigating whether part of a loan from a Chinese state-owned bank for projects worth US$2.3 billion (RM9.3 billion) was used to help repay dues of a scandal-ridden state fund, a finance ministry official told Reuters. | Read more > | Malaymail

 

A New Malaysia | Overhaul | July 05, 2018, @ 16:02

RTM reform in accordance with current needs: Eddin Syazlee

The reform of Radio Televisyen Malaysia (RTM) will be in accordance with current needs, particularly in facing the challenge of the new digital era, said Eddin Syazlee Shith, the new Deputy Minister of Communications and Multimedia. | Read more > | SunDaily

 

A New Malaysia | 1MDB | July 05, 2018, @ 15:47

Nothing wrong with AG leading prosecution in case against Najib: Lawyers

There is nothing wrong with the Attorney General Tommy Thomas acting as the lead prosecutor in former premier Datuk Seri Najib Abdul Razak's case, say lawyers. | Read more > | SunDaily

 

A New Malaysia | Overhaul | July 05, 2018, @ 15:40

Task force on drug monopoly claim to meet next week, says Dr Dzulkefly

The task force looking into a drug and medical supplies monopoly claim will meet sometime next week for the first time, said Health Minister Dr Dzulkefly Ahmad. On June 20, it was reported that the Government had agreed to set up a special task force headed by Economic Affairs Minister Datuk Seri Azmin Ali to look into the alleged drug monopoly claim. | Read more >  | TheStar

 

A New Malaysia | 1MDB | July 05, 2018, @ 15:32

IGP: Jho Low gave our police team the slip in Hong Kong

Tycoon Low Taek Jho, wanted here in connection with the 1Malaysia Development Berhad (1MDB) scandal, was able to leave Hong Kong before a Malaysian police team sent there could locate him, said Tan Sri Mohamad Fuzi Harun said. | Read more > | Malaymail

 

A New Malaysia | New PoliciesJuly 04,2018, @ 15:21

Cabinet approval needed before overseas ministerial trips

The government has decided that Cabinet approval would be needed before ministers leave on official overseas trips. Deputy Prime Minister Datuk Seri Dr Wan Azizah Wan Ismail said it was part of prudent spending measures taken by the government.

 | Read more > | NST

 

A New Malaysia | New Policies | July 05, 2018, @ 14:52

Transport Ministry may liberalise fares for private express bus services

The Ministry of Transport will consider calls by private express bus operators to liberalise fares as part of a comprehensive new policy aimed to revamp a troubled industry dogged by poor safety track record. | Read more > | Malaymail

 

A New Malaysia | Overhaul | July 05, 2018, @ 14:44

Health Ministry to review controversial dengue vaccine

The Health Ministry will review the world’s first dengue vaccination amid controversy that it had worsened the disease in some patients and had resulted in the deaths of children in the Philippines. | Read more >  | TheStar

 

A New Malaysia | Overhaul | July 05, 2018, @ 14:20

Contracts of 23 govt hospital, clinic projects risk termination

The contracts of up to 23 government hospital and clinic projects nationwide risk being terminated by the Health Ministry for failing to complete the projects within the stipulated time frame. | Read more > | SunDaily

 

A New Malaysia | Overhaul | July 05, 2018, @ 13:45

Dr Dzul: Job of main Sarawak hospital builder to end due to poor work

The Cabinet has agreed in principle to terminate the job of the main contractor involved in building Hospital Petra Jaya in Sarawak, said Health Minister Dr Dzulkefly Ahmad. | Read more >  | TheStar

 

A New Malaysia | New PoliciesJuly 04,2018, @ 12:26

Not viable to have a free trade zone in Sabah

It is not viable to create a free trade zone in Sabah due to the high costs and the logistical challenges, Trade and Industry Minister Datuk Seri Madius Tangau said.

 | Read more > | NST

 

A New Malaysia | Overhaul | July 05, 2018, @ 12:24

Indonesia to deport Jamal Yunos at noon

Indonesian authorities will send Red Shirt leader Datuk Seri Jamal Yunos who was arrested there on Monday back to Malaysia at 12 pm, said his lawyer.

 | Read more > | SunDaily

 

A New Malaysia | Overhaul | July 05, 2018, @ 11:08

TM broadband services have to be of high standard: Gobind Singh

Communications and Multimedia Minister Gobind Singh Deo expressed the need for Telekom Malaysia Bhd (TM) broadband services to be of high standard and on par with those offered by other companies in the world. He welcomed the move by TM in introducing new broadband plans which included new affordable entry level UniFI package at 30 Mbps for the targeted B40 segment at below RM100 a month.

 | Read more > | SunDaily

 

A New Malaysia | New GovtJuly 04,2018, @ 10:55

Cabinet ministers need to be more active online: Gobind

Communications and Multimedia Minister Gobind Singh Deo said he will request that Cabinet ministers be more active online and publicise their information on the web. | Read more > | NST

 

A New Malaysia | New Govt | July 05, 2018, @ 09:30

PKR sec-gen denies Cabinet list racially motivated

PKR secretary-general Datuk Saifuddin Nasution Ismail rejected claims that the Cabinet lineup favoured Malay-dominated parties to assuage concern among the majority community. | Read more > | Malaymail

 

A New Malaysia | Overhaul | July 05, 2018, @ 07:53

Umno appointees on DBKL advisory board must leave, says FT Minister

Members of the Kuala Lumpur City Hall (DBKL) Advisory Board (DBKL) who are political appointees and on the 'Umno ticket' must resign since Barisan Nasional is no longer the government of the day. Federal Territory Minister Khalid Abdul Samad said the post would be replaced by qualified MPs and with DBKL's approval.

 | Read more > | SunDaily

 

A New Malaysia | New Policies | July 05, 2018

‘Sarawak govt must be firm in enforcing state laws on O&G’

The Sarawak state government must stand firm in exercising its power under the relevant Sarawak laws relating to oil and gas activities in the state for the sake of Sarawakians. | Read more > |  BorneoPost

 

A New Malaysia | New Policies | July 05, 2018

Ministry to support families dealing with mental health

The Ministry of Welfare, Community Well Being, Women, Family and Childhood Development is looking into how to help the families of former mental health patients. | Read more > |  BorneoPost

 

A New Malaysia | New Policies | July 05, 2018, @ 07:26

No more political interference for TEKUN loan application, Salahuddin says

Those applying for the National Entrepreneur Group Economic Fund (TEKUN Nasional) loan are now no longer required to get a signature from any political party leaders as practiced previously, said Agriculture and Agro-based Industry Minister Salahuddin Ayub.  

| Read more > | Malaymail

 

A New Malaysia | New Policies | July 05, 2018, @ 07:00

Addressing high cost of living is our main agenda, says Saifuddin

Addressing the high cost of living will be Domestic Trade and Consumer Affairs Minister Datuk Saifuddin Nasution Ismail’s main agenda. | Read more >  | TheStar

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A New Malaysia | Overhaul | July 04, 2018, @ 23:45

Melaka exco man lodges report against former CEO of state-owned corporation

Agriculture, Entrepreneurial Development and Agro-Based Industry Committee chairman Norhizam Hassan Baktee has lodged a police report against the former CEO of Melaka Biotechnology Corporation (PBM), a state-owned subsidiary.  | Read more > | Malaymail

 

A New Malaysia | New Policies | July 04, 2018, @ 23:10

Cadet Mylesen programme for students to take B2 licence begins this month

The Cadet Mylesen programme that helps students, aged 16 years and above, to take the B2 class motorcycle licence will begin this month. Pahang Road Transport Department (JPJ) director Mohammad Abdullah said the programme would be implemented in collaboration with the State Education Department (NRD) and the schools to select eligible students. | Read more > | SunDaily

 

A New Malaysia | 1MDBJuly 04,2018, @ 23:06

Najib's stepson to continue giving statement to MACC tomorrow morning

Datuk Seri Najib Razak’s stepson Riza Aziz, was grilled for another six hours at the Malaysian Anti Corruption Commission (MACC) headquarters here today. The 48-year old movie producer arrived at the graft-busters headquarters about 3.05pm and left 9 pm. Sources said Riza had been summoned to the MACC office again at 10.30 am tomorrow as the graft-busters continue their investigation into the 1Malaysia Development Berhad (1MDB) scandal. | Read more > | NST

 

A New Malaysia | Overhaul | July 04, 2018, @ 22:23

Jamal expected to be deported back to M'sia this week: IGP

A team from the Selangor Criminal Investigation Department set off for Indonesia today to bring back Red Shirt leader Datuk Seri Jamal Yunos who was arrested there on Monday. | Read more > | SunDaily

 

A New Malaysia | Overhaul | July 04, 2018, @ 22:23

Employers and taxi drivers get Socso reprieve

It'll be too late for regrets if employers don't take advantage of the exemption period from fines and prosecution for not registering their employees with the Social Security Organisation (Socso). The suspension of charges which started on July 1 and ends on July 31, will be followed by Ops Kesan, an unearthing operation starting Aug 1, targeting businesses, taxi drivers and those offering the e-hailing service.

 | Read more > | SunDaily

 

A New Malaysia | Overhaul | July 04, 2018, @ 20:45

Work on East Coast Railway Link project suspended

The project owner of Malaysia’s US$20 billion (RM80 billion) East Coast Railway Link has told its main Chinese contractor to suspend work, both companies said today, raising uncertainty about the future of part of China’s Belt and Road plan.  | Read more > | Malaymail

 

A New Malaysia | 1MDB | July 04, 2018, @ 20:45

AG: Too soon to say if more charges coming against Najib

It is too early to say if Datuk Seri Najib Razak will face more charges in the future as his two criminal cases today are merely based on the first investigation paper, Attorney General (AG) Tommy Thomas said.  

| Read more > | Malaymail

 

A New Malaysia | OverhaulJuly 04,2018, @ 20:26

1Community 1RTD programme axed

The Transport Ministry has cancelled the Road Transport Department's (RTD) One Community, One RTD (SKSJ) programme, effective immediately. Its Minister Anthony Loke said the programme was established in 2009 to help rural folks obtain probationary motorcycle licences.

 | Read more > | NST

 

​​A New Malaysia | Overhaul | July 04, 2018, @ 18:56

Transport Ministry promises stern action against suppliers of Kopi O licenses

The Transport Ministry will not hesitate to take stern against Road Transport Department (RTD) officers or driving institutes on the issue of "Kopi O" license, said its minister Anthony Loke. | Read more > | SunDaily

 

A New Malaysia | OverhaulJuly 04,2018, @ 18:22

Nufam meets CEP; talks about complaints ignored by previous govt

National Union of Flight Attendants Malaysia (Nufam) has urged the government to relook at complaints previously filed by the group on national carrier, Malaysia Airlines (MAS). | Read more > | NST

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A New Malaysia | 1MDB | July 04,2018, @ 17:05

Shafee: Unconstitutional for 1MDB taskforce to advise AG

It is unconstitutional for the 1Malaysia Development Berhad (1MDB) special taskforce to be advising the attorney general (AG) on investigations into alleged embezzlement from the firm, Tan Sri Muhammad Shafee Abdullah said today.  | Read more > | Malaymail

 

A New Malaysia | New Policies | July 04, 2018, @ 17:11

Sabah will proceed with TAED project

The Sabah government will proceed with the Tanjung Aru Eco Development (TAED) project, as it will create many employment opportunities for the people, Chief Minister Datuk Seri Mohd Shafie Apdal told the Sabah state assembly, here today. | Read more > | SunDaily

 

A New Malaysia | 1MDB | July 04,2018, @ 17:00

AG hints at more charges relating to 1MDB

The Attorney General's Chambers will file more charges relating to the 1Malaysia Development Berhad (1MDB) scandal once it receives new investigation papers (IPs) from the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC), Attorney General (AG) Tommy Thomas said today.  | Read more > | Malaymail

 

A New Malaysia | New PoliciesJuly 04,2018, @ 16:45

Move to upgrade native court to be on par with civil and syariah courts

Newly-formed Sabah Law and Native Affairs Ministry, is studying proposals to formulate six bills related to the native court as well as to create a four-tier system for the court. | Read more > | NST

 

A New Malaysia | New Policies | July 04, 2018, @ 16:42

PAAB likely to supply water to Air Selangor by year-end

Pengurusan Aset Air Bhd (PAAB) can supply 325 million litres per day (MLD) of water to the state-owned Pengurusan Air Selangor Sdn Bhd (Air Selangor), once works for the first section of Phase 1 of the Langat 2 Water Treatment Plant (Langat 2) project is completed by year-end. | Read more > | SunDaily

 

A New Malaysia | 1MDB | July 04,2018, @ 16:40

Singapore authorities investigating ‘certain individuals’ linked to 1MDB scandal

The Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS) is scrutinising new information emerging from Malaysia and elsewhere on the 1MDB scandal, as investigations by Singapore authorities into individuals continue, said MAS managing director Ravi Menon today.  | Read more > | Malaymail

 

A New Malaysia | New Policies | July 04, 2018, @ 16:36

No guarantee of lower rice prices under open trading

There is no guarantee that rice prices will drop if the government carries out the rice import exercise in an open trading environment with other companies as opposed to the current model of Padiberas Nasional Bhd (Bernas) being the sole importer of the staple product. | Read more > | SunDaily

 

A New Malaysia | 1MDB | July 04, 2018, @ 16:29

Gag order only limited to statements about SRC International: AG Thomas

The interim gag order in the case against former prime minister Datuk Seri Najib Abdul Razak is only limited to statements pertaining to SRC International Sdn Bhd, said Attorney-General Tommy Thomas. | Read more > | SunDaily

 

A New Malaysia | 1MDB | July 04,2018, @ 15:39

Najib: Trial best opportunity to clear my name

Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak said that his court case will be the best opportunity for him to clear his name.

 | Read more >  | TheStar

 

A New Malaysia | 1MDB | July 04,2018, @ 15:07

Jho Low's passport cancelled

The Immigration Department has cancelled the passport of alleged 1Malaysia Development Berhad (1MDB) mastermind Low Taek Jho (pic), better known as Jho Low.
Immigration director-general Datuk Seri Mustafar Ali told The Star that the cancellation was effective from June 15.

 | Read more >  | TheStar

 

A New Malaysia | Overhaul | July 04,2018, @ 13:49

Multi-billion ringgit border protection project to continue, Prestariang says

The implementation of the National Immigration Control System (known by its Malay acronym SKIN) will continue until the Pakatan Harapan government decides otherwise, says Prestariang Bhd group executive officer Dr Abu Hassan Ismail. Following a briefing with the Council of Eminent Persons (CEP), he confirmed that all the definitive contracts have been signed and that the project, worth billions of ringgit, would roll out as scheduled.  | Read more > | Malaymail

 

A New Malaysia | 1MDB | July 04,2018, @ 13:22

Najib's corruption trial set for February next year

The corruption trial of Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak will only take place next year. The High Court set the trial dates as Feb 18 to 28, March 4 to 8, and March 11 to 15, 2019. In total, the trial will go on for 19 days.

 | Read more >  | TheStar

 

A New Malaysia | New Govt | July 04,2018, @ 11:40

DPM: Malaysia undertakes initiatives to mainstream disaster risk reduction

Malaysia has taken several initiatives to mainstream disaster risk reduction (DRR) into its development agenda to safeguard future investment in the country, a conference on DRR was told here today. Deputy Prime Minister Datuk Seri Dr Wan Azizah Wan Ismail at the Asian Ministerial Conference on Disaster Risk Reduction (ACMDRR) here said the impact of climate change was increasingly felt worldwide and Malaysia was no exception.  | Read more > | Malaymail

 

A New Malaysia | 1MDB | July 04,2018, @ 11:24

Tommy Thomas: Can we have this in English, please?

Attorney general Tommy Thomas has sought for Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak's corruption trial to be conducted in English. Tommy, who is acting as public prosecutor, made the request to judge Zainal Abidin at the Sessions Court on Wednesday (July 4) after the charges were read out in Malay. | Read more >  | TheStar

 

A New Malaysia | 1MDB | July 04, 2018, @ 11:21

Najib pleads not guilty to CBT, abuse of power

Najib pled not guilty to three charges of criminal breach of trust and one count of abuse of power, in relation to a suspicious transaction involving SRC International, a former unit of 1Malaysia Development Berhad (1MDB). | Read more > | SunDaily

 

A New Malaysia | New Govt | July 04, 2018, @ 11:07

Kedah State Assembly Speaker impasse over

The impasse on the choice of Speaker for the Kedah State Assembly is finally over after the state government nominee Datuk Ahmad Kassim was elected to the post at the first meeting of the assembly today since the new state government was formed following the 14th General Election. | Read more > | SunDaily

 

A New Malaysia | 1MDBJuly 04,2018, @ 10:23

Bar Council expresses worry over 1MDB task force's announcement on Najib's arrest

The Malaysian Bar Council today said 1Malaysia Development Berhad(1MDB) Special Task Force has "no legal standing" to arrest former Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Razak. "The Task Force has no legal standing to arrest Datuk Seri Najib Razak. Any arrest can only be effected either by the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) or the police. | Read more > | NST

 

A New Malaysia | Overhaul | July 04, 2018

‘Sick’ hospital projects: Stern action necessary

Stern actions need to be taken in dealing with the ‘sick’ hospital projects in Sarawak. Minister of Health Dr Dzulkefly Ahmad highlighted this after visiting the 300-bed Petra Jaya Hospital site here yesterday, where he learned that the progress of works, which kicked off on May 23, 2013, was only at 35.4 per cent as at June this year. | Read more > |  BorneoPost

 

A New Malaysia | 1MDB | July 04,2018, @ 10:11

Najib charged with receiving RM42mil bribe from pension fund KWAP

Former prime minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak is being charged for corruption and criminal breach of trust in a case linked to the 1Malaysia Development Berhad (1MDB) scandal. Najib, 64, was charged with receiving an RM42mil bribe as the inducement to provide a sovereign guarantee on behalf of the Malaysian Government for a loan of RM4bil from the pension fund Kumpulan Wang Persaraan (KWAP) to SRC International Sdn Bhd. | Read more >  | TheStar

 

A New Malaysia | 1MDB | July 04, 2018, @ 09:41

Zeti denies knowledge of Najib's RM2.6b transaction

Former Bank Negara Malaysia (BNM) governor Tan Sri Dr Zeti Akhtar Aziz has refuted claims that she had knowledge of the inflow of RM2.6 billion into the personal bank account of former Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Abdul Razak in 2013. | Read more > | SunDaily

 

A New Malaysia | New Govt | July 04,2018, @ 09:40

Zuraida: 30pc women representation in local councils a must

All local councils must have 30 per cent women representation, said the housing and local government minister.  | Read more > | Malaymail

 

A New Malaysia | New Policies | July 04, 2018

Over RM600 million to mitigate floods in Sabah under 11MP

A total of RM632.95 million was allocated for flood mitigation in several districts in Sabah under the 11th Malaysia Plan (11MP), said Sabah Agriculture and Food Industry Minister Junz Wong. | Read more > |  BorneoPost

 

A New Malaysia | New Policies | July 04, 2018

Institute to carry out health, morbidity survey on seniors

The Ministry of Health’s Public Health Institute will carry out the National Health and Morbidity Survey on senior citizens. Institute environmental health officer Mohd Hatta Abdul Mutalip told a press conference on Monday that the survey aims to obtain information on health and social issues affecting the elderly aged 60 and above, as well as the pre-elderly aged 50 to 59.

| Read more > |  BorneoPost

 

A New Malaysia | 1MDB | July 04,2018, @ 09:00

Shafee confirms representing Najib, AG brings 11 prosecutors

Prominent lawyer Tan Sri Muhammad Shafee Abdullah is representing Datuk Seri Najib Razak today in the latter’s high profile case believed to be over funds misappropriated from former 1Malaysia Development Berhad (1MDB) subsidiary SRC International Sdn Bhd.  | Read more > | Malaymail

 

A New Malaysia | New Govt | July 04, 2018, @ 08:48

Advisory councils to be set up to assist ministry: Yeo Bee Yin

The Energy, Technology, Science, Climate Change and Environment Ministry will establish at least four advisory councils in two to three weeks' time said its new Minister Yeo Bee Yin. | Read more > | SunDaily

 

A New Malaysia | New Policies | July 04, 2018, @ 08:21

RM2b annually to maintain federal roads

The Ministry of Works (KKR) needs at least RM2 billion annually to repair and maintain damaged federal roads nationwide. Its newly minted minister, Baru Bian, said over the past three years, KKR had only received an estimated RM600 million to RM800 million annually for the maintenance of these roads even though several applications to increase the allocation were made.

 | Read more > | SunDaily

 

A New Malaysia | 1MDBJuly 04,2018, @ 07:33

Najib to face over 10 CBT charges linked to SRC International

Former prime minister Datuk Seri Najib Razak is expected to face more than 10 counts of committing criminal breach of trust linked to the SRC International Sdn Bhd case. | Read more > | NST

 

A New Malaysia | New Govt | July 04,2018, @ 07:13

Minister: Special task force, multiple committees to study Bernas’ replacement

The Cabinet has formed a special task force and three committees to look into the new model breaking the rice monopoly once held by Padiberas Nasional Bhd (Bernas).  | Read more > | Malaymail

 

A New Malaysia | 1MDB | July 04,2018, @ 07:00

Second MACC date for Najib’s stepson

Riza Aziz will have a “date” with graft investigators again today, despite having to spend nine hours with them during the first round of questioning yesterday. Riza, the stepson of former prime minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak, is expected to meet Malay­sian Anti-Corruption Commission officers again at 2 pm.

 | Read more >  | TheStar

 

A New Malaysia | 1MDB | July 04,2018, @ 07:00

‘Najib will clear his name in court’

Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak will contest the charges made against him and clear his name in court, says a spokesman. “The arrest by MACC was to be expected as since taking over the Government, the Pakatan Harapan leadership has ‘delivered the guilty verdict’ against the former premier in public. Insyallah, the truth will prevail,” said the spokesman. | Read more >  | TheStar

 

A New Malaysia | New Policies | July 04,2018, @ 07:00

Minister: Only open tenders, please

There will only be open tenders for Energy, Green Technology, Science and Climate Change Ministry projects, says its newly-minted minister Yeo Bee Yin. “Open tenders will be the default of this ministry.

 | Read more >  | TheStar

 

A New Malaysia | Overhaul | July 04,2018, @ 07:00

No decision to review Pan Borneo Highway

The Government has yet to make a decision on whether to review the Pan Borneo Highway, says newly-minted Works Minister Baru Bian. | Read more >  | TheStar

 

A New Malaysia | Overhaul | July 04,2018, @ 07:00

Baru: Probes on Taib not finished yet

More than a dozen investigations have been opened in Sarawak, some linked to Sarawak Governor Tun Abdul Taib Mahmud, says Baru Bian. But the new Works Minister said none of the investigation papers into these cases have been concluded yet. | Read more >  | TheStar

 

A New Malaysia | Overhaul | July 04,2018, @ 07:00

MACC: More to come as probe into 1MDB funds deepens

Cash amounting to RM1.1bil stashed in 408 bank accounts have been frozen as of now but this is not the final tally, says the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission. | Read more >  | TheStar

 

A New Malaysia | 1MDB | July 04,2018, @ 07:00

Zeti turned down ex-PM’s request after news broke of RM2.6bil deposit

A day after news broke that RM2.6bil went into the personal account of the former prime minister, Tan Sri Dr Zeti Akhtar Aziz was called in to help clear his name. | Read more >  | TheStar

 

A New Malaysia | 1MDB | July 04,2018, @ 07:00

Evidence said to be overwhelming in SRC case

The signs began appearing from June 10 when Datuk Suboh Md Yassin, a former director of SRC International, turned himself into the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Com­mission (MACC). Suboh together with Nik Faisal Ariff Kamil, who is believed to be in Indonesia, are the key executives in SRC International, a company that was set up in 2011 to venture into resource-based investments such as coal mines in the region. | Read more >  | TheStar

 

A New Malaysia | 1MDBJuly 04,2018, @ 00:01

Najib leaves recorded message: 'If you are listening to this message, it means action has been taken'

In the recorded video message, Najib said the people deserved the best leadership and apologised for his shortcomings. “I would like to seek forgiveness from the people..the rakyat deserve the best leaders. “I have done my best. However I realise it was not enough and I admit there were many weaknesses...I admit that I am just human and that I am not perfect,” he said, adding not all the allegations against him were true. | Read more > | NST

 

A New Malaysia | New Policies | July 04,2018, @ 00:13

Now, Mat Sabu says Cabinet may axe National Service altogether

The Cabinet may now axe the National Service programme (PLKN) if its review proves that the programme has failed to achieve its goal in creating more patriotic and civic-minded Malaysians.  | Read more > | Malaymail

 

A New Malaysia | Overhaul | July 04,2018, @ 07:00

1,200 illegal workers rounded up in three days

 It has been just three days and already 1,200 illegal workers have been rounded up by the authorities in a major crackdown nationwide. | Read more >  | TheStar

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A New Malaysia | Overhaul | July 03, 2018, @ 21:48

Lynas willing to cooperate with investigations on plant

Lynas Corporation Ltd. (Lynas) is willing to cooperate with any committee established to look into the factory operations and environmental pollution issues at the Gebeng Industrial Estate here. | Read more > | SunDaily

 

A New Malaysia | Overhaul | July 03,2018, @ 21:00

Health minister mulls terminating Zecon Berhad’s hospital construction contract

Health Minister Dr Dzulkefly Ahmad has proposed to terminate the contract to build the Petra Jaya Hospital being managed by Zecon Berhad because he is not confident the project will be completed within the stipulated time frame.  | Read more > | Malaymail

 

A New Malaysia | 1MDB | July 03,2018, @ 21:00

After Najib’s arrest, lawyers say fine for suspects to be held before being charged

Suspects in criminal cases can be arrested and remanded or held before they are charged, criminal lawyers have said following Datuk Seri Najib Razak’s arrest today by the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC).  | Read more > | Malaymail

 

A New Malaysia | Overhaul | July 03, 2018, @ 20:20

Zahid: Transactions misusing foundation’s funds were made by my officer, not me

The transactions made to use funds from a foundation Datuk Seri Ahmad Zahid Hamidi chairs to pay off his and his wife's credit card debts were done by one of his officers and not him, according to the former deputy premier. | Read more > | SunDaily

 

A New Malaysia | Overhaul | July 03, 2018, @ 19:49

SME unhappy with blitz on illegal foreign workers

THE SME Association of Malaysia is unhappy with the new government's move to continue with the previous government's policy on foreign labour and started the crackdown on illegal foreign workers immediately upon the expiry of the rehiring programme without consulting stakeholders. | Read more > | SunDaily

 

A New Malaysia | 1MDB | July 03,2018, @ 19:30

Zeti refutes Najib, says she had no knowledge of RM2.6bil deposit

Former Bank Negara governor Tan Sri Zeti Akhtar Aziz has dismissed as "false" the claim by Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak that she and the central bank knew about the deposit of RM2.6bil into his account in 2013.

 | Read more >  | TheStar

 

A New Malaysia | Overhaul | July 03, 2018, @ 19:29

Commuting to work accidents on the rise: HR Ministry

The amount of commuting to work accidents among workers is on the rise in recent years, according to the Human Resources Ministry. Social Security Organisation (Socso) chairman Tan Sri Dr Aseh Che Mat pointed out that based on some statistical figures, there were some 33,319 commuting to work accidents cases reported in 2017 and out of which 667 resulted in death.

 | Read more > | SunDaily

 

A New Malaysia | Overhaul | July 03, 2018, @ 19:13

Govt spends RM25m monthly on meals at immigration depots

The government spends more than RM25 million per month on meals for illegal immigrants detained at 13 Immigration Department depots nationwide. Immigration director-general Datuk Mustafar Ali said it was among the reasons why the department refused to continue the rehiring programme which ended on June 30.

 | Read more > | SunDaily

 

A New Malaysia | Overhaul | July 03,2018, @ 19:00

MACC initiates probe into alleged embezzlement of MCMC funds

The Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) has initiated investigations into alleged embezzlement of Malaysian Communications and Multimedia Commission (MCMC) funds amounting close to RM25 million. According to a MACC source, a National Film Development Corporation (Finas) senior officer with a ‘Datuk’ title was suspected to have been involved in the embezzlement of the funds approved for the implementation of projects under the 1Malaysia Negaraku programme.  | Read more > | Malaymail

 

A New Malaysia | GE Promises | July 03,2018, @ 19:00

Fulfil UEC promise, MCA Youth tells deputy education minister

MCA Youth wants Deputy Education Minister Teoh Nie Ching to make good on DAP’s election promise to gain government recognition for the Unified Examination Certificate (UEC) of Chinese independent schools now that Pakatan Harapan (PH) is in power.  | Read more > | Malaymail

 

A New Malaysia | Overhaul | July 03, 2018, @ 18:42

Johor to get tough on illegal immigrants involved in wholesale business

The state government plans to get tough on illegal immigrants who are involved in the wholesale business here. Johor Consume­rism, Human Resources and Unity committee chairman Dr S. Ramakrishna said wholesale markets in the state are being controlled by foreign nationals. | Read more > | SunDaily

 

A New Malaysia | Overhaul | July 03, 2018, @ 18:27

Terengganu govt to pay RM3.2 billion for six projects till 2032

Six projects costing RM3.2 billion were implemented through the Public Private Partnership concept under the previous government in Terengganu, said State Infrastructure, Public Utilities, Utilities and Green Technology Committee chairman, Dr Mamad Puteh. | Read more > | SunDaily

 

A New Malaysia | Overhaul | July 03, 2018, @ 18:16

Lack of evidence thwarts action on Taib Mahmud

Although there are 15 investigation papers that were opened to investigate former Sarawak Chief Minister Tun Abdul Taib Mahmud for corruption, none are ripe enough with evidence to charge him in court. MACC chief commissioner Datuk Seri Mohd Shukri Abdull said today that while there is some truth in the allegations made against Taib, but it would not stick in court as none could be tied up directly to him. | Read more > | SunDaily

 

A New Malaysia | New Govt | July 03, 2018, @ 18:16

Miti to discuss Malaysia's positioning as major trade player

The Ministry of International Trade and Industry (Miti) will have a thorough discussion with Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad on trade policy and the government's direction in positioning Malaysia as a major player in trade and industry, said newly-appointed minister, Darell Leiking. | Read more > | SunDaily

 

A New Malaysia | Overhaul | July 03,2018, @ 18:00

PAS calls for law on political funding

PAS has urged the Pakatan Harapan Government to introduce a law to control political funding in the country.  | Read more > | Malaymail

 

A New Malaysia | New Govt | July 03, 2018, @ 17:21

Consultative panel on foreign affairs to be established soon: Saifuddin Abdullah

Newly appointed Foreign Minister Datuk Saifuddin Abdullah announced today that a consultative panel on foreign affairs will be established soon. | Read more > | SunDaily

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A New Malaysia | OverhaulJuly 03,2018, @ 17:37

Gov't must not place political appointees in KTMB board: Union

The government must avoid placing political appointees in Keretapi Tanah Melayu Bhd’s (KTMB) board of directors, as practiced by the previous administration. | Read more > | NST

 

A New Malaysia | 1MDB | July 03,2018, @ 17:02

MACC: Najib to be charged tomorrow

Former prime minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak will be charged in court on Wednesday morning, following his arrest Tuesday (July 3). The Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) said that Najib will be taken to the Kuala Lumpur Court Complex to face charges at 8.30am.

 | Read more >  | TheStar

 

A New Malaysia | 1MDB | July 03, 2018, @ 16:34

Najib arrested by MACC

Former Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Razak (pix) was arrested by the Malaysia Anti-Corruption Commission about an hour ago. | Read more > | SunDaily

 

A New Malaysia | New Policies | July 03, 2018, @ 16:33

IGP: No new units to replace disbanded task forces

Inspector-General of Police Tan Sri Mohamad Fuzi Harun has confirmed that the federal police will not form new police units to replace the elite task forces that will be disbanded as part of a revamp of the force. | Read more > | SunDaily

 

A New Malaysia | New Policies | July 03, 2018, @ 16:23

Govt to ensure strong policy framework for oil palm sector

The government will lay down a strong policy framework to further develop the oil palm industry and provide assistance, as well as a supporting environment, to ensure sustainable development alongside the industry's competitiveness. | Read more > | SunDaily

 

A New Malaysia | New Policies | July 03, 2018, @ 16:04

Works minister pledges to fix dilapidated schools nationwide

Some 245 dilapidated schools across the country that fall under the jurisdiction of the Works Ministry will see some improvements to their conditions, said newly installed minister Baru Bian today.  | Read more > | Malaymail

 

A New Malaysia | New Policies | July 03, 2018, @ 16:04

RapidPenang halts plans to end eight bus routes

RapidPenang has decided to continue with the eight existing bus routes previously planned to discontinue.  | Read more > | Malaymail

 

A New Malaysia | New Policies | July 03, 2018, @ 15:57

Government to review tourism tax: Mohamaddin

The government will review the need to retain the tourism tax to ensure that it would not affect tourist arrivals to the country, said Tourism, Arts and Culture Minister Datuk Mohamaddin Ketapi. | Read more > | SunDaily

 

A New Malaysia | OverhaulJuly 03,2018, @ 15:36

State govt coming up with ways to tackle squatter problem, say Jaujan

The state government is coming up with strategies to deal with the squatter problem, says Deputy Chief Minister Datuk Jaujan Sambakong. As of February this year, he said there were a total of 35,093 squatter families comprising 146,225 individuals statewide.

 | Read more > | NST

 

A New Malaysia | Overhaul | July 03,2018, @ 15:25

MACC moves in on possible embezzlement of RM25mil of MCMC funds

Graft busters have launched a probe on the embezzlement of Malaysian Communications and Multimedia Commission funds totalling some RM25mil for 1Malaysia Negaraku projects which failed to be implemented. | Read more >  | TheStar

 

A New Malaysia | OverhaulJuly 03,2018, @ 14:45

FT Ministry to launch probe on dubious KL land sale

The Federal Territories Ministry will carry out an internal investigation into the alleged sale of 64 plots of land in Kuala Lumpur. | Read more > | NST

 

A New Malaysia | OverhaulJuly 03,2018, @ 13:39

Over 1,000 illegal immigrants detained in Op Mega 3.0

The Immigration Department detained 1,224 illegal immigrants in 473 operations under Op Mega 3.0 conducted nationwide since yesterday. Its director-general, Datuk Seri Mustafar Ali, said 399 Bangladeshi nationals were detained, followed by Indonesia (164), the Philipines (157), Myanmar (109), Thailand (43) and Vietnam (41). | Read more > | NST

 

A New Malaysia | Overhaul | July 03, 2018, @ 13:19

Three paired highways, cross-channel undersea tunnel to proceed

The proposed three paired highways and a cross-channel undersea tunnel will proceed as planned despite the probe by the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) on its delivery partner. Project delivery partner Consortium Zenith Sdn Bhd's senior executive director Datuk Zarul Ahmad Mohd Zulkifli claimed the MACC's investigations were mostly politically motivated, and the company was caught up in a web of deceit.

 | Read more > | SunDaily

 

A New Malaysia | Overhaul | July 03, 2018, @ 15:04

IGP says will extradite Jamal Yunos as soon as possible

Authorities will arrange for the swift return of fugitive Umno leader Datuk Seri Jamal Yunos from Indonesia, said Inspector-General of Police Tan Sri Mohamad Fuzi Harun.  | Read more > | Malaymail

 

A New Malaysia | 1MDB | July 03,2018, @ 12:53

We won't meet Jho Low in Dubai, he should come back to Malaysia, says MACC

MACC chief commissioner, Datuk Seri Mohd Shukri Abdull, said they are still looking for the alleged 1Malaysia Development Bhd (1MDB) mastermind Low Taek Jho, also known as Jho Low. | Read more >  | TheStar

 

A New Malaysia | New Policies | July 03,2018, @ 12:10

Loke: E-testing pilot project for learner drivers to be introduced in Johor

An e-testing pilot project for learner drivers to obtain their driving licence will soon be introduced in Johor, said Anthony Loke. The Transport Minister said it could start in "one or two months" time. "There will be no examiner sitting next to learner drivers. We will use an automated process, with the circuit equipped with CCTVs and cables," he said. | Read more >  | TheStar

 

A New Malaysia | 1MDB | July 03, 2018, @ 12:10

Give up 1MDB funds before we come knocking, MACC chief tells recipients

The Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) offered recipients of money possibly misappropriated from 1Malaysia Development Bhd (1MDB) to voluntarily surrender these to investigators now.  | Read more > | Malaymail

 

A New Malaysia | New Policies | July 03, 2018, @ 12:50

Penang CM says would weigh bridge alternative to proposed undersea tunnel

The Penang state government is prepared to study a proposal to replace the unbuilt undersea tunnel with a bridge, said Chief Minister Chow Kon Yeow. The Penang lawmaker said the state will wait for the project contractor, Consortium Zenith Construction (CZC), to submit its completed feasibility studies for the RM6.3 billion undersea tunnel and three paired roads project first.  | Read more > | Malaymail

 

A New Malaysia | New Policies | July 03, 2018, @ 12:30

Report: Government-linked investment firms told to disclose executive pay

The Council of Eminent Persons has directed government-linked investment companies to disclose the salaries of their top leadership, according to The Star today. Citing sources, the newspaper said the advisory council sought the information during briefings provided by the GLICs. Among those under the spotlight is sovereign wealth fund Khazanah Nasional.  | Read more > | Malaymail

 

A New Malaysia | New Policies | July 03, 2018, @ 11:28

Selangor water restructuring to end within a month, Xavier promises

Newly sworn-in Water, Land and Natural Resources Minister Xavier Jayakumar promised today to finalise the long-standing water restructuring exercise in Selangor within a month.  | Read more > | Malaymail

 

A New Malaysia | 1MDBJuly 03,2018, @ 11:28

Shahrir at MACC after admitting to receiving funds from Najib

Former Felda chairman Tan Sri Shahrir Abdul Samad is currently at the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) headquarters to give a statement over his admission of receiving funds from former prime minister Datuk Seri Najib Razak. | Read more > | NST

 

A New Malaysia | Overhaul | July 03,2018, @ 11:17

No go for ECRL at RM81b, unless cost goes down

The Government will implement the East Coast Rail Link (ECRL) project only after a significant cost reduction is obtained.  The Finance Ministry said on Tuesday the final cost of the ECRL project is RM81bil and it does not include operating costs. | Read more >  | TheStar

 

A New Malaysia | New Policies | July 03, 2018, @ 10:38

Petronas: We have exclusive ownership of the petroleum resources in Malaysia

Petronas has maintained that it has exclusive ownership of the petroleum resources in Malaysia and is the sole regulator of the upstream sector in the country. | Read more > | SunDaily

 

A New Malaysia | 1MDB | July 03,2018, @ 09:55

Zahid arrives for second round of questioning at MACC HQ

Datuk Seri Dr Ahmad Zahid Hamidi is back at the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) headquarters here for a second round of questioning on Tuesday (July 3). | Read more >  | TheStar

 

A New Malaysia | New Policies | July 03, 2018, @ 09:05

Malacca to implement recruitment of UEC holders: CM

Recruitment of Unified Examination Certificate (UEC) holders will be implemented as one of the requirements of employment at the Malacca state level as it is part of the Pakatan Harapan (PH) manifesto in the 14th General Election (GE14). | Read more > | SunDaily

 

A New Malaysia | Overhaul | July 03,2018, @ 09:04

Anti-Tobacco Bill to be tabled in Parliament

Lawmakers will be tabling the Anti-Tobacco Bill in the upcoming Parliament seating in their effort to reduce the overwhelming number of cancer cases reported in the country. | Read more > | SunDaily

 

A New Malaysia | 1MDB | July 03,2018, @ 07:34

MACC questions Zahid for almost 9 hours over 1MDB scandal

Datuk Seri Ahmad Zahid Hamidi was questioned by the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) for close to nine hours today in relation to the 1Malaysia Development Berhad (1MDB) financial scandal. | Read more > | SunDaily

 

A New Malaysia | New Policies | July 03, 2018

Police report lodged over missing Japerun funds

Parties who made withdrawals from two accounts under the State Assembly Development and Coordination Committee (Japerun) have been urged to return the money. | Read more > |  BorneoPost

 

A New Malaysia | New Govt | July 03,2018, @ 07:40

The new FT Ministry’s priorities: Kampung Baru, rivers, hawkers...third vote on backburner

Newly appointed Federal Territories Minister Khalid Samad said his immediate priorities would be to work on the Kampung Baru redevelopment project, the River of Life project, and hawkers’ welfare.  | Read more > | Malaymail

 

A New Malaysia | New Govt | July 03,2018, @ 07:00

Some in party say not enough ministers from DAP

The Prime Minister’s choice of ministerial candidates is “unreasonable and shows disrespect for the Pakatan Harapan component parties”, says DAP Socialist Youth (Dapsy) chairman Wong Kah Woh.
 | Read more >  | TheStar

 

A New Malaysia | New Govt | July 03,2018, @ 07:00

Azmin: Execs with skills to head GLCs

The changes in the leadership and boards of government-linked companies (GLCs) will come to an end soon, says Economic Affairs Minister Datuk Seri Azmin Ali. He also said the days of “political appointments” are over because the Government wants executives who can perform and deliver in GLCs.  | Read more >  | TheStar

 

A New Malaysia | OverhaulJuly 03,2018, @ 00:21

Jamal's arrest: Lawyer waiting for full details

Datuk Seri Jamal Yunos' lawyer Datuk Mohd Imran Tamrin is waiting for more details from the police on the arrest of his client in Indonesia today. | Read more > | NST

 

A New Malaysia | OppositionJuly 02,2018, @ 21:49

Why would I use a local bank account in my own name if I wanted to steal, asks Najib

As had been reported before, former Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Razak continues to stress that the RM2.6 billion in his personal bank account was a donation from a member of the Saudi royal family. He also maintained that he had returned US$620 million from the donation to the donor after the 13th General Election (GE13). | Read more > | NST

 

A New Malaysia | New Policies | July 02,2018, @ 21:29

Anti-Tobacco Bill to be tabled in Parliament

Lawmakers will be tabling the Anti-Tobacco Bill in the upcoming Parliament seating in their effort to reduce the overwhelming number of cancer cases reported in the country. | Read more > | SunDaily

 

A New Malaysia | OverhaulJuly 02,2018, @ 20:39

Muhyiddin: Several citizenship matters will be resolved soon

Several cases pertaining citizenship matters among Malaysians are expected to be resolved as soon as possible, said Home Minister Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin. He said this was due to a special committee that was set up comprising representatives of his ministry and the Human Resources Ministry to address the issues.

 | Read more > | NST

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A New Malaysia | 1MDB | July 02,2018, @ 19:00

Zeti knew of RM2.6b but didn’t question it, says Najib

Datuk Seri Najib Razak has claimed that former Bank Negara governor Tan Sri Akhtar Aziz was aware of the US$681 million (RM2.6 billion) in his bank account before the 2013 general election but never questioned it.  | Read more > | Malaymail

 

A New Malaysia | New Govt | July 02,2018, @ 18:41

There's an urgent need to review certain laws: Muhyiddin

A special committee is being set up by the ministry to review all laws under its purview with a view to protect all citizens from any forms of violation of their basic human rights. Among the laws were the Security Offences (Special Measures) Act 2012 (Sosma), the Prevention of Terrorism Act 2015 (Pota) and the Prevention of Crime Act 1959 (Poca). | Read more >