News from Around: Snippets and Links

A New Malaysia | Pakatan Government |

Building A New Malaysia 

Overhaul, Reforms and New Policies

 

July 10 

A New Malaysia | 1MDB | July 10, 2018, @ 23:30

Report: Macau police say PDRM’s statements on Jho Low not factual

Macau police have disputed the veracity of their Malaysian counterparts’ statements, after local authorities requested Macau and other countries for help locating financier Low Taek Jho, better known as Jho Low.  | Read more > | Malaymail

 

A New Malaysia | Opposition | July 10, 2018, @ 22:56

Umno: Failure to attract foreign investment due to Guan Eng's inexperience

The government has failed to convince foreign investors to invest in Malaysia as Bank Negara’s international reserves have plummeted from US$110 billion (RM442.3 billion) in April to US$104.7 billion as of June 29. | Read more >  | NST

 

A New Malaysia | Overhaul | July 10, 2018, @ 22:30

MIC man on DBKL advisory board quits

A member of Kuala Lumpur City Hall’s (DBKL) advisory board from MIC has resigned, the Federal Territories minister announced today.  | Read more > | Malaymail

 

A New Malaysia | Overhaul | July 10, 2018

Ministry to re-evaluate contracts awarded for the Pan Borneo Highway project

The Ministry of Infrastructure Development will re-evaluate contracts awarded for the Pan Borneo Highway project, as well as restructure its management. | Read more > |  BorneoPost

 

A New Malaysia | New Policies | July 10, 2018

State Legislative Assembly passes Oil Mining (Amendment) Bill, 2018

Legislative Assembly (DUN) today passed the Oil Mining (Amendment) Bill, 2018, paving way for the state to strengthen its regulatory control over the exploration and prospecting for petroleum, which by definition includes natural gas. | Read more > |  BorneoPost

 

A New Malaysia | Overhaul | July 10, 2018, @ 21:16

No addition funding for LRT3 unless cost is significantly reduced: Finance Ministry

The Ministry of Finance (MoF) will not support any additional funding required for the Light Rail Transit Line 3 (LRT3) unless the cost is “significantly rationalised” without compromising the rail network's integrity, safety and service quality. | Read more >  | NST

 

A New Malaysia | New Policies | July 10, 2018, @ 21:10

Perform in-depth study before recognising UEC, says Rais Yatim

Recognising the Unified Examination Certificate (UEC) in Malaysia requires an in-depth study, besides considering the interests of the Malays, the country’s majority ethnic group, says former sociocultural adviser to the government Tan Sri Rais Yatim.  | Read more > | Malaymail

 

A New Malaysia | New Policies | July 10, 2018, @ 21:00

Minister: Malaysia’s stand on CPTPP to be made clearer soon

The Malaysian government’s stand on the Comprehensive and Progressive Agreement for Trans-Pacific Partnership (CPTPP) will be finalised by the Cabinet soon.  | Read more > | Malaymail

 

A New Malaysia | 1MDBl | July 10, 2018, @ 19:55

Switzerland says Najib not a target in 1MDB probe

 Swiss probe into bribery and fraud centred on Malaysian state fund 1MDB is investigating six people, but former prime minister Datuk Seri Najib Abdul Razak is not one of them, the country's attorney general said Tuesday. | Read more > | SunDaily

 

A New Malaysia | Overhaul | July 10, 2018, @ 19:53

Government will continue the rubber city project in Padang Terap

The government will continue the Rubber City Project in Padang Terap to further develop the rubber industry as well as to help improve the living standards of the locals. | Read more > | SunDaily

 

A New Malaysia | Overhaul | July 10, 2018, @ 19:37

Cops probe Jamal under Immigration Act

Police said they are investigating Red Shirts leader Datuk Seri Jamal Yunos under the Immigration Act after the Sungai Besar Umno chief fled the country when he was investigated for several offences. | Read more > | SunDaily

 

A New Malaysia | Overhaul | July 10, 2018, @ 19:37

KTM chairman to resign end of the month

Another of former premier Datuk Seri Najib Abdul Razak's nominees for government linked companies has decided to step aside. | Read more > | SunDaily

 

A New Malaysia | New Policies | July 10, 2018, @ 19:30

MOF: LRT3 cost tripled to RM31b under Prasarana’s poor management

The Ministry of Finance blamed Prasarana Malaysia today for poorly managing the Light Rail Transit 3 (LRT3) project that caused projected costs to triple from RM10 billion to RM31.45 billion.  | Read more > | Malaymail

 

A New Malaysia | Overhaul | July 10, 2018, @ 18:52

Penang govt to pursue leave to appeal bid against EC's redelineation exercise: Lawyer

The Penang state government is proceeding with its leave to appeal application against the Election Commission's (EC) redelineation exercise, the Federal Court here was told today. | Read more > | SunDaily

 

A New Malaysia | Overhaul | July 10, 2018, @ 18:46

Malaysia can demand new water sale price

Malaysia has the right to submit a new rate on the sale price of raw water set for Singapore, Johor Opposition Leader Datuk Ir Hasni Mohammad said. The former State Public Works, Rural and Regional Development Committee chairman said this had been confirmed by the attorney-general. | Read more > | SunDaily

 

A New Malaysia | Overhaul | July 10, 2018, @ 18:29

NRD challenged to issue MyKad in 30 minutes

The Home Ministry has asked the National Registration Department (NRD) to look at how it can shorten the issuance of Mykad from 45 minutes to 30. | Read more >  | NST

 

A New Malaysia | Overhaul | July 10, 2018, @ 18:25

Driving under influence of liquor or drugs: Gov't could tighten laws

The Transport Ministry may consider tightening the laws to deal with the issues of driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs. | Read more >  | NST

 

A New Malaysia | New Policies | July 10, 2018, @ 18:22

Exco: Johor landowners face prosecution if waste dumped illegally

The Johor state government and the Solid Waste Management and Public Cleansing Corporation (SWCorp) will prosecute landowners who dispose of solid waste illegally, a state executive councillor said today.  | Read more > | Malaymail

 

A New Malaysia | New Govt | July 10, 2018, @ 18:05

Declaration of assets of elected reps may be kept classified

The government is looking into the possibility of keeping the declaration of assets of elected representatives classified to prevent unjustified attention and scrutiny by the masses. | Read more >  | NST

 

A New Malaysia | Overhaul | July 10, 2018, @ 17:36

MACC urged to investigate three mega projects in Terengganu

The Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) has been urged to investigate three questionable mega projects in Terengganu that cost close to RM1 billion. | Read more > | SunDaily

 

A New Malaysia | New Policies | July 10, 2018

‘Land Code amendment Bill fails to recognise, affirm fundamental characteristic of PMPG concept’

Ba Kelalan assemblyman Baru Bian said the the Land Code (Amendment) Bill, 2018 which purportedly seeks to recognise Pemakai Menoa and Pulau Galau (PMPG) concept of acquiring native customary rights (NCR) over land in Sarawak, failed to recognise and affirm fundamental characteristic of the PMPG concept. | Read more > |  BorneoPost

 

A New Malaysia | New Policies | July 10, 2018

S’wak to work with federal govt on low enrolment schools merger

SARAWAK government is looking forward to work together with the new federal government to implement the plan of merging low enrolment schools. | Read more > |  BorneoPost

 

A New Malaysia | 1MDB | July 10, 2018, @ 16:50

Swiss AG visits Tommy Thomas on 1MDB case

Switzerland's attorney general (AG) met with his Malaysian counterpart Tommy Thomas today in Putrajaya to discuss coordinating investigations on state investment firm 1Malaysia Development Berhad (1MDB). | Read more > | Malaymail

 

A New Malaysia | New Policies | July 10, 2018, @ 16:30

Petronas must comply with state laws, says Sarawak DCM

The state government today made it clear that Petroliam Nasional Berhad (Petronas) is not exempted from the Oil Mining Ordinance 1958 or the Sarawak Land Code when it or its contractors undertake exploration, prospecting and mining for petroleum in the state.  | Read more > | Malaymail

 

A New Malaysia | Overhaul | July 10, 2018, @ 16:27

Govt mulls classification of recreational spots including caves

The Housing and Local Government Ministry is planning to carry out a study on a classification system based on categories and risk exposures at recreational spots including caves. | Read more >  | NST

 

A New Malaysia | Opposition | July 10, 2018, @ 16:10

Why the delay in recognising UEC? Penang Gerakan asks Pakatan

The Pakatan Harapan (PH) government must fulfil its election promise of recognising the Unified Examination Certificate (UEC), Penang Gerakan said today.  | Read more > | Malaymail

 

A New Malaysia | 1MDB | July 10, 2018, @ 16:10

Switzerland investigates six for suspected bribery of foreign officials in 1MDB probe

Switzerland is investigating six people on suspicion of bribing foreign officials and other offences, as part of a money laundering investigation into Malaysian state fund 1MDB, the Swiss attorney general’s office said today.  | Read more > | Malaymail

 

A New Malaysia | New Govt | July 10, 2018, @ 16:10

DPM: Under Islamic law, marriage of child bride in Kelantan still valid

The marriage between the 41-year-old rubber dealer and the 11-year-old Thai national remains valid under Islam even after the man was fined RM1,800 by the Gua Musang Shariah Subordinate Court.  | Read more > | Malaymail

News from Around: Snippets and Links

A New Malaysia | Pakatan Government |

Building A New Malaysia 

Overhaul, Reforms and New Policies

 

July 10 

A New Malaysia | Overhaul | July 10, 2018, @ 15:37

Communications and Multimedia Ministry to combat child pornography

The government will go all out with its efforts to eradicate child pornography by developing various strategies with relevant authorities. | Read more >  | NST

 

A New Malaysia | 1MDB | July 10, 2018, @ 15:26

IGP: We will wait and see what Najib does

Police are adopting a ‘wait and see’ approach with regards to former prime minister Datuk Seri Najib Razak’s statement that he intends to sue the Federal Commercial Crime Investigation Department (CCID). | Read more >  | NST

A New Malaysia | Overhaul | July 10, 2018, @ 15:23

Task of addressing corruption challenging: Mahathir

Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad said he was finding it difficult to address the issue of corruption within the government due its magnitude.​​| Read more > | SunDaily

 

A New Malaysia | Opposition | July 10, 2018, @ 15:20

MCA: Six issues DAP should raise in Cabinet

n a statement on Tuesday, the MCA publicity bureau chairman urged the ministers to speak up during the Cabinet meeting on Wednesday (July 11) on various issues that had attracted wide attention in the past one week. | Read more >  | TheStar

A New Malaysia | New Govt | July 10, 2018, @ 15:03

Minister: Pay cut for new Mavcom chairman

The new Malaysian Aviation Commission (Mavcom) chairman will receive a pay cut, Transport Minister Anthony Loke said today.  | Read more > | Malaymail

A New Malaysia | New Policies | July 10, 2018, @ 14:49

Bumi group defends open AP system, claims kept automotive industry ‘competitive’

The Malaysian Association of Malay Vehicle Importers and Traders (or its Malay acronym Pekema) today defended the open Approved Permit (AP) system, claiming that it has helped kept the automotive industry competitive.  | Read more > | Malaymail

 

A New Malaysia | 1MDB | July 10, 2018, @ 14:41

IGP: No request for return of seized items

Police confirmed that they have not received any formal request from former prime minister's wife Datin Seri Rosmah Mansor or anyone else for the return of valuables impounded in the 1Malaysia Development Berhad (1MDB) investigation raids. | Read more > | SunDaily

 

A New Malaysia | Overhaul | July 10, 2018, @ 14:21

Pahang urged to explain Bukit Sekilau deforestation

The state government has been urged to provide explanation on the land clearing activities on Bukit Sekilau and verify that there was no abuse of power involved. | Read more >  | NST

A New Malaysia | Overhaul | July 10, 2018, @ 14:12

Fed govt funds cost to build, upgrade transformer in Sarawak rural areas

The cost to build and upgrade transformer to power up rural areas in Sarawak is being funded by the federal government through the Rural Development Ministry. | Read more >  | NST

A New Malaysia | New Govt | July 10, 2018, @ 14:08

DAP opens seven new branches in Kelantan

DAP is opening seven new branches in Kelantan in efforts to spread its wings in the state controlled by PAS for the last 28 years.​​| Read more > | SunDaily

 

A New Malaysia | Overhaul | July 10, 2018, @ 14:00

Buyers of project on private lease scheme in Johor sue developer

Buyers of a property project in Medini, Johor, on a private lease scheme are taking the developer to court for failing to issue separate strata titles for their units.​​| Read more > | SunDaily

 

A New Malaysia | New Govt | July 10, 2018, @ 11:59

Govt mulling over proposal for family members of Pakatan elected representatives to declare assets

The Government is considering whether to make it compulsory for family members of Pakatan Harapan elected representatives to also declare their assets to the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC).
| Read more >  | TheStar

A New Malaysia | 1MDB | July 10, 2018, @ 11:55

Police seek Macau approval to move in on Jho Low

Police will move in to arrest controversial businessman Low Taek Jho, better known as Jho Low, once they obtain feedback from Macau authorities. | Read more >  | NST

 

A New Malaysia | New Govt | July 10, 2018, @ 11:45

No raise for MPs, but pay cuts for GLC chiefs, PM says

Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad said today that his administration intends to scale down the salaries of top leaders in government linked companies (GLC).  | Read more > | Malaymail

 

A New Malaysia | New Govt | July 10, 2018, @ 11:45

Ex-TalentCorp CEO heading MoF division in charge of govt budgets

Former Talent Corporation Malaysia (TalentCorp) chief executive officer Johan Mahmood Merican has been appointed to head the Ministry of Finance's National Budget Office (NBO), which is in charge of the government's annual budget.  | Read more > | Malaymail

 

A New Malaysia | Overhaul | July 10, 2018, @ 11:42

Mahathir: Malaysia’s silence on HSR due to fear over market reaction

Malaysia has not responded to Singapore's diplomatic note on its position on the High-Speed Rail (HSR) due to fear that it would cause a negative market reaction. | Read more > | SunDaily

 

A New Malaysia | Overhaul | July 10, 2018, @ 11:40

Report: MoF mulls bypassing Prasarana to cut LRT3 cost

The cost of completing the Light Rail Transit Line 3 (LRT3) project can be reduced by nearly RM6 billion should it go back to the original design plan, according to a report.  | Read more > | Malaymail

A New Malaysia | 1MDB | July 10, 2018, @ 11:23

1MDB clarifies appointment of new exco chairman

1Malaysia Development Bhd (1MDB) today clarified that the appointment of Datuk Mohammad Faiz Azmi as Chairman of its newly-formed Executive Committee (Exco) is part of the scope and services provided by PricewaterhouseCoopers Advisory Services Sdn Bhd (PwC) to it. He represents PwC. | Read more >  | NST

 

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

Report: Ex-Goldman Sachs banker in plea talks over 1MDB US court case

Banker Tim Leissner is in plea talks with United States prosecutors in its criminal fraud investigation into scandal-plagued 1Malaysia Development Bhd (1MDB), financial daily Wall Street Journal (WSJ) reported today.  | Read more > | Malaymail

 

A New Malaysia | 1MDB | July 10, 2018, @ 10:53

Lebanese firm sues Rosmah RM60mil over 44 pieces of jewellery

A Lebanese jewellery firm has filed a RM60mil suit against Datin Seri Rosmah Mansor over 44 pieces of jewellery allegedly sent to her earlier this year and was recently seized by the police. | Read more >  | TheStar

 

A New Malaysia | New Govt | July 10, 2018, @ 10:33

Pakatan Harapan lawmakers attend briefing on governance, integrity and anti-corruption

A large crowd of Pakatan Harapan MPs gathered at the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) headquarters here Tuesday (July 10) for a day-long briefing session on governance, integrity and anti-corruption.   | Read more >  | TheStar

A New Malaysia | New Projects | July 10, 2018

Pilot project to use rubberised road technology in Kedamaian

The State Ministry of Rural Development has initiated a pilot project to apply rubberised road technology to upgrade a two-kilometre stretch of road at Kedamaian, Kota Belud.​ | Read more > |  BorneoPost

 

A New Malaysia | New Policies | July 10, 2018

New schooling plan needed for stateless kids – Jimmy

Assistant Minister in the Chief Minister’s Department Jimmy Wong Sze Phin urged the Ministry of Education to develop a new schooling plan for stateless kids in the country so that they could work in the future.​ | Read more > |  BorneoPost

 

A New Malaysia | New Govt | July 10, 2018

Point out leaders who have strayed, Shafie tells civil servants

CM Shafie rallies the Sabah civil service to remain dedicated and to commit to the aspirations of the Parti Warisan Sabah-led administration that places the interests of the people foremost in its agenda.​ | Read more > |  BorneoPost

A New Malaysia | New Govt | July 10, 2018, @ 08:15

DBKL will have elected representatives in management positions

Elected representatives in the city will be appointed to certain positions in Kuala Lumpur City Hall (DBKL) management, in a move to push the concept of democratisation of the local government. | Read more > | SunDaily

A New Malaysia | Overhaul | July 10, 2018, @ 08:30

PMO halts ministers’ friendly ‘moves’

Several ministers apparently did not get the memo on the ongoing efforts to keep government lean and to cut expenditure.| Read more >  | TheStar

 

A New Malaysia | New Govt | July 10, 2018, @ 08:30

‘Only an MP will be the Speaker’

Pakatan Harapan leaders held a late night closed door meeting at the Perdana Leadership Foundation, believed to be on the subject of the Dewan Rakyat Speaker.​ | Read more >  | TheStar

A New Malaysia | New Govt | July 10, 2018, @ 08:30

Like Dr M, all in his Cabinet have to keep things lean and clean

AT last week’s Cabinet meeting, Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad gave a lengthy talk to his ministers, most of whom being first timers and had just taken their oaths of office two days earlier. | Read more >  | TheStar

News from Around: Snippets and Links

A New Malaysia | Pakatan Government |

Building A New Malaysia 

Overhaul, Reforms and New Policies

 

July 09 

A New Malaysia | 1MDB | July 09, 2018, @ 11:30

‘Recover 1MDB assets through S’pore’

Malaysia can go through the courts in Singapore to establish ownership of any seized assets linked to the 1Malaysia Development Bhd (1MDB) and take steps to recover them, said its Foreign Minister Dr Vivian Balakrishnan. | Read more >  | TheStar

A New Malaysia | Opposition | July 10, 2018, @ 08:30

Clarify stance on Anti-Fake News and Sedition Act, Govt urged

Umno has urged the Government to clarify its stance on the Anti-Fake News Act and Sedition Act.​ | Read more >  | TheStar

 

A New Malaysia | Overhaul | July 10, 2018, @ 07:25

Immigration Dept: 43 illegal workers nabbed in Ops Mega 3.0

The Immigration Department (JIM) detained 43 illegal foreign workers at several Jakel stores in Kuala Lumpur in an operation dubbed Ops Mega 3.0 mounted on July 6. Mustafar added that since the Ops Mega 3.0 was implemented from July 1 to 6, a total of 595 operations were conducted which resulted in the arrest of 1,475 illegals and 28 employers.  | Read more > | Malaymail

A New Malaysia | New Policies | July 09, 2018, @ 21:59

Politicians will not longer be made ambassadors, says foreign minister

The Foreign Ministry today announced that politicians would no longer be appointed as the country’s ambassadors. | Read more >  | NST

A New Malaysia | Overhaul | July 09, 2018, @ 21:15

FT Ministry to review Kuala Lumpur Structure Plan 2020

The Federal Territories Ministry may review the Kuala Lumpur Structure Plan 2020 before any decision is made to gazette it. | Read more >  | NST

A New Malaysia | New Govt | July 09, 2018, @ 20:30

FT minister hopes KLites will accept third vote in five years

The concept of local council elections may still be unacceptable to Kuala Lumpur residents in three years, Federal Territories Minister Khalid Abdul Samad said today.​ | Read more > | Malaymail

A New Malaysia | New Govt | July 09, 2018, @ 19:19

Education Ministry 'will not abolish boards of directors' of Chinese schools

Education Minister Teo Nie Ching says her ministry will not simply abolish boards of directors of Chinese primary schools without good reason, as they play an important role in the development of these schools. | Read more > | SunDaily

 

A New Malaysia | New Policies | July 09, 2018, @ 19:12

Modernise tahfiz school, not shut them down: PPBM

Penang Parti Pribumi Bersatu Malaysia (PPBM) has called for tahfiz schools in the country to be modernised, rather than shut down. | Read more >  | NST

 

A New Malaysia | Opposition | July 09, 2018, @ 19:00

Pressure Pakatan to fulfil election pledges, Najib tells Malaysians

Former prime minister Datuk Seri Najib Razak urged Malaysians today to demand that the new Pakatan Harapan (PH) government fulfils its promises of cheap petrol, free toll and a waiver of higher education loan payments. | Read more > | Malaymail

 

A New Malaysia | Overhaul | July 09, 2018, @ 18:59

Govt looking into breaking up its monopolies in supply of goods and services

The Ministry of Domestic Trade and Consumer Affairs is looking into the possibility of doing away with the monopoly in the supply of goods and services in sectors under its jurisdiction, said Minister Datuk Saifuddin Nasution Ismail. | Read more > | SunDaily

 

A New Malaysia | New Govt | July 09, 2018, @ 18:52

Shafie Apdal urges Sabah civil servants to be whistle blowers

Civil servants in Sabah have been urged to point out improper practices in government procedures to prevent corruption, said Datuk Seri Mohd Shafie Apdal.   | Read more >  | TheStar

 

A New Malaysia | 1MDB | July 09, 2018, @ 18:03

'He does not like me', says Najib in his originating summons against Tommy Thomas

Former prime minister Datuk Seri Najib Razak claimed it is prejudice if Attorney-General Tommy Thomas was allow to continue leading the prosecution team in the criminal breach of trust (CBT) and power abuse case against him. | Read more >  | NST

 

A New Malaysia | Overhaul | July 09, 2018, @ 18:24

JB-S'pore link project misses deadline 

The deadline for Prasarana Malaysia Bhd and Singapore's SMRT Corporation Ltd to form a joint-venture company (JV Co) to operate the Johor Baru-Singapore Rapid Transit System (RTS) Link has been missed, according to Singapore Transport Minister Khaw Boon Wan. | Read more > | SunDaily

 

A New Malaysia | Overhaul | July 09, 2018, @ 17:56

Singapore to seek compensation from Malaysia if rail project cancelled

Singapore will try to recover costs incurred for a rail project with Malaysia, which have exceeded S$250 million (RM744 million) and are still growing, if the new government in Kuala Lumpur confirms it has cancelled the project, officials said today. | Read more > | Malaymail

 

A New Malaysia | 1MDB | July 09, 2018, @ 17:38

Singapore has been investigating 1MDB since 2015

Singapore has been thoroughly investigating 1MDB-related offences committed here since 2015, said its foreign minister Dr Vivian Balakrishnan on Monday (July 9).  | Read more >  | TheStar

 

A New Malaysia | 1MDB | July 09, 2018, @ 17:14

Singapore has been investigating 1MDB since 2015

Najib claims AG, MACC chief and CCID director are 'not qualified' to take on 1MDB case. | Read more >  | TheStar

 

A New Malaysia | New Policies | July 09, 2018, @ 17:01

Even PM, DPM must comply with code of ethics to tackle graft: Dr M

The prime minister and deputy prime minister are public officers who have to comply with the code of ethics for members of administration and lawmakers. | Read more >  | NST

 

A New Malaysia | Opposition | July 09, 2018, @ 16:35

MCA: Crony capitalism if Khazanah asked to divest to Bumiputera individuals

Changing Khazanah Nasional Berhad’s role and forcing the national sovereign fund to divest its companies to select Bumiputera individuals marks a return of crony capitalism, Datuk Seri Wee Ka Siong said today. | Read more > | Malaymail

 

A New Malaysia | New Policies | July 09, 2018, @ 16:30

Minister: Putrajaya to lower voting age to 18 before GE15

The government is currently studying how it can lower the voting age from 21 to 18, Syed Saddiq Abdul Rahman said today. | Read more > | Malaymail

 

A New Malaysia | New Policies | July 09, 2018, @ 16:27

PM, ministers to be regarded public officers, liable to anti-graft laws 

The prime minister, deputy prime minister, cabinet members and MPs from the ruling party will be regarded as public officers holding public office and will be liable to the country's anti-corruption laws. | Read more > | SunDaily

 

A New Malaysia | Overhaul | July 09, 2018, @ 16:25

BTN will be gone soon, says Syed Saddiq

Youth and Sports Minister Syed Saddiq Abdul Rahman today claimed that the National Civics Bureau (BTN) will be abolished in the near future. | Read more > | Malaymail

 

A New Malaysia | Overhaul | July 09, 2018, @ 16:10

MRL denies ECRL project is proceeding despite suspension order

Malaysia Rail Link Sdn Bhd (MRL) has reaffirmed that the East Coast Rail Link (ECRL) project is currently suspended and no other works to progress it will take place at this time in line with the Minister of Finance’s (MOF) suspension order. | Read more > | Malaymail

 

A New Malaysia | Opposition | July 09, 2018, @ 15:30

With no representation, Pakatan Cabinet risks pushing east coast voters away

With zero MPs in Kelantan and Terengganu, Pakatan Harapan (PH) may further alienate voters in the two Malay-majority states as no ministers or deputy ministers can be elected from there. | Read more > | Malaymail

 

A New Malaysia | Opposition | July 09, 2018, @ 14:50

Table amendments to Act 355 to empower Shariah Courts, PAS tells Mujahid

PAS today urged the Minister in charge of religious affairs, Datuk Mujahid Yusof Rawa to table an amendment to the Shariah Courts (Criminal Jurisdiction) Act 1965 in order to empower the courts further. | Read more > | Malaymail

 

A New Malaysia | Overhaul | July 09, 2018, @ 13:40

PM: PAC reports won't be hidden under OSA

The new government will not hide Public Accounts Committee (PAC) reports under the Official Secrets Act (OSA), said Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad. | Read more > | Malaymail

 

A New Malaysia | New Policies | July 09, 2018, @ 13:30

Singapore will honour 1962 Water Agreement, expects Malaysia to do the same

Singapore will fully honour the terms of the 1962 Water Agreement with Malaysia, including the price of water stipulated in it, and expects Malaysia to do the same, its foreign minister Vivian Balakrishnan said on Monday (July 9).  | Read more >  | TheStar

 

A New Malaysia | Overhaul | July 09, 2018, @ 13:20

PM: Law regulating political funding to be proposed

A law regulating political funding would be proposed to prevent corruption, said Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad.  | Read more >  | TheStar

 

A New Malaysia | Overhaul | July 09, 2018, @ 13:10

Singapore says has spent over S$250m on HSR, significant sums will be ‘completely wasted’ if project cancelled

The Republic has spent more than S$250 million (RM743.4 million) on the high-speed rail (HSR) project as of May this year, revealed Transport Minister Khaw Boon Wan in Parliament today. | Read more > | Malaymail

 

A New Malaysia | New Policies | July 09, 2018, @ 13:00

PM: Putrajaya studying Germany’s political funding model, not corrupt US lobbying

The federal government is currently studying the political funding models of other countries such as Germany, where the government gives political funds to political parties for elections, the prime minister said today. | Read more > | Malaymail

 

A New Malaysia | New Policies | July 09, 2018, @ 13:00

Dr M: No gifting Merc, Proton to ministers... but food, flowers are fine

Ministers will not be allowed to receive expensive gifts such as Mercedes-Benz luxury vehicles or even the ubiquitous local marque Proton, but will only be able to accept food, flowers or pewter plaques, the prime minister said today. | Read more > | Malaymail

 

A New Malaysia | Overhaul | July 09, 2018, @ 11:40

Suggestion to axe tahfiz schools ‘baseless’, minister says

The suggestion by a former minister to shut down tahfiz schools ― which teaches Quran memorisation ― in Malaysia has has no basis or rationale, Datuk Mujahid Yusof Rawa said today. | Read more > | Malaymail

 

A New Malaysia | 1MDB | July 09, 2018, @ 10:51

Najib’s children post remainder of his bail

Nooryana Najwa Najib and Datuk Noorashman were at the court about 10.04am to post the remaining RM500,000 of the RM1 million bail for their father. | Read more > | SunDaily

 

A New Malaysia | Overhaul | July 09, 2018, @ 10:35

Dr M: Civil servants must not abuse their authority

Civil servants must not abuse their authority for self-interest but should use their power to serve the people and bring progress to the nation, said Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad. The Prime Minister said as administrators, civil servants are in the position to see that the country's aspirations materialise.  | Read more >  | TheStar

 

A New Malaysia | Overhaul | July 09, 2018, @ 10:46

Days of GLC top execs getting fat salaries over, says PM

The days of top executives of government-linked companies (GLCs) drawing fat salaries regardless of their companies' performance are over, Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad has warned. | Read more > | SunDaily

 

A New Malaysia | New Policies | July 09, 2018

Govt to bring in foreign investors for specific industries – Shafie

hief Minister, Datuk Seri Mohd Shafie Apdal, said, efforts will be made to bring in foreign investors for specific industries to accelerate industrialization in Sabah. | Read more > |  BorneoPost

 

A New Malaysia | New Policies | July 09, 2018

Indonesian consulate welcomes revival of border trade

Djati Ismojo welcomed the exchange of plans on reviving the border trade in Sabah with Northern Kalimantan during the discussion. | Read more > |  BorneoPost

 

A New Malaysia | Opposition | July 09, 2018

Land Code amendment will not contribute to diminishing of NCR – Uggah

The amendment on the Sarawak Land Code (SLC) involving native customary rights (NCR) over land – if passed during the current State Legislative Assembly (DUN) sitting – will not contribute to the diminishing of NCR. | Read more > |  BorneoPost

 

A New Malaysia | New Policies | July 09, 2018, @ 09:16

HDB model for public housing

The Housing and Local Government Ministry will look at Singapore's Housing and Development Board's (HDB) public housing system to revamp the fragmented local public housing system. | Read more > | SunDaily

 

A New Malaysia | New Policies | July 09, 2018, @ 08:45

Sabah CM wants state to be industrialised

Sabah Chief Minister Datuk Seri Mohd Shafie Apdal wants to place Sabah as one of the more industrially developed states in the country. | Read more > | Malaymail

 

A New Malaysia | Opposition | July 09, 2018, @ 08:00

Zahid to lead Opposition bloc

When the new Parliament begins on July 16, Umno president Datuk Seri Dr Ahmad Zahid Hamidi is almost certain to be the Opposition Leader.
| Read more >  | TheStar

 

A New Malaysia | Opposition | July 09, 2018, @ 07:42

Sarawak to stay politically ‘independent’

Sarawak wants to be politically “independent” and it will not join Pakatan Harapan, says Chief Minister Datuk Patinggi Abang Johari Tun Openg. He said Gabungan Parti Sarawak (GPS) considers itself autonomous but friendly to the Pakatan government in Putrajaya.
| Read more >  | TheStar

 

A New Malaysia | Overhaul | July 09, 2018, @ 07:00

Education Ministry to monitor work of contractors

The work of contractors appointed to build and repair school buildings will be closely monitored, says Education Minister Dr Maszlee Malik. He said he did not want to see any dilapidated school building, and contractors should complete their projects on time.
| Read more >  | TheStar

News from Around: Snippets and Links

A New Malaysia | Pakatan Government |

Building A New Malaysia 

Overhaul, Reforms and New Policies

 

July 08 

A New Malaysia | Overhaul | July 08, 2018, @ 23:30

Cabinet ministers to attend special MACC briefing on Tuesday

Cabinet ministers, as well as top officers of all ministries, will be attending a special briefing by the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) this Tuesday. | Read more > | Malaymail

 

A New Malaysia | Opposition | July 08, 2018, @ 21:30

PAS to set up government advisory council for Kelantan and Terengganu

PAS will set up a government advisory council for Kelantan and Terengganu to ensure that all the pledges in its manifesto for the 14th General Election (GE14) will be implemented successfully in the two states. | Read more > | Malaymail

 

A New Malaysia | Overhaul | July 08, 2018, @ 21:26

JBPM to explain justification of critical allowance scheme

The Fire and Rescue Department of Malaysia (JBPM) will hold a meeting with the central agencies under the Ministry of Finance and Public Service Department to explain the justification of the Critical Allowance Scheme for JBPM personnel. | Read more > | SunDaily

 

A New Malaysia | Overhaul | July 07, 2018, @ 20:47

Baru Bian to prioritise Pan Borneo Highway, school and hospital projects

Main contractors and sub-contractors appointed for phase one of the Pan Borneo Highway project have been reminded to carry on with the project without breaching any terms of their contract. | Read more >  | NST

 

A New Malaysia | New Policies | July 08, 2018, @ 20:13

More childcare centres to be set up in Kedah: Exco member

The Kedah state government is planning to set up more Welfare Department (JKM) run childcare centres to cater to the needs of civil servants in the state. | Read more > | SunDaily

 

A New Malaysia | Overhaul | July 08, 2018, @ 17:50

Teoh Beng Hock’s family wants a fresh probe into his death

The family of Teoh Beng Hock, who was found dead at the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission’s (MACC) former Selangor headquarters in 2009, wants the authorities to start a fresh investigation into his death. | Read more > | Malaymail

 

A New Malaysia | New Policies | July 08, 2018, @ 17:25

Maszlee: Holistic solution for UEC recognition needed to avoid U-turns on any decision

A holistic approach towards any decision to recognise the Unified Examination Certificate (UEC) is needed to ensure that the national language and national unity are not threatened. | Read more >  | TheStar

 

A New Malaysia | New Govt | July 08, 2018, @ 17:16

Wan Azizah denies having two 'camps' in PKR

PKR president Datuk Seri Dr Wan Azizah Wan Ismail today brushed aside allegations that there were two camps or groups in the party, one supporting her and the other supporting her husband, Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim. | Read more > | SunDaily

 

A New Malaysia | New Govt | July 08, 2018, @ 17:04

Committee formed to study Sabah, Sarawak rights under MA63

The government has formed a committee to identify the best method to ensure Sabah and Sarawak’s rights under the Malaysia Agreement 1963 (MA63), can continue to be pursued. Minister in the Prime Minister’s Department Datuk Liew Vui Keong said he will lead the committee in line with the government’s commitment to reevaluate the agreement to ensure that Sabah and Sarawak’s claims are realised. | Read more >  | NST

 

A New Malaysia | New Govt | July 08, 2018, @ 16:39

New Sabah govt working to abolish communal grants: Shafie

The communal grant concept introduced by the previous state government will be scrapped, as promised in the Parti Warisan Sabah's election manifesto. | Read more >  | NST

 

A New Malaysia | 1MDB | July 08, 2018, @ 13:25

MACC denies freezing bank account with funds for Najib's bail

The Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) says it did not order a freeze on the bank account set up to help former prime minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak post bail. | Read more >  | TheStar

 

A New Malaysia | Overhaul | July 08, 2018, @ 15:14

Immigration d-g: Employers, not authorities to blame for illegal worker crackdown

Authorities are merely enforcing the law when cracking down on illegal foreign workers, says Datuk Seri Mustafar Ali. The Immigration Department director-general said employers should abide by the law when hiring workers. | Read more >  | TheStar

 

A New Malaysia | New Govt | July 08, 2018, @ 14:38

Socso's take-up rate among e-hailing drivers still low - HR Minister

The number of e-hailing drivers who have contributed to the Social Security Organisation (Sosco) has reached over 5,000 as of early this month, but the figure was far from encouraging, said Human Resource Minister M. Kulasegaran. | Read more >  | NST

 

A New Malaysia | New Policies | July 08, 2018, @ 13:47

Internet expansion, among KKMM's main focuses: Eddin Syazlee

The rate of internet penetration, speed and charges are among the main focus of the Ministry of Communications and Multimedia (KKMM) in its vision to ensure a knowledgeable community that has accurate and fast information on any issue at their fingertips. | Read more > | SunDaily

 

A New Malaysia | New Govt | July 08, 2018, @ 13:44

GPMS: Do not insult the national language

The act of rejecting the national language in itself is a violation of the Federal Constitution, said Federation of Malay Students Union (GPMS) Alumni president Syed Anuar Syed Mohamad. | Read more >  | NST

 

A New Malaysia | New Policies | July 08, 2018, @ 13:03

Inclusive approach taken to reforming arts industry: Gobind

The government is taking an inclusive approach to reforming the country's arts industry, said Communications and Multimedia Minister Gobind Singh Deo. | Read more > | SunDaily

 

A New Malaysia | New Policies | July 08, 2018, @ 13:00

10 new reforms for Perak state assembly, says Speaker Ngeh

Ten reforms will be implemented in the Perak state legislative assembly to improve its integrity and transparency, newly-elected Speaker Datuk Ngeh Koo Ham said today. | Read more > | Malaymail

 

A New Malaysia | Overhaul | July 08, 2018, @ 13:00

Reveal contents of Pharmacy Bill by removing OSA clause, Putrajaya told

The Malaysian Pharmaceutical Society today demanded that Putrajaya reveal the contents of the Pharmacy Bill which has been in the works since last year, by removing it from Official Secrets Act (OSA) classification. | Read more > | Malaymail

 

A New Malaysia | New Govt | July 08, 2018, @ 12:28

'New Malaysia' should be better than previous governments, says Dr M

The New Malaysia, a label now popularly used to describe the new Pakatan Harapan Government after the May 9 general election, should be “certainly better” than the previous administration ruling the country, said Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad. | Read more >  | TheStar

 

A New Malaysia | New Policies | July 08, 2018, @ 12:00

Deputy minister pledges official recognition for UEC by year-end

Deputy Education Minister Teo Nie Ching has pledged to have the Unified Examination Certificate (UEC) officially recognised by the government before the end of this year. | Read more > | Malaymail

 

A New Malaysia | New Projects | July 08, 2018, @ 10:46

New Alor Star road project to ensure better traffic dispersion: Works Minister

The new road construction project from the Jalan Tun Razak intersection near here will allow traffic from the south to move smoothly towards the new development areas in Pokok Sena and Durian Burung, said Works Minister Baru Bian. | Read more >  | NST

 

A New Malaysia | New Policies | July 08, 2018, @ 08:25

Johor MB defends state's free water programme

Johor Mentri Besar Datuk Osman Sapian defended his decision to provide 10 cubic metres of free water to low-income households in the state. | Read more > | SunDaily

 

A New Malaysia | New Govt | July 08, 2018, @ 08:20

Urban well-being portfolio is now under Ministry of Federal Territories: Khalid

The urban well-being portfolio is now supervised by the Ministry of Federal Territories, said minister Khalid Abdul Samad. Under the previous administration, the portfolio was under the Ministry of Urban Wellbeing, Housing and Local Government which is now known as the Ministry of Housing and Local Government. | Read more > | SunDaily

 

A New Malaysia | New Policies | July 08, 2018, @ 08:17

No complaint about Rumahwip being stopped: Zuraida

The Ministry of Housing and Local Government (KPKT) did not receive any report about the claim that the construction of Federal Territory Houses (Rumahwip) will be terminated. Its minister, Zuraida Kamaruddin said if there were any complaint on the issue, she would be prepared to meet with the buyer of the housing unit to obtain further information. | Read more > | SunDaily

 

A New Malaysia | New Govt | July 08, 2018, @ 08:17

Gov't to discuss Islamic administration with ulamas, scholars

The government is set to hold discussions with local ulamas and Muslim scholars soon to get feedback on Islamic administration in the country. | Read more > | SunDaily

 

A New Malaysia | 1MDB | July 08, 2018, @ 00:13

Bank account with funds for Najib's bail frozen

A Pekan Umno division bank account set up to collect funds for Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak's bail has been frozen. | Read more >  | TheStar

 

A New Malaysia | New Govt | July 08, 2018

OMO58 to be amended in DUN

Chief Minister Datuk Patinggi Abang Johari Tun Openg said all oil companies operating in Sarawak must comply with the Oil Mining Ordinance 1958 (OMO58) to ensure that Sarawak’s rights are not denied. | Read more > |  BorneoPost

 

A New Malaysia | New Policies | July 07, 2018, @ 23:30

Domestic Trade Ministry to study proposal to do away with AP system, says Saifuddin

The Ministry of Domestic Trade and Consumer Affairs (KPDNHEP) is reviewing the proposal to do away with the approved permit (AP) system for food items to allow the prices to be reduced. | Read more > | Malaymail

 

A New Malaysia | 1MDB | July 07, 2018, @ 18:49

1MDB scandal: Probe into alleged domestic crimes complete; focus turns abroad

The Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) is now turning its focus on alleged offences linked to 1Malaysia Development Berhad (1MDB) and SRC International Sdn Bhd which were committed overseas. MACC chief commissioner Datuk Seri Mohd Shukri Abdull said on the domestic front, the probe into the case is almost “100 per cent” complete.

 | Read more >  | NST

Contacts

Location: Malaysia

myBenefits101@gmail.com

If you have any positive ideas or comments to share or help us improve our work, we would love to hear from you.

01/ Government Programmes|

Cost of Living Reliefs

02/ Government Programmes|

Basic Essentials

03/ Government Programmes|

Safety Nets

  • Retirement & Savings

  • Employment

Follow the Journey of the New Malaysia

ANM in the News > 
Building A New Malaysia >

Malaysia in Transition​
ANM News Archive >

The New Propositions >

The New Government >

Things that Matter to all Malaysians

Living in the New Malaysia

Malaysian Government Assistance Programmes >

Quicklinks to get Government Help >

Fuel Prices >

The Malaysian Ringgit >

News from Around: Snippets and Links

A New Malaysia | Pakatan Government |

Building A New Malaysia 

Overhaul, Reforms and New Policies

 

July 07 

A New Malaysia | New Policies | July 07, 2018, @ 17:34

Sabah to focus on downstream industries development

The Sabah government will focus on the development of downstream industries to create more jobs for the people. | Read more > | SunDaily

 

A New Malaysia | New Policies | July 07, 2018, @ 17:33

Organisation integrity plan to combat corruption, abuse of power: Army Chief

The Army Organisation Integrity Plan has been launched to combat any form of corruption, abuse of power and irregularities in the Malaysian Army organisation, said its chief General Tan Sri Zulkiple Kassim today. | Read more > | SunDaily

 

A New Malaysia | New Policies | July 07, 2018, @ 17:21

Saifuddin maintains findings on consumer goods' prices after zero GST

The Ministry of Domestic Trade and Consumer Affairs (KPDNHEP) has maintained its findings on a survey that revealed 70% of consumer goods' prices experienced a drop in prices since the zero rate of Goods and Sales Tax (GST) was introduced on June 1. | Read more > | SunDaily

 

A New Malaysia | Opposition | July 07, 2018, @ 16:55

Umno needs to prepare for deregistration, warns veterans

Umno needs to steel itself for the possibility that it could be deregistered, says party veterans. They believe that Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad’s remark that his own party, Parti Pribumi Bersatu Malaysia (PPBM) can replace Umno and protect the Malays, is the clearest indication yet of what the future holds for the party. | Read more >  | NST

 

A New Malaysia | Overhaul | July 07, 2018, @ 16:43

Resign before we sack you, Khalid tells DBKL political appointees

Members of Kuala Lumpur City Hall’s (DBKL) Advisory Board who are ‘political appointees’ have been advised to resign to preserve their own reputation and dignity. | Read more >  | NST

 

A New Malaysia | Overhaul | July 07, 2018, @ 15:49

Open tender system for government projects - Baru

The government will use the open tender system with transparency and extensively for government projects, especially for large scale ones to ensure public funds are well spent, said Minister of Works Baru Bian. | Read more >  | NST

 

A New Malaysia | Overhaul | July 07, 2018, @ 15:36

'MARA should be placed under Entrepreneur Development Ministry'

Majlis Amanah Rakyat (MARA) should be returned under the purview of the Entrepreneur Development Ministry. Deputy Entrepreneur Development Minister Dr Mohd Hatta Ramli said the institution, which was established in 1966 and aims to develop entrepreneurship skills for Malays and Bumiputera, should be placed under the ministry as it is now in charge of entrepreneur development and could assist them through various platforms. | Read more >  | NST

 

A New Malaysia | New Govt | July 07, 2018, @ 15:30

PKR election to be carried out online, says party sec-gen

The Parti Keadilan Rakyat (PKR) election this time will witness for the first time online voting via e-voting to smoothen and accelerate the voting process involving more than 800,000 party members nationwide. | Read more > | Malaymail

 

A New Malaysia | New Govt | July 07, 2018, @ 15:06

Dr M must seize chance to fix broken Bumi policies, academic says

As prime minister for the second time, Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad now has the opportunity to return the affirmative action policies to its original purpose of raising Bumiputera who can compete with the world. | Read more > | Malaymail

 

A New Malaysia | Overhaul | July 07, 2018, @ 14:43

DBKL to study the need to involve private companies in its operations

Agreements and contracts between the Kuala Lumpur City Hall (DBKL) and private companies appointed to assist in enforcement duties may be terminated if it is found to be non-beneficial. | Read more >  | NST

 

A New Malaysia | New Govt | July 07, 2018, @ 13:12

You’ll get the money soon, labour minister tells students

Human Resource Minister M. Kulasegaran today assured students applying for education funding from the Skills Development Fund Corporation (PTPK) that the money will be disbursed soon. He said the hold-up was due to an ongoing investigation into financial improprieties with the company under the previous Barisan Nasional government. | Read more > | Malaymail

 

A New Malaysia | New Policies | July 07, 2018, @ 12:43

Human Resources Ministry launches pilot project to help B40 group

Human Resources Ministry has launched a pilot project to reach out to the low-income (B40) group and assisting them in ministry-related matters. Human Resources Minister M. Kulasegaran said the project would begin in his parliamentary constituency in Ipoh Barat, whereby service counters would be opened near wet markets to allow the target group to be reached.

 | Read more >  | TheStar

 

A New Malaysia | 1MDB | July 07, 2018, @ 12:08

A-G's appointment legit, says minister

The appointment of the Attorney-General (A-G) was valid and should not be questioned anymore. | Read more >  | NST

 

A New Malaysia | New Govt | July 07, 2018, @ 11:00

Report: Dr M’s China visit between August 13 and 21

Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad’s visit to China next month could be between August 13 and 21, according to the South China Morning Post. | Read more > | Malaymail

 

A New Malaysia | Budget | July 07, 2018, @ 10:30

At RM810m, is Jakim’s budget bloated? New minister says no

Taxpayers will contribute RM810.89 million to the Malaysian Islamic Development Department’s (Jakim) operating budget this year, but newly-minted religious affairs minister Datuk Mujahid Yusof Rawa believes this to be justified. | Read more > | Malaymail

 

A New Malaysia | New Govt | July 07, 2018, @ 10:30

Law minister says judicial overhaul on the cards, ‘everything’ to follow Constitution

Plans are underway for a complete revamp of the country’s judicial system, including the appointments of its top judges, de facto law minister Datuk Liew Vui Keong said. The minister in the Prime Minister’s Department said the Pakatan Harapan government is reviewing the laws concerning the appointments of the Chief Justice (CJ)  to prevent a future recurrence of retaining judges past what the Federal Constitution provides for their lawful employ.

| Read more > | Malaymail

 

A New Malaysia | Opposition | July 07, 2018, @ 09:37

Free water supply to benefit water supply company more than people: Hasni

The state government's decision to deliver 10 cubic metres of free water at a cost of RM25 million a year will only benefit the company that is providing the service. | Read more > | SunDaily

 

A New Malaysia | Overhaul | July 07, 2018, @ 09:44

20 senior Police officers on transfer effective Aug 6

Bukit Aman Integrity and Standard Compliance Department director Police Commissioner (CP) Datuk Asri Yusoff and Bukit Aman Inspector General of Police Secretariat head (Research and Development) CP Datuk Zamri Yahya are among 20 senior officers of the Royal Malaysia Police (PDRM) involved in transfers. | Read more > | SunDaily

 

A New Malaysia | Overhaul | July 07, 2018, @ 09:27

Restructuring of Pahang's water supply company able to reduce state's debt

Some RM2.2 billion of the Pahang state government's debt can be reduced this year, from a figure of RM3.2 billion by restructuring Pengurusan Air Pahang Berhad (PAIP). | Read more >  | NST

 

A New Malaysia | 1MDB | July 07, 2018, @ 09:00

Freeze on accounts 'to be lifted once cleared of suspicious transactions'

The Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission’s (MACC) move to freeze 408 bank accounts is part of the probe into the 1Malaysia Development Bhd (1MBD) scandal. | Read more >  | NST

 

A New Malaysia | 1MDB | July 07, 2018, @ 08:56

1MDB investigation 50% completed: Mohd Shukri

The investigation into 1Malaysia Development Berhad (1MDB) scandal is now 50% completed, says Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) Chief Commissioner Datuk Seri Mohd Shukri Abdull. | Read more > | SunDaily

 

A New Malaysia | New Policies | July 07, 2018, @ 08:30

Putrajaya mulling 18 as minimum marriage age

Deputy Prime Minister Datuk Seri Dr Wan Azizah Wan Ismail said the government is in the midst of deliberations on raising the minimum age for marriage for both genders to 18 years and the decision on the matter will be finalised in the very near future. | Read more > | Malaymail

 

A New Malaysia | New Policies | July 07, 2018

No more bureaucracy in agriculture sector, people assured

The Pakatan Harapan (PH)-led government has assured the people that bureaucracy in the agriculture sector will be a thing of the past. This assurance comes from Minister of Agriculture and Agro-based Industry Salahuddin Ayub. | Read more > |  BorneoPost

 

A New Malaysia | New Policies | July 07, 2018

Fishermen cost of living allowance to continue

The fishermen cost of living allowance will be continued as usual but one-off assistance from unknown sources will be stopped with immediate effect, revealed Minister of Agriculture and Agro-based Industry Salahuddin Ayub. | Read more > |  BorneoPost

 

A New Malaysia | 1MDB | July 07, 2018, @ 08:08

Pro-Umno NGO lodges reports against Dr M, MACC chief over baseless accusations and frozen accounts

An NGO has lodged police reports against Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad and Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) chief commissioner Datuk Seri Mohd Shukri Abdull. | Read more >  | TheStar

 

A New Malaysia | New Policies | July 07, 2018

Catering for lower income need

The Sarawak government in an effort to cater for the demand for housing from the lower and middle income groups has started the People’s Special House Scheme (Spektra). the government is mulling over a policy requiring developers to build houses priced around RM300,000 per unit to mitigate the present property overhang in Sarawak as there is a demand for properties in that price range. | Read more > |  BorneoPost

 

A New Malaysia |