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July 20 

New Malaysia|New Govt|July 20, 2018, @ 23:30

Melaka Gateway developer says paid more than RM3m in compensation

Melaka Gateway developer, KAJ Development Sdn Bhd (KAJD) paid out RM3.09 million in compensation to the state government in 2014 for the fishermen affected by the reclamation work at the Portuguese Settlement here. |Read more >|Malaymail

 

New Malaysia|Fake News|July 20, 2018, @ 20:30

Maszlee: I never said sale proceeds from school shoes will benefit Tabung Harapan

Education Minister Maszlee Malik today denied making a statement that proceeds of the sale of black shoes for schoolchildren would go to the Tabung Harapan Malaysia. |Read more >|Malaymail

 

New Malaysia|New Policies|July 20, 2018, @ 22:05

20pct royalty to oil-producing states will be based on profit: PM

Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad said the 20 per cent royalty to be given to oil-producing states would be derived from the profit made by each state.|Read more >|NST

 

New Malaysia|Fake News|July 20, 2018, @ 22:00

Sivarasa denies he proposed for MRSM to be opened for all races

Deputy Rural Development Minister R Sivarasa denied allegations that he proposed for Mara Junior Science College’s (MRSM) to be opened for all races. |Read more >|NST

 

New Malaysia|Budget|July 20, 2018

Federal, state ministers agree more funds needed for Sabah healthcare

The State Ministry of Health and People’s Well-being will work closely with the Federal Ministry of Health to improve healthcare services in Sabah, including devolution and decentralisation of power by the federal government, said its minister Stephen Wong.

|Read more >|BorneoPost

 

New Malaysia|SST|July 20, 2018, @ 20:47

PM stands by SST, says it won't burden the people

Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad said he stands by the Sales and Service Tax (SST) and will ensure that it will not burden the people.|Read more >|NST

 

New Malaysia|New Policies|July 20, 2018, @ 20:40

Five-month rental waiver for Seremban Market traders

More than 400 traders at the Seremban Central Market will be exempted from paying the monthly rental of between RM100 and RM200 for the month of Aug until Dec this year. |Read more >|SunDaily

 

New Malaysia|Fake News|July 20, 2018, @ 20:30

Dr M: Jho Low’s arrest is fake news

Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad described today the alleged arrest of fugitive businessman Low Taek Jho, better known as Jho Low, as fake news. |Read more >|Malaymail

 

New Malaysia|Overhaul|July 20, 2018, @ 20:01

NS to review policy to address unsold Bumiputera housing units

The Negri Sembilan state government will review the state’s housing policy to address the problem of unsold Bumiputera housing units in the state. |Read more >|NST

 

New Malaysia|New Govt|July 20, 2018, @ 19:30

Chief minister: Melaka Gateway project will not displace Portuguese settlement

The Portuguese Colony here will not be ruined or uprooted and moved to another place following the development of the RM43 billion Melaka Gateway in the Straits of Melaka despite the reclamation work for the project.|Read more >|Malaymail

 

New Malaysia |1MDB|July 20, 2018, @ 18:30

Cops at house to record statement from Najib's maid

A team of policemen from Sentul CID, who were spotted entering Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak's home in Jalan Langgak Duta, were there to interview his maid.
|Read more >| TheStar

 

New Malaysia|New Projects|July 20, 2018, @ 18:14

Work on KL City Plan 2020-2040 to begin next year

The draft for the new Kuala Lumpur City Plan for the next twenty years will be studied after the Kuala Lumpur City Plan 2020 is gazetted by year-end.|Read more >| SunDaily

 

New Malaysia |SST|July 20, 2018, @ 17:42

Big-ticket items should be subject to tax, says MoF

The Finance Ministry is of the opinion that big-ticket items like aeroplanes and luxury ships should be taxable under the Sales and Service Tax (SST). | Read more > | NST

 

New Malaysia |1MDB|July 20, 2018, @ 17:23

Swiss regulator: Rothschild Bank AG broke anti-money laundering rules in 1MDB case

Rothschild Bank AG and one of its subsidiaries committed serious violations of anti-money laundering rules in relation to 1MDB, the Malaysian sovereign wealth fund, Switzerland’s financial regulator said on Friday.
|Read more >| TheStar

 

New Malaysia|New Govt|July 20, 2018, @ 17:18

Amusement, seriousness, drama in first week's sitting of Dewan Rakyat

The first week's sitting of the first meeting of the first session of the 14th Parliament this week had its fair share of amusement, seriousness and drama.

 |Read more >| SunDaily

 

New Malaysia|New Govt|July 20, 2018, @ 16:40

Need for clear definition of 'public officer', says Court of Appeal Judge

Court of Appeal Judge Datuk Yeoh Wee Siam today expressed the need for a clear definition of a "public officer. She said it was timely for the Federal Court, or even the legislature, to decide or provide for a clear definition of a "public officer" for application in the law of tort of misfeasance in public office.

 |Read more >| SunDaily

 

New Malaysia |New Projects|July 20, 2018, @ 16:31

Govt engages truck manufacturers on B10 biodiesel mandate

The government is engaging with truck manufacturers on B10 bioiesel mandate before the planned implementation in the second half of 2019. | Read more > | NST

 

New Malaysia|New Govt|July 20, 2018, @ 16:25

Guan Eng: Govt focused on creating business-friendly economy

Finance Minister Lim Guan Eng today said the Pakatan Harapan (PH) administration is focusing on creating a business-friendly economy as well as one that cares for the people’s welfare.  |Read more >|Malaymail

 

New Malaysia|SST|July 20, 2018, @ 16:05

Finance minister: Yes, GST was so ‘efficient’, ordinary Malaysians were burdened with tax

The Goods and Services Tax (GST) was so much efficient than the Sales and Services Tax (SST) that it caused ordinary Malaysians to be burdened with tax, Finance Minister Lim Guan Eng said in jest today.|Read more > |Malaymail

 

New Malaysia |Budget|July 20, 2018, @ 15:43

Blame 'Jho Low and gang' if corporate tax remains high, quips Guan Eng

The corporate tax rate cannot be reduced while the level of national debt remains high, says Finance Minister Lim Guan Eng.|Read more >| TheStar

 

New Malaysia|New GovtJuly 20, 2018, @ 15:32

BNM international reserves at US$104.6b as at July 13

Bank Negara Malaysia’s (BNM) international reserves amounted to US$104.6 billion as at July 13, 2018 compared with US$104.7 billion on June 29, 2018.| Read more >| NST

 

New Malaysia|New Govt|July 20, 2018, @ 15:30

Probe those who falsely accuse me of terror links, Ramasamy tells cops

Penang Deputy Chief Minister II P. Ramasamy wants the police to investigate groups that have falsely accused him of links to the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE).  |Read more >|Malaymail

 
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July 19 

New Malaysia | Overhaul | July 19, 2018, @ 22:50

 

Graft probes involving Taib Mahmud closed way back in 2013 - Liew Vui Keong

Graft investigations involving the Sarawak Yang Dipertua Negeri Tun Abdul Taib Mahmud were closed by the Attorney-General’s Chambers (AGC) during the previous administration. | Read more >  | NST

 

New Malaysia | Overhaul | July 19, 2018, @ 22:32

Backbencher calls for asset declaration to be expanded to all elected reps

A backbencher today proposed for the scope of asset declaration to be expanded to all elected representatives from both the government and the opposition to uphold the national administration agenda in a clean and transparent manner. | Read more > | SunDaily

 

New Malaysia | SST | July 19, 2018, @ 22:31

Govt urged to explain 'dubious' items exempted from SST

Consumer associations are urging the government to explain the inclusion of certain “dubious” items in the list of goods exempted from the Sales and Services Tax (SST). | Read more >  | NST

 

New Malaysia | New Policies | July 19, 2018, @ 22:26

EC mulls automatic voter registration, lowering voting age

The Election Commission (EC) is scrutinising and conducting further studies on the implementation of automatic electoral registration and lowering the eligibility age to register as voter. | Read more > | SunDaily

 

New Malaysia | Overhaul | July 19, 2018, @ 22:26

Jakim will not be dissolved, IKSIM's fund frozen

The government will not dissolve the Malaysian Islamic Development Department (Jakim) but instead review its role and structure, the Dewan Rakyat was told. | Read more >  | NST

 

New Malaysia | New Projects | July 19, 2018, @ 22:01

Health Minister: New initiatives to help housemen

The Health Ministry will implement new initiatives that will shorten the waiting period for medical graduates to undergo graduate training (housemanship). | Read more > | SunDaily

 

New Malaysia | New Projects |July 19, 2018, @ 21:27

Traditional building methods could speed up construction of affordable homes

Traditional know-how and local technology and could be the answer to building affordable houses quickly, says newly-appointed Deputy Housing and Local Government Minister Datuk Raja Kamarul Bahrin Shah.
| Read more >  | TheStar

New Malaysia | Overhaul | July 19, 2018, @ 21:09

Stakeholders views taken into account before introducing agency replacing Bernas

A new agency is expected to be set up to take over the role of Padiberas Nasional Berhad (Bernas), said Agriculture and Agro-based Industry Minister Salahuddin Ayub. | Read more > | SunDaily

 

A New Malaysia | GE14 Promises | July 19, 2018, @ 21:05

Motion to abolish GST to be tabled next week, says law minister

The government will be tabling a motion to repeal the Goods and Services Tax (GST) next week, Law Minister Datuk Liew Vui Keong said today. | Read more >   | Malaymail

 

New Malaysia | New Projects |July 19, 2018, @ 20:47

Transport Ministry may make star rating programme compulsory for all buses

All buses in the country may be subjected to the Safety Star Grading (SSG) programme in a bid to improve safety and efficiency.| Read more >  | TheStar

 

New Malaysia | GE14 PromisesJuly 19, 2018, @ 18:00

UEC not part of Pakatan’s 100-day promise, says Maszlee

Recognising the Unified Examination Certificate (UEC), as issued by Chinese independent schools, will be done in due time as Pakatan Harapan (PH) did not promise to implement it within 100 days of taking over the government, Education Minister Maszlee Malik said today. | Read more >   | Malaymail

 

New Malaysia | SST | July 19, 2018, @ 14:33

Cars exempted under SST

Car prices will not go up because of the Sales and Services Tax (SST) system because they are exempted. The list of exempted goods under GST includes sedans, four-wheel drives, station wagons and race cars.

 | Read more > | SunDaily

 

A New Malaysia | Overhaul | July 19, 2018, @ 2250

Graft probes involving Taib Mahmud closed way back in 2013 - Liew Vui Keong

Graft investigations involving the Sarawak Yang Dipertua Negeri Tun Abdul Taib Mahmud were closed by the Attorney-General’s Chambers (AGC) during the previous administration. | Read more >  | NST

 

A New Malaysia | New Govt | July 19, 2018, @ 17:15

Adly: Melaka govt to enact term limit for chief minister

The Melaka government will be enacting legislation to limit the tenure of chief ministers to a maximum of two-terms. | Read more >   | Malaymail

 

A New Malaysia | Opposition | July 19, 2018, @ 16:50

Individuals should not be holding Umno funds, says Ku Li

Office bearers in Umno should not personally hold party funds, Umno veteran Tan Sri Tengku Razaleigh Hamzah said today. | Read more >   | Malaymail

 

A New Malaysia | Overhaul | July 19, 2018, @ 16:41

KL City Plan 2020 will finally be gazetted this year

The wait for the Kuala Lumpur City Plan 2020 will finally be over as it was expected to be gazetted this year. | Read more >  | NST

 

A New Malaysia | New Policies | July 19, 2018, @ 16:43

Wan Azizah: Malaysia's welfare policy to move away from mere handouts

Malaysia's approach towards social welfare programmes will change from merely giving handouts to creating opportunities for the needy to become self-reliant, says Women, Family and Community Development Minister Datuk Seri Dr Wan Azizah. | Read more >  | TheStar

 

New Malaysia | SST | July 19, 2018, @ 16:25

Government needs to spell out scope of coverage under SST: Aeon

The government needs to spell out the scope of coverage of goods and services to be taxed under the Sales and Services Tax (SST), said Aeon Co. (M) Bhd.

 | Read more > | SunDaily

 

New Malaysia | Overhaul | July 19, 2018, @ 16:25

Govt to study to retain or dissolve Iksim

The government is studying whether to retain the Malaysian Islamic Strategic Research Institute (IKSIM) or dissolve it, said Deputy Minister in the Prime Minister's Department (JPM) Dr Fuziah Salleh.

 | Read more > | SunDaily

 

A New Malaysia | New Project | July 19, 2018, @ 16:24

Johor gov't urged to review policy on local council staff postings, reduce corruption

The Johor government is being urged to review the policy on the posting of local council staff to reduce corruption. | Read more >  | NST

 

A New Malaysia | New Project | July 19, 2018, @ 16:24

AirAsia hopes to operate from KKIA Terminal 2 again

AirAsia Berhad plans to move its operation from Terminal 1 to Terminal 2 of the Kota Kinabalu International Airport (KKIA) here. | Read more >  | NST

 

A New Malaysia | New Projects | July 19, 2018, @ 16:22

Still no takers to develop Bandar Malaysia, says Pua

No firms have responded to the government’s long-standing tender request for the development of Bandar Malaysia land linked to 1MDB, said DAP’s Tony Pua. | Read more >   | Malaymail

 

A New Malaysia | Overhaul | July 19, 2018, @ 15:55

Govt wants to repeal 'draconian laws' but can't say when

The government continues to be committed in its pledge to repeal the controversial Security Offences (Special Measures) Act 2012 (Sosma) that allows for detention without trial. | Read more >  | NST

 

A New Malaysia | Overhaul | July 19, 2018, @ 15:50

Dr Dzulkefly: Doctor quality, not quantity, is the best medicine

The Health Ministry will focus on producing quality doctors, rather than quantity, says its Minister Dr Dzulkefly Ahmad.| Read more >  | TheStar

 

A New Malaysia | Overhaul | July 19, 2018, @ 15:50

Police force reshuffle almost complete

The restructuring process for three special teams under the Royal Malaysia Police (PDRM) is almost completed, said the Director of Management Bukit Aman, Datuk Seri Abdul Ghafar Rajab. | Read more >   | Malaymail

 

A New Malaysia | New Policies | July 19, 2018, @ 15:54

Loke: 51 road safety recommendations to be studied

The Transport Ministry has commissioned an independent review panel to look into the 51 road safety recommendations that were proposed following the deadly Genting Highlands bus crash in 2013. | Read more >   | Malaymail

 

New Malaysia | GE14 Promises | July 19, 2018, @ 15:12

New minimum wage in two months: Kulasegaran

The minimum wage in the country is expected to be increased within the next couple of months and will be implemented and standardised across the board for all Malaysians and foreign citizens. | Read more > | SunDaily

 

A New Malaysia | New Policies | July 19, 2018, @ 15:00

Despite cabbies’ protest, minister says proceeding to streamline e-hailing, taxi services

The government will press ahead with new regulations to unify e-hailing and taxis regardless of renewed objections from cab operators, said Transport Minister Anthony Loke. | Read more >   | Malaymail

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July 19 

New Malaysia | 1MDB | July 19, 2018, @ 14:58

Warrants of arrest on two ex-1MDB executives

The Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) has obtained arrest warrants on two former senior officers of the state-investment arm 1Malaysia Development Berhad (1MDB) today. | Read more > | SunDaily

 

A New Malaysia | Benefits | July 19, 2018, @ 14:36

Fishermen’s allowances will remain, Salahuddin assures

The monthly allowances for fishermen nationwide implemented since 2008 will remain, said Agriculture and Agro-based Industries Minister Salahuddin Ayub.
| Read more >  | TheStar

 

New Malaysia | Budget | July 19, 2018, @ 14:47

Education Ministry to aid of Tamil pre-schools

The Education Ministry is to help resolve the issue of the reduced administrative allocation for about 200 pre-schools of the National Type Tamil Schools (SJKT) in the country handled by the Implementation Coordination Unit (ICU) of the Prime Minister's Department, the Dewan Rakyat was told today. | Read more > | SunDaily

 

A New Malaysia | New Policies July 19, 2018, @ 14:35

Joint housing loans for civil servants to be made available soon

Civil servants will soon be able to apply for housing loans together with their spouse or parents or children under a joint financing scheme. | Read more >  | NST

 

A New Malaysia | Overhaul | July 19, 2018, @ 14:25

IGP: Fresh probe into Altantuya’s murder completed, investigations papers sent to AG

Inspector-General of Police Tan Sri Mohamad Fuzi Harun today said police have completed the reopened investigation into the 2006 murder of Mongolian national Altantuya Shaariibuu. | Read more >   | Malaymail

 

A New Malaysia | Opposition | July 19, 2018, @ 12:01

Prove it in 100 days, says Ahmad Zahid

The government has been given 100 days to prove that the reintroduction of the Sales and Services Tax (SST) system is able to reduce the prices of goods and lighten the rakyat's burden. | Read more >  | NST

 

A New Malaysia | Overhaul | July 19, 2018, @ 13:43

Dr Mahathir says to negotiate deferment of the high-speed rail link with Singapore

Malaysia will look to negotiate the deferment of a high-speed rail project with Singapore, Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad said on Thursday.
| Read more >  | TheStar

 

A New Malaysia | 1MDB July 19, 2018, @ 12:50

Police calls Najib again to give statement on 1MDB

Datuk Seri Najib Razak has been called up by the police again to have his statement recorded over its probe into 1Malaysia Development Bhd (1MDB). | Read more >  | NST

 

A New Malaysia | Overhaul | July 19, 2018, @ 12:38

IGP: Yes, we will reopen Teoh Beng Hock case

The police will comply with the Attorney General’s Chambers’ (AGC) instructions to conduct further investigations into the death of Teoh Beng Hock in 2009, says the Inspector-General of Police.| Read more >  | TheStar

 

A New Malaysia | SST July 19, 2018, @ 12:30

Impact of SST will be lighter than GST: Finance Ministry

The Finance Ministry acknowledges that the reintroduction of the Sales and Services Tax (SST) will have an impact on the rakyat. | Read more >  | NST

 

A New Malaysia | SST | July 19, 2018, @ 13:43

GST money not returned? We’ll tell all, says Guan Eng

The Finance Ministry will reveal how much money was not returned to manufacturers under the Good and Services Tax (GST) regime, says its minister Lim Guan Eng. | Read more >  | TheStar

 

A New Malaysia | Overhaul | July 19, 2018, @ 12:10

PM: Daim in China to renegotiate Putrajaya’s contracts with Chinese firms

Council of Eminent Persons chief Tun Daim Zainuddin is in China to try and renegotiate loans and contracts that Putrajaya previously signed with firms there, Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad said today. | Read more >   | Malaymail

 

A New Malaysia | SST | July 19, 2018, @ 12:06

Customs: SST to hit only RM500K and above businesses

Only businesses that make RM500,000 and above a year will be subject to the Sales and Service Tax (SST) that will be reintroduced on Sept 1.
| Read more >  | TheStar

 

A New Malaysia | Overhaul | July 19, 2018, @ 12:00

Now, Dr M says HSR may just be delayed

The Kuala Lumpur-Singapore High-Speed Rail (HSR) project could still materialise albeit later than originally planned, Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad clarified today. | Read more >   | Malaymail

 

New Malaysia | SST | July 19, 2018, @ 11:57

GST-taxed items said to push up cost of living exempted from SST

Several items previously taxed under the Goods and Services Tax (GST) will be exempted under the returning Sales and Services Tax (SST). | Read more > | SunDaily

 

A New Malaysia | Overhaul | July 19, 2018, @ 11:45

DBKL terminates ‘last minute’ pre-GE14 sale of 18 plots of land

Kuala Lumpur City Hall (DBKL) has cancelled the sale of 18 plots of land that were made at the last minute before the 14th general election (GE14). | Read more >   | Malaymail

 

New Malaysia | Overhaul | July 19, 2018, @ 11:35

Govt cancels corporatisation of Customs

The proposed corporatisation of the Royal Malaysian Customs Department has been cancelled, said its Director-General Datuk Seri Subromaniam Tholasy. | Read more > | SunDaily

 

New Malaysia | GE14 Promises | July 19, 2018, @ 11:31

Tun M: 2 of 10 promises fulfilled in 70 days

Only two of the "10 promises in 100 days" under the Pakatan Harapan (PH) government have been fulfilled, seventy days into its administration, according to Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad. | Read more > | SunDaily

 

A New Malaysia | SST | July 19, 2018, @ 11:13

SST 2.0 formulation will include needs of B40 group, says Customs D-G

The formulation of the reintroduced Sales and Service Tax (SST), which will take effect from Sept 1, will take into account the B40 or bottom 40% households, said Datuk Seri Subromaniam Tholasy.   | Read more >  | TheStar

 

A New Malaysia | SST | July 19, 2018, @ 10:57

Manufacturers: Cost may rise if new SST broader than before

Manufacturers could face higher costs if the government widens the range of taxable categories under the revived Sales and Service Tax versus its previous iteration, an industry association said. | Read more >   | Malaymail

 

A New Malaysia | New Govt | July 19, 2018, @ 09:06

To fight climate change, Putrajaya moots law on energy efficiency

An Energy Efficiency Bill will be introduced next year to help Malaysia cut carbon emissions by 45 per cent by 2030 in compliance with the Paris climate accord, Minister Yeo Bee Yin said. | Read more >  | Malaymail

 

A New Malaysia | Overhaul July 19, 2018, @ 09:01

'BN govt didn't reveal hidden costs of HSR project'

THE previous Barisan Nasional government did not reveal the hidden costs of the Kuala Lumpur-Singapore High-Speed Rail (HSR) project, Economic Affairs Minister Datuk Seri Azmin Ali said. | Read more >  | NST

 

A New Malaysia | New Govt | July 19, 2018, @ 07:12

Day 70 of Pakatan in government: How are they faring?

It’s Day 70 of the new Pakatan Harapan (PH) government. With only 30 days to go, how has the new administration fared in delivering its 100-day election pledges? | Read more >  | Malaymail

 

New Malaysia | GE14 Promises | July 19, 2018, @ 00:45

PH Manifesto based on inaccurate financial information provided by BN government: Wan Saiful

National Higher Education Fund Corporation (PTPTN) chairman Wan Saiful Wan Jan has denied the allegation by a former Barisan Nasional minister that the Pakatan Harapan manifesto on the question of repaying the loan from the fund was made without thorough planning. | Read more > | SunDaily

 

A New Malaysia | New Projects | July 19, 2018

Uggah: Government committed to develop sago industry

The government is committed to developing the sago industry and make sago as one of the major commodities that contribute to the Gross Domestic Product (GDP). | Read more > |  BorneoPost

 

A New Malaysia | New Policies | July 19, 2018

CM: DUN never endorsed PDA 1974

The State Legislative Assembly (DUN) never endorsed the Petroleum Development Act (PDA) 1974, said Chief Minister Datuk Patinggi Abang Johari Tun Openg. | Read more > |  BorneoPost

 

A New Malaysia | New Policies | July 19, 2018

Customs Dept to launch efforts to reduce SST-GST revenue gap

The Customs Department (JKDM) will launch efforts to reduce the revenue gap between the Goods and Services Tax (GST) and the Sales and Services Tax (SST), said its director-general Datuk Seri T. Subromaniam. | Read more > |  BorneoPost

 

A New Malaysia | Opposition | July 19, 2018, @ 07:00

Make sure SST doesn’t burden people, MCA tells Govt

MCA wants the Government to ensure that the Sales and Service Tax (SST) will not burden the people or lead to price increases. | Read more >  | TheStar

 

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July 18 

A New Malaysia | New Policies | July 19, 2018

‘RM1.5 billion spent on 4,836 RTPs’

The government will continue to improve infrastructure facilities in the rural areas through the implementation of people-centric Rural Transformation Programme (RTP). | Read more > |  BorneoPost

 

A New Malaysia | New Policies | July 19, 2018

Government to increase manpower to improve RTP delivery

THE Government acknowledges there are some shortcomings in the implementation of Rural Transformation Programme (RTP) projects, and is, therefore, taking several initiatives to strengthen its (RTP) management to improve the delivery system. | Read more > |  BorneoPost

 

A New Malaysia | New Govt | July 19, 2018

‘PH reps to get funds if GPS MPs given same allocation’

THE SARAWAK government will consider providing allocation under Minor Rural Projects (MRP) to Pakatan Harapan (PH) elected state representatives as a reciprocal move should the federal government provide similar allocation to members of parliament of Gabungan Parti Sarawak (GPS). | Read more > |  BorneoPost

 

A New Malaysia | Budget | July 18, 2018

Govt funds needed to train workforce in critical Sabah industries

The government has been urged to consider allocating funds to up-skill and re-skill the current workforce, particularly in the critical industries in Sabah such as the retail and hospitality industry.​ | Read more > |  BorneoPost

 

A New Malaysia | New Govt | July 18, 2018

Govt to build two new medical facilities in Sabah

Two new medical facilities will be built in Sabah, said the Health Ministry in a written reply to Kota Kinabalu Member of Parliament Chan Foong Hin question in Parliament today. | Read more > |  BorneoPost

 

A New Malaysia | New Govt | July 18, 2018

40,161 logs processed without tax identified throughout Sabah – Shafie

The Chief Minister’s Department (CMD) through its special task force unit had identified 40,161 logs which were believed to have been processed without tax at several locations throughout the State. | Read more > |  BorneoPost

 

New Malaysia | New Govt | July 18, 2018, @ 22:15

‘Ok for MIC chief to be senate president’

There are no provisions in the Federal Constitution to prohibit newly elected MIC president Tan Sri S.A. Vigneswaran (pix) from holding the post of Dewan Negara president. | Read more > | SunDaily

 

A New Malaysia | Overhaul | July 18, 2018, @ 21:54

Najib: Is Azmin implying that S'pore is hiding something about HSR?

Former prime minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak is not pleased with Economic Affairs Minister Datuk Seri Azmin Ali's response to his question on the High Speed Rail (HSR). | Read more >  | TheStar

 

A New Malaysia | Overhaul July 18, 2018, @ 21:37

MACC raids offices linked to three major projects, including ECRL

Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) officers have seized documents linked to the Multi-product Pipeline (MPP), Trans-Sabah Gas Pipeline (TSGP) and East Coast Rail Link (ECRL) projects in raids at 13 locations in the Klang Valley today. | Read more >  | NST

 

A New Malaysia | 1MDB | July 17, 2018, @ 20:18

MACC: Najib’s account was unfrozen because not linked to 1MDB

The Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) said today it lifted a freeze on former prime minister Datuk Seri Najib Razak’s bank account because it was not linked to investigations on SRC International and 1Malaysia Development Berhad (1MDB). | Read more >  | Malaymail

 

New Malaysia | Overhaul | July 18, 2018, @ 19:36

PKR wants Sarawak govt to furnish detail on RM3.36m wireless walk project

The state government should reveal the full details of the RM3.36 million upgrading works of the Wireless Walk along North Yu Seng Road to ensure the project will not tarnish Miri City's tourism image once it is fully completed. | Read more > | SunDaily

 

A New Malaysia | Opposition July 18, 2018, @ 18:20

MCA fears delay in UEC debate

MCA has expressed fear that any delay in debating the motion to seek recognition of the Unified Examination Certificate (UEC) in the Dewan Rakyat would hinder certification holders’ entry into public universities this year. | Read more >  | NST

 

A New Malaysia | New Policies July 18, 2018, @ 18:02

Education Ministry to review national education policy

The Education Ministry will form a committee to review the national education policy, the Dewan Rakyat was told today. | Read more >  | NST

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July 18 

New Malaysia | Opposition | July 18, 2018, @ 20:11

PTPTN promise made without proper consideration: KJ

Rembau MP Khairy Jamaluddin has predicted that payment deferral for National Higher Education Fund (PTPTN) borrowers, which was one of the ruling government's key promises in its manifesto for the 14th general election, will not be fulfilled in its first 100 days as the government. | Read more > | SunDaily

 

New Malaysia | New Policies | July 18, 2018, @ 20:08

ICPT surcharge not a concern for domestic consumers

The recent revision in the imbalance cost pass-through (ICPT) rate does not affect domestic consumers as it only applies to the commercial and industrial sectors. | Read more > | SunDaily

 

A New Malaysia | Overhaul July 18, 2018, @ 19:59

More than 10 firms suspected of logging in Sabah's forest reserves

More than 10 companies are suspected of being involved in illegal logging in the state’s forest reserves. | Read more >  | NST

 

A New Malaysia | Overhaul July 18, 2018, @ 19:18

Amanah veep urges govt to reintroduce Parliamentary Services Act

Parti Amanah Negara (Amanah) vice-president Dr Hasan Baharom is urging the government to reintroduce the Parliamentary Services Act to restore the power of Parliament. | Read more >  | NST

 

A New Malaysia | Overhaul | July 18, 2018, @ 18:37

Ramkarpal: AGC has ordered further investigation into Teoh Beng Hock's death

The Attorney General's Chambers has asked the police to carry out further investigations into the death of Teoh Beng Hock, says Ramkarpal Singh.
 | Read more >  | TheStar

 

A New Malaysia | Opposition | July 18, 2018, @ 18:01

Explain how estimated cost of HSR ballooned from RM74 bil to RM110bil Wee tells Azmin

MP Datuk Seri Dr Wee Ka Siong (pic) wants Economics Affairs Minister Datuk Seri Mohamed Azmin Ali to provide evidence for claims that the High-Speed Rail (HSR) will cost taxpayers an estimated RM110bil.
| Read more >  | TheStar

 

A New Malaysia | Budget | July 18, 2018, @ 17:15

Guan Eng: States owe Federal Govt over RM17bil

State governments owe the Federal Government over RM17bil said Finance Minister Lim Guan Eng.
 | Read more >  | TheStar

 

A New Malaysia | 1MDB | July 18, 2018, @ 15:55

Portal details which BN parties got a piece of Najib's RM470m

About RM470 million made its way from one of former prime minister Datuk Seri Najib Razak's bank accounts to Barisan Nasional (BN) parties between April 2012 and August 2013, a news portal asserted today. | Read more >  | Malaymail

 

A New Malaysia | GE14 Promises | July 18, 2018, @ 15:25

PTPTN chairman says unsure how many debtors earn below RM4,000

The National Higher Education Fund Corporation (PTPTN) has admitted it does not know how many of its debtors earn less than RM4,000 monthly. | Read more >  | Malaymail

 

A New Malaysia | Overhaul | July 18, 2018, @ 15:12

MACC remands former Penang Forestry Department staff, a businessman

A former Penang Forestry Department assistant engineer and a company owner have been remanded six days starting today for alleged graft involving RM16,000. | Read more >  | Malaymail

 

A New Malaysia | New Govt | July 18, 2018, @ 15:08

Speaker boots out DAP MP Ramkarpal from Dewan Rakyat

DAP’s Bukit Gelugor MP Ramkarpal Singh became the first lawmaker to be ejected from the 14th Parliament, after a fracas over his “gangster” remark against Umno Youth members this morning. | Read more >  | Malaymail

 

New Malaysia | Overhaul | July 18, 2018, @ 15:01

Azmin: HSR agreement allows for project to be cancelled

There is a clause within the Malaysia-Singapore High-Speed Rail (HSR) bilateral agreement that allows either country to pull off the project, Datuk Seri Mohamed Azmin Ali revealed today. | Read more > | SunDaily

 

A New Malaysia | Overhaul July 18, 2018, @ 14:44

Customs Department hopes to generate RM3 billion from import and export tax collection

The Customs Department expressed hope of generating some RM3 billion in revenue through the import and export tax collection. | Read more >  | NST

 

A New Malaysia | New Govt | July 18, 2018, @ 14:30

Chaos in Parliament after deputy speaker U-turns on retraction order against Ramkarpal

Deputy Dewan Rakyat Speaker Datuk Mohd Rashid Hasnon caused an uproar in the House today for letting off a DAP MP with a warning after earlier ordering him to retract his “gangster” remark against Umno Youth members. | Read more >  | Malaymail

 

New Malaysia | 1MDB | July 18, 2018, @ 14:30

Malaysia appoints Singapore law firm to claim 1MDB monies

The Malaysian Government has appointed a Singapore law firm as its solicitors to institute legal action against 53 individuals and companies to claim monies belonging to 1Malaysia Development Berhad (1MDB). | Read more > | SunDaily

 

A New Malaysia | Overhaul July 18, 2018, @ 14:07

HSR not entirely off the table, fate lies in upcoming discussion between Malaysia and Singapore

The fate of the RM110 billion Kuala Lumpur-Singapore High Speed Rail (HSR) project hinges on the meeting Economic Affairs Minister Datuk Seri Mohamed Azmin Ali is expected to have with Singapore by the end of the month. | Read more >  | NST

 

A New Malaysia | New Policies | July 18, 2018, @ 12:58

Saddiq: My ministry will retain previous beneficial programmes, no place for vengeance politics

The Youth and Sports Ministry has assured that it will retain beneficial programmes introduced during the previous administration while revamping those that do not bring any benefit to the public. | Read more >  | TheStar

 

A New Malaysia | New Policies | July 18, 2018, @ 12:44

Education Ministry to study feasibility of suspending PTPTN repayment for those earning below RM4,000

The Education Ministry is still finding out ways to implement its pledge to suspend the repayment of National Higher Education Fund Corporation (PTPTN) loans for those earning below RM4,000 monthly.
 | Read more >  | TheStar

 

A New Malaysia | New Policies | July 18, 2018, @ 12:23

Loke: Govt to review festive domestic airfares

The Government will decide on a suitable mechanism to control domestic airfares, not only during festive seasons but throughout the year as well, said Anthony Loke Siew Fook. | Read more >  | TheStar

 

A New Malaysia | Budget July 18, 2018, @ 11:56

Federal govt to reconsider allocations to state govts: Finance Minister

The Federal government has agreed to re-evaluate allocations given to state governments said Finance Minister Lim Guan Eng. | Read more >  | NST

 

A New Malaysia | New Policies | July 18, 2018, @ 11:29

EPF for housewives for first wife only, says Wan Azizah

The Government's addition of RM50 for each contribution to the proposed pension scheme for housewives will only cover the first wife in the event of a polygamous marriage. | Read more >  | TheStar

 

A New Malaysia | Overhaul | July 18, 2018, @ 11:18

Institutional Reforms Committee to brief CEP on final recommendations this week

The government’s estimated RM110 billion cost for the Malaysia-Singapore High-Speed Railway (MYHSR) includes expenses and items not disclosed by the previous administration, Economic Affairs Minister Datuk Seri Azmin Ali told Parliament today. | Read more >  | Malaymail

 

A New Malaysia | Opposition | July 18, 2018, @ 11:18

Kelantan local authority to ding food outlets for exposed ‘aurat’

The Kota Baru Islamic City Municipal Council will now include observation of Islamic dress codes when evaluating food outlets under its purview. | Read more >  | Malaymail

 

New Malaysia | Overhaul | July 18, 2018, @ 11:04

Azim terminated as ISN chairman but still Chef de Mission for Asian Games

Datuk Seri Abdul Azim Mohd Zabidi (pix) will remain as the Chef de Mission (CDM) of Malaysia's contingent to the 2018 Asian Games in Indonesia although he is no longer the chairman of the National Sports Institute of Malaysia (ISN). | Read more > | SunDaily

 

A New Malaysia | Opposition July 18, 2018, @ 10:18

Wee to table motion for immediate recognition of UEC

Down to only one representative in the Dewan Rakyat, MCA will table a motion for the immediate recognition of the Unified Examination Certificate (UEC). | Read more >  | NST

 

A New Malaysia | Opposition | July 18, 2018, @ 11:18

Umno sec-gen continues offensive on SST

Tan Sri Annuar Musa rejected today Finance Minister Lim Guan Eng’s use of lower tax collections projected under the Sales and Services Tax (SST) to indicate it is better than the consumption tax, saying it will only encourage tax evasion. | Read more >  | Malaymail

 

New Malaysia | New Govt | July 18, 2018, @ 09:04

Newly appointed senators see it as opportunity to serve the people

The Hindu Rights Action Force (Hindraf) chairman, P. Waytha Moorthy considers his appointment as a senator for the second time after 2013, was a mandate to serve the people. | Read more > | SunDaily

 

A New Malaysia | New Policies July 18, 2018, @ 07:26

Health ministry contemplating medicine price control

The Health Ministry will look into a price control mechanism for medicines, said its deputy minister, Dr Lee Boon Chye. | Read more >  | NST

 

A New Malaysia | New Govt | July 18, 2018, @ 07:00

NUCC elements to be incorporated into new harmony council

PARTS of the previous administration’s National Unity Consultative Council (NUCC) may make their way into the proposed panel on harmonious relations, which the Pakatan Harapan Government is now pushing for.
 | Read more >  | TheStar

 

A New Malaysia | New Policies | July 18, 2018

Road Safety Education module for primary schools by 2019 — Masing

The new Road Safety Education module (PKJR) to be inserted into the Bahasa Melayu subject will be introduced in all primary schools by 2019. | Read more > |  BorneoPost

 

A New Malaysia | Overhaul | July 17, 2018, @ 21:18

Institutional Reforms Committee to brief CEP on final recommendations this week

The Institutional Reforms Committee (IRC) will be briefing the Council of Eminent Persons (CEP) on its recommendations this week. In a statement, the IRC said the committee had submitted its final report to the CEP today. | Read more >  | Malaymail

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July 20 

New Malaysia|New GovtJuly 20, 2018, @ 14:47

My ejection from Parliament was wrongful, says Ramkarpal

Bukit Gelugor Member of Parliament Ramkarpal Singh said today Dewan Rakyat Speaker Datuk Mohamad Ariff Md Yusof made an error in judgment by ejecting him from the august house. | Read more >  | NST

 

New Malaysia |New Govt|July 20, 2018, @ 13:50

Penang government says fulfilled all housing election pledges

Penang has fulfilled all four of its election pledges for housing within two months, state exco Jagdeep Singh Deo. |Read more >| Malaymail

 

New Malaysia|New PoliciesJuly 20, 2018, @ 13:47

New national housing policy in December

A new national housing policy is scheduled to be unveiled in December and will contain elements that will make it easy for the people to own and finance a home. | Read more >  | NST

 

New Malaysia | New Govt | July 20, 2018, @ 13:35

Malaysia to be business-friendly, will curb corruption, says PM

Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad today assured that Malaysia will continue to be a business-friendly nation and will not be corrupt to attract more inflows of foreign and domestic direct investments.

 | Read more > | SunDaily

 

New Malaysia|New PoliciesJuly 20, 2018, @ 13:13

20pct royalty or profit? Sarawak seeks clarification on PM's announcement

Sarawak Chief Minister Datuk Patinggi Abang Johari Abang Openg has requested clarification on whether the federal government will be giving the state 20 per cent of its oil royalties or profit. | Read more >  | NST

 

New Malaysia |Overhaul |July 20, 2018, @ 13:12

Full and final MH370 report to be released on Jul 30

The Government will release the full and final report on the findings into the disappearance of Malaysia Airlines Flight MH370 on July 30, says Anthony Loke.
| Read more >  | TheStar

 

New Malaysia|New Govt|July 20, 2018, @ 12:45

Tourism Ministry targets 33.1 million tourists by year-end

The Tourism, Arts and Culture Ministry is targeting 33.1 million tourist arrivals by year-end. Its minister Mohamaddin Ketapi said today the ministry will conduct aggressive promotion and marketing activities to ensure the target is achieved. |Read more >| SunDaily

 

New Malaysia|New Govt|July 20, 2018, @ 12:18

Economist is new Mavcom chief, will take home much lower pay

The federal government has appointed a new executive chairman for the Malaysian Aviation Commission (Mavcom) with a remuneration package that is less than a quarter compared to what the previous chair earned.  | Read more >   | Malaymail

 

New Malaysia|New Govt|July 20, 2018, @ 12:15

Dr M to revive Malaysia Inc concept

The Government will revive the concept of Malaysia Incorporated (Malaysia Inc) that was first introduced by Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad (pic) in his previous as Prime Minister. |Read more > | TheStar

 

New Malaysia |New Govt|July 20, 2018, @ 11:43

Dr M: Don’t fear reporting on graft, we’ll protect you, we’re clean

Corruption whistleblowers will be protected by the new Pakatan Harapan (PH) government, Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad said today. |Read more >| Malaymail

 

New Malaysia |New Policies|July 20, 2018, @ 10:40

Teo: Possible revision of school procedures on sexual harassment soon

The government will examine guidelines for school principals in handling sexual harassment cases and revise these soon if necessary, said Deputy Education Minister Teo Nie Ching. |Read more >| Malaymail

 

New Malaysia|OppositionJuly 20, 2018, @ 09:51

Najib: GST still the better tax system

Former prime minister Datuk Seri Najib Razak, who introduced the Goods and Services Tax (GST) during his administration, believes that the tax is better than the Sales and Services Tax (SST). | Read more >  | NST

 

New Malaysia | 1MDB | July 20, 2018, @ 09:05

Goldman’s 1MDB role is the subject of banker’s plea talks

US prosecutors negotiating a possible deal with a former Goldman Sachs Group Inc executive are pressing for information about whether the bank turned a blind eye to the plunder of a Malaysian investment fund, according to a person familiar with the matter. | Read more >   | Malaymail

 

New Malaysia | 1MDB | July 20, 2018, @ 08:30

Malaysian Embassy in Beijing yet to receive info on Jho Low’s arrest

The Malaysian Embassy in Beijing has not received any information on businessman Low Taek Jho or Jho Low’s alleged arrest by the Chinese authorities. | Read more >   | Malaymail

 

New Malaysia | New Govt | July 20, 2018, @ 08:27

Impartiality and parliamentary democracy on show as Speakers walk the talk

Car prices will not go up because of the Sales and Services Tax (SST) system because they are exempted. The list of exempted goods under GST includes sedans, four-wheel drives, station wagons and race cars.

 | Read more > | SunDaily

 

New Malaysia | Opposition | July 20, 2018, @ 08:11

Group seeking dissolution of Umno: Appeal Court set July 30 to hear case

The 16 ex-Umno members who have filed an appeal for a judicial review seeking the party's dissolution for not having its election within the prescribed time will continue with their court action. | Read more > | SunDaily

 

New Malaysia | 1MDB | July 20, 2018, @ 08:10

Putrajaya expects to recover up to US$3.5b of 1MDB funds, finance minister says

Malaysia expects to recover as much as US$3.5 billion (RM14.4 billion) of funds potentially lost through 1MDB, said Finance Minister Lim Guan Eng. | Read more >   | Malaymail

 

New Malaysia | New Govt | July 20, 2018

Royalty or profit sharing?

Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad cast doubt over his own announcement in the Dewan Rakyat that Pakatan Harapan (PH) government will honour its promise of providing 20 per cent royalty to petroleum-producing states yesterday by saying to reporters the payment would be 20 percent of the profit when met later outside the Parliament building in Kuala Lumpur. | Read more > |  BorneoPost

 

New Malaysia |New PoliciesJuly 20, 2018, @ 07:25

Pakatan won’t build nuke plants, says minister

The Pakatan Harapan (PH) government does not plan to build nuclear power plants or explore nuclear energy, minister Yeo Bee Yin said. | Read more >   | Malaymail

 

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

Dr M: Incompetent government officers and old laws a bane to our mission

ARCHAIC laws and problems in the civil service are posing a hurdle to Pakatan Harapan fulfilling its promises for the first 100 days, says the Prime Minister. Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad said some government officers were incompetent and needed to be replaced.
| Read more >  | TheStar

 

New Malaysia | SST |July 20, 2018, @ 07:00

Customs: Yes, passenger car buyers will have to pay SST

Passenger cars will be subject to the Sales and Service Tax, the Customs Depart­ment clarified. “What is exempted from a sales tax in the list only refers to CKD components. “When the vehicle is fully assembled from the imported CKD components, the assembled vehicle is subject to a sales tax,” Subromaniam said.
| Read more >  | TheStar

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

Farmers group seeks review on the suspension of ops

National Farmers' Organisation of Malaysia (Nafas) has filed the leave for a judicial review challenging the decision by the Agriculture and Agro-based Industry Minister to suspend their operations since May 28.
| Read more >  | TheStar

 

New Malaysia | SST |July 20, 2018, @ 07:00

No SST for essential items

The Customs Department has proposed exemptions on a long list of consumer goods including poultry, fish, milk, vegetables and various types of sugar when the Sales and Service Tax is reintroduced.| Read more >  | TheStar

 

New Malaysia | New Govt |July 20, 2018, @ 07:00

IGP: We’ll investigate Deputy CM’s alleged links to LTTE

Penang Deputy Chief Minister II P. Ramasamy’s alleged links to the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE) will be investigated, says Tan Sri Mohamad Fuzi Harun. The Inspector-General of Police said the matter had turned into a “case of interest”, especially after 53 police reports were lodged on the matter. | Read more >  | TheStar

 

New Malaysia | New Policies |July 20, 2018, @ 07:00

Students to wear black trainers next year, says Dr Maszlee

Next year, school students will step out in black shoes instead of in white. According to Education Minis­ter Dr Maszlee Malik, the ruling is prompted by parents.

| Read more >  | TheStar

 

New Malaysia | New Policies |July 20, 2018, @ 07:00

Ratings to improve services of bus operators

Bus operators could soon be subjected to the Safety Star Grading (SSG) programme to improve their services, says the Transport Minister. | Read more >  | TheStar

 

New Malaysia | Overhaul | July 20, 2018, @ 00:02

72 employers identified for flouting labour laws

Seventy-two employers have been identified for flouting labour laws under "Ops Patuh" conducted on 122 premises from June 8 until yesterday (July 18). | Read more > | SunDaily