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Building A New Malaysia 

Overhaul, Reforms and New Policies

 

July 31 

New Malaysia New Govt July 31, 2018, @ 22:00

Azmin: Khazanah will still be run by professionals, not politicians

Datuk Seri Mohamed Azmin Ali (pic) says his and Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad's roles in Khazanah Nasional Bhd are merely incidental, and it is the professionals who will run the sovereign wealth fund.|Read more >|TheStar

 

New Malaysia New Initiatives July 31, 2018, @ 21:51

Salahuddin calls on youth to get involved in agriculture

Agriculture and Agro-based Industry Minister Datuk Salahuddin Ayub has called on youths to get involved in the agriculture sector as it will help generate income for the country and themselves.|Read more >|NST

New Malaysia Overhaul July 31, 2018, @ 21:38

Ministry to review price of proposed bigger PPR units

The Housing and Local Government Ministry is reviewing the price of People's Housing Project (PPR) units, following the proposal for bigger living quarters, up from its current size of 600 sq ft to 900 sq ft.|Read more >|SunDaily

New Malaysia New Govt July 31, 2018, @ 21:37

Govt reiterates commitment to empower Islam according to Quran and authentic Hadith

Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad today reiterated the government's commitment to empower Islam in Malaysia according to the teachings in the Quran and authentic hadiths.|Read more >|SunDaily

New Malaysia New Policies July 31, 2018, @ 21:10

No more military awards for politicians, says Mat Sabu

Putrajaya will no longer allow military awards and medals to be given on honorary basis to politicians, Defence Minister Mohamad Sabu said today.|Read more >|Malaymail

 

New Malaysia SST July 31, 2018, @ 21:04

GST registrants to be migrated to SST from tomorrow

The Customs Department expects to automatically migrate companies that have registered under the Goods and Services Tax (GST) regime to the Sales and Service Tax (SST) beginning tomorrow and will alert them via email, Customs director-general Datuk Seri Subromaniam Tholasy said.|Read more >|SunDaily

 

New Malaysia New Govt July 31, 2018, @ 20:58

Abang Johari: Sarawak govt to assert right to regulate oil and gas industry

Sarawak will continue to assert its right to regulate the oil and gas industry in the state while pursuing royalties based on production, says Datuk Patinggi Abang Johari Tun Openg.|Read more >|TheStar

New Malaysia New Govt July 31, 2018, @ 20:54

Dr M in Khazanah to improve country's economy: DPM

Deputy Prime Minister Datuk Seri Dr Wan Azizah Wan Ismail opines that Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad's decision to lead Khazanah Nasional Bhd as chairman of the board is aimed at improving the country's economy.|Read more >|SunDaily

New Malaysia New Govt July 31, 2018, @ 20:36

Govt collecting evidence for 'watertight case' over child marriage in Kelantan

Criminal action has yet to be taken against the 41-year-old man who wedded a 11-year-old girl in Kelantan recently as the government is collecting further evidences for a "watertight case".|Read more >|SunDaily

New Malaysia New Initiatives July 31, 2018, @ 20:32

Activity centre for senior citizens for every parliamentary constituency

The government is targeting to create a Senior Citizen Activity Centre (Pawe) in every Parliamentary constituency in four years' time.|Read more >|SunDaily

New Malaysia Overhaul July 31, 2018, @ 20:29

Illegal immigrants turn cities into centres for imitation goods: Immigration DG

Illegal immigrants who turned entrepreneurs overnight have made major cities in the country centres for imitation goods, according to the Immigration Department.|Read more >|SunDaily

New Malaysia New Initiatives July 31, 2018, @ 20:21

Several acts must be amended to allow for local govt elections

A detailed study which includes the legal implications, mechanisms, financial requirements and technical aspects must be conducted before local government elections can be held, the Dewan Rakyat was told today.|Read more >|SunDaily

New Malaysia New Govt July 31, 2018, @ 19:56

Wan Azizah: Dr M and Azmin's Khazanah appointments do not contradict Pakatan manifesto

The appointments of Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad and Datuk Seri Azmin Ali to the board of Khazanah Nasional Bhd do not contradict the Pakatan Harapan GE14 manifesto, says Datuk Seri Dr Wan Azizah Wan Ismail.|Read more >|TheStar

New Malaysia 1MDB July 31, 2018, @ 19:38

Putrajaya to refuse half of RM5m promised by Najib to Arul Kanda

Former Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Razak had signed off a RM5 million payment for former 1Malaysia Development Berhad (1MDB) chief Arul Kanda Kandasamy in January, Finance Minister Lim Guan Eng confirmed today.|Read more >|Malaymail

New Malaysia SST July 31, 2018, @ 18:45

6,400 goods to be charged under SST, much less than GST, says Customs DG

A total of 6,400 goods will be charged under the Sales and Service Tax (SST) compared with 11,197 under the Goods and Services Tax (GST), said Customs director-general Datuk Seri Subromaniam Tholasy.
|Read more >|TheStar

New Malaysia Overhaul July 31, 2018, @ 18:37

Leaked CIA letter real, 'sending it not treason'

t is nonsense to state that sending a letter to the United States' (US) Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) amounted to treason.|Read more >|NST

New Malaysia Overhaul July 31, 2018, @ 18:06

Bestinet has no monopoly over foreign workers' recruitment, says company director

Bestinet Sdn Bhd said today none of its directors or shareholders have any interest or are in anyway involved in other companies who are also service providers for the foreign workers recruitment process.|Read more >|Malaymail

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July 31 

New Malaysia New Govt July 31, 2018, @ 17:36

PM attends to issues raised on Twitter

Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad spent some time on Twitter this evening, addressing some concerns raised by Netizens.|Read more >|NST

New Malaysia Opposition July 31, 2018, @ 17:08

Up to Putrajaya to restructure Khazanah, Ku Li says

Putrajaya has the prerogative to restructure government-owned companies such as Khazanah Nasional, Umno veteran Tan Sri Tengku Razaleigh Hamzah said today.|Read more >|Malaymail

New Malaysia Opposition July 31, 2018, @ 16:58

Gazette reserve land for orang asli, Ku Li tells Kelantan government

The Kelantan state government should consider gazetting reserve land for the orang asli, says Gua Musang MP Tengku Razaleigh Hamzah.|Read more >|TheStar

New Malaysia New Policies July 31, 2018, @ 15:21

HFMD outbreak: Health Ministry considering use of vaccine from other countries

The Health Ministry has received numerous recommendations to use hand, foot and mouth disease (HFMD) vaccines produced by other countries, said its Minister Dr Dzulkefly.|Read more >|NST

 

New Malaysia New Policies July 31, 2018

andatory for forest timber licences to obtain FMC by 2022

The Sarawak government has made it mandatory for all long-term forest timber licences to obtain Forest Management Certification (FMC) by 2022.|Read more >|BorneoPost

 

New Malaysia Overhaul July 31, 2018, @ 15:16

MRT 3 project postponed, not scrapped: Loke

Transport Minister Anthony Loke said the implementation of the Mass Rapid Transit Line 3 (MRT3) is postponed and was not scrapped to reduce the burden of the government's debt.|Read more >|SunDaily

 

New Malaysia New Policies July 31, 2018, @ 15:02

Cabinet to discuss recruitment of Nepalese workers: Kula Segaran

The Cabinet will discuss the issue of the recruitment of workers from Nepal at its weekly meeting on Friday, Human Resource Minister M. Kula Segaran said today.|Read more >|NST

 

New Malaysia Overhaul July 31, 2018, @ 14:43

Zuraida Kamaruddin: Local council elections in 3 years, low-cost homes to be bigger

The Housing and Local Government Ministry intends to hold local government elections in three years time.
|Read more >|TheStar

New Malaysia New Projects July 31, 2018, @ 14:40

Jagdeep: Phase two of Sungai Pinang project starts in 2019, after 20-year wait

Phase two of the Sungai Pinang flood mitigation project will finally start next year after a 20-year delay, said state exco Jagdeep Singh Deo.|Read more >|Malaymail

New Malaysia Opposition July 31, 2018, @ 14:30

Umno lawmaker demands AG explain dropping charges against Pakatan leaders

Attorney-General Tommy Thomas must explain his decision to withdraw sedition and criminal charges against Pakatan Harapan (PH) leaders, Datuk Seri Azalina Othman Said said today.|Read more >|Malaymail

New Malaysia Overhaul July 31, 2018

Labuan port hurt by rice shipment ban – chamber

The transshipment ban on rice at all ports nationwide, including in Labuan, should be reviewed as the measure is severely affecting the port business activity, said Labuan Chamber of Malay Entrepreneurs (DUML).|Read more >|BorneoPost

New Malaysia New Govt July 31, 2018, @ 14:30

Rais Yatim: Kulasegaran has failed as minister

M. Kulasegaran has failed to behave as a Cabinet member, Tan Sri Rais Yatim said today amid the brouhaha on the human resources minister’s alleged “pendatang” comments.|Read more >|Malaymail

 

New Malaysia Overhaul July 31, 2018, @ 14:22

Action to be taken against child care centres, premises with high HFMD cases

Action will be taken against premises that record a high number of hand, foot and mouth disease (HFMD), Health Minister Dr Dzulkefly Ahmad said today.|Read more >|SunDaily

New Malaysia New Projects July 31, 2018, @ 13:15

Anthony Loke: JB-Singapore RTS rail on track, can handle 10,000 people an hour

While the 350km HSR (High Speed Railway) between Kuala Lumpur and Singapore is still under question, another 4km rail link to Singapore has been approved.
|Read more >|TheStar

New Malaysia New Initiatives July 31, 2018

Ministry wants Trust Schools Programme in all states

Ministry of Education wants to see all the states in Malaysia running Trust Schools Programme to benefit more students nationwide.|Read more >|BorneoPost

New Malaysia Overhaul July 31, 2018

Release details of misappropriation on gas pipeline project – Maximus

Parti Bersatu Sabah (PBS) welcomes investigation by the Energy, Technology, Science, Climate Change and Environment Ministry over the Trans-Sabah Gas Pipeline (TSGP) project in the state.|Read more >|BorneoPost

New Malaysia New Govt July 31, 2018, @ 13:10

Anthony Loke: No plans for motorcycle ride-hailing services

The government does not intend to legalise or introduce motorcycle ride-hailing services any time soon, Transport Minister Anthony Loke Siew Fook said.|Read more >|SunDaily

New Malaysia Overhaul July 31, 2018, @ 12:40

Civil Aviation head resigns a day after MH370 safety probe released

Datuk Seri Azharuddin Abd Rahman has resigned as Civil Aviation Authority of Malaysia (CAAM) chairman.
|Read more >|TheStar

New Malaysia Overhaul July 31, 2018, @ 12:27

Malaysia extends bauxite mining moratorium until Dec 31

The Malaysian government said it has prolonged its 2016 moratorium on bauxite mining until year-end as large stockpiles of the aluminium-making raw material remain uncleared.|Read more >|NST

New Malaysia New Govt July 31, 2018, @ 12:20

Sabah to continue pursuit of 20% oil royalty, but 'as a family' and 'team'

Sabah will continue pursuing the 20% oil royalty promised by Pakatan Harapan in its manifesto, but will do so "as a family" and not through confrontation, said state Chief Minister Datuk Seri Mohd Shafie Apdal.
|Read more >|TheStar

New Malaysia SST July 31, 2018, @ 12:18

Bills to abolish GST, implement SST tabled for first reading

The Sales Tax Bill 2018 and the Services Tax Bill 2018 (SST) were tabled for the first reading in the Dewan Rakyat today.|Read more >|SunDaily

New Malaysia New Govt July 31, 2018, @ 12:02

Leave it to the police, says Kulasegaran

Human Resources Minister M. Kulasegaran will leave it to the respective authorities following the police reports lodged against him by Umno Youth.|Read more >|NST

New Malaysia New Govt July 31, 2018, @ 07:00

Negri Pakatan reps to get RM500,000 for small projects

Pakatan Harapan assemblymen in Negri Sembilan will get an annual allocation of RM500,000 for small projects next year, while those from Barisan Nasional will be given RM100,000, said Mentri Besar Aminuddin Harun.|Read more >|TheStar

 

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

Ministry: Compensation not needed over delay in RTS Link project

Malaysia does not have to pay a single sen to Singapore as compensation for the delay in the Johor Baru-Singapore Rapid Transit System (RTS Link) project, says the Transport Minister.|Read more >|TheStar

 

New Malaysia New Govt July 31, 2018, @ 00:57

Azmin to announce party polls plan after Sungai Kandis by-election

PKR deputy president Datuk Seri Mohamed Azmin Ali will announce whether he will defend his post or challenge Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim for the presidency after the Sungai Kandis by-election.|Read more >|NST

 

New Malaysia New Initiatives July 31, 2018, @ 00:23

Mandarin news returns to BNC

The Mandarin news returned to the Bernama News Channel (BNC) tonight. It aired at 8.30pm, with the repeat scheduled for 2am.|Read more >|SunDaily

New Malaysia New Policies July 31, 2018, @ 00:21

Housewives' EPF: Implementation of salary deduction for polygamous husbands to be fine-tuned

The implementation of the Employees Provident Fund (EPF) salary deduction for a husband who has more than one wife is currently being fine-tuned by the EPF and Social Security Organisation (Socso), said Deputy Prime Minister Datuk Seri Dr Wan Azizah Wan Ismail.|Read more >|SunDaily

New Malaysia New Policies July 31, 2018

‘5-plus-20’ formula for Sarawak

The Pakatan Harapan (PH) federal government has altered its promise of 20 per cent oil and gas royalty to Sarawak, after the Sarawak government chose not to accept the condition set in their ‘New Deal Agreement’ prior to the 14th general election.|Read more >|BorneoPost

New Malaysia New Govt July 30, 2018, @ 21:46

No decision to rewrite history textbooks, says Maszlee

Any change in the history book will only be done after taking into consideration input from the relevant experts, Education Minister Dr Maszlee Malik said today.|Read more >|NST

New Malaysia Fakenews July 30, 2018, @ 20:36

MOE denies issuing directive to update teachers' biodata

The Ministry of Education (MOE) denied that its director-general Datuk Dr Amin Senin had issued directive either verbally or in writing, to teachers of national secondary schools nationwide to update their profiles.
|Read more >|TheStar

New Malaysia Fakenews July 30, 2018, @ 20:14

EC denies ordering removal of BN campaign material

The Election Commission (EC) today denied a BN allegation that it had ordered the removal of the party’s campaign material in the Sungai Kandis state constituency where a by-election is due on Saturday.|Read more >|Malaymail

New Malaysia New Projects July 30, 2018, @ 20:00

Loke: Working paper on rapid transit system to be tabled to Cabinet soon

A working paper on the Rapid Transit System (RTS) project linking Bukit Chagar, Johor Baru here to Woodlands, Singapore will be presented to the Cabinet in the near future, said Transport Minister Anthony Loke Siew Fook.|Read more >|Malaymail

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July 30 

New Malaysia New Govt July 30, 2018, @ 18:56

Dr M is Khazanah chairman, Azmin made director

Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad and Economic Affairs Minister Datuk Seri Azmin Ali have been named as Khazanah Nasional Berhad's chairman and director respectively.|Read more >|TheStar

 

New Malaysia Overhaul July 30, 2018, @ 18:47

Contractor faces action over strike by Court Complex cleaners

The contractor in charge of cleaning services at the Kuala Lumpur Court Complex will face stern action for failing to fulfil the contract, including having it terminated. |Read more >|SunDaily

New Malaysia New Projects July 30, 2018, @ 18:20

Loke: Gemas-JB double track project to complete west coast electrified track system by 2022

The completion of the Gemas-Johor Baru electrified double-track rail project will be part of the wider west coast electrified track system (ETS) in four years’ time, said Transport Minister Anthony Loke. |Read more >|Malaymail

New Malaysia New Policies July 30, 2018, @ 18:07

Govt has decided to maintain tourism tax, says minister

The flat rate of RM10 per room per night charged on foreign tourists will be maintained, said Tourism, Arts and Culture Minister Mohamaddin Ketapi.
|Read more >|TheStar

New Malaysia Opposition July 30, 2018, @ 17:14

'Malaysia lost close to RM30 bil under PH' - Umno

The country has faced RM30 billion in loses, since the Pakatan Harapan (PH)-led government came into power on May 9. |Read more >|NST

 

New Malaysia Overhaul July 30, 2018, @ 17:11

Cops still looking for info over the alleged involvement of authorities in Wang Kelian trafficking case

Police are still looking for information about the involvement of the authorities or enforcement agencies in the Wang Kelian human trafficking case.
|Read more >|TheStar

 

New Malaysia Overhaul July 30, 2018, @ 17:00

RM191m Sarawak river project to be delayed until 2019

The RM191 million Sarawak River Integrated River Basin Development Project will be delayed until 2019, said the Ministry of Economic Affairs. |Read more >|SunDaily

 

New Malaysia Overhaul July 30, 2018, @ 16:52

Singapore already informed of RTS project delay: Loke

Transport Minister Anthony Loke said Singapore has already been informed that the Johor Baru-Singapore Rapid Transit System (RTS) project has been delayed. |Read more >|SunDaily

 

New Malaysia New Govt July 30, 2018, @ 16:52

Government sorting out overlapping tasks of ministries says Mahathir

The government is still in the process of organising the agencies for placement under the relevant ministries so as to avoid overlapping of tasks, Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad said today. |Read more >|SunDaily

 

New Malaysia 1MDB July 30, 2018, @ 16:29

Finance Ministry: China firm yet to receive 1MDB land a year after paying RM2.7b

A Chinese firm which had bought a parcel of land previously owned by 1Malaysia Development Berhad (1MDB) in Penang for RM 2.7 billion has yet to receive ownership of the land a year after the deal was signed, the Finance Ministry has said. |Read more >|Malaymail

 

New Malaysia New Projects July 30, 2018, @ 16:29

Cabinet has approved in principle new Johor-Singapore rail, says Loke

Transport Minister Anthony Loke says the Cabinet has approved in principle the Johor Baru-Singapore Rapid Transit System (RTS) Link project but it is still looking into the cost and other final details. |Read more >|Malaymail

 

New Malaysia New Initiatives July 30, 2018, @ 16:23

The e-parking payment system to be introduced in Perak soon

Motorists in Perak will soon have an additional option of paying for parking when an application on smartphones is rolled out by next year. |Read more >|SunDaily

 

New Malaysia New Policies July 30, 2018, @ 16:20

MAA: Imposing curbs on foreign cars a regressive move

The government’s plan to limit the access of foreign cars to the local market is a regressive move for the growth of the country’s automotive industry, the Malaysian Automotive Association said. |Read more >|Malaymail

 

New Malaysia Overhaul July 30, 2018, @ 16:19

Education Minister: MyBrain15 programme frozen until necessary funding received

The MyBrain15 programme has not been axed but has been frozen. Education Minister Dr Maszlee Malik said the ministry could not carry on the programme until they receive the budget allocation for it. |Read more >|TheStar

 

New Malaysia Overhaul July 30, 2018, @ 15:58

Malaysia to seek Australian stand on Sirul Azhar's extradition

Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad said today he would seek Australia's stand on extraditing former Malaysian policeman Sirul Azhar Umar, who faces the death sentence for the murder of Mongolian national Altantuya Shaariibuu in Malaysia. |Read more >|SunDaily

 

New Malaysia New Policies July 30, 2018, @ 15:58

The government committed to getting broadband price reduced by year-end: Gobind Singh Deo

The government today reiterated its commitment to ensuring that the broadband price is reduced by at least 25% by the end of this year, besides striving to increase the broadband speed and coverage area.|Read more >|SunDaily

 

New Malaysia Overhaul July 30, 2018, @ 15:34

Home Ministry: Lodge report if you have proof of human trafficking

The Home Ministry is urging those with proof on the involvement of authorities in the human trafficking trade to lodge reports with the police.|Read more >|TheStar

 

New Malaysia Overhaul July 30, 2018, @ 15:27

Satu contractor in remand over a false claim of RM11,060

A contractor with the state's water concessionaire, Syarikat Air Terengganu (Satu), is in remand for seven days from today, for allegedly making false claim, totalling RM11,060, in 2017. |Read more >|SunDaily

 

New Malaysia New Initiatives July 30, 2018, @ 15:02

Transport Minister: RTD’s e-testing to roll out by next year

The Road Transport Department’s (RTD) electronic testing (e-testing) system — a computer-based driving and learning evaluation system — is expected to be adopted nationwide by next year, said Transport Minister Anthony Loke.|Read more >|Malaymail

 

New Malaysia New Govt July 30, 2018, @ 14:58

Zunar, Surendran and Sivarasa acquitted and discharged of all sedition charges

Cartoonist Zunar whose real name is Zulkiflee Anwar Haque, lawyer N. Surendran and Sungai Buloh MP R. Sivarasa have been acquitted and discharged of all charges under the Sedition Act.|Read more >|TheStar

New Malaysia Overhaul July 30, 2018, @ 14:39

Special haj programme under 1MDB will not continue, affirms Mujahid

The government will not continue the Special Haj programme under the 1Malaysia Development Bhd (1MDB), said Minister in the Prime Minister's Department (Religious Affairs) Datuk Dr Mujahid Yusof Rawa.|Read more >|NST

 

New Malaysia Overhaul July 30, 2018, @ 13:29

GMM Foundation told to cease operations

The Global Movement of Moderates Foundation (GMMF) has been instructed to cease its operations effective tomorrow. |Read more >|NST

 

New Malaysia New Govt July 30, 2018, @ 13:05

Sarawak too will get extra 20pc profit for oil, state Pakatan chief says

Sarawak Pakatan Harapan (PH) leader Chong Chieng Jen assured the state government that it will receive 20 per cent of oil profits from Putrajaya on top of the 5 per cent royalty it gets currently. |Read more >|Malaymail

 

New Malaysia New Govt July 30, 2018, @ 12:12

PM: No plans to include communist struggle in school textbooks

Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad said the government had no plans to include the communist struggle in school textbooks. |Read more >|NST

 

New Malaysia New Govt July 30, 2018, @ 12:08

Sept 3 date to determine if the case against Guan Eng to proceeds

The High Court here has given the prosecution until Sept 3 to hear the outcome of the discussions in the Attorney-General's (AG) Chamber on whether the corruption trial of Finance Minister Lim Guan Eng should proceed. |Read more >|SunDaily

 

New Malaysia New Policies July 30, 2018, @ 12:07

PM open to foreign-born players in the national football team

Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad said today he was open to including naturalised players in the national football team, but warned against fielding an entire team of foreigners. |Read more >|Malaymail

 

New Malaysia Overhaul July 30, 2018, @ 11:50

PM: Government to review National Automotive Policy

The government will review the country’s automotive policy to ensure Proton remains competitive in the local market, said Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad. |Read more >|NST

 

New Malaysia New Projects July 30, 2018, @ 11:44

Dr M: Third national car project needed to drive Malaysia's engineering capabilities

The Government is reviewing the national automotive policy, which may include imposing conditions on the import of foreign vehicles.|Read more >|TheStar

 

New Malaysia New Govt July 30, 2018, @ 10:01

High-level panel formed to review Islam administration at Fed-level

The Malay Rulers have given their consent to the formation of a high-level panel on the Federal institutions of Islam.|Read more > |NST

 

New Malaysia New Govt July 30, 2018, @ 09:37

Kulasegaran says sorry, withdraws offensive speech on immigration

Human Resources Minister M. Kulasegaran today apologised and withdrew offensive references in a speech on history and immigration to the Malay archipelago.|Read more >|Malaymail

 

New Malaysia New Govt July 30, 2018, @ 07:36

PM’s choice whether CEP lives beyond 100 days, minister says

Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad has the prerogative to decide whether to extend the advisory Council of Eminent Persons (CEP), Foreign Minister Datuk Saifuddin Abdullah has said.|Read more >|Malaymail

 

New Malaysia New Projects July 30, 2018, @ 07:32

Proton 2.0 issue to kick off proceedings at Dewan Rakyat today

The idea of a third national car project, which was the subject of criticism by various quarters, including national automotive industry players, is among the issues set to dominate proceedings at the Dewan Rakyat today.|Read more >|NST

 

New Malaysia New Projects July 30, 2018

Into a new era of fuel supply

Sarawak has great potential to become a net exporter of mixed gas, particularly hydrogen, once the construction of Sarawak Energy Berhad’s hydrogen production plant and refuelling station here is completed.|Read more >|BorneoPost

 

New Malaysia Opposition July 30, 2018, @ 07:29

More Umno members to leave the party, says Bersatu deputy president

Parti Pribumi Bersatu Malaysia (Bersatu) deputy president Datuk Seri Mukhriz Mahathir expects more Umno members to quit their party and apply to join Bersatu. |Read more >|SunDaily

 

New Malaysia New Govt July 30, 2018, @ 07:00

Rafizi promises to uphold reform

PKR deputy president candidate Rafizi Ramli unveiled his team of running mates who will contest all top party posts in PKR’s upcoming election starting on Aug 24.
​​|Read more >|TheStar

 

New Malaysia Opposition July 30, 2018, @ 07:00

Wee slams Pakatan’s plan to change earlier approved vernacular school quota

Pakatan Harapan’s intention to move one of the proposed Chinese primary schools, or SJK(C), under the “10+6” plan to Penang, reeks of political manipulation, said Datuk Seri Dr Wee Ka Siong.|Read more >|TheStar

 

New Malaysia New Govt July 30, 2018

Chinese schools will get funds from the federal government, assures Chong

The Pakatan Harapan (PH) the federal government will allocate grants for Chinese independent schools and continue giving allocations to aided Chinese primary schools.|Read more >|BorneoPost

 

New Malaysia Overhaul July 30, 2018, @ 07:00

Ex-senior govt officers call for neutrality in appointing secretaries-general

There should be no political interference in the appointment of heads of ministries, urge former senior officers of the Government’s administrative and diplomatic staff. |Read more >|TheStar

 

New Malaysia Overhaul July 30, 2018

‘New deal, but terms and conditions apply’

Sarawak Pakatan Harapan (PH) will announce the proposed ‘New Deal Agreement’ today, which will then be brought to the special cabinet committee to safeguard Sarawak’s rights under the Malaysia Agreement 1963 (MA63).|Read more >|BorneoPost

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July 29 

New Malaysia Overhaul July 29, 2018, @ 21:50

Govt to study complaints by PPA1M residents in Bukit Jalil

The Housing and Local Government Ministry has established an independent committee to study the complaints raised by the 1Malaysia Civil Servants Housing project (PPA1M) residents in Bukit Jalil. |Read more >|SunDaily

 

New Malaysia Overhaul July 29, 2018, @ 21:00

Minister: New Mada chairman to be known in two weeks

The Ministry of Agriculture and Agro-based Industry (MOA) will announce the new chairman of the Muda Agricultural Development Authority (Mada) in no later than two weeks.|Read more > |Malaymail

 

New Malaysia Overhaul July 29, 2018, @ 20:52

Govt to form a committee to tackle legal loopholes involving architects

The Housing and Local Government Ministry will set up a committee to study a legal loophole where the architect of a development project is able to issue its Certificate of Completion and Compliance (CCC). |Read more >|Malaymail

 

New Malaysia Overhaul July 29, 2018, @ 20:49

Govt mulls amending Wildlife Conservation Act 2010

The government is studying to amend the Wildlife Conservation Act 2010 by introducing mandatory jail sentences against individuals caught illegally hunting wildlife.|Read more >|SunDaily

 

New Malaysia Overhaul July 29, 2018, @ 20:22

MyBrain15 suspension: 'Be fair and pragmatic'

The government has been urged to adopt a fair and pragmatic approach over the suspension of the MyBrain15 scholarship programme and review its successes and achievements before making a decision. |Read more >|NST

 

New Malaysia Overhaul July 29, 2018, @ 20:00

Liew: Govt to repeal laws restricting public’s freedom of speech

The government will repeal laws that restrict the people’s freedom of speech, said Minister in the Prime Minister’s Department Datuk Liew Vui Keong. |Read more >|Malaymail

 

New Malaysia New Initiatives July 29, 2018, @ 19:00

Penang govt to upgrade markets, hawker sites

The Penang state government will continue to monitor all public market projects, hawker sites and food complexes and ensure that they are upgraded if necessary for the benefit of the people in the state. |Read more >|Malaymail

 

New Malaysia New Policies July 29, 2018, @ 18:36

Xavier: Ministry may propose ‘shoot-on-sight’ policy to curb poachers

Water, Land and Natural Resources Minister Dr Xavier Jayakumar said he was seriously considering bringing a shoot-on-sight policy for wildlife poachers for Cabinet deliberation.|Read more >|TheStar

 

New Malaysia GE14 Promises July 29, 2018, @ 18:30

DPM dismisses claim PH govt not delivering on manifesto

Datuk Seri Dr Wan Azizah Wan Ismail today dismissed claims that the Pakatan Harapan government is not delivering on its election manifesto and upholding the rights of the Malays and Islam. |Read more >|Malaymail

 

New Malaysia New Govt July 29, 2018, @ 18:26

Maszlee ducks questions on ministry flip-flop

Education Minister Dr Maszlee Malik today avoided media questions on his two recent controversial policy-related announcements. |Read more >|SunDaily

 

New Malaysia GE14 Promises July 29, 2018, @ 17:55

Works Ministry: Government won't rush to abolish toll

The government will not rush into making a decision on the abolishment of highway toll collection; instead, it will conduct further studies on the matter as it involves the interests of many, including toll concessionaires. |Read more >|NST

 

New Malaysia New Initiatives July 29, 2018, @ 17:23

Agriculture and Domestic Trade ministries to tackle the issue on beef price

The Agriculture and Agro-based Industry Ministry (MOA) and the Domestic Trade and Consumer Affairs Ministry (MDTC) will find a suitable mechanism to ensure the price of beef remains at a reasonable rate, especially with the Aidilada approaching.|Read more > |Malaymail

 

New Malaysia GE14 Promises July 29, 2018, @ 16:33

Act 355 splits Muslims, says Mujahid

MINISTER in the Prime Minister's Department Datuk Dr Mujahid Yusof Rawa says amendments to the Syariah Court (Criminal Jurisdiction) Act 1965, or Act 355, sought by PAS not only would not unite Muslims, but it would cause unease among non-Muslims, as well as overlaps with common law. |Read more > |SunDaily

 

New Malaysia GE14 Promises July 29, 2018, @ 16:23

Sabah discusses 20pc oil royalty with PM

The Sabah government will set up a body to fine tune matters relating to the 20 per cent oil royalty claim forwarded to the federal government. |Read more >|Malaymail

 

New Malaysia GE14 Promises July 29, 2018, @ 15:58

Sarawak PH to announce ‘New Deal Agreement’ tomorrow: Chong

Sarawak Pakatan Harapan (PH) will announce the proposed 'New Deal Agreement' that will be brought to the special Cabinet committee to oversee the enforcement of Malaysia Agreement 1963 (MA63), according to its chairman Chong Chieng Jen. |Read more >|SunDaily

 

New Malaysia GE14 Promises July 29, 2018, @ 15:51

Special committee to be set up to fine-tune Sabah oil royalty claims: Shafie Apdal

The Sabah government will form a special committee to fine-tune the state's oil royalty claim made to the federal government. |Read more >|NST

 

New Malaysia Overhaul July 29, 2018, @ 15:06

No more over-priced govt projects and procurements say Baru Bian

Works Minister Baru Bian said he would ensure that future government projects and procurements are closely supervised to stop the past practice of over-priced tenders and contracts. |Read more >|NST

 

New Malaysia New Initiatives July 29, 2018, @ 15:04

Proactive approaches needed to help transgender community leave sex work

More proactive approaches are needed to help transgender men and women leave the sex industry, said Datuk Dr Mujahid Yusof Rawa. |Read more >|TheStar

 

New Malaysia New Govt July 29, 2018, @ 12:32

Ramasamy issue need not be prolonged, let police investigate: Chow

Penang Chief Minister Chow Kon Yeow (pix) today stressed that there was no necessity for intervention in the issue on Deputy Chief Minister II Prof P. Ramasamy who had been allegedly linked to the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE). |Read more >|SunDaily

 

New Malaysia New Policies July 29, 2018

Full water, power supplies by 2025

The Sarawak government strives to make sure that water and electricity supply would reach all Sarawakians by 2025, by assisting the Ministry of Utilities in any way that it possibly can. |Read more >|BorneoPost

 

New Malaysia Overhaul July 29, 2018, @ 12:30

Sword among weapons seized in Op Mega 3.0

A sword was among several weapons seized in an operation dubbed ‘Op Mega 3.0’ in Taman Subang Mas, Subang Jaya here. |Read more >|NST

 

New Malaysia Overhaul July 29, 2018, @ 11:27

Mohamed Hanipa wants a report on strike by cleaners at KL Court complex

Deputy Minister in the Prime Minister’s Department Mohamed Hanipa Maidin has instructed his officers to obtain a full written report on a strike by cleaners at the Kuala Lumpur Court complex. |Read more >|NST

 

New Malaysia New Initiatives July 29, 2018, @ 08:51

Call for a joint effort to reduce accidents at workplace

The Human Resources Ministry has called for a concerted effort by all stakeholders including employers, employees and non-governmental organisations to reduce workplace-related accidents in the country.|Read more >|SunDaily

 

New Malaysia Overhaul July 29, 2018, @ 08:50

'New Felda chairman appointment will solve settlers' living allowance, income'

The appointment of Tan Sri Megat Zaharuddin Megat Mohd Nor (pix) as the new Federal Land Development Authority (Felda) chairman is expected to solve problems related to the settlers' monthly living allowance and income.|Read more >|SunDaily

 

New Malaysia New Policies July 29, 2018

Sarawak aims to produce 30 per cent of the beef supply to meet local demand

Sarawak aims to produce 30 per cent of its beef supply to meet local demand in the state by 2030. |Read more > |BorneoPost

 

New Malaysia Opposition July 29, 2018, @ 08:45

Mara must stay authoritative: Najib

The Council of Trust for the People (Mara) Council should continue to remain an authoritative entity, said former prime minister Datuk Seri Najib Abdul Abdul Razak. |Read more >|SunDaily

 

New Malaysia Overhaul July 29, 2018, @ 08:10

ECRL, among issues to be discussed during Mahathir's China visit

Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad's scheduled visit to China next month, will discuss among many things, the East Coast Rail Link (ECRL) project, according to Foreign Minister Datuk Saifuddin Abdullah. |Read more >|SunDaily

 

New Malaysia New Initiatives July 29, 2018

Bintulu into next stage of digital devt, says CM

This division is entering its second phase of growth on digital investment and infrastructure. In stating this, Chief Minister Datuk Patinggi Abang Johari Tun Openg says the oil and gas industry has transformed Bintulu from a fishermen’s village into an industrial hub.

|Read more >|BorneoPost

 

New Malaysia Overhaul July 29, 2018, @ 07:34

Employers urge govt to be practical in setting cap

The government’s aim to cap the percentage of foreign workers in the local job market at 15 per cent by 2020 should be reconsidered. |Read more >|NST

 

New Malaysia Overhaul July 29, 2018, @ 07:37

'No deadline set for Op Mega 3.0'

MAKE full use of the 3+1 programme or face being slapped with heftier punishment, including imprisonment, the Immigration Department warned. |Read more >|NST

 

New Malaysia New Govt July 29, 2018, @ 07:30

Unlike BN, minister says Pakatan at least willing to discuss LGBT rights

The new government may not be ready to deliver on all demands for increased civil liberties but is at least open to an engagement even on controversial topics such as lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) rights, said Datuk Saifuddin Abdullah. |Read more >|Malaymail

 

New Malaysia New Initiatives July 29, 2018

Five sub-committees to prepare a list of NRDA projects

Five sub-committees would be established towards preparing a list of development projects and socio-economic programmes for the Northern Region Development Agency (NRDA) area. |Read more >|BorneoPost

 

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

'Let Lim case continue'

THERE is no reason why the ongoing case of the RM2.8 million bungalow purchase by Lim Guan Eng should be dropped when this is the best avenue for the finance minister to clear his name. |Read more >|NST

 

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

Prasarana and MACC to fight graft in LRT3 project

Prasarana Ma­­laysia Bhd will give its full co­­operation to the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) as well as other enforcement agencies if there is any suspicion of corruption or abuse of power in the Light Rail Transit 3 (LRT3) project. |Read more >|TheStar

 

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

Ministry feeling the squeeze

IT must now have dawned on Education Minister Dr Maszlee Malik that he sits in a hot seat. A role as university lecturer is a different ball game altogether from heading an entire ministry.|Read more >|TheStar

 

New Malaysia New Initiatives July 29, 2018, @ 07:00

A brighter future for our parks

Malaysian parks may soon be rated on how clean, green and well-maintained they are for users.|Read more >|TheStar

 

New Malaysia New Govt July 29, 2018

Dr Rundi: All water supply projects so far on schedule

Minister of Utilities Dato Sri Dr Stephen Rundi is confident the implementation of water supply projects in Sarawak could be completed within the stipulated time frame. He said all the projects have so far been on schedule. |Read more >|BorneoPost

 

New Malaysia Overhaul July 29, 2018

4,261 illegals detained under ‘Ops Mega 3.0’ in Sarawak

As of Friday, Sarawak Immigration Department has arrested 4,261 illegal immigrants of various nationalities in ‘Ops Mega 3.0’ since the operation was launched on July 1. |Read more >|BorneoPost

 

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New Malaysia New Govt July 28, 2018, @ 20:30

Guan Eng: Any statement on the alleged shutdown of agencies will come from PM

Finance Minister Lim Guan Eng said the official statement on the alleged shutdown of seven agencies under the ministry would only be issued by Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad. |Read more >|Malaymail

 

New Malaysia New Policies July 28, 2018, @ 19:39

Rais suggests government integrates UEC into the mainstream education system

Former socio-cultural adviser to the government Tan Sri Dr Rais Yatim has recommended that the government integrates the Unified Examination Certificate (UEC) into the country’s mainstream education system. |Read more >|NST

 

New Malaysia Overhaul July 28, 2018, @ 19:30

No decision yet on Trans-Sabah Gas Pipeline project, says minister

No further decision has been made regarding the operation of the Trans-Sabah Gas Pipeline (TSGP) project after the suspension notice was issued on July 3, said Energy, Technology, Science, Climate Change and Environment Minister Yeo Bee Yin. |Read more >|Malaymail

 

New Malaysia Overhaul July 28, 2018, @ 18:50

At least 500 new fire stations needed nationwide

At least 500 new fire centres are needed nationwide to ensure that the Fire and Rescue Department personnel could respond to emergency situations effectively.|Read more >|NST

 

New Malaysia New Govt July 28, 2018, @ 17:57

Lawyers for Liberty slam BTN course for judges

Lawyers for Liberty (LFL) have questioned the Chief Registrar of the Federal Court on an alleged order for sessions court judges to attend a National Civics Bureau (BTN) course in March of this year. |Read more >|SunDaily

 

New Malaysia Overhaul July 28, 2018, @ 16:54

Tests on VEP system for Causeway, Second Link to conclude next month

Testing on the Vehicle Entry Permit (VEP) system for foreign vehicles entering Malaysia from Singapore via the Causeway and the Second Link will conclude next month. |Read more > |NST

 

New Malaysia Overhaul July 28, 2018, @ 16:51

National Service programme being reviewed: Mohamad Sabu

The National Service Training Programme (PLKN) is being reviewed by a committee under the Defence Ministry to study its cost-effectiveness and efficacy in achieving its goals.|Read more >|NST

 

New Malaysia Overhaul July 28, 2018, @ 16:01

Govt pledges to overhaul the system for intake of foreign workers

The government has pledged to overhaul the existing system for the import of foreign workers to eradicate monopolies by companies, which are raking in massive profits at the expense of burdening potential workers. |Read more >|NST

 

New Malaysia New Govt July 28, 2018, @ 15:45

Rais Yatim calls out education minister on UEC

Former minister and PPBM member Tan Sri Rais Yatim reiterated criticism against Pakatan Harapan’s (PH) proposal to recognise the Unified Examination Certificate (UEC), during a rally at Sultan Sulaiman Club in Kampung Baru today. |Read more >|Malaymail

 

New Malaysia New Govt July 28, 2018, @ 15:44

Gerakan Pembela Ummah issues 10 demands to the government

Gerakan Pembela Ummah has put forward 10 demands to preserve and protect the special rights of Malays in the country, under the administration of the Pakatan Harapan government. |Read more >|NST

 

New Malaysia Overhaul July 28, 2018, @ 15:42

35 laws need to be altered to widen media freedom in Msia

The government has to abolish or amend 35 laws that impinge on the blossoming media freedom in Malaysia following the 14th General Election. |Read more >|NST

 

New Malaysia New Initiatives July 28, 2018, @ 15:02

249 identified as asst protection officers under Children's Act

As many as 249 people have been identified as Assistant Protection officers as provided for under the Children's Act 2001 (Amended 2016), said Datuk Seri Dr Wan Azizah Wan Ismail.|Read more >|TheStar

 

New Malaysia GE14 Promises July 28, 2018, @ 14:58

Highway toll can't be abolished within 100 days as it's complicated says EPF chief

The proposal to abolish toll collection cannot be finalised within 100 days as outlined in Pakatan Harapan's (PH) manifesto, according to Employees Provident Fund (EPF) CEO Datuk Shahril Ridza Ridzuan.|Read more >|TheStar

 

New Malaysia Overhaul July 28, 2018, @ 14:56

Take a lesson from the repeal of ISA: Musa Hassan

What happened after the abolition of the Internal Security Act (ISA) should serve as a lesson to the government today in its consideration to repealing preventive laws such as Sosma, Poca and Pota, said former Inspector General of Police Tan Sri Musa Hassan. |Read more >|SunDaily

 

New Malaysia New Initiatives July 28, 2018, @ 14:52

551 Community-based Rehabilitation Centres set up nationwide: Wan Azizah

Some 551 Community-based Rehabilitation Centres (PDK) have been established nationwide to provide equal opportunities for disabled people to integrate with the community, said Deputy Prime Minister Datuk Seri Dr Wan Azizah Wan Ismail. |Read more >|SunDaily

 

New Malaysia New Govt July 28, 2018, @ 14:41

Chow calls for synergy between state and federal agencies

Penang wants its state executive councillors and state agencies to work with the federal government for the betterment of the people, said Chief Minister Chow Kon Yeow.|Read more >|SunDaily

 

New Malaysia Overhaul July 28, 2018, @ 14:30

Malaysia's farming policies will be revamped, says the minister

Malaysian farming policies will be revamped to focus more on agricultural sciences so it can cultivate higher production, said Agriculture and Agro-Based Industries Minister Datuk Salahuddin Ayub. |Read more >|SunDaily

 

New Malaysia New Govt July 28, 2018, @ 14:30

Kulasegaran: Utusan wrong, I didn’t call Malays ‘pendatang’ of Malaysia

Minister M. Kulasegaran rejected allegations that he called the ethnic Malay community “pendatang (immigrants)” here and said such claims by local daily Utusan Malaysia and on social media were defamatory. |Read more >|Malaymail

 

New Malaysia Overhaul July 28, 2018, @ 14:22

Kulasegaran asks Nepal to ease ban on workers to Malaysia while solution worked out

The Human Resources Minister has called on the government of Nepal to go easy on the barring of its workers from coming to Malaysia. |Read more >|TheStar

 

New Malaysia New Initiatives July 28, 2018, @ 14:11

Johor Pakatan govt to launch new blueprint for state's development

The Pakatan Harapan state government will launch a new blueprint next month for Johor's development from now until 2030.|Read more >|TheStar

 

New Malaysia Opposition July 28, 2018, @ 13:59

Umno against reassigning of Mara's roles to different ministries

The Umno supreme council firmly opposes any attempt by the Pakatan Harapan government to reassign Mara’s roles to different ministries.|Read more >|TheStar

 

New Malaysia Fakenews July 28, 2018, @ 12:51

Anwar's so-called 'warning' text message is fake, says PKR

A text message, purportedly from Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim, warning people about the administration of Pakatan Harapan is fake, said PKR. |Read more >|TheStar

 

New Malaysia New Policies July 28, 2018, @ 12:21

2,000 gather in KL to protest against alleged erosion of Malay Muslim rights

More than 2,000 Muslims from around the country gathered for the 'Himpunan Kebangkitan Ummah' rally at the Sultan Sulaiman Club field in Kampung Baru here, this morning. |Read more >|NST

 

New Malaysia Overhaul July 28, 2018

Willie: Audit all schools in Sarawak for safety, health

The fire tragedy at SK Batu Bungan in Mulu on Wednesday which claimed the life of a teacher is a wake-up call for the authorities to ensure all schools especially those in rural areas are audited and certified in terms of occupational safety and health. |Read more >|BorneoPost

 

New Malaysia Overhaul July 28, 2018, @ 07:30

Higher tariffs from Selangor’s water restructuring, minister predicts

Water tariffs will inevitably increase after the Selangor state government resolves its water restructuring exercise next month, Dr Xavier Jayakumar said. |Read more >|Malaymail

 

​​New Malaysia New Initiatives July 28, 2018, @ 07:00

Govt to carry out construction of 10 new Chinese schools

The Government will carry out the construction of 10 new Chinese vernacular schools or SJK(C) in the country, said the Education Ministry.|Read more >|TheStar

 

​​New Malaysia Overhaul July 28, 2018, @ 07:00

Room for restructuring after resignations, says Dr M

The en masse resignation of Khazanah Nasional Bhd’s board will allow room for a restructure in line with the new administration’s policies, says Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad.|Read more >|TheStar

 

​​New Malaysia Overhaul July 28, 2018, @ 07:00

Foreign Workers: Nepal slams the door

The government of Nepal has barred its workers from coming to Malaysia with immediate effect.
|Read more >|TheStar

 

New Malaysia New Govt July 28, 2018

‘Cooperation on women, family matters to continue’

Deputy Prime Minister Datuk Seri Dr Wan Azizah Wan Ismail has given positive feedback to Sarawak’s request for continuous federal funding to the Ministry of Welfare, Community Wellbeing, Women, Family and Childhood Development Sarawak.|Read more >|BorneoPost