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ANM in the News Archive July 16 -  20,  2019

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July 20, 2019

New Malaysia | PKR Factional Feuds | Jul 20, 201@ 23:17

Azmin, Zuraida no show at second day of PKR retreat

|Read more >|NST

New Malaysia | PKR Factional Feuds | Jul 20, 2019 @ 19:30

Anwar: Johor PKR chief resigned over party issues and spat with ruler|Read more >|Malaymail

New Malaysia | PKR Factional Feuds | Jul 20, 2019 @ 17:30

Anwar: PKR won’t make any decisions on Azmin pending ongoing investigations|Read more >|Malaymail

New Malaysia | Homosexual Video | Jul 20, 201@ 17:22

Anwar accepts IGP's statement 'Azmin not the person in sex video'|Read more >|TheStar

 

New Malaysia | PKR Factional Feuds | Jul 20, 201@ 16:10

Baru Bian: No, I did not sign statement supporting Anwar

|Read more >|TheStar

 

New Malaysia | PKR Factional Feuds | Jul 20, 2019 @ 15:30

Amid split, Anwar says to listen to party first before commenting further|Read more >|Malaymail

New Malaysia | Homosexual Video | Jul 20, 201@ 12:09

Two more arrested over sex video scandal|Read more >|NST

New Malaysia | PKR Factional Feuds | Jul 20, 201@ 09:19

'Factional feuds in PKR a time bomb'|Read more >|NST

New Malaysia | PKR Factional Feuds | Jul 20, 2019 @ 09:08

PKR will give full support to Mahathir: Anwar|Read more >|SunDaily

New Malaysia | PKR Factional Feuds | Jul 20, 201@ 07:00

Many PKR leaders retreat from retreat|Read more >|TheStar

New Malaysia | Govt: SOCSO | Jul 20, 2019 @ 15:21

E-hailing, taxi and bus drivers reminded to register for SPS before end of July|Read more >|SunDaily

New Malaysia | New Initiatives | Jul 20, 201@ 13:47

Paperwork on firemen monthly critical allowance to be presented to Agong|Read more >|NST

 

New Malaysia | Govt | Jul 20, 201@ 20:54

Working paper on 'Rahmatan Lil Alamin' to be tabled in Cabinet|Read more >|NST

New Malaysia | New Initiatives | Jul 19, 2019 @ 13:30

Parliament to adopt UK model in bridging gap between lawmakers and civil society|Read more >|Malaymail

New Malaysia Govt | Jul 18 2019 @ 17:53

Freeze on foreign worker intake in wholesale and retail sector lifted|Read more >|TheStar

 
New Malaysia | New Initiatives: Rural Devt | Jul 18, 2019 @ 30:30

Kampung Baru Development Plan to be submitted next week, says minister|Read more >|Malaymail

 

New Malaysia | Govt: MESTECC | Jul 18, 2019 @ 23:30

Govt to support corporate sector in exploring industrial Revolution 4.0, says minister|Read more >|Malaymail

New Malaysia | New Initiatives | Jul 18, 201@ 17:12

PM launches 'Respons Rakyat 2.0' mobile application|Read more >|NST

New Malaysia | Reforms: Lower Voting Age | Jul 20, 2019 @ 07:30

With lower voting age, analysts warn of more ‘emotional voting’ without critical thinking|Read more >|Malaymail

New Malaysia | Reforms: Lower Voting Age | Jul 20, 2019 @ 00:30

Undi 18 winners and losers|Read more >|Malaymail

New Malaysia | Scandal: T Adnan | Jul 20, 201@ 07:00

Authenticity of receipt comes under scrutiny|Read more >|TheStar

New Malaysia Overhaul: Corruption | Jul 19 2019 @ 23:07

MACC nabs six policemen for alleged bribery|Read more >|TheStar

New Malaysia | Overhaul: Corruption | Jul 19, 2019 @ 11:40

DPP, lawyer and six cops held over bribery|Read more >|SunDaily

New Malaysia | Viewpoints: Healthcare | Jul 19, 2019 @ 21:20

Extended operating hours of more large public clinics could reduce hospital crowding|Read more >|SunDaily

New Malaysia | State Govt | Jul 19, 201@ 21:09

Logging activities at Sungai Lasir ordered to cease immediately|Read more >|NST

New Malaysia | Govt: MACC | Jul 19, 2019 @ 20:41

MACC forms task force to probe issues in 2018 AG's Report|Read more >|NST

New Malaysia | Govt: MACC | Jul 19, 2019 @ 15:30

MACC educating businesses ahead of new corporate corruption clause in 2020|Read more >|Malaymail

New Malaysia | Govt: MoE | Jul 19, 2019 @ 20:40

MOE gathering input on teaching maths and science in English|Read more >|SunDaily

 

New Malaysia | Govt: Home | Jul 19, 2019 @ 17:20

Immigration D-G says looking to repatriate 200,000 illegal immigrants under B4G programme|Read more >|Malaymail

 

New Malaysia | Viewpoints: IPCMC | Jul 19, 2019 @ 16:30

Govt should allow for public feedback before passing IPCMC Bill, says lawyer|Read more >|Malaymail

New Malaysia | Scandal: T Adnan | Jul 19, 201@ 16:29

Ku Nan trial: Authenticity of RM2 million receipt questioned|Read more >|NST

 

New Malaysia | 1MDB | Jul 19, 2019 @ 11:30

Singapore to return US$40m linked to 1MDB scandal|Read more >|Malaymail

 

New Malaysia | 1MDB | Jul 19, 201@ 11:13

Government seizes RM48.9 million from Jho Low's dad|Read more >|NST

 

New Malaysia | New Policies | Jul 19, 2019 @ 10:54

All parties to be responsible for accidents at construction sites: DOSH|Read more >|SunDaily

New Malaysia | Fuel Subsidy | Jul 19, 2019 @ 08:00

Petrol subsidy for eligible Malaysians: Government decides ‘cash is king’ |Read more >|Malaymail

New Malaysia | Projects: Penang LRT | Jul 18, 2019 @ 23:30

Public hearing for Bayan Lepas LRT project to be conducted in mid August, says Penang CM|Read more >|Malaymail

New Malaysia Govt | Jul 18 2019 @ 17:53

Freeze on foreign worker intake in wholesale and retail sector lifted|Read more >|TheStar

 
New Malaysia | New Initiatives: Rural Devt | Jul 18, 2019 @ 30:30

Kampung Baru Development Plan to be submitted next week, says minister|Read more >|Malaymail

 

New Malaysia | Govt: MESTECC | Jul 18, 2019 @ 23:30

Govt to support corporate sector in exploring industrial Revolution 4.0, says minister|Read more >|Malaymail

New Malaysia | New Initiatives | Jul 18, 201@ 17:12

PM launches 'Respons Rakyat 2.0' mobile application|Read more >|NST

New Malaysia | Reforms: OSA | Jul 18, 2019 @ 17:04

Immigration department launches amnesty programme for overstaying foreigners|Read more >|SunDaily

New Malaysia | Reforms: Revision of Laws | Jul 18, 2019 @ 23:41

Revision of Laws (Amendment) Bill 2019 approved by Dewan Rakyat|Read more >|SunDaily

New Malaysia | Reforms: Lower Voting Age | Jul 18, 201@ 21:23

EC: Amendment on reduced voting age not yet in force|Read more >|SunDaily

New Malaysia | Reforms: IPCMC | Jul 18, 201@ 19:51

IPCMC will have disciplinary authority, including over IGP|Read more >|SunDaily

New Malaysia | Reforms: NACP | Jul 18, 2019 @ 19:30

PM says already implemented 15pc of National Anti-Corruption Plan initiatives|Read more >|Malaymail

New Malaysia | Reforms: OSA | Jul 18, 2019 @ 15:53

Freedom of Information Act in place of Official Secrets Act: Dr Mahathir|Read more >|SunDaily

New Malaysia | Govt | Jul 18, 201@ 17:59

Dr M: Malaysia's graft-busting efforts bearing fruit |Read more >|NST

New Malaysia | P Gudang Pollution | Jul 18, 201@ 18:21

3 factories identified as most likely sources of Pasir Gudang air pollution|Read more >|NST

New Malaysia P Gudang Pollution | Jul 18 2019 @ 15:52

DOE to act against 18 illegal chemical factories in Pasir Gudang|Read more >|TheStar

New Malaysia Homosexual Video | Jul 19 2019 @ 16:01

Five people arrested together with Haziq released|Read more >|TheStar

New Malaysia | Homosexual Video | Jul 19, 2019 @ 15:45

Punish mastermind and cohorts behind sex video: S’gor MB|Read more >|SunDaily

New Malaysia Homosexual Video | Jul 19 2019 @ 10:53

Fahmi Fadzil: SD of Anwar alleging he has two-thirds support of all MPs is fake|Read more >|TheStar

New Malaysia | Homosexual Video | Jul 19, 2019 @ 12:00

Backing Anwar, six PKR state leaders urge peers to set aside ‘future PM’ feud|Read more >|Malaymail

New Malaysia Homosexual Video | Jul 18 2019 @ 18:38

IGP: 'Evil conspiracy' behind sex video scandal led by a political party leader|Read more >|TheStar

New Malaysia | Homosexual Video | Jul 18, 2019 @ 17:30

Lokman claims Indonesian experts engaged to determine authenticity of sex videos, says will reveal findings today|Read more >|Malaymail

New Malaysia | Homosexual Video | Jul 18, 2019 @ 17:30

Anwar-Azmin tiff might lead to Pakatan imploding, says Ku Li|Read more >|Malaymail

New Malaysia | Homosexual Video | Jul 18, 2019 @ 16:56

Anwar welcomes PKR committee members’ statement, says it’s a well–intended reminder|Read more >|SunDaily

New Malaysia Homosexual Video | Jul 18 2019 @ 15:47

IGP: Sex video authentic, but identities of men undetermined|Read more >|TheStar

New Malaysia | Homosexual Video | Jul 18, 201@ 15:43

I will not respond to Azmin's outbursts, says Anwar|Read more >|NST

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July 18, 2019

New Malaysia | Reforms: PSC | Jul 18, 2019 @ 15:34

Parliamentary select committee to determine several key appointments: Mahathir

The parliamentary select committee on major public service appointments is to determine the key appointments to four commissions.|Read more >|SunDaily

New Malaysia | Homosexual Video | Jul 18, 201@ 15:01

IGP on sex clips investigation: No interference from anyone

Inspector-General of Police (IGP) Datuk Seri Abdul Hamid Bador today stressed that there has been no interference in the course of the police's investigation of several sex clips implicating Economic Affairs Minister Datuk Seri Mohamed Azmin Ali.|Read more >|NST

New Malaysia | Reforms | Jul 18, 2019 @ 15:00

PM says govt will review role of ministers’ political secretaries

The roles and functions of political secretaries to ministers will be re-evaluated, Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad confirmed today.|Read more >|Malaymail

New Malaysia | New Initiatives: EC | Jul 18, 2019 @ 15:00

EC moots introducing voter education in schools

Taking a leaf from Australia, Election Commission (EC) chairman Azhar Azizan Harun today suggested voter education as part of the school curriculum.|Read more >|Malaymail

New Malaysia | Reforms: Audit Act | Jul 18, 2019 @ 15:00

Govt to amend law to give auditor-general more freedom and bite, says PM

Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad today disclosed that his government is studying amending the Audit Act 1957 to provide more independence to the National Audit Department and the auditor-general (A-G).|Read more >|Malaymail

New Malaysia GST Refund | Jul 18 2019 @ 14:36

Speaker denies conflict of interest after it's revealed his son is aide to LGE
The Dewan Rakyat Speaker has denied there is conflict of interest following revelation that his son had been appointed press secretary to Finance Minister Lim Guan Eng.|Read more >|
TheStar

 

New Malaysia | Govt: MoF | Jul 18, 201@ 14:24

Govt withdraws two bills in Dewan Rakyat

The government today withdrew two bills scheduled for a second reading in the Dewan Rakyat.|Read more >|SunDaily

 

New Malaysia Govt: EC | Jul 18 2019 @ 14:00

EC: Register as voters now, don't wait for automatic registration
Malaysians who have not registered to vote should do so now, even though a Bill is being passed to allow for automatic voter registration, says the Election Commission (EC).|Read more >|
TheStar

 

New Malaysia | Reforms: IPCMC | Jul 18, 2019 @ 14:00

IPCMC tabled in Dewan Rakyat, to be debated next session

The Independent Police Complaints and Misconduct Commission (IPCMC) Bill 2019 was tabled in the Dewan Rakyat for the first reading today.|Read more >|SunDaily

New Malaysia Govt: Healthcare | Jul 18 2019 @ 13:30

Police may be allowed use of military hospitals
The Armed Forces may allow police personnel use military hospital facilities, says Jeneral Tan Sri Zulkifli Zainal Abidin.|Read more >|
TheStar

 

New Malaysia | Govt: MoE | Jul 18, 2019 @ 12:30

Changing history in textbooks? Education Ministry clarifies amendments

The Education Ministry today denied changing history in its national curriculum and textbooks following claims that the current secondary school content — particularly relating to the multiracial fight during the Japanese occupation and the Malayan Emergency against communists — was revised under the Pakatan Harapan administration.|Read more >|Malaymail

 

New Malaysia | Govt: Home | Jul 18, 201@ 12:13

Half of citizenship applications still being processed

Close to half of the applications for Malaysian citizenship since 2013 are still being processed, the Dewan Rakyat was told.|Read more >|SunDaily

New Malaysia | Govt | Jul 18, 201@ 11:48

Waytha determined to address gangsterism amongst Indian community

 In what can be described as the first of many steps in addressing gangsterism, P. Waytha Moorthy wants to engage Indian prisoners who are currently serving their sentences.|Read more >|NST

 

New Malaysia New Initiatives: EC | Jul 18 2019 @ 11:15

EC launches online voter registration portal
Malaysians can now register to vote online through the newly launched MySPR Daftar portal.|Read more >|
TheStar

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New Malaysia | Homosexual Video | Jul 18, 2019 @ 10:45

Anwar’s aide Farhash Wafa remanded four days for sex video probe

Perak PKR chief Farhash Wafa Salvador Rizal Mubarak has been remanded together with another man for the police investigation on a sex video scandal targetting Economic Affairs Minister Datuk Seri Azmin Ali.|Read more >|Malaymail

 

New Malaysia | Reforms: IPCMC | Jul 18, 2019 @ 09:24

Independent Police Complaints of Misconduct Commission Bill to be tabled today

The Dewan Rakyat sitting today is expected to see, among others, the tabling of the Independent Police Complaints of Misconduct Commission Bill 2019.|Read more >|SunDaily

 

New Malaysia | Homosexual Video | Jul 18, 2019 @ 09:00

PKR turmoil grows as central committee members rail on Anwar for saying Azmin should resign

Twenty-two members of the PKR central committee jointly rebuked president Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim today for suggesting his deputy, Datuk Seri Azmin Ali, needed to resign as minister over an ongoing sex scandal.|Read more >|Malaymail

New Malaysia | Projects: PSR | Jul 18, 201@ 08:47

Fishermen’s association still against PSR project

The Penang Fishermen’s Association is not seeking compensation but wants the Penang South Reclamation (PSR) project to be cancelled, said its chairman, Nazri Ahmad.|Read more >|SunDaily

 

New Malaysia | Reforms: Lower Voting Age | Jul 18, 201@ 08:47

'Govt must create more jobs for youth'

The constitutional amendment to lower the minimum voting age to 18 will transform Malaysia into a progressive nation as it will compel the government to formulate policies that resonate with the youth to remain relevant.|Read more >|NST

 

New Malaysia | Reforms: Lower Voting Age | Jul 18, 201@ 08:40

'Real flaws are gerrymandering, malapportionment'

Amid the euphoria over the passing of a bill to enable automatic voter registration and reduce the minimum voting age, experts believe it is time the authorities address two longstanding problems affecting the electoral system — gerrymandering and malapportionment of constituencies.|Read more >|NST

New Malaysia | Reforms: Lower Voting Age | Jul 18, 2019 @ 08:00

EC confident automatic registration of voters can be done in two years

The Election Commission is confident that it will have a system in place for automatic registration of voters within two years, in time for the 15th general election (GE15).|Read more >|Malaymail

 

New Malaysia | New Policies | Jul 18, 2019 @ 07:50

New flexible working hours for federal government agencies from Aug 1

The implementation of flexible working hours (FWH) in federal government agencies nationwide will take effect on Aug 1, replacing the staggered working hours (SWH).|Read more >|SunDaily

New Malaysia Homosexual Video | Jul 18 2019 @ 07:00

‘No party action on sex video until conviction’
PKR will not take action against any member involved in the sex video implicating Economic Affairs Minister Datuk Seri Azmin Ali unless they are found guilty by the authorities, said secretary-general Datuk Seri Saifuddin Nasution Ismail.|Read more >|
TheStar

New Malaysia Reforms: Lower Voting Age | Jul 18 2019 @ 07:00

Newsflash: Will ‘UNDI 18’ change Malaysian democracy?
The recently passed “Undi 18” Bill to lower the voting age from 21 to 18 could result in vastly different voting patterns in the future, but true change would require more civic education.|Read more >|
TheStar

New Malaysia Opposition: MCA | Jul 18 2019 @ 07:00

Wee: Why omit vital parts from history textbooks?
MCA is disappointed that parts of Malaysia’s history – especially pertaining to the Japanese Occupation – have been omitted from history textbooks.|Read more >|
TheStar

New Malaysia Viewpoints: UEC | Jul 18 2019 @ 07:00

Call to set up independent body to oversee educational issues
The Policy Team of the Unified Examination Certificate (UEC) will propose the setting up of an independent education committee to oversee educational issues that do not fall under the Education Ministry’s purview.|Read more >|
TheStar

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July 17, 2019

New Malaysia Homosexual Video | Jul 17, 2019 @ 16:22

PKR sec-gen: No party action over sex video arrestees until convicted by law

PKR will not take action against any member involved in the sex video implicating Economic Affairs Minister Datuk Seri Azmin Ali unless they are found guilty by the authorities, says party secretary-general Datuk Seri Saifuddin Nasution.|Read more >|TheStar

New Malaysia New Initiatives | Jul 17, 2019 @ 16:21

Transport Ministry green-lights Bayan Lepas LRT project

The Transport Ministry has approved Penang's Bayan Lepas light rail transit (LRT) project, says Anthony Loke.|Read more >|TheStar

New Malaysia | GST Refund | Jul 17, 201@ 16:19

Dewan Rakyat Speaker accused of bias over Guan Eng's GST remark

The opposition accused the Dewan Rakyat Speaker of practising “double standards” when he rejected the motion to refer Finance Minister Lim Guan Eng to the Rights and Privileges Committee over his remark that funds intended for Goods and Services (GST) refunds was “robbed”. |Read more >|NST

 

New Malaysia Homosexual Video | Jul 17, 2019 @ 16:15

Azmin: Firm, stable leadership of Dr M needed to meet the people's expectations

Datuk Seri Azmin Ali says it is imperative for the nation to continue having a firm and stable leadership under Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad as the expectations of the people remain high.|Read more >|TheStar

New Malaysia | New State Initiatives | Jul 17, 2019 @ 15:51

Sabah sets up special cabinet committee to develop rural tourism

The Sabah government has set up a special Cabinet committee to monitor and double up initiatives to develop the state’s rural tourism sector in an integrated manner.|Read more >|SunDaily

New Malaysia | Scandal: T Adnan | Jul 17, 201@ 15:51

New twist in Ku Nan's corruption trial

A new twist emerged at Datuk Seri Tengku Adnan Tengku Mansor’s corruption trial today when a key witness revealed what could possibly be a vital piece of evidence.|Read more >|NST

New Malaysia | Govt: Taxes | Jul 17, 2019 @ 14:42

Govt collected RM91.86m as RPGT for properties of over five years: Lim

The government collected RM91.86 million through the Real Property Gains Tax (RPGT) for the disposal of properties of more than five years, according to Finance Minister Lim Guan Eng.|Read more >|SunDaily

New Malaysia GST Refund | Jul 17, 2019 @ 14:38

Guan Eng shrugs off calls to apologise over 'stolen' GST refunds remark

Finance Minister Lim Guan Eng dismissed calls for him to apologise over his statement that RM19.4bil in GST credit refunds were "stolen", saying that the issue was not brought up in the Public Accounts Committee (PAC) report.|Read more >|TheStar

New Malaysia | Govt: Environment | Jul 17, 2019 @ 14:30

Putrajaya studying plastic trash-for-fuel tech to clear illegal dump sites

The Housing and Local Government Ministry is looking to tap the mountains of plastic trash in the country as an alternative fuel and source for producing cement, Zuraida Kamaruddin said today.|Read more >|Malaymail

 

New Malaysia | Homosexual Video | Jul 17, 2019 @ 14:06

If it is indeed Azmin, then he should resign, says Anwar

Datuk Seri Mohamed Azmin Ali should resign from his positions in the government and the party if investigations confirmed that he was the person involved in the gay sex video.|Read more >|SunDaily

 

New Malaysia | Govt: MoE | Jul 17, 2019 @ 14:00

Education Ministry studying replicating best lessons in science, maths for every class

Maszlee Malik today affirmed the Education Ministry is conducting a detailed study on how it can replicate the best lessons in teaching Science and Mathematics in English at all schools nationwide.|Read more >|Malaymail

New Malaysia | Projects: TSGP | Jul 17, 2019 @ 13:31

Negotiation to demand excess payment for TSGP still ongoing: Lim

The government is still in talks with the Chinese government to demand excess payment for the Trans-Sabah Gas Pipeline (TSGP) project, according to Finance Minister Lim Guan Eng.|Read more >|SunDaily

New Malaysia GST Refund | Jul 17, 2019 @ 13:15

Opposition stages walkout after Speaker rules Guan Eng will not face Parliamentary committee

Dewan Rakyat Speaker Datuk Seri Mohamad Ariff Md Yusoff decided that Finance Minister Lim Guan Eng does not have to face Parliament's Rights and Privileges Committee, leading to a brief walkout by Opposition MPs.|Read more >|TheStar

New Malaysia Govt: Debts | Jul 17, 2019 @ 13:08

PSC confirms govt debt, liabilities at RM1.09 trillion at 2018 year-end

The Special Parliamentary Select Committee on the Budget has confirmed that the government's debt and liabilities stood at RM1.09 trillion as at the end of last year.|Read more >|TheStar

New Malaysia | GST Refund | Jul 17, 2019 @ 12:44

Shouting in Parliament as Speaker says Lim will not be referred for GST statement

The Dewan Rakyat session today began on a heated note, with a shouting match after Dewan Rakyat Speaker Datuk Mohamad Ariff Md Yusof said Finance Minister Lim Guan Eng will not be referred to Parliament’s rights and privileges committee.|Read more >|SunDaily

New Malaysia | Homosexual Video | Jul 17, 2019 @ 12:30

PM: Ministers accused of wrongdoing to carry on until proven guilty

Members of his Cabinet need not take leave if accused of a crime as they are innocent until proven guilty, Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad said today.|Read more >|Malaymail

New Malaysia | Projects: TSGP | Jul 17, 2019 @ 12:30

PM says open to talks with Beijing over RM1b seizure from Chinese firm

Putrajaya is willing to discuss with Beijing the Malaysian government’s forfeiture of RM1 billion from a state-linked Chinese pipeline firm, Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad said today.|Read more >|Malaymail

New Malaysia | New Initiatives | Jul 17, 2019 @ 11:26

KPKT approves RM1m consultation fee for Pasir Pinji new market project

The Ministry of Housing and Local Government has approved RM1 million as a consultation fee for the construction of the new market in Pasir Pinji.|Read more >|SunDaily

New Malaysia Govt: MACC | Jul 17, 2019 @ 13:18

MACC awaits briefing on weaknesses uncovered by Auditor-General's Report

The Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) will meet with the National Audit Department before deciding whether an investigation should be conducted on the weaknesses disclosed in the Auditor-General's Report.|Read more >|TheStar

New Malaysia Homosexual Video | Jul 17, 2019 @ 09:05

Anwar's aide arrested in connection with Haziq sex video case
Perak PKR leader Farhash Wafa Salvador Rizal Mubarak has been identified as the politician arrested by the police to assist in investigations into a sex video scandal that has embroiled Economic Affairs Minister Datuk Seri Azmin Ali.|Read more >|
TheStar

New Malaysia | Projects: ECRL | Jul 17, 2019 @ 09:09

ECRL: Terengganu still negotiating on new alignment, stations

The Terengganu government is still negotiating with Malaysia Rail Link Sdn Bhd (MRL) to decide on the new alignment of the East Coast Rail Link (ECRL) and the number of stations to be built in the state.|Read more >|SunDaily

New Malaysia | Govt | Jul 17, 2019 @ 09:05

62 Chinese headmen appointed for new villages

Sixty two village development officers (PKP) with the role of penghulu (headman) have been appointed to manage the development and welfare of Chinese new villages.|Read more >|SunDaily

 

New Malaysia | Govt: MACC | Jul 17, 2019 @ 09:00

Latheefa: MACC will be blind to rank, political affiliations

Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) head Latheefa Koya vowed to pursue the corrupt without regard to their positions or political ties.|Read more >|Malaymail

New Malaysia | Govt: Home | Jul 17, 201@ 08:27

'Weaknesses in MyIMMs to be fixed'

The Immigration Department has pledged to take corrective action following reports of manipulation and fraud within the Malaysian Immigration System (MyIMMs).|Read more >|NST

New Malaysia | Reforms: Lower Voting Age | Jul 17, 2019 @ 08:13

Lowering voting age to 18: EC to hold engagement sessions

Now that the Constitution Amendment Bill to lower the voting age from 21 to 18 has been passed by the Dewan Rakyat with unanimous bipartisan support, the task ahead for the Election Commission (EC) is to hold engagement sessions with the stakeholders to enforce it, according to its chairman Azhar Azizan Harun.|Read more >|SunDaily

New Malaysia Reforms: Lower Voting Age | Jul 17 2019 @ 07:00

EC chief: It shows political maturity
Election Commission chief Azhar Harun (pic) has praised the government and the Opposition for their work and support in discussing various aspects of the Constitution (Amendment) Bill 2019.|Read more >|
TheStar

New Malaysia Govt: MAP | Jul 17 2019 @ 07:00

Waytha Moorthy heads new Indian political party
A new political party to look into the interest of the Indian community has been set up, says P. Waytha Moorthy.|Read more >|
TheStar

New Malaysia Govt: MoE | Jul 17 2019 @ 07:00

Focus on anti-vape campaign
The Education Ministry is set to intensify anti-vape campaigns in schools after reports of a primary schoolgirl who was found vaping went viral.|Read more >|
TheStar

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July 17, 2019

New Malaysia | Scandal: T Adnan | Jul 17, 201@ 23:33

Signature on political donation receipt is Tengku Adnan's, says witness

Aset Kayamas Sdn Bhd managing director Tan Sri Chai Kin Kong told the High Court here Wednesday (July 17) that the signature on the official receipt for the RM2mil political contribution he gave to Umno was that of Datuk Seri Tengku Adnan Tengku Mansor.|Read more >|TheStar

New Malaysia | Homosexual Video  | Jul 17, 2019 @ 22:00

'The crime here is pact to bring down Azmin', Dr M says after calls for minister to quit

Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad has suggested today that the sex videos attacking Economic Affairs Minister Datuk Seri Mohamed Azmin Ali was purely meant to besmirch the latter’s reputation.|Read more >|Malaymail

 

New Malaysia | Old Homosexual Video  | Jul 17, 2019 @ 22:00

Dr M loyalist lodges police report against videos implicating Anwar, in bid to ‘defend’ him

Datuk Seri Khairuddin Hassan has lodged a police report today urging the police to investigate the authenticity of the sex videos that PKR president Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim was allegedly implicated in years ago.|Read more >|Malaymail

New Malaysia | Case of Missing Pastor | Jul 17, 2019 @ 21:04

Suhakam to hold inquiry on disappearance of Pastor Joshua and wife

The Human Rights Commission (Suhakam) will hold an inquiry on the disappearance of Pastor Joshua Hilmy and his Indonesian wife Rudangta Ruth Sitepu.|Read more >|SunDaily

New Malaysia | New Initiatives: MoE | Jul 17, 2019 @ 20:49

Corporations and Education Ministry band together to improve upon TVET

Four major corporations will work together with the Education Ministry to enhance technical and vocational education and training (TVET) in the country.|Read more >|SunDaily

New Malaysia GST Refund | Jul 17, 2019 @ 20:41

MCA questions move to disallow debate on PAC report over GST refunds in Parliament

MCA has questioned the move to disallow the debate of the Parliament's Account Committee (PAC) report on the RM19.4bil Goods and Services Tax (GST) refunds in Parliament.|Read more >|TheStar

New Malaysia | Reforms: Sabah State Seats | Jul 17, 2019 @ 20:01

Sabah gets 13 more state seats

The motion to give Sabah 13 more state seats was approved by Dewan Rakyat today.|Read more >|NST

New Malaysia | Govt: KPDNHEP | Jul 17, 2019 @ 18:43

Saifuddin: 149 businesses now recognised as selected trade zones
A total of 149 businesses nationwide have been recognised as selected trade zones (ZPT) by the Domestic Trade and Consumers Affairs Ministry since 2012.|Read more >|
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New Malaysia | Govt: MoA | Jul 17, 2019 @ 18:37

Agri Ministry: Pig farmers given two months to implement biosecurity measures to avoid ASF epidemic
Pig farmers have been given two months to adhere to and fully implement biosecurity measures in their farms, says Deputy Agriculture and Agro-based Industries Minister Sim Tze Tzin.|Read more >|
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New Malaysia | State Govt: Housing  | Jul 17, 2019 @ 18:30

Sabah Deputy CM: 1,308 PPR housing units ready, three more projects in pipeline
Some 1,308 People's Housing Project (PPR) units are now open for application in three different districts in Sabah, says Deputy Chief Minister Datuk Jaujan Sambakong.|Read more >|
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New Malaysia | Homosexual Video  | Jul 17, 2019 @ 18:28

Azmin to Anwar: Look at the man in the mirror

Datuk Seri Azmin Ali has hit back at Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim, saying that the PKR president should "look at the man in the mirror."|Read more >|TheStar

New Malaysia | Homosexual Video | Jul 17, 2019 @ 18:18

Seputeh division chairman sacked for slander against PKR leaders

Parti Keadilan Rakyat (PKR) Disciplinary Board yesterday sacked its Seputeh division chairman Ganapathy Ponnusamy after the board found him guilty of slander and malicious remarks against party leaders.|Read more >|SunDaily

 

New Malaysia | Reforms: Sabah State Seats | Jul 17, 2019 @ 18:00

Minister: EC must consider remote, rural voters in Sabah when redrawing borders

The Election Commission (EC) takes in more factors than simply population numbers or density when conducting its redelineation exercises, the Dewan Rakyat was told today.|Read more >|Malaymail

New Malaysia | Reforms: Sabah State Seats | Jul 17, 2019 @ 17:55

Additional 13 seats in Sabah assembly will benefit the people: Dr M

The addition of 13 state seats in Sabah will benefit the people, especially in obtaining more efficient and effective services from elected representatives, Prime Minister Dr Mahathir Mohamad said today.|Read more >|SunDaily

 

New Malaysia | New Initiatives | Jul 17, 2019 @ 17:30

Protected forests to grow under new rules, says palm oil watchdog

Protected forest areas will grow by up to 10 per cent under new rules to stop deforestation, the palm oil industry watchdog said yesterday, which is working to make the edible oil greener.|Read more >|Malaymail

 

New Malaysia | 1MDB | Jul 17, 2019 @ 17:30

Almost RM1b of 1MDB-related funds retrieved by Putrajaya, PSC report shows

The federal government has managed to retrieve nearly RM1 billion in sovereign fund 1Malaysia Development Bhd (1MDB)-related funds including in interests and bank grants, as at May 27.|Read more >|Malaymail

 

New Malaysia Viewpoints | Jul 17, 2019 @ 17:23

Govt urged to provide alternatives to detention for children in Immigration centres
The Human Rights Commission of Malaysia (Suhakam) has renewed its push for the Government to provide alternatives to detention (ATD) for children in immigration detention centres.|Read more >|
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New Malaysia | Reforms: Lower Voting Age | Jul 17, 201@ 17:15

Pas admits it faces new challenge in drawing younger voters

Pas has admitted that it will face a monumental challenge in getting support from the younger generation following the decision to lower the voting age from 21 to 18. |Read more >|NST

New Malaysia Govt: MoH | Jul 17, 2019 @ 17:12

Health D-G: Public healthcare system needs funding boost

More funding needs to be injected into the public healthcare system as overcrowding at existing facilities has taken a toll on its resources, says Health director-general Datuk Dr Noor Hisham Abdullah.|Read more >|TheStar

 

New Malaysia | Govt: AGC | Jul 17, 2019 @ 17:00

AGC: Insufficient evidence to investigate Teoh Beng Hock’s death for murder

The Attorney General’s Chambers (AGC) has clarified today that there is insufficient evidence to investigate the death of Teoh Beng Hock for murder.|Read more >|Malaymail

 

New Malaysia | Homosexual Video | Jul 17, 2019 @ 16:31

Anwar shocked on arrest of his political secretary

PKR president Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim has expressed shock over the arrest of his political secretary in relation to the circulation of the gay sex video implicating Economic Affairs Minister Datuk Seri Mohamed Azmin Ali.|Read more >|SunDaily

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July 16, 2019

New Malaysia | GST Refund | Jul 16, 2019 @ 22:00

PAC reports reveal Customs purposely delayed GST refunds due to BN govt being broke

The Customs Department intentionally delayed the processing of the Goods and Services Tax (GST) refunds since the then-Barisan Nasional (BN) government did not have the revenue to pay it back.|Read more >|Malaymail

 

New Malaysia | Reforms: Lower Voting Age | Jul 16, 201@ 21:56

EC braces for new set of challenges ahead of GE15

Automatic voter registration, increase in cost, and change of addresses will be among the upcoming challenges facing the Election Commission (EC) ahead of the 15th general election.|Read more >|NST

New Malaysia | Reforms: Lower Voting Age | Jul 16, 2019 @ 21:56

Dr M: Bipartisanship on voting age bill a historic moment for Malaysia

Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad described the amendment to the Federal Constitution as an historic moment for the country, reflecting total bipartisanship from leaders across the political divide.|Read more >|SunDaily

New Malaysia New Initiatives | Jul 16, 2019 @ 19:14

Govt digitising public service delivery for efficient, faster service: Ismail Bakar

The government is actively digitising the public service delivery system through the collaboration of various government agencies for more efficient and faster service, said the Chief Secretary to the Government, Datuk Seri Dr Ismail Bakar.|Read more >|SunDaily

New Malaysia | Old Homosexual Video | Jul 16, 2019 @ 19:00

Dr M loyalist wants probe on old sex videos allegedly implicating Anwar to be reopened

Old sex videos uploaded several years ago allegedly implicating PKR President Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim should be reinvestigated to establish its authenticity as well, in light of recent events, Amanah’s Jasin parliamentary coordinator Khairuddin Abu Bakar said today.|Read more >|Malaymail

New Malaysia | Projects: PSR | Jul 16, 201@ 18:14

Penang details 72 DoE conditions for PSR project

The Penang government today made public the 72 conditions imposed by the Department of Environment (DoE) in the approval of the Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA) report for the proposed Penang South Reclamation (PSR) project in the southern part of the island.|Read more >|NST

 

New Malaysia | Govt:MCMC | Jul 16, 2019 @ 18:00

Gobind: Ministry to lodge MACC report over abuse of funds highlighted in audit report

The Communications and Multimedia Ministry will file a report with the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) over the misuse of funds earmarked for the Malaysian Communications and Multimedia Commission (MCMC).|Read more >|Malaymail

New Malaysia Scandals: T Adnan | Jul 16, 2019 @ 17:40

Asset Kayamas chairman: I handed RM2mil cheque to Ku Nan for by-elections
Tan Sri Chai Kin Kong gave RM2mil to former Federal Territories minister Datuk Seri Tengku Adnan Tengku Mansor as a political donation in 2016, the High Court heard on Tuesday (July 16).|Read more >|
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New Malaysia | New Initiatives: MINDEF | Jul 16, 201@ 17:18

Mindef to ask for extra allocations to upgrade servicemen's homes

The Defence Ministry will apply for additional allocations to upgrade the Armed Forces Family Housing (RKAT) following the Auditor General’s Report 2018, which stated that 12,261 RKAT homes were unsafe for occupation.|Read more >|NST

 

New Malaysia | New Initiatives: MoA | Jul 16, 201@ 17:11

Govt to come out with new fisheries policy

The Agriculture and Agro-based Industry Ministry will formulate a new fisheries policy to improve the living standard of the local fishing community.|Read more >|NST

 

New Malaysia Govt: MAP | Jul 16, 2019 @ 16:38

New political party formed to address interests of Indian community
Minister in the Prime Minister's Department P. Waytha Moorthy (pic) has announced that a new political party has been set up to address the interests of the Indian community.Read more >|
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New Malaysia | Reforms: Lower Voting Age | Jul 16, 2019 @ 16:30

Simplified: The Undi 18 Bill to lower Malaysia’s voting age, and more...

Malaysian federal lawmakers voted in in the last general election are expected today to debate and hopefully vote on a historic bid to lower the country’s voting age from 21 to 18 years’ old, via a Bill dubbed simply as “Undi 18”.|Read more >|Malaymail

New Malaysia | Govt: TH | Jul 16, 2019 @ 16:21

Increase in dividends to come after Tabung Haji revamp

Lembaga Tabung Haji (TH) depositors can expect a much higher hibah (dividend) payout next year following the restructuring and rehabilitation of the pilgrim fund.|Read more >|SunDaily

New Malaysia | Govt: MACC | Jul 16, 2019 @ 16:09

Five oversight entities of MACC to be reactivated

Five external oversight bodies of the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) are to be reactivated in keeping the commission’s check and balance mechanics in full throttle.|Read more >|SunDaily

New Malaysia GST Refund | Jul 16, 2019 @ 15:56

PAC report vindicated Barisan govt from alleged wrongdoing on GST refunds, says Najib
The fact that no money went missing from the Goods and Services Tax (GST) refunds has vindicated the former Barisan Nasional administration from allegations of wrongdoing, says Datuk Seri Najib Razak.Read more >|
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New Malaysia |New Initiatives: Primary Industries| Jul 16, 2019 @ 15:21

Establishment of KPSM initiative to increase socio-economy of smallholders

The establishment of the Sustainable Palm Growers Cooperative (KPSM) is among the government’s initiatives to improve the socio-economic condition of smallholders through the sale of downstream products, Deputy Primary Industries Minister Datuk Seri Shamsul Iskandar Mohd Akin said.|Read more >|SunDaily

New Malaysia Projects: PSR | Jul 16, 2019 @ 15:21

Penang reclamation project to gravely affect fishermen’s income, says minister

The Penang South Reclamation (PSR) project will have grave, lasting impact on the fishery industry in Penang, affecting an estimated RM555 million in potential annual income for fishermen.|Read more >|SunDaily

New Malaysia GST Refund | Jul 16, 2019 @ 15:02

IGP: Bukit Aman to look into allegedly 'criminal' accusations against BN over GST refunds
Bukit Aman will look into allegations that accuse the former Barisan Nasional government of stealing RM18bil in GST refunds.Read more >|
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New Malaysia | Reforms: OSA | Jul 16, 2019 @ 14:30

Putrajaya says reviewing Official Secrets Act to plug leaks

 The federal government is looking to amend the Official Secrets Act 1972 (OSA) to prevent the leak of state secrets.|Read more >|Malaymail

New Malaysia Scandals: T Adnan | Jul 16, 2019 @ 14:23

Outright sales of DBKL land 'a new practice', court told
The outright sale of Kuala Lumpur City Hall (DBKL) land was a new practice, the High Court heard on Tuesday (July 16) during the corruption trial of Datuk Seri Tengku Adnan Tengku Mansor.|Read more >|
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New Malaysia | Govt | Jul 16, 201@ 14:08

Jakoa to join inquiry to probe claims of forced birth control

The Orang Asli Development Department (Jakoa) will take part in the Health Ministry’s internal inquiry into the allegation that the Orang Asli were forced to ingest birth control pills.|Read more >|NST

New Malaysia | Reforms: Lower Voting Age | Jul 16, 201@ 13:29

Over 7 million new voters by 2023 if voting age lowered, says PM

There will be about 7.8 million new voters in the electoral roll by the year 2023, should the voting age lowered to 18, the Dewan Rakyat was told today.|Read more >|NST

New Malaysia | GST Refund | Jul 16, 2019 @ 12:00

Guan Eng: PAC report confirms unlawful treatment of GST funds

Finance Minister Lim Guan Eng insisted today that the Public Accounts Committee investigation triggered by his claim that Barisan Nasional (BN) “robbed” the country of RM19.4 billion confirmed the illegal use of tax revenue.|Read more >|Malaymail

New Malaysia | New Initiatives: MoE | Jul 16, 201@ 11:09

In-depth study on new teaching-learning system, English usage in schools

The Education Ministry is carrying out an in-depth study to upgrade the 'teaching and learning' system in schools, the Dewan Rakyat was told today.|Read more >|NST

New Malaysia | Govt:MoF | Jul 16, 2019 @ 11:00

Pua: Govt studying many new infrastructure projects, earlier freeze to fix inflated costs

The government is studying multiple infrastructure projects for implementation to ensure value for money, the Finance Ministry said.|Read more >|Malaymail

New Malaysia | New State Initiatives | Jul 16, 2019 @ 10:39

Seremban free shuttle bus service, boon to local residents

The free shuttle bus service in Seremban town which has been implemented since March 23 this year, if fully utilised, is one good way to reduce the monthly expenses of the people living in the surrounding area.|Read more >|SunDaily

 

New Malaysia | Govt | Jul 16, 2019 @ 10:30

PM: Don’t let prideful defence of Bahasa be obstacle for Malaysian students

Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad urged defenders of the national language to set aside their objections to the use of English in education, saying the learning of science and mathematics would be harmed otherwise.|Read more >|Malaymail

New Malaysia | Govt: Tourism | Jul 16, 2019 @ 09:30

Museum entrance fees should be reviewed: Minister

Tourism, Arts and Culture Minister, Datuk Mohamaddin Ketapi said museum entrance fees in the country need to be reviewed since it is relatively low compared to other countries.|Read more >|SunDaily

New Malaysia | Govt: Utilities | Jul 16, 2019 @ 07:39

No hike in electricity tariff until December: Yeo Bee Yin

There will be no hike in electricity tariff for all categories of domestic users as well as commercial and industries for the period between July to December this year, according to Energy, Science, Technology, Environment and Climate Change Minister Yeo Bee Yin.|Read more >|SunDaily

New Malaysia New Initiatives: MoH | Jul 16, 2019 @ 07:00

Free Hepatitis C testing nationwide
Free Hepatitis C screenings will be offered in over 100 locations nationwide in the biggest national screening campaign ever.|Read more >|
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New Malaysia New Policies: Youths' Age | Jul 16, 2019 @ 07:00

PM: Govt may override Johor’s youth age policy
The Federal Govern­ment will override Johor’s policy to maintain the definition of youth as “someone up to 40 years old’’ if it is found that the decision was made under the influence of the palace, says Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad.|Read more >|
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New Malaysia Govt: Tourism | Jul 16, 2019 @ 07:00

Tourism Minister suggests gazetting diving spots
Diving areas need to be gazetted to ensure the tragedy that claimed the lives of three divers due to fish bombing would not repeat, says Tourism, Arts and Culture Minister Datuk Mohamaddin Ketapi.|Read more >|
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