Malaysia News
Rafizi: Govt needs to find middle ground between Malays, non-Malays
Thu, 16 Aug 2018 00:07:21 +0800
KOTA KINABALU, Aug 15 — Having won the recent elections from the support of non-Malays and Malay fence-sitters, the Pakatan Harapan government should now find a middle ground between the two. “We cannot run away from the face that PH won from...
Minister: SEDIC, Home Ministry to resolve stateless individuals citizenship issue
Thu, 16 Aug 2018 00:04:12 +0800
KUALA LUMPUR, Aug 15 —  The National Unity and Social Development Department, which now oversees the Socio Economic Development of the Indian Community Unit (SEDIC), is constructively working with the Home Ministry to resolve the citizenship...
Birth rate drops this year, says Dept of Statistics
Thu, 16 Aug 2018 00:00:15 +0800
KUALA LUMPUR, Aug 15 — The number of the Malaysian population in 2018 is estimated to reach 32.4 million people with an increase of 0.4 million, reported the 2018 Malaysia’s Selected Demographic Indicator statistics released by the Department of...
UNHCR supports Malaysia’s decision to grant citizenship to stateless persons
Wed, 15 Aug 2018 23:43:39 +0800
KUALA LUMPUR, Aug 15 — Malaysia’s decision in granting citizenship to stateless persons is a positive step taken by the government, as it gives the people the chance to fully participate in Malaysian society. United Nations High Commissioner for...
Universiti Malaysia Sabah denies covering up student rape case
Wed, 15 Aug 2018 23:40:06 +0800
KOTA KINABALU, Aug 15 — Universiti Malaysia Sabah (UMS) has denied allegations that it was trying to cover up a rape case involving a student which was said to have occurred in a residential college as was viraled on the social media recently. Its...
Ex-Selangor exco is PAS candidate for Seri Setia state seat
Wed, 15 Aug 2018 23:28:49 +0800
KUALA LUMPUR, Aug 15 — Former Selangor state executive councillor Dr Halimah Ali is PAS’ candidate for the Seri Setia state seat. The announcement was made by PAS president Datuk Seri Abdul Hadi Awang at a PAS event at Desa Mentari just moments...
Projects that benefit rakyat will be continued, says Amiruddin
Wed, 15 Aug 2018 23:11:35 +0800
KUALA LUMPUR, Aug 15 — The government has given the assurance that projects that benefit the people and give positive impact on the economy will be continued and will not be affected after the change in the country’s administration, said Deputy...
Top cop takes over as National Anti-Drugs Agency head
Wed, 15 Aug 2018 23:07:44 +0800
KUALA LUMPUR, Aug 15 — Royal Malaysia Police Internal Security and Public Order director Datuk Seri Zulkifli Abdullah has confirmed that he will be heading the National Anti-Drugs Agency. Zulkifli said that he would taking over as the...
Dewan Rakyat passes RM6.22b Supply Bill
Wed, 15 Aug 2018 22:57:06 +0800
KUALA LUMPUR, August 15 — The Supply (Reallocation of Appropriated Expenditure) Bill 2018 has been approved by the Dewan Rakyat, and will now head to the Dewan Negara. As Speaker Datuk Mohamad Ariff Md Yusof calmly read through the motions of the...
Kelantan imposes strict action against transvestites
Wed, 15 Aug 2018 22:45:50 +0800
KOTA BARU, Aug 15 — A man who dresses as a woman or behaves like a transvestite or both, in Kelantan can be fined up to RM1,000 or jailed at least six months or both, said the State Shariah Chief Judge Datuk Daud Muhammad. He said the sentence...
Hot weather due to southwest monsoon period
Wed, 15 Aug 2018 22:38:41 +0800
KUALA LUMPUR, Aug 15 — Several states in the peninsula, Sarawak as well as western parts of Sabah are expected to receive less than average levels of rainfall from August to September due to the current hot weather. Besides Sabah and Sarawak, the...
Hishamuddin Rais called up to give statement to police
Wed, 15 Aug 2018 22:16:50 +0800
KUALA LUMPUR, Aug 15  — Police today recorded a statement from social activist, Hishamuddin Rais who is alleged to to have uploaded an article which carried seditious elements on the Yang di-Pertuan Agong Sultan Muhammad V in his blog on June...
IRBM reports tomorrow, says Amiruddin
Wed, 15 Aug 2018 22:14:39 +0800
KUALA LUMPUR, Aug 15 — The Finance Ministry will issue an official statement on reports stating that the Inland Revenue Board Malaysia (IRBM) owed the people RM10 billion tomorrow, said Deputy Minister Datuk Amiruddin Hamzah. The statement would...
Civil society groups vow to continue pushing for reforms despite new administration
Wed, 15 Aug 2018 21:42:29 +0800
KUALA LUMPUR, Aug 15 — Electoral watchdog Bersih 2.0 today said that the Pakatan Harapan government must be monitored as there are still key reforms that are yet to be implemented. Speaking at the International Malaysia Law Conference (IMLC) at...
Mandatory supervision to resolve abandoned housing projects, says deputy minister
Wed, 15 Aug 2018 21:18:21 +0800
KUALA LUMPUR, Aug 15 — The Ministry of Housing and Local Government will make standing supervision mandatory, to address the issue of abandoned housing projects under the 1Malaysia People’s Housing Scheme (PR1MA). Its deputy minister Datuk Raja...
‘Delusional’ of Najib to think nothing wrong with 1MDB, Kit Siang says
Wed, 15 Aug 2018 20:57:40 +0800
KUALA LUMPUR, August 15 — Datuk Seri Najib Razak is delusional if he believes there is nothing wrong with how 1MDB funds were handled, DAP’s Lim Kit Siang said today. The Gelang Patah MP pointed out that the US Department of Justice (DOJ) and...
Cops reveal syndicate in Penang cloning licenses to operate gambling den
Wed, 15 Aug 2018 20:45:05 +0800
GEORGE TOWN, Aug 15 — Penang Deputy police chief Datuk Roslee Chik today revealed that there is a syndicate cloning entertainment outlet licenses to be used as a front for illegal gambling dens. The police investigations suggest that the syndicate...
Malaysia judiciary still reeling from 1988 crisis but on road to full recovery, says law expert
Wed, 15 Aug 2018 20:37:47 +0800
KUALA LUMPUR, Aug 15 — Even after 30 years, Malaysia’s judiciary has yet to fully recover from 1988 judiciary crisis, constitutional law expert Prof Datuk Shad Saleem Faruqi said today. But Shad noted that the country is definitely experiencing...
MCMC sec-gen: Dialogue with China’s internet giants will help Asean telco regulators
Wed, 15 Aug 2018 20:28:43 +0800
SINGAPORE, Aug 15 — An engagement with China’s Internet giants will be helpful for Asean telecommunication regulators (ATR) in the quest to develop policies and regulations which are fit for purpose and able to be implemented in a practical...
Deputy minister says Kampung Baru master plan study expedited
Wed, 15 Aug 2018 20:23:57 +0800
PETALING JAYA, Aug 15 — The Federal Territories Ministry will expedite a review of the study of the Kampung Baru Detailed Development Master Plan (PITPKB) before deciding on the next course of action, said its Deputy Minister Datuk Dr Shahruddin...

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