Category Archives: Talking Points

Estate123 Big Data Spotlight: Seri Kembangan

Seri Kembangan, formerly known as Serdang New Village, is located within the borders of Selangor. It is a township with an ethnic majority of Chinese and Malay, and is located approximately 20 minutes away from the city centre of Kuala

23 July 2019: New Visit Malaysia 2020 logo; HOC focuses on affordable homes

New Visit Malaysia 2020 logo launched The new Visit Malaysia Year 2020 (VMY 2020) logo was unveiled yesterday by Prime Minster Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad. It replaces the previous controversial emblem that was criticised as amateurish. The new logo, designed

22 July 2019: Water disruptions in Klang Valley; Chinese investors’ appetite grows

Four water treatment plants in Selangor shut down after diesel pollution detected Pengurusan Air Selangor Sdn Bhd said that pollution from diesel oil had been found at the intake of the Sungai Selangor Water Treatment Plant Phase 1, 2 and

19 July 2019: Petrol subsidy in cash form; Penang beaches make top 10

Cash format petrol subsidy for eligible Malaysians The Pakatan Harapan administration is likely to give cash to lower income households already enlisted for the cost of living aid (BSH) scheme as petrol subsidy, according to officials with the Ministry of

18 July 2019: Green light for Penang LRT; Airport REIT to be finalised

Green light for Penang LRT project comes with 30 conditions The Transport Ministry has approved the 30-km Komtar-Bayan Lepas Light Rail Transit (LRT) project, which is part of the Penang Transport Masterplan (PTMP). The application made by the State Economic

17 July 2019: Undi 18 Bill passed; Klang Valley water cut from 23-26 July

History made as Undi 18 Bill passed with bipartisan support Putrajaya’s bid to amend the Federal Constitution to lower the voting age to 18 years old has met resounding success with unanimous backing from the Opposition bloc and government backbenchers.

16 July 2019: Malaysia’s population at 32.6mil; GST money not missing

Malaysia’s population is now estimated to be 32.6 million Malaysia’s population this year is estimated at 32.6 million, according to the Malaysian Statistics Department. It was 32.4 million last year. Chief statistician Datuk Seri Dr Mohd Uzir Mahidin said 29.4

15 July 2019: 3-month extension for e-hailing drivers; Penang Hill heritage bungalows for rent soon

Three-month extension a breather for e-hailing drivers Malaysian E-hailing Drivers Association (MeHDA) president Daryl Chong has lauded the government’s move to allow unlicensed e-hailing drivers to operate for another three months from today. He said the move meant passengers would

12 July 2019: Compulsory employee accommodation; Malaysia population shrinkage by 2071

Bill tabled to compel industrial sector employers to provide employee accommodation A Bill was tabled in Parliament Thursday (July 11) to make it compulsory for employers to provide centralised accommodation for employees in all industrial sectors such as plantation, construction

11 July 2019: PTPTN loaners can buy first home; UEM Group to retrench over 200 workers

PTPTN loan defaulters listed in CCRIS can now buy first home National Higher Education Fund Corporation (PTPTN) borrowers listed in the Central Credit Reference Information System (CCRIS) will be able to buy their first house, said Housing and Local Government