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Malaysia does not Recognize Dual Citizenship - Muhyiddin

PUTRAJAYA, Mar 21 (Bernama) - Malaysia does not recognise dual citizenship, Home Minister Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin said. In response to the report alleging that thousands of Thai nationals were having dual citizenship which allowed them to go in and out of Malaysia without restriction since the 1980s, Muhyiddin said such dual citizenship holders will lose their Malaysian citizenship as enshrined in the Federal Constitution. He said the Malaysians who obtained the citizenship of another country, either by registration, naturalization or by other voluntary and formal act other than marriage, could be deprived of their Malaysian citizenship under Article 24(1) of the Federal Constitution.

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Legislature beefs up Consumer Protections

Date: 21 March 2019; Type: Legal News; Source: Myanmar Times
The Pyidaungsu Hluttaw (Assembly of the Union) passed amendments to improve consumer rights in the country on Friday.

Najib's SRC Trial put on hold pending Appeal to Federal Court

Date: 21 March 2019; Type: Legal News; Source: Bernama
PUTRAJAYA, March 21 (Bernama) - The former Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak’s corruption trial involving RM42 million from SRC International Sdn Bhd funds will not proceed just yet.

Government mulls New Law to make Polluters pay for Clean-ups, Damage

Date: 21 March 2019; Type: Legal News; Source: Bernama
KUALA LUMPUR, Mar 21 (Bernama) - The government is looking into the possibility to introduce a new law to compel polluters of the environment to pay for the cleanup operations and other damages that they have caused.
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Court boots out Claims of Trafficker against Lawyers

Date: 21 March 2019; Type: Legal News; Source: Singapore Law Watch
A convicted drug trafficker whose claim that three defence lawyers had failed to present his case according to his instructions during his trial was dismissed by the High Court for want of merit.

Irish Nurse nabbed for Marijuana loses SC Appeal

Date: 21 March 2019; Type: Legal News; Source: Philippine News Agency
MANILA, Mar 21 (PNA) - The Supreme Court (SC) on Thursday bared the decision of the tribunal last December upholding the conviction of a 55-year-old Irish nurse arrested six years ago for possession of two marijuana sticks at the Laoag City International Airport.

Coroner's Court rules Mohamad Thaqif Amin died of Complications from Leptospirosis

Date: 21 March 2019; Type: Legal News; Source: Bernama
JOHOR BAHRU, Mar 21 (Bernama) - The Coroner's Court here today ruled that the death of a tahfiz religious school pupil in Kota Tinggi, Mohamad Thaqif Amin Mohd Gaddafi, 11, on April 26, 2017, was due to complications associated with leptospirosis (rat urine disease).

HRM plans to set up Industrial Appeals Court

Date: 21 March 2019; Type: Legal News; Source: Bernama
KUALA LUMPUR, Mar 21 (Bernama) - The Human Resources Ministry is planning to set up an Appeals Court for the Industrial Court in line with the amendment to the Industrial Relations Act 1967.

Court strikes out UMNO's Suit to claim back RM116.7 Million seized in Raids

Date: 21 March 2019; Type: Legal News; Source: Bernama
KUALA LUMPUR, Mar 21 (Bernama) - The Royal Malaysia Police and the Government of Malaysia today succeeded in striking out the suit filed by UMNO to have RM116.7 million impounded by the police during last year’s raids on Pavilion Residences here, to be returned to the party.

Federal Court dismisses bid by Karpal Singh's Widow to include Fresh Evidence

Date: 21 March 2019; Type: Legal News; Source: Bernama
PUTRAJAYA, Mar 21 (Bernama) - A five-man bench of the Federal Court today dismissed an application by the widow of the late Karpal Singh to include fresh evidence in a sedition appeal.

Appeals Court dismisses Three of Four Appeals by Najib

Date: 21 March 2019; Type: Legal News; Source: Bernama
PUTRAJAYA, Mar 21 (Bernama) - The Court of Appeal today dismissed three of four appeals by former Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak over his interlocutory matters in his criminal charges involving SRC International Sdn Bhd funds amounting to RM42 million.

Amending Road Transport Act: PDRM's Views needed for Decision

Date: 21 March 2019; Type: Legal News; Source: Bernama
KUALA LUMPUR, Mar 21 (Bernama) - The Transport Ministry will obtain the views of the Royal Malaysian Police (PDRM) on amending the Road Transport Act 1987 to increase the penalty for causing road fatalities, especially involving drink driving.

Operating without Licence: Mawar Medical Centre fined RM100,000

Date: 20 March 2019; Type: Legal News; Source: Bernama
SEREMBAN, Mar 20 (Bernama) - The Mawar Medical Centre (MMC) was today fined RM100,000 by the Sessions Court here for operating a private hospital without a licence.

Falsifying Weighing Slips: Two-Week Jail, RM24,000 fine for Ex-director

Date: 20 March 2019; Type: Legal News; Source: Bernama
IPOH, March 20 (Bernama) - A former director of a scrap metal company was jailed two weeks and fined RM24,000 by the Sessions Court here today after pleading guilty to six charges of falsifying weighing slips.

Court allows Estrada, Napoles to seek dismissal of Plunder Raps

Date: 20 March 2019; Type: Legal News; Source: Philippines News Agency
MANILA, Mar 20 (PNA) - The Sandiganbayan has allowed former senator Jose “Jinggoy” Estrada and convicted plunderer Janet Lim Napoles to file their respective motion to dismiss their plunder case without presenting any counter-evidence.

Duterte signs Law making GenSan Separate District

Date: 20 March 2019; Type: Legal News; Source: Philippine News Agency
MANILA, Mar 20 (PNA) - President Rodrigo R. Duterte has signed into law a bill creating the lone legislative district of General Santos City in the province of South Cotabato.

PRRD signs Law creating Southern Tagalog Regional Hospital

Date: 20 March 2019; Type: Legal News; Source: Philippine News Agency
MANILA, Mar 20 (PNA) - President Rodrigo R. Duterte has signed a law upgrading the Bacoor District Hospital into a general hospital to be known as Southern Tagalog Regional Hospital.

Court rejects Doc's Bid to halt Probe; urges against Undue Delay

Date: 19 March 2019; Type: Legal News; Source: Singapore Law Watch
The High Court has denied a bid by a doctor to stop a disciplinary tribunal probe against him alleging substantial prejudice from the "inordinate delay" it had taken for his case to be referred to the tribunal by a complaints committee.

Court rules Singapore Swimming Club did not Defame 'Trespasser' for putting up her Picture as One

Date: 19 March 2019; Type: Legal News; Source: Singapore Law Watch
A defamation suit brought by a woman against a club for putting up a notice with her picture declaring she had trespassed and was to be treated as persona non grata was dismissed by the District Judge who said the act of the club did not defame the guest.

SEC makes Cease and Desist Order vs KAPA Permanent

Date: 18 March 2019; Type: Legal News; Source: Philippines News Agency
MANILA, Mar 18 (PNA) - The Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) has declared permanent an order barring Kapa-Community Ministry International, Inc. (KAPA) from soliciting investments from the public without the necessary license, the SEC disclosed in a statement on Monday.

Sittwe Court jails Aye Maung for 22 Years

Date: 19 March 2019; Type: Legal News; Source: Myanmar Times
The ex-Arakan National Party chair U Aye Maung, who have resigned from the party, and author Wai Hin Aung have been sentenced to prison for 22 years each by the Sittwe district court in Rakhine State. The two will serve their sentences concurrently. The government charged the duo for high treason and public mischief after their public summon in Mra ...

Government okays debate on Medicinal Marijuana

Date: 19 March 2019; Type: Legal News; Source: Vietnam News Agency
The government has given a green light to debate and study the possibility of using marijuana for medicinal purposes.

Government to study Proposal to give Compassionate Money of RM500 to Felda settlers

Date: 19 March 2019; Type: Legal News; Source: Bernama
ALOR SETAR, Mar 19 (Bernama) - The government will study the Felda Settlers Consultation Committee’s proposal for compassionate money of RM500 be given to each of the 30,000 Felda settlers despite the fact that the federal government is facing financial constraints.

Businesswoman jailed 30 Months, fined for Property Investment Fraud

Date: 19 March 2019; Type: Legal News; Source: Bernama
KUCHING, Mar 19 (Bernama) - The Magistrate's Court today sentenced a businesswoman to two and half years in jail plus fines for property investment fraud involving losses of RM192,000.

Two Men escape the gallows for Drug Trafficking

Date: 19 March 2019; Type: Legal News; Source: Bernama
PUTRAJAYA, Mar 19 (Bernama) - A Romanian national was one of two men who escaped the gallows today for drug trafficking.

MP Noh Omar expelled from Dewan Rakyat for Three Days

Date: 19 March 2019; Type: Legal News; Source: Bernama
KUALA LUMPUR, Mar 19 (Bernama) - Tanjung Karang MP Tan Sri Noh Omar has been expelled from the Dewan Rakyat for three days from today.

Normazalila Binti Abu Bakar @ Harun v Management & Science University (MSU)

Date: 15 March 2019; Court: Industrial Court; Citation: Award No. 952 of 2019; Source: Industrial Court

Ahzanizam Bin Mohamed Sudin v Semarak Niaga Lanskap Sdn Bhd

Date: 15 March 2019; Court: Industrial Court; Citation: Award No. 953 of 2019; Source: Industrial Court

Notification for Public Comment of Draft Technical Codes of the Communications and Multimedia (Con't)

Date: 18 March 2019; Type: Regulation; Source: Communications and Multimedia Commission
Notification for Public Comment of Draft Technical Codes of the Communications and Multimedia Industry for exercise period from 18 March until 17 April 2019.
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SEC makes Cease and Desist Order vs KAPA Permanent

MANILA, Mar 18 (PNA) - The Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) has declared permanent an order barring Kapa-Community Ministry International, Inc. (KAPA) from soliciting investments from the public without the neces ...

House agrees to recall its Version of 2019 Budget The Malaysian Institute of Accountants Invites Comments on the MIA Competency Framework Exposure Draft Dissolution of the Financial Reporting Standards Implementation Committee more

Malaysia does not Recognize Dual Citizenship - Muhyiddin

PUTRAJAYA, Mar 21 (Bernama) - Malaysia does not recognise dual citizenship, Home Minister Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin said. In response to the report alleging that thousands of Thai nationals were having dual citizensh ...

Anwar can refer Constitutional Questions over NSC to Federal Court Government can't implement Night 'Curfew' on Children yet - Dr Wan Azizah Peaceful Assembly Act 2012: 10-Day Notice to be amended - Mohd Azis more

Amendments to enterprise, Investment Laws must promote SOE Efficiency

Hanoi, Mar 19 (VNS/VNA) - The amendments to the Law on Enterprise and Law on Investment must include stronger solutions to thoroughly and comprehensively reform State-owned enterprises (SOEs) and enhance their efficiency ...

Companies (Exemption) (No. 2) Order 2019 Industrial Floor & Systems Pte Ltd v Civil Tech Pte Ltd Ng Kian Huan Edmund v Suying Metropolitan Studio Pte Ltd and Others more

Irish Nurse nabbed for Marijuana loses SC Appeal

MANILA, Mar 21 (PNA) - The Supreme Court (SC) on Thursday bared the decision of the tribunal last December upholding the conviction of a 55-year-old Irish nurse arrested six years ago for possession of two marijuana stic ...

Federal Court dismisses bid by Karpal Singh's Widow to include Fresh Evidence Appeals Court dismisses Three of Four Appeals by Najib Falsifying Weighing Slips: Two-Week Jail, RM24,000 fine for Ex-director more

Government mulls New Law to make Polluters pay for Clean-ups, Damage

KUALA LUMPUR, Mar 21 (Bernama) - The government is looking into the possibility to introduce a new law to compel polluters of the environment to pay for the cleanup operations and other damages that they have caused.

Environmental Quality Act 1974 may be reviewed - PM Ministry regulates Wildlife-related operations Law to better regulate Waste to be tabled This Year more

Government concludes Observations on implementing Child Rights’ Convention

Laos remains committed to realising the rights of the child with authorities holding workshops to discuss concluding observations for all sectors at central and provincial level in order to develop their action plans.

Special Marriage Court begins Operations in May New Law makes Adoption faster, simpler Govt to propose stricter SoP involving Child Marriages more

IPOPHL pushes for Registration of Online Sellers

MANILA, Mar 18 (PNA) - The Intellectual Property Office of the Philippines (IPOPHL) is pushing for the registration of businesses that are selling their products online to protect intellectual property (IP) rights in the ...

Personal Data Protection Law is being reviewed - Gobind Duterte signs Law allowing Simpler Patents for Farmers Call for feedback on IP (Dispute Resolution) Bill more

Government to study Proposal to give Compassionate Money of RM500 to Felda settlers

ALOR SETAR, Mar 19 (Bernama) - The government will study the Felda Settlers Consultation Committee’s proposal for compassionate money of RM500 be given to each of the 30,000 Felda settlers despite the fact that the ...

R Sivabalan A/L A Ramiah and Another v Zamberi Bin Md Isa and Another Appeal Licensed Land Surveyors Regulations (Amendment) 2019 SC affirms Real Estate Tax Exemption for MWSS more

No More New Tax for this year, but Reforms - PM

KUALA LUMPUR, Mar 19 (Bernama) - There will be no new tax for this year, except for sugar tax which was announced during the 2019 Budget, Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad announced today.

Director’s Liability IRBM's Media Releases and Statutory Order Customs (Prohibition of Exports) (Amendment) Order 2019 more

Court boots out Claims of Trafficker against Lawyers

A convicted drug trafficker whose claim that three defence lawyers had failed to present his case according to his instructions during his trial was dismissed by the High Court for want of merit.

Legislature beefs up Consumer Protections Coroner's Court rules Mohamad Thaqif Amin died of Complications from Leptospirosis HRM plans to set up Industrial Appeals Court more

Man fined BND3,500 for defaming Former Colleague on Social Media

The Magistrate’s Court yesterday ordered a 25-year-old man to settle a fine of BND3,500, or serve four months’ imprisonment in default, after he pleaded guilty to a charge of defamation.

Four Businesses fined for selling Goods above MRP Man jailed for attempted Theft, Trespassing Public Prosecutor’s Appeal allowed to enhance sentencing against School Teacher more

Appeal Court upholds Conviction of Six over PP Rape and Murder

The Appeal Court on Thursday upheld the lower court’s verdict against six men who raped and killed a woman then threw her body away in Kakab commune in the capital’s Por Sen Chey district in 2015.

First of Nine Chapters agreed on for Draft Information Law Appeal Court slashes Japan Sex Traffickers’ Prison Terms Philippine Rice funding to hit $421M with New Law more

ASEAN aims at creating Future Digitally-Skilled Youths

Jakarta, Mar 14 (ANTARA) - Seven ASEAN member states, through the ASEAN Digital Innovation Programme initiated by the ASEAN Foundation in collaboration with Microsoft, aim to create digitally-skilled youths prepared to t ...

Minister Indrawati to change Luxury Vehicle Sales Tax Scheme PT Anugrah Abadi Multi Usaha v Khairul DKK Dariyono v PT Riung Mitra Lestari more

Government concludes Observations on implementing Child Rights’ Convention

Laos remains committed to realising the rights of the child with authorities holding workshops to discuss concluding observations for all sectors at central and provincial level in order to develop their action plans.

Ministry regulates Wildlife-related operations Government considers Tax to protect Environment from Industrial Pollution New Project aiming to enhance Child Protection more

Coroner's Court rules Mohamad Thaqif Amin died of Complications from Leptospirosis

JOHOR BAHRU, Mar 21 (Bernama) - The Coroner's Court here today ruled that the death of a tahfiz religious school pupil in Kota Tinggi, Mohamad Thaqif Amin Mohd Gaddafi, 11, on April 26, 2017, was due to complications ass ...

HRM plans to set up Industrial Appeals Court Court strikes out UMNO's Suit to claim back RM116.7 Million seized in Raids Federal Court dismisses bid by Karpal Singh's Widow to include Fresh Evidence more

Irish Nurse nabbed for Marijuana loses SC Appeal

MANILA, Mar 21 (PNA) - The Supreme Court (SC) on Thursday bared the decision of the tribunal last December upholding the conviction of a 55-year-old Irish nurse arrested six years ago for possession of two marijuana stic ...

PRRD terminates Appointment of GRP Panel Members Court allows Estrada, Napoles to seek dismissal of Plunder Raps Duterte signs Law making GenSan Separate District more

Court boots out Claims of Trafficker against Lawyers

A convicted drug trafficker whose claim that three defence lawyers had failed to present his case according to his instructions during his trial was dismissed by the High Court for want of merit.

MAS scores, sets Benchmark for Others Court rejects Doc's Bid to halt Probe; urges against Undue Delay Court rules Singapore Swimming Club did not Defame 'Trespasser' for putting up her Picture as One more

Alcoholic Beverages banned during Sunday’s Early Voting

CHIANG MAI, Mar 16 (NNT) - Chiang Mai Provincial Office of the Election Commission (EC) reiterated prohibition on the sales of alcoholic beverages from 6.00 p.m. on the day before the early voting day until 6.00 p.m. on ...

Cabinet approves 5Bn Baht Agro Subsidies Constitutional Court dissolves Thai Raksa Chart Party EC meets Candidiates on Budget Compliance Law more
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MAS scores, sets Benchmark for Others

The Monetary Authority of Singapore's (MAS) enforcement report has revealed how it polices the financial markets under its charge, and is a welcome indicator of the greater openness the market has long sought, as the report mainly focused on market abuse, financial services misconduct, and money laundering-related control breaches.

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PRRD terminates Appointment of GRP Panel Members

MANILA, Mar 20 (PNA) - Malacañang on Wednesday confirmed the termination of the appointments of government peace negotiators with communist rebels "in view of the termination of the peace negotiations" with the Communist Party of the Philippines-New People's Army-National Democratic Front (CPP-NPA-NDF).

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Malanjum keeping Mum about his Successor

KUALA LUMPUR, Mar 20 (Bernama) - Chief Justice Tan Sri Richard Malanjum, who is due for compulsory retirement in April only smiled broadly and chose to remain secretive when asked about his successor.

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MP Noh Omar expelled from Dewan Rakyat for Three Days

KUALA LUMPUR, Mar 19 (Bernama) - Tanjung Karang MP Tan Sri Noh Omar has been expelled from the Dewan Rakyat for three days from today.

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ICC Prosecutors to be deported if they Probe Drug War

MANILA, Mar 18 (PNA) - Prosecutors of the International Criminal Court (ICC), who will enter the Philippines to investigate the Duterte administration’s war on drugs, may be deported, Malacañang said on Monday.

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Selangor wants tougher Environmental Laws

SHAH ALAM, Mar 17 (Bernama) - The Selangor government wants to enforce more stringent laws to address issues related to environmental pollution in the state, said Menteri Besar Amirudin Shari.

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Rosmah's Graft Case transferred to High Court

KUALA LUMPUR, Mar 15 (Bernama) - The High Court here today allowed the prosecution's application to transfer from the Sessions Court to the High Court the case involving two graft charges filed against Datin Seri Rosmah Mansor, who is the wife of former Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak.

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IBP condemns Slay of another Lawyer in DavNor

MANILA, Mar 14 (PNA) - The Integrated Bar of the Philippines (IBP) on Thursday urged authorities to take action on the latest killing of a lawyer, Rex Jasper Lopoz, who was gunned down last March 13 in front of a shopping mall in Tagum City, Davao del Norte.

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IPOPHL brings IP-focused MCLE Program to Cebu

MANILA, Mar 14 (PNA) - The Intellectual Property Office of the Philippines (IPOPHL) will be mounting the 2019 edition of the Mandatory Continuing Legal Education (MCLE) this March in Cebu, to expand its education drive and reach out to IP practitioners in the Visayas.

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ASEAN aims at creating Future Digitally-Skilled Youths

Jakarta, Mar 14 (ANTARA) - Seven ASEAN member states, through the ASEAN Digital Innovation Programme initiated by the ASEAN Foundation in collaboration with Microsoft, aim to create digitally-skilled youths prepared to tackle challenges of the digital workspace in future.

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Tanintharyi Landholders sued under New Law

Local government officials and companies are already using the recently amended land law to remove villagers from disputed land, according to lawyers in southern Myanmar.

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SC to facilitate Greater Investor Inclusiveness

KUALA LUMPUR, March 14 (Bernama) - Opening local corporate bonds and sukuk to retail investors who meet the requirements set are among the steps taken by the Securities Commission Malaysia (SC) to promote investors inclusiveness in the local market.

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SC aims Further Expansion of Islamic Capital Market, says Chairman

KUALA LUMPUR, March 14 (Bernama) - The Securities Commission (SC), the regulatory body of the capital market, aim to foster growth that is premised on long-term value creation by intensifying efforts to further expand the Islamic capital market as well as the closely-linked sustainable finance segment.

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National E-Document Exchange Platform launched

Hanoi, Mar 12 (VNA) - The Government Office held a ceremony in Hanoi on March 12 to launch the National E-Document Exchange Platform, a move towards a digital government and economy.

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Cabinet approves 5Bn Baht Agro Subsidies

BANGKOK, Mar 13 (NNT) - The weekly Cabinet meeting has allocated another five billion baht to support rice agriculture during the current production year.

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CJ seeks to remove Parts of Hamid Sultan's Affidavit

KUALA LUMPUR, Mar 13 (Bernama) - Chief Justice Tan Sri Richard Malanjum today filed an application to remove parts of the supporting affidavit filed Court of Appeal Judge Datuk Dr Hamid Sultan Abu Backer in the lawsuit by the late Karpal Singh’s daughter, claiming that it was outrageous, insulting and an attack to the Judiciary.

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Up to PM to shortlist Candidates for CJ's Post - Liew

KUALA LUMPUR, Mar 12 (Bernama) - The Law Minister in the Prime Minister’s Department Datuk Liew Vui Keong today said that he has no information about the candidates shortlisted to be appointed as the new Chief Justice to replace Tan Sri Richard Malanjum who will retire from the post next month.

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Sabah helps Children without Documents through Legalization Program

KOTA KINABALU, Mar 12 (Bernama) - Children born in Sabah and categorised as foreigners even though one of their parents were local residents, will be given aid through a legalisation programme which will ensure a better future for them.

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