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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.
Date: 27 December 2018; Type: Legal News; Source: Borneo Bulletin Online

Four Businesses fined for selling Goods above MRP

Three companies were issued compound fines of BND500 each and one with BND700 by the Department of Economic Planning and Development (JPKE), Ministry of Finance and Economy through the Department of Competition and Consumer Affairs, for offences under the Price Control Act, Chapter 142.
Date: 27 December 2018; Type: Legal News; Source: Borneo Bulletin Online

Man jailed for attempted Theft, Trespassing

A Local man was sentenced to four months’ jail last weekend by the Magistrate’s Court after he pleaded guilty to attempted theft and trespassing.
Date: 26 December 2018; Type: Legal News; Source: Borneo Bulletin Online

Public Prosecutor’s Appeal allowed to enhance sentencing against School Teacher

The Public Prosecutor’s application in the High Court was allowed for enhancement of sentence passed against a school teacher who caused her car to suddenly reverse and collide into two young school girls, resulting in their deaths, at the car park of a primary school in the capital which took place on September 6, 2011.
Date: 26 December 2018; Type: Legal News; Source: Borneo Bulletin Online

Company fined for improper Waste Disposal

THE Law Enforcement Unit of the Bandar Seri Begawan (BSB) Municipal Department issued a compound fine of BND500 on Syarikat Rezaul Karim Eng Sdn Bhd on Monday for improper disposal of waste in a public area, which is a violation under Section 12 (1) (C) Minor Offences Act Chapter 30.
Date: 28 November 2018; Type: Legal News; Source: Borneo Bulletin Online

Woman receives Nine Months’ Jail for Theft from Residence

THE Magistrate’s Court recently sentenced a local woman to nine months’ imprisonment, after she pleaded guilty to theft from a residence.
Date: 27 November 2018; Type: Legal News; Source: Borneo Bulletin Online

Brothers jailed for trespassing, mischief

THREE brothers were each sentenced to four months’ imprisonment last Saturday, after they pleaded guilty in the Magistrate’s Court to trespassing and mischief.
Date: 27 November 2018; Type: Legal News; Source: Borneo Bulletin Online

Four Businesses fined for selling Goods above MRP

Three companies were issued compound fines of BND500 each and one with BND700 by the Department of Economic Planning and Development (JPKE), Ministry of Finance and Economy through the Department of Competition and Consu ...

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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.

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Chief Justice calls for Government Audit on Rights of Indigenous People

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Rape victim testifies that Sex with Convicted Man was ‘Consensual’

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PRRD appoints new Sandiganbayan Associate Justice

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Foreign Ministry continues Ban on UN Special Rapporteur Lee

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DOLE vows Aid for Workers displaced by Hanjin Bankruptcy

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Tax Academy eyeing Campuses in Tagaytay, New Clark City

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Complaint Boxes for Iskandar Puteri Schools to tackle Crimes

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Tengku Abdullah to be proclaimed as New Sultan of Pahang on January 15

PEKAN, Jan 12 (Bernama) - The Regent of Pahang Tengku Abdullah Sultan Ahmad Shah will be proclaimed as the sixth Sultan of Pahang, succeeding Sultan Ahmad Shah, on Jan 15.

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