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Anti-Graft Commission readies Whistleblower Protection Bill

The Anti-Corruption Commission is preparing a law aimed at protecting people who would report graft and corruption in the government.

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Johor Court rejects MACC's Forfeiture Application

JOHOR BAHRU, May 20 (Bernama) - The Sessions Court here today rejected an application by the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) to forfeit the assets of a former state government exco, his son and daughter-in-law, worth millions of ringgit. Judge Kamarudin Kamsun made the decision after hearing the prosecution and defence's submission ...
Date: 20 May 2019; Type: Legal News; Source: Bernama

Jobless Man who stabbed Imam jailed

BESUT, May 16 (Bernama) - For stabbing an imam who was reciting the Quran, an unemployed man was sentenced to three years and five months' jail by the magistrate's court here today.
Date: 16 May 2019; Type: Legal News; Source: Bernama

Vietnamese jailed, fined for Timber Theft, Encroachment

RAUB, May 16 (Bernama) - The Sessions Court here today sentenced a Vietnamese man to three years in jail and RM13,000 fine or another 16 months for illegal logging and encroaching into the Lentang Forest Reserve in Bentong near here, last March.
Date: 16 May 2019; Type: Legal News; Source: Bernama

Six Inmates and Prison Worker get Jail Terms for Live-Streaming Protest

Six inmates were sentenced to six months in prison and a prison employee was sentenced to one year in jail on Monday for live-streaming the protest at Shwebo prison in Sagaing Region, a prison official said.
Date: 16 May 2019; Type: Legal News; Source: Myanmar Times

Elderly Couple convicted of causing Maid's Death seek Review of Jail Sentence

PUTRAJAYA, May 16 (Bernama) - The elderly couple convicted of causing the death of their Indonesian maid claim that they were wrongly sentenced to 20 years jail by the Federal Court.
Date: 16 May 2019; Type: Legal News; Source: Bernama

Farid Kamil jailed Nine Months for Drug Abuse

KUALA LUMPUR, May 15 (Bernama) - The Ministry of Finance has set up the Debt Management Office (DMO) to review and manage the government’s debt and liabilities.
Date: 15 May 2019; Type: Legal News; Source: Bernama

Indonesian Man jailed for trespassing into Forest Reserve, operating Mobile Sawmill

KUANTAN, May 15 (Bernama) - The Sessions Court here today sentenced an Indonesian man a total of eight months’ jail after he pleaded guilty to encroaching into a forest reserve area and operating a mobile sawmill without a permit.
Date: 15 May 2019; Type: Legal News; Source: Bernama

Public Prosecutor v Ridhaudin Ridhwan bin Bakri and Others

Criminal law - Offences - Rape; Criminal law - Offences - Attempted rape; Criminal law - Offences - Sexual penetration; Criminal law - Offences - Outrage of modesty; Criminal law - General exceptions - Consent; Criminal law - General exceptions - Mistake of fact

Date: 23 April 2019; Court: High Court; Citation: [2019] SGHC 105; Source: Singapore Law Watch

Public Prosecutor v Dinesh s/o Rajantheran

Criminal Procedure and Sentencing - Criminal references; Criminal Procedure and Sentencing - Plead guilty procedure - Qualification of plea

Date: 23 April 2019; Court: Court of Appeal; Citation: [2019] SGCA 27; Source: Singapore Law Watch

Foreigners fined, jailed for selling Imitation Branded Goods

KUALA LUMPUR, Apr 26 (Bernama) - Two foreign men, a Nepalese and another from Myanmar, were fined a total of RM6,000 and RM11,000, respectively, by the Sessions Court here today after they pleaded guilty to selling fake branded products.
Date: 26 April 2019; Type: Legal News; Source: Bernama

Insulting King: Gardener gets Two Months' Jail

KUALA LUMPUR, Apr 26 (Bernama) - A gardener was sentenced to two months' jail by the Sessions Court here today for insulting the Yang di-Pertuan Agong on his Facebook page.
Date: 26 April 2019; Type: Legal News; Source: Bernama

Micheal Arinzeh (Nigerian) v Public Prosecutor

Date: 19 April 2019; Court: Court of Appeal; Citation: Criminal Appeal No. B-05(M)-30-01/2018; Source: Federal Court Registry

Suppiah A/L Yenkobal Sami v Pendakwa Raya

Date: 22 April 2019; Court: Court of Appeal; Citation: Rayuan Jenayah No. B-05(M)-189-05/2017; Source: Federal Court Registry

Ogbugo Chioma Martha v Public Prosecutor

Date: 25 April 2019; Court: Court of Appeal; Citation: Criminal Appeal No. B-05(M)-78-02/2017 (NGA); Source: Federal Court Registry

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.

Man jailed for attempted Theft, Trespassing Public Prosecutor’s Appeal allowed to enhance sentencing against School Teacher Woman receives Nine Months’ Jail for Theft from Residence 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.

Appeal Court slashes Japan Sex Traffickers’ Prison Terms Man’s Jail Sentence for Rape upheld Appeal Court decreases Brothel Owner Sentence more

Police Officer gets 10 Years in Jail for Drug Trafficking

Mataram, W Nusa Tenggara, Apr 10 (ANTARA) - The Mataram district court in West Nusa Tenggara province has sentenced a police officer to 10 years of imprisonment and imposed on him a fine of Rp1 billion or another three m ...

Sinta Dewi Irawati DK Nasrudin alias Nas I Nyoman Budiana more

Finance Officials under Scrutiny as 35 face Disciplinary Measures

At least 35 finance officials have been disciplined for abuses of power, according to an official report. The report was presented at a three-day 6th Plenary Meeting of the Ministry of Finance’s Party Committe ...

12 Firms’ Executives sentenced for embezzling State Money Commission readies Report for Convention on the Rights of the Child Xaysana to face Thai Court, No Extradition sought: Govt Spokesman more

Johor Court rejects MACC's Forfeiture Application

JOHOR BAHRU, May 20 (Bernama) - The Sessions Court here today rejected an application by the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) to forfeit the assets of a former state government exco, his son and daughter-in-la ...

Jobless Man who stabbed Imam jailed Vietnamese jailed, fined for Timber Theft, Encroachment Elderly Couple convicted of causing Maid's Death seek Review of Jail Sentence more

CA junks Celebrity Doctor's Plea vs Jail Term over Unpaid SSS Dues

MANILA, Apr 22 (PNA) - The Court of Appeals (CA) rejected the appeal filed by beauty doctor Joel Mendez on the seven-year jail term imposed against him by the Quezon City Regional Trial Court for failing to remit the Soc ...

People of the Philippines v Al C Argosino Et Al and 3 Other Appeals People of the Philippines v Enrico R Echiverri Et Al and Another Appeal People of the Philippines v Enrico R Echiverri Et Al and Another Appeal more

Public Prosecutor v Ridhaudin Ridhwan bin Bakri and Others

Criminal law - Offences - Rape; Criminal law - Offences - Attempted rape; Criminal law - Offences - Sexual penetration; Criminal law - Offences - Outrage of modesty; Criminal law - General exceptio ...

Public Prosecutor v Dinesh s/o Rajantheran Yuen Ye Ming v Public Prosecutor Lim Teck Kim v Public Prosecutor more

Former DSI Chief jailed for defaming Former Deputy Premier

BANGKOK, Dec 15 (NNT) - A former director general of the Department of Special Investigation (DSI) was found guilty of libeling former deputy prime minister Suthep Thaugsuban and sent to jail.

NLA OKs revised Criminal Procedure Code NLA accepts Narcotics Act in first reading NLA to table amended Narcotics Act Next Week more

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No Freeze in Intake of Foreign Workers - Ministry

KUALA LUMPUR, May 18 (Bernama) - The Human Resources Ministry has clarified that there is no freeze in the recruitment of foreign workers although many applications to bring in workers have been rejected for non-compliance with the law.

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Actions against those who tarnish Judiciary's Image, Dignity, says CJ

PUTRAJAYA, May 17 (Bernama) - Actions will be taken against those who tarnish the judiciary's image and dignity, says Chief Justice Datuk Tengku Maimun Tuan Mat.

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Right Decisions only Way for Judiciary to recover Glory - Attorney General

PUTRAJAYA, May 17 (Bernama) - Attorney-General Tommy Thomas says judges must always endeavour to make the right decisions, without fear or favour, and regardless of the personality of the party or the accused before them.

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Transport Ministry makes it More Flexible for e-hailing Drivers to obtain PSV Licence

KUALA LUMPUR, May 17 (Bernama) - The Ministry of Transport is willing to make it easier for e-hailing drivers to clock in the six hours of course time to obtain a Public Transport Vehicle (PSV) licence.

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RM1.56 Mln Fine on Poachers, highest so far for Wildlife Crimes

PUTRAJAYA, May 17 (Bernama) - The Kuala Terengganu Sessions Court's decision to fine RM1.56 million each on two Vietnamese poachers has been the highest amount so far for wildlife crimes in the country's history, said Water, Land and Natural Resources Minister Dr Xavier Jayakumar.

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Delegation of Lawmakers visit Netherlands

Hanoi, May 15 (VNA) - A delegation of the National Assembly’s Committee on Laws led by the committee’s vice chairman Pham Tri Thuc has just paid a working visit to the Netherlands.

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Adib Inquest: Lawyer grills Forensics Expert on 'Probability Report'

SHAH ALAM, May 16 (Bernama) - A lawyer questioned the ‘probability report’ of a specialist medical witness in the inquest into the death of Muhammad Adib Mohd Kassim, that injuries to the right chest of the firefighter were caused by a curb or road shoulder.

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Telecom Regulator proposes Online Sim Card Registration

The Lao Telecommunication Regulatory Authority is developing an application for use as a possible option to speed up sim card registration.

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Government agrees to appoint a Youth to represent them in the Senate

BANGI, May 15 (Bernama) - Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad announced that the government has agreed to appoint a member of the Senate from among the youths with wide expertise and knowledge in the field and issues on the development of youths.

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MoF sets up Debt Management Office

KUALA LUMPUR, May 15 (Bernama) - The Ministry of Finance has set up the Debt Management Office (DMO) to review and manage the government’s debt and liabilities.

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Additional Appellate Court would be a timely upgrade

In order to curb the increased caseload on the Court of Appeal, a new appellate court may be introduced by the Government to support it, a move that may end up in restructuring of Supreme Court.

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RoK helps Vietnam accelerate Judicial Reform

Hanoi, Apr 26 (VNA) - The Supreme People’s Court and the Korea International Cooperation Agency (KOICA) launched a project on improving trial transparency and quality at Vietnamese courts during a ceremony in Hanoi on April 26.

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DOLE announces 29 Job Fir Venues Nationwide on Labor Day

MANILA, Apr 29 (PNA) - The Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) is inviting job seekers to a nationwide job fair on May 1.

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Universities, Industry Players to join forces for IR 4.0

GEORGE TOWN, Apr 29 (Bernama) - The joint forces of the brains in the universities and the capacity and capabilities of key industries will make a change for a better world through the Fourth Industrial Revolution (IR 4.0), said Universiti Sains Malaysia (USM) vice-chancellor Prof Dr Asma Ismail.

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BNM appoints Two External Members to Monetary Policy Committee

KUALA LUMPUR, Apr 29 (Bernama) - Bank Negara Malaysia (BNM) has reappointed Professor Dr Yeah Kim Leng and appointed Datuk Dr Gan Wee Beng as external members of its Monetary Policy Committee (MPC) effective April 1, 2019.

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Doing nothing about Disruptive Tech would be biggest Mistake: CJ

The speed at which law firms incorporating AI into their work processes poses threat to lawyers getting out of jobs, and urged the lawyers to seize the moment and be at the frontline of technological change, warning that the "biggest mistake" would be to do nothing.

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Government Agencies urged not to use Unlicensed Software

MANILA, Apr 26 (PNA) - The Intellectual Property Office of the Philippines (IPOPHL) on Friday urged government agencies to use licensed software to prevent copyright infringement in the country.

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Kula Segaran to chair ASEAN Labour Minister Special Session in Singapore

KUALA LUMPUR, Apr 28 (Bernama) - Human Resource Minister M. Kula Segaran will lead the Malaysian delegation to the Special Session of the ASEAN Labour Ministers and Singapore Conference on Future of Work which will be held in Singapore tomorrow (April 29).

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