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Myanmar Duo guilty of Bid to abduct Man 'in Illicit Affair'

The Court adjourned an abduction case for mitigation after finding two men guilty.

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Defendant sentenced in Wanbao Harassment Case

In the final ruling on the Wanbao copper mining company employee harassment case, the court sentenced the defendant to a K500,000 fine or a two-month jail sentence.
Date: 23 November 2017; Type: Legal News; Source: Myanmar Times

Indonesian Cleaner fined RM2,000 for making False Report

KUALA LUMPUR, Nov 23 (Bernama) - An Indonesian cleaner was fined RM2,000 by the Selayang Magistrate's Court here today, for lodging a false police report claiming her two-year-old daughter was abducted.
Date: 23 November 2017; Type: Legal News; Source: Bernama

Azalina explains Proposal to abolish Mandatory Death Sentence for Drug Offences

KUALA LUMPUR, Nov 23 (Bernama) - The government proposal to abolish the mandatory death sentence under Section 39B of the Dangerous Drugs Act 1952 is aimed at giving the courts the discretion to determine the appropriate penalty for the offenders, said Minister in the Prime Minister's Department Datuk Seri Azalina Othman Said.
Date: 23 November 2017; Type: Legal News; Source: Bernama

Seven Months Jail for Man who assaulted Wife for not answering Phone Call

KUALA LUMPUR, Nov 23 (Bernama) - A man was sentenced to seven months jail for slapping, punching, choking and kicking his wife for not answering his phone call.
Date: 23 November 2017; Type: Legal News; Source: Bernama

Appeals Court upholds Security Guard's Death Sentence for Murder

PUTRAJAYA, Nov 23 (Bernama) - The Court of Appeal today upheld the death sentence imposed on a security guard for murdering three family members by giving them poison-tainted drinks during a prayer ritual five years ago.
Date: 23 November 2017; Type: Legal News; Source: Bernama

High Court lays out Sentencing Benchmarks for Molesters of Children below 14

The Court gives a heftier jail term on a convicted molester.
Date: 22 November 2017; Type: Legal News; Source: Singapore Law Watch

Monk jailed One Month for Illegal Assembly

The Kamayut township court on Tuesday sentenced to one month jail Sadayaw U Par Maukkha for leading an illegal assembly in front of the United States Embassy in Yangon last year.
Date: 22 November 2017; Type: Legal News; Source: Myanmar Times

High Court dismisses Prosecution's Appeal, Ku Chin Wah remains Free

KUALA LUMPUR, Nov 22 (Bernama) - The High Court today upheld the decision to acquit and discharge former Kuala Lumpur CID chief Datuk Ku Chin Wah on a charge of failing to declare his source of earnings four years ago.
Date: 22 November 2017; Type: Legal News; Source: Bernama

Ex-Financial GM gets Jail, fined over RM2 Million for soliciting Bribe

PUTRAJAYA, Nov 22 (Bernama) - The Court of Appeal today ordered a former Mimos Berhad financial general manager to serve a five-year jail sentence and fined him over RM2 million after upholding his conviction for soliciting and accepting bribes.
Date: 22 November 2017; Type: Legal News; Source: Bernama

Man fined for operating a Pet Shop without a Licence

Nov 15 - 47-year-old Tan Lai Hock was fined $2,750 in court today for operating a pet shop without a licence.
Date: 15 November 2017; Type: Legal News; Source: Agri-Food & Veterinary Authority

Burglar-Rapist gets 21 Years' Jail, 18 Strokes

A man was sentenced by the High Court to 21 years' jail and 18 strokes of the cane after he pleaded guilty to one count of aggravated rape, housebreaking and more than five unrelated charges.
Date: 21 November 2017; Type: Legal News; Source: Singapore Law Watch

Two Friends jailed for intending to go to Syria to commit Terrorism

KUALA LUMPUR, Nov 21 (Bernama) - Two friends were sentenced to eight years' jail each by the High Court here today for attempting to travel to Syria for the commission of terrorist acts.
Date: 21 November 2017; Type: Legal News; Source: Bernama

Unemployed Man fined RM2,000 for impersonating Policeman

KANGAR, Nov 21 (Bernama) - An unemployed man was today fined RM2,000, in default six months' jail, by the Magistrate's Court here for impersonating a policeman earlier this month.
Date: 21 November 2017; Type: Legal News; Source: Bernama

Scrap Metal Collector jailed for stealing Aluminium Ladder

KUALA LUMPUR, 21 Nov (Bernama) - A man who collected scrap metal and unwanted cardboxes for a living to support his ailing mother was sentenced to two months' jail by the Magistrate's Court here today for stealing two aluminium ladders.
Date: 21 November 2017; Type: Legal News; Source: Bernama

Indonesian Worker escapes Death Penalty in Malaysia

Kuala Lumpur, Oct 10 (ANTARA News) - Masud bin Kamaruddin (37), a migrant worker from Mamuju district, West Sulawesi province, has been spared from a death "hanging" penalty by the Malaysian High Court in Sabah, an offic ...

Timartin alias Timar bin Tibon dan Kawan-Kawan Asnawi als Sibe bin Munajar, DK Tinarlap bin Lerap alias Lap more

Xaysana to face Thai Court, No Extradition sought: Govt Spokesman

Suspected Lao drug lord Xaysana Keophimpha, who was arrested in Thailand last month, will be subject to Thai law and the Lao government is unlikely to ask for his extradition, the government spokesman has said.

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Indonesian Cleaner fined RM2,000 for making False Report

KUALA LUMPUR, Nov 23 (Bernama) - An Indonesian cleaner was fined RM2,000 by the Selayang Magistrate's Court here today, for lodging a false police report claiming her two-year-old daughter was abducted.

Azalina explains Proposal to abolish Mandatory Death Sentence for Drug Offences Seven Months Jail for Man who assaulted Wife for not answering Phone Call Appeals Court upholds Security Guard's Death Sentence for Murder more

Defendant sentenced in Wanbao Harassment Case

In the final ruling on the Wanbao copper mining company employee harassment case, the court sentenced the defendant to a K500,000 fine or a two-month jail sentence.

Monk jailed One Month for Illegal Assembly Court denies Bail for Magwe Sayadaw Teen gets Two Years in Prison for associating with Armed Group more

Ombudsman fines DAR Exec for failing to reply to Letters

Felix Aguhob, Regional Director of the Department of Agrarian Reform (DAR) Regional Office No. IX, Tumaga, Zamboanga City, was slapped with a fine equivalent to his one month salary for violation of Section 5(a) of Code ...

Ex-Lucena City Mayor convicted over P30M Computerization Project CA affirms Dismissal of Ex-Iloilo City Mayor Mabilog Sandiganbayan convicts Court interpreter for Bribery more

Two New Plans to protect against Human Trafficking to be proposed

BANGKOK, 7th November 7 (NNT) - The Ministry of Labor has prepared two plans to strengthen protection against human trafficking with a focus on protecting employees and matching international practices.

NLA approves Anti-Corruption Bill CDC to submit Draft Law on Anti-Corruption to NLA this Week Cabinet approves Bill in Aid of People involved in Anti-Corruption Work more

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Request for Feedback on Issues relating to Pekeliling Ketua Pendaftar Bil 2 Tahun 2017

The Bar Council Court Liaison Committee ("CLC") is requesting for Members to provide their feedback on issues faced since the coming into effect of Pekeliling Ketua Pendaftar Bil 2 Tahun 2017: Garis Masa (Timeline) Penyelesaian Kes Jenayah dan Sivil Bagi Mahkamah Rendah, pertaining to timelines for the completion of criminal and civil cases heard at the Subordinate Courts across Peninsular Malaysia.

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EC to request Clarity about Next Election from Constitutional Court

BANGKOK, Nov 22 (NNT) - The Election Commission plans to ask the Constitutional Court for clarification about its authority to hold the next general election.

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ETDA to produce 12,000 Cyber Security Experts by 2021

BANGKOK, Nov 23 (NNT) - The Electronic Transactions Development Agency (ETDA) and leading institutions in the country have banded together to develop cyper security personnel for the Thailand 4.0 digital era.

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No Reports of Terrorism Financing using Digital Currency in Malaysia - Bank Negara

KUALA LUMPUR, Nov 23 (Bernama) - No cases have been detected in Malaysia of the use of digital currencies for terrorism financing, said Director of Financial Intelligence and Enforcement of Bank Negara Malaysia, Abd Rahman Abu Bakar.

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Government winning War against Contractualization - Bello

The labor department is winning the war to eliminate labor-only contacting and other forms of illegal contracting arrangements, Labor Secretary Silvestre Bello III said yesterday.

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Attorney General to resurrect Court Cases against Thaksin Shinawatra

BANGKOK, Nov 22 (NNT) - The Office of the Attorney-General is planning to resurrect two cases against former Prime Minister Thaksin Shinawatra as allowed by the new anti-corruption law.

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Roque is concurrent Presidential Adviser on Human Rights

MANILA, Nov 22 (PNA) - Presidential Spokesperson Harry Roque has been appointed by President Rodrigo Duterte as concurrent Presidential Adviser on Human Rights.

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KL Court Director meets Court Reporters to improve Ties

KUALA LUMPUR, Nov 22 (Bernama) - Kuala Lumpur Court Director Ahmad Kamar Jamaludin today convened a meeting with court reporters from various media organisations to improve ties and discuss issues related to court reporting.

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MIDA to help SMEs Gain Access to Global Market

KUALA LUMPUR, Nov 22 (Bernama) - The Malaysian Investment Development Authority (MIDA) aims to create opportunities for small and medium enterprises (SMEs) to access the global market and encourage multinational corporations (MNCs) to utilise local products and services.

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House to work on Priority Bills during SC Chief Impeach Proceedings

House leaders today assured that Congress will remain focused on passing its remaining legislative priorities for the year and will not be distracted by the hearings of the committee on justice on the determination of probable cause of the impeachment complaint filed against Supreme Court Chief Justice Maria Lourdes Sereno.

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Sussing out Weak Links in Cyber Defence

Cyber Security Agency Chief says that the new bill doesn't give agency broad powers to oversee every computer in Singapore, but are only linked to cyber security events.

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BoT allows Five Banks to operate E-Payment QR Codes

BANGKOK, Nov 18 (NNT) - The Bank of Thailand (BoT) has allowed five financial institutions to fully operate their National E-Payment services from today.

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