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SC revises Guidelines for Property Crowdfunding

KUALA LUMPUR, May 17 (Bernama) - The Securities Commission Malaysia (SC) has revised its Guidelines on Recognised Markets to introduce new requirements to facilitate the new Property Crowdfunding (PCF), said Chairman Datuk Syed Zaid Albar. He also announced the registration of eight new Recognised Market Operators (RMO) comprising three equity crowdfunding (ECF) and five peer-to-peer (P2P) financing platforms.

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SC suspends, fines Lawyer for failing to file Pleadings

Date: 17 May 2019; Type: Legal News; Source: Philippines News Agency
MANILA, May 17 (PNA) - The Supreme Court (SC) sanctioned a lawyer who have not filed a pleading despite numerous reminders from his clients to do so.

Amendments to Basel Convention will help curb Movement of Plastic Wastes

Date: 17 May 2019; Type: Legal News; Source: Bernama
PUTRAJAYA, May 17 (Bernama) - The recent amendment to the classification of plastic wastes under the Basel Convention, an international treaty, will help Malaysia restrict the import of such wastes from other countries more effectively, said Energy, Science, Technology, Environment and Climate Change (MESTECC) Minister Yeo Bee Yin.

Jobless Man who stabbed Imam jailed

Date: 16 May 2019; Type: Legal News; Source: Bernama
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.
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MBS fails to make $2M Debtor Bankrupt

Date: 17 May 2019; Type: Legal News; Source: Singapore Law Watch
A bid by Marina Bay Sands to bankrupt a high roller over a $2 million sum he owes the casino was dismissed by the High Court, ruling he was not notified of the debt as the documents posted to him were returned as unclaimed.

Vietnamese jailed, fined for Timber Theft, Encroachment

Date: 16 May 2019; Type: Legal News; Source: Bernama
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.

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

Date: 16 May 2019; Type: Legal News; Source: Myanmar Times
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.

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

Date: 16 May 2019; Type: Legal News; Source: Bernama
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.

The proposal for MMC is not to restrict the Media - Eddin

Date: 16 May 2019; Type: Legal News; Source: Bernama
KUALA PILAH, May 16 (Bernama) - The proposal on the establishment of the Malaysian Media Council (MMC) is not aimed at restricting the freedom of the media in the country.

SC affirms CA Ruling vs AMWSLAI Membership Expansion

Date: 15 May 2019; Type: Legal News; Source: Philippine News Agency
MANILA, May 15 (PNA) - The Supreme Court (SC) upheld a Court of Appeals (CA) decision stopping the Air Materiel Wing Savings and Loan Association, Inc. (AMWSLAI) from amending its by-laws to expand its membership base to include 24 additional agencies of the executive department.

Farid Kamil jailed Nine Months for Drug Abuse

Date: 15 May 2019; Type: Legal News; Source: Bernama
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.

Apparel Company fined RM40,000 for Possession of Imitation Fipper Slippers

Date: 15 May 2019; Type: Legal News; Source: Bernama
KUALA LUMPUR, May 15 (Bernama) - An apparel company was fined RM40,000 by the Sessions Court here today for the possession of 5,556 imitation Fipper slippers.

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

Date: 15 May 2019; Type: Legal News; Source: Bernama
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.

Jagvinder Singh A/L Maghar Singh v Motordata Research Consortium Sdn Bhd

Date: 26 April 2019; Court: Industrial Court; Citation: Award No. 1292 of 2019; Source: Industrial Court

Dhev Kumar A/L Raghavan @ Shagban v Gabungan Dewan Perniagaan dan Perindustrian India Malaysia

Date: 26 April 2019; Court: Industrial Court; Citation: Award No. 1284 of 2019; Source: Industrial Court

Wong Jee Mun v Mohamed, Yeng & Co

Date: 24 April 2019; Court: Industrial Court; Citation: Award No. 1282 of 2019; Source: Industrial Court

Chong Fui Thung v Sena Diecasting Industries Sdn Bhd

Date: 24 April 2019; Court: Industrial Court; Citation: Award No. 1278 of 2019; Source: Industrial Court

Yap Pui Yee v Suon Kee Preserved Fruits Sdn Bhd

Date: 23 April 2019; Court: Industrial Court; Citation: Award No. 1276 of 2019; Source: Industrial Court

Mac Nold A/L Simon Johnsom v Indrapura Properties Sdn Bhd

Date: 23 April 2019; Court: Industrial Court; Citation: Award No. 1272 of 2019; Source: Industrial Court

Julia Hanim Binti Mat Noh v Sigma Master Security Sdn Bhd

Date: 23 April 2019; Court: Industrial Court; Citation: Award No. 1271 of 2019; Source: Industrial Court

EQ Capital Investments Ltd v Sunbreeze Group Investments Ltd and Others

Date: 22 April 2019; Court: High Court; Citation: [2019] SGHC 101; Source: Singapore Law Watch

Civil Procedure - Striking out of counterclaim

Yip Man Hing Kevin v Singapore Medical Council and Another Matter

Date: 23 April 2019; Court: High Court; Citation: [2019] SGHC 102; Source: Singapore Law Watch

Professions - Medical profession and practice - Professional conduct

Wan Hoe Keet and Another v LVM Law Chambers LLC

Date: 23 April 2019; Court: High Court; Citation: [2019] SGHC 103; Source: Singapore Law Watch

Civil Procedure - Injunctions

Lim Zhipeng v Seow Suat Thin

Date: 24 April 2019; Court: High Court; Citation: [2019] SGHC 104; Source: Singapore Law Watch

Civil Procedure - Summary judgment

Public Prosecutor v Ridhaudin Ridhwan bin Bakri and Others

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

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

UTS v UTT

Date: 23 April 2019; Court: High Court; Citation: [2019] SGHCF 8; Source: Singapore Law Watch

Family Law - Matrimonial assets - Division - Long single income marriage; Family Law - Maintenance - Wife

Public Prosecutor v Dinesh s/o Rajantheran

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

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

Singapore closer to becoming Asia's Debt Restructuring Hub

Date: 29 April 2019; Type: Legal News; Source: Singapore Law Watch
A landmark ruling by an English court to recognise Singapore's new moratorium law for insolvency and corporate restructuring makes it one step closer to becoming Asia's debt restructuring hub.

Treatment Order for Man who drove against Traffic

Date: 29 April 2019; Type: Legal News; Source: Singapore Law Watch
A man has succesfully appealed against his original sentence for driving against the flow of traffic, as he was given a two-year mandatory treatment order by the High Court, instead of four weeks' jail.
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SC revises Guidelines for Property Crowdfunding

KUALA LUMPUR, May 17 (Bernama) - The Securities Commission Malaysia (SC) has revised its Guidelines on Recognised Markets to introduce new requirements to facilitate the new Property Crowdfunding (PCF), said Chairman Dat ...

BNM opens up Dynamic Hedging Scheme for Trust Banks, Global Custodians Proactive Measures for smoother Financial Market, Dewan Negara told BSP releases First Tranche of National Payment Systems Act IRR more

Failure to amend Constitution will not obstruct Sabah from Claiming Rights

KOTA KINABALU, Apr 15 (Bernama) - The failure to amend Article 1(2) of the Federal Constitution will not prevent the government from continuing to pursue the rights of Sabah which have long been neglected, said Sabah Chi ...

Constitutional Amendment Bill fails to get Two-Thirds Majority Support Amendments to NSC Act will give Power to King to declare 'Security Zones' New SOP on granting Citizenship to be announced soon more

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.

Vietnamese jailed, fined for Timber Theft, Encroachment Six Inmates and Prison Worker get Jail Terms for Live-Streaming Protest Elderly Couple convicted of causing Maid's Death seek Review of Jail Sentence more

Government to study Need for Climate Change Act

PUTRAJAYA, May 16 (Bernama) - The government will embark on a scoping study to assess whether there is a need for a climate change act in the country. Energy, Science, Technology, Environment and Climate Change Mini ...

Ministry to Adopt SOP to Handle Toxic Chemical Pollution Incidents Government mulls New Law to make Polluters pay for Clean-ups, Damage Environmental Quality Act 1974 may be reviewed - PM more

UTS v UTT

Family Law - Matrimonial assets - Division - Long single income marriage; Family Law - Maintenance - Wife

Amendment to Islamic Family Law Enactment UDG v UDF and Another Matter Muhyiddin: No Plan to reinstate Clause 88A in Marriage and Divorce Act more

Malaysia-Singapore Maritime Boundary Delimitation Committee agrees to establish Sub-committee

KUALA LUMPUR, May 15 (Bernama) - The Malaysia-Singapore Maritime Boundary Delimitation Committee among others has agreed to establish a sub-committee to address the legal and technical aspects of delimitation between bot ...

Maritime and Port Authority of Singapore (Prohibited Anchorage Area - Suspension) Regulations 2019 The “Mount Apo” and the “Hanjin Ras Laffan” Merchant Shipping (Miscellaneous Amendments) Act 2019 more

Legislation Officials build Skills in assessing the Impact of Regulations

he Ministry of Justice is rolling out a major training programme to professionalise policymakers at the local level to put in place regulatory environments that foster the development of Lao businesses and communities.

Peter Low & Choo LLC v Singapore Air Charter Pte Ltd and Another Residential Tenancy Act to be enforced in Two Years Ministry reviewing Laws to regulate Airbnb Operators more

Income Tax imposed According to procedures, record - IRB

JITRA, Apr 27 (Bernama) - The Inland Revenue Board (IRB) imposes income tax on each individual according to procedures and information available to the agency, said IRB’s deputy chief executive officer (Compliance) ...

Income Tax (Deduction for Expenditure on Issuance of Retail Debenture and Retail Sukuk) Rules 2019 Income Tax (Deduction for Expenditure on Issuance of Sukuk) Rules 2019 HSBC Institutional Trust Services (Singapore) Ltd (trustee of Capitaland Mall Trust) v Chief Assessor more

MBS fails to make $2M Debtor Bankrupt

A bid by Marina Bay Sands to bankrupt a high roller over a $2 million sum he owes the casino was dismissed by the High Court, ruling he was not notified of the debt as the documents posted to him were retu ...

SC clears Division Lawyer of 'Bogus Resolutions' Allegation SC affirms CA Ruling vs AMWSLAI Membership Expansion Malaysia all for Full Implementation of Sendai Framework 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

Student Health targeted under New Government Policy

The Cambodian government has approved the “Draft National Policy on School Health” after hearing reports and holding discussions at a Council of Ministers meeting led by Prime Minister Hun Sen on Friday.

Asean Payment Connectivity a Major Step towards cutting Transaction Costs Appeal Court upholds Conviction of Six over PP Rape and Murder First of Nine Chapters agreed on for Draft Information Law more

Irawan Gunawan v J Casanova DK

Date: 23 January 2019; Court: Supreme Court of Indonesia; Citation: SC No. 197 PK/Pdt.Sus-HKI/2018; Source: Supreme Court of Indonesia

House calls for Special Law on Oil Palm Indonesia Industrial Summit to be held on April 15-16 Police Officer gets 10 Years in Jail for Drug Trafficking more

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-complian ...

Actions against those who tarnish Judiciary's Image, Dignity, says CJ Right Decisions only Way for Judiciary to recover Glory - Attorney General Amendments to Basel Convention will help curb Movement of Plastic Wastes more

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.

Corporate Governance Code to be ready Next Year: minister FDI needed for Undeveloped Regions but no plans for Tax Incentives Supreme Court quashes Hopes for Early Release of Journalists more

MBS fails to make $2M Debtor Bankrupt

A bid by Marina Bay Sands to bankrupt a high roller over a $2 million sum he owes the casino was dismissed by the High Court, ruling he was not notified of the debt as the documents posted to him were retu ...

EQ Capital Investments Ltd v Sunbreeze Group Investments Ltd and Others Yip Man Hing Kevin v Singapore Medical Council and Another Matter Wan Hoe Keet and Another v LVM Law Chambers LLC more

Revenue Department, Banks come up with Solution to facilitate Saving Account Depositors

BANGKOK, Apr 25 (NNT) - On the requirement for depositors with an interest income of less than 20,000 baht per annum, officials from the Revenue Department, the Thai Bankers’ Association, and the Bank of Thailand h ...

Foreign Ministry clarifies Thai Military court system Transport Ministry to introduce Licenses for Electric Train Operators Alcoholic Beverages banned during Sunday’s Early Voting 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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