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50 per cent Road Tax Reduction for Electric, Hybrid Cars

KUALA LUMPUR, Apr 22 (Bernama) - The government has always encouraged the use of vehicles using green technology by promoting various initiatives including a 50 per cent reduction in road tax for electric and plug-in hybrid vehicles, Deputy Transport Minister Datuk Kamaruddin Jaffar said. He was responding to a supplementary question by Senator Yaakob Sapari who wanted to know the measures taken by the government to encourage the use of green technology vehicles.

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Filmmaker sent to Prison for Criticizing Military

Date: 18 April 2019; Type: Legal News; Source: Myanmar Times
Film director Min Htin Ko Ko Gyi has been sued by a military official for defaming the Tatmadaw and is currently detained at Yangon’s Insein Prison.

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

Date: 22 April 2019; Type: Legal News; Source: Philippine News Agency
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 Social Security System (SSS) monthly contributions of his employees.

Aboriginal Peoples Act 1954 to be amended

Date: 22 April 2019; Type: Legal News; Source: Bernama
PUTRAJAYA, Apr 22(Bernama) - The Aboriginal Peoples Act 1954 (Act 134) will be amended to provide absolute power for the Orang Asli community to appoint and sack their Tok Batin (headmen), said Minister in the Prime Minister’s Department P. Waythamoorthy.
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Indian National extradited to US over $312m Scam

Date: 22 April 2019; Type: Legal News; Source: Singapore Law Watch
An Indian national was extradited to the United States for his role in a call centre scam, which targeted more than 15,000 people in the US. Victims were cheated of at least US$230 million (S$312 million).

Farmers’ Organization (Amendment) Regulations 2019

Date: 22 April 2019; Type: Federal Subsidiary Legislation; Citation: P.U. (A) 115 of 2019; Source: AGC Federal Gazette
These Regulations come into operation on 1 May 2019.

Yeo Ting Hui v Upeca Technologies Sdn Bhd

Date: 19 April 2019; Court: Industrial Court; Citation: Award No. 1251 of 2019; Source: Industrial Court

Selvarajoo A/L Munisamy v Prominview Sdn Bhd

Date: 19 April 2019; Court: Industrial Court; Citation: Award No. 1250 of 2019; Source: Industrial Court

Kesatuan Eksekutif Resort World Bhd v Genting Malaysia Berhad

Date: 18 April 2019; Court: Industrial Court; Citation: Award No. 1236 of 2019; Source: Industrial Court

Indonesian jailed for Illegal Possession of Bullet, Knife at KLIA2

Date: 19 April 2019; Type: Legal News; Source: Bernama
SEPANG, Apr 19 (Bernama) -- An Indonesian construction worker was sentenced to four months’ jail by the Magistrate’s Court here today for being in possession of a bullet, two bullet shells and a folding knife at the Kuala Lumpur International Airport 2 (klia2) on Sunday.

Poisons (Amendment of Third Schedule) Order 2019

Date: 18 April 2019; Type: Federal Subsidiary Legislation; Citation: P.U. (A) 112 of 2019; Source: AGC Federal Gazette
This is to notify that the Third Schedule to the Poisons Act 1952 is amended.

Ho Kok Leong v Public Prosecutor and Another Appeal

Date: 17 April 2019; Court: Court of Appeal; Citation: Criminal Appeal Nos. A-05(M)-130-03/2017 & A-05(M)-132-03/2017; Source: Federal Court Registry

Minimum Retirement Age (Exemption) Order 2019

Date: 19 April 2019; Type: Federal Subsidiary Legislation; Citation: P.U. (A) 113 of 2019; Source: AGC Federal Gazette
This is to notify that the Minister exempts Prokhas Sdn. Bhd. from all provisions of the Minimum Retirement Age Act 2012 in respect of Mohd Fazlan bin Annuar and Juhaida binti Ismail for the positions specified in the Schedule.

Price Control and Anti-Profiteering (Determination of Maximum Retail Price for Petrol and Diesel) (No. 12) Order 2019

Date: 19 April 2019; Type: Federal Subsidiary Legislation; Citation: P.U. (A) 114 of 2019; Source: AGC Federal Gazette
This is to notify that the maximum retail price for petrol and diesel shall be as specified in the Schedule.

Clariant Masterbatches (M) Sdn Bhd v Prestige Dynamics Industries Sdn Bhd

Date: 10 April 2019; Court: Federal Court; Citation: Rayuan Sivil No. 02(f)-70-06/2017(P); Source: Federal Court Registry

Ex-Keppel Shipyard Employee jailed for accepting Bribes

Date: 18 April 2019; Type: Legal News; Source: Singapore Law Watch
A Keppel Shipyard senior procurement officer has been sentenced to a year and nine months' jail for collecting more than $740,000 in bribes from some of the firm's suppliers after telling them the prices of products quoted by their competitors.

Armed Forces (Regular Forces) (Deserters and Absentees Without Leave) (Prescribed Form) Regulations 2019

Date: 16 April 2019; Type: Federal Subsidiary Legislation; Citation: P.U. (A) 111 of 2019; Source: AGC Federal Gazette
These Regulations come into operation on 15 April 2019.

Policeman jailed, fined for Misuse of PDRM's Petrol Indent card

Date: 17 April 2019; Type: Legal News; Source: Bernama
MELAKA, Apr 17 (Bernama) - A police lance corporal was sentenced to a total of four years and eight months jail, seven strokes of the cane and fine, totalling RM92,000, by the Sessions Court here today for seven counts of misuse of the Royal Malaysia Police (PDRM) indent card worth more than RM90,000.

State Government not empowered to issue Identity Cards, says Sabah CM

Date: 16 April 2019; Type: Legal News; Source: Bernama
KOTA KINABALU, Apr 16 (Bernama) - The Sabah chief minister has dismissed allegations that the state government issued identity cards to illegal immigrants, saying only a federal government agency is empowered to issue such documents.

Rossila Binti Mohd Nadzir v Saujana Hotel Sdn Bhd

Date: 11 April 2019; Court: Industrial Court; Citation: Award No. 1185 of 2019; Source: Industrial Court

Wong Souk Yee v Attorney-General

Date: 10 April 2019; Court: Court of Appeal; Citation: [2019] SGCA 25; Source: Singapore Law Watch

Administrative Law - Judicial review - Threshold for leave for judicial review; Civil Procedure - Costs - Whether public interest considerations justify departure from usual costs orders; Constitutional Law - Constitution - Interpretation; Elections - Parliament - Vacation of seat

Lim Ah Leh v Heng Fock Lin

Date: 12 April 2019; Court: Court of Appeal; Citation: [2019] SGCA 26; Source: Singapore Law Watch

Trusts - Resulting trust - Presumed resulting trusts; Equity - Fiduciary relationships - When arising; Equity - Fiduciary relationships - Duties; Limitation of actions - Particular causes of action - Account; Limitation of actions - Equity and limitation of actions

Public Prosecutor v Mohamed Shalleh bin Abdul Latiff

Date: 10 April 2019; Court: High Court; Citation: [2019] SGHC 93; Source: Singapore Law Watch

Criminal Law - Statutory offences - Misuse of Drugs Act

BWN v BWO

Date: 12 April 2019; Court: High Court; Citation: [2019] SGHC 94; Source: Singapore Law Watch

Building and Construction Law - Building and construction related contracts - Guarantees and bonds; Credit and Security - Performance bond

Two Indonesians fined RM100,000 for Possessing Illicit Cigarettes

Date: 16 April 2019; Type: Legal News; Source: Bernama
KLANG, Apr 16 (Bernama) - Two Indonesian retail shop workers were fined RM100,000 by the Magistrate Court here today after pleading guilty to possessing 854 packs of illegal cigarettes of various brands valued at RM1,668.56.

Kesatuan Eksekutif Sistem Televisyen Malaysia Berhad v Sistem Televisyen Malaysia Berhad

Date: 12 April 2019; Court: Industrial Court; Citation: Award No. 1195 of 2019; Source: Industrial Court

Azlan Bin Aliuddin v Perusahaan Otomobil Nasional Sdn Bhd

Date: 11 April 2019; Court: Industrial Court; Citation: Award No. 1188 of 2019; Source: Industrial Court

Allan Choy Kim Leong v Canon Marketing (Malaysia) Sdn Bhd

Date: 11 April 2019; Court: Industrial Court; Citation: Award No. 1181 of 2019; Source: Industrial Court

Malaysian Examinations Council (Amendment of First Schedule) Order 2019

Date: 15 April 2019; Type: Federal Subsidiary Legislation; Citation: P.U. (A) 110 of 2019; Source: AGC Federal Gazette
This is to notify that the First Schedule to the Malaysian Examinations Council Act 1980 is amended.
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Enactment of 2019 National Budget to spur Economic Growth

MANILA, Apr 16 (PNA) - Finance Secretary Carlos Dominguez III hailed the signing into law of the PHP3.7-trillion 2019 national budget, citing its importance towards attaining sustained growth of the Philippine economy.&n ...

BSP extends Transitory Period for Banks' Amended Reports Consumer Credit Act Drawn-up to provide Syariah-Compliant Loans Federal Court rules Bank Negara SAC Findings Binding on Civil Courts 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

Indian National extradited to US over $312m Scam

An Indian national was extradited to the United States for his role in a call centre scam, which targeted more than 15,000 people in the US. Victims were cheated of at least US$230 million (S$312 million).

Filmmaker sent to Prison for Criticizing Military CA junks Celebrity Doctor's Plea vs Jail Term over Unpaid SSS Dues MACC to appeal Acquittal of Former Johor Exco, Two Others 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 Guidelines seek Responsible Marine Wildlife Tourism more

Muhyiddin: No Plan to reinstate Clause 88A in Marriage and Divorce Act

KUALA LUMPUR, Apr 4 (Bernama) - The government is not proposing that Clause 88A concerning the religious conversion of child as mentioned in an amendment to the Law Reform (Marriage and Divorce) Act 1976 (Act 164), be re ...

UQP v UQQ Government concludes Observations on implementing Child Rights’ Convention Special Marriage Court begins Operations in May more

Najib's Defence Team fail to disqualify Sixth Prosecution Witness

KUALA LUMPUR, Apr 18 (Bernama) - The High Court today rejected Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak’s defence team’s application to disqualify the sixth prosecution witness from testifying in his ongoing trial involvin ...

Disciplinary Board's Decision clearing Lawyer of Misconduct upheld by the Federal Court Arahan Amalan Ketua Hakim Negara Bil 1/2019 Gios-Samar Inc v Department of Transportation and Communications and Another 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.

Residential Tenancy Act to be enforced in Two Years Ministry reviewing Laws to regulate Airbnb Operators Myanmar Real Estate Service Law to be enacted within Three Months more

Government not in a Hurry to implement Departure Levy - Lim

KUALA LUMPUR, Apr 9 (Bernama) - The government is not in a hurry to implement the departure levy as it needs a few more months to come out with the formula, says Finance Minister Lim Guan Eng.

IRAS e-Tax Guide on Carry-Back Relief System (Fourth Edition) Regulations being revised to implement CPTPP Government willing to consider Proposal on Tax Exemption for Couple on IVF Treatment more

Government mulls introducing Cyber Security Act - Dr Wan Azizah

PUTRAJAYA, Apr 19 (Bernama) - The government is studying the possibility of introducing an act on cyber security, said Deputy Prime Minister Datuk Seri Dr Wan Azizah Wan Ismail. She said this was decided at the e-So ...

Gardener pleads Guilty to insulting King on Facebook National Cyber Security Strategy to be implemented Middle of this Year - DPM Communications and Multimedia Act 1998 to be tightened more

Aboriginal Peoples Act 1954 to be amended

PUTRAJAYA, Apr 22(Bernama) - The Aboriginal Peoples Act 1954 (Act 134) will be amended to provide absolute power for the Orang Asli community to appoint and sack their Tok Batin (headmen), said Minister in the Prime Mini ...

50 per cent Road Tax Reduction for Electric, Hybrid Cars Farmers’ Organization (Amendment) Regulations 2019 Poisons (Amendment of Third Schedule) Order 2019 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

House calls for Special Law on Oil Palm

Jakarta, Apr 14 (ANTARA) - A member of the House of Representatives' Commission on Economic Affairs, Firman Subagyo, said that oil palm has been designated as a national strategic commodity so it must be protected throug ...

Indonesia Industrial Summit to be held on April 15-16 Police Officer gets 10 Years in Jail for Drug Trafficking Indonesia to file Lawsuit over Palm Oil in European Court 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.

Cabinet approves Tax Law changes Labour Ministry, Partners weigh up Rural Employment boosting Efforts Government concludes Observations on implementing Child Rights’ Convention more

Aboriginal Peoples Act 1954 to be amended

PUTRAJAYA, Apr 22(Bernama) - The Aboriginal Peoples Act 1954 (Act 134) will be amended to provide absolute power for the Orang Asli community to appoint and sack their Tok Batin (headmen), said Minister in the Prime Mini ...

50 per cent Road Tax Reduction for Electric, Hybrid Cars Farmers’ Organization (Amendment) Regulations 2019 Yeo Ting Hui v Upeca Technologies Sdn Bhd 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 ...

PCC seeks Own Probe on Luzon Power Outages Double Pay for Workers on Maundy Thursday, Good Friday Miscellaneous Fees not in Free College Law can't be reimbursed: CHED more

Indian National extradited to US over $312m Scam

An Indian national was extradited to the United States for his role in a call centre scam, which targeted more than 15,000 people in the US. Victims were cheated of at least US$230 million (S$312 million).

Ex-Keppel Shipyard Employee jailed for accepting Bribes Foreigners departing Singapore no longer have to stamp Passport beginning Monday Wong Souk Yee v Attorney-General more

Foreign Ministry clarifies Thai Military court system

BANGKOK, Apr 12 (NNT)  The Ministry of Foreign Affairs issued a press release regarding factual accounts on trials before the military courts of persons accused of committing offences from the early administration o ...

Transport Ministry to introduce Licenses for Electric Train Operators Alcoholic Beverages banned during Sunday’s Early Voting Cabinet approves 5Bn Baht Agro Subsidies more
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PCC seeks Own Probe on Luzon Power Outages

MANILA, Apr 22 (PNA) - The Philippine Competition Commission (PCC) announced that it will investigate allegations of collusion or abuse of dominance among energy companies that led to the recent series of power outages in Luzon.

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Right to Freedom of Religion guaranteed under Federal Constitution

KOTA BELUD, Apr 21 (Bernama) - The right to freedom of religion of every Malaysian is guaranteed under the Federal Constitution, said Sabah Rural Development Minister Datuk Ewon Benedick.

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Sabah and Sarawak High Court Registrar's Office to move to Kota Kinabalu

SANDAKAN, Apr 21 (Bernama) -- Minister in the Prime Minister’s Department Datuk Liew Vui Keong today confirmed that the Office of the Registrar of the Sabah and Sarawak High Court will be relocated from Kuching to Kota Kinabalu.

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Government awaits Approval from Malay Rulers on New Chief Justice - Mahathir

KUALA LUMPUR, Apri 19 (Bernama) - The government is awaiting approval from the Malay Rulers for the appointment of a new Chief Justice, Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad said today.

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Double Pay for Workers on Maundy Thursday, Good Friday

MANILA, Apr 17 (PNA) - Workers who will report to work on April 18 and 19 will receive twice their regular daily wages as both days have been declared regular holidays, the Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) said Wednesday.

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Palace suspends Government Work for Holy Week Exodus

MANILA, Apr 17 (PNA) - Malacañang suspended work on Wednesday (April 17), 12 noon onwards, to allow government employees to travel to their respective regions in time for the observance of Maundy Thursday (April 18) and Good Friday (April 19).

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JBC asks Applicant to comment on Gadon Opposition

MANILA, Apr 16 (PNA) - The Judicial and Bar Council (JBC) has asked an applicant for a vacancy in the Court of Tax Appeals (CTA) to comment on an opposition to her appointment filed last month by senatorial candidate and lawyer, Lorenzo "Larry" Gadon.

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PCC approves Ayala-PHINMA Energy Deal

MANILA, Apr 15 (PNA) - The Philippine Competition Commission (PCC) has approved the acquisition of the majority stake in PHINMA Energy by Ayala Corporation’s power branch, AC Energy.

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8,254 Workers Re-employed after getting Assistance from ESO

KUALA LUMPUR, Apr 16 (Bernama) - A total of 8,254 unemployed workers have been re-employed after receiving assistance from the employment service officers (ESOs) since the Re-Employment Placement Programme for Employment Insurance System (EIS) commenced in August 2018.

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Two Indonesians fined RM100,000 for Possessing Illicit Cigarettes

KLANG, Apr 16 (Bernama) - Two Indonesian retail shop workers were fined RM100,000 by the Magistrate Court here today after pleading guilty to possessing 854 packs of illegal cigarettes of various brands valued at RM1,668.56.

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"Go to the Mosque, get Closer to God," Judge advises Robber

IPOH, Apr 16 (Bernama) - "Go to the mosque, get closer to God, be a good person and stop taking drugs," Sessions Court judge Azman Abu Hassan told a palm oil fruit collector.

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Fake News Bill: Law Society refutes Online Flak over Alleged Silence

Law Society president Gregory Vijayendran said that the organization will share their views over the draft Protection from Online Falsehoods and Manipulation Act privately with policymakers, and has refuted online flak about its so-called "deafening silence".

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SC suspends Work in Courts for Holy Week

MANILA, Apr 15 (PNA) - The Supreme Court (SC) on Monday announced its modified work schedule for the Holy Week, starting with a half-day work on Wednesday.

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Fourth 'Justice Zone' opens in Pampanga

MANILA, Apr 13 (PNA) - The fourth Justice Zone in the country has been formally opened in Angeles, Pampanga by the Justice Sector Coordinating Council (JSCC).

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Indonesia Industrial Summit to be held on April 15-16

Jakarta, April 13 (ANTARA) - The Industry Ministry will organize the 2019 Indonesia Industrial Summit (IIS) themed "Implementation of Making Indonesia 4.0 Toward Top Ten Global Economies", in ICE BSD, Tangerang, Banten Province, on April 15 and 16.

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200 Lawyers gather in Kuala Lumpur for TerraLex

KUALA LUMPUR, Apr 13 (Bernama) - A total of 200 lawyers from 50 countries have gathered here for the TerraLex Global Meeting to discuss a wide variety of legal and economic issues impacting Malaysia.

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Chief Justice pens Touching Farewell to Colleagues

PUTRAJAYA, Apr 13 (Bernama) - "All I ask from you is to protect the judiciary no matter what others may say," said Tan Sri Richard Malanjum in his farewell message to the judges, officers and employees of the judiciary upon his retirement yesterday.

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Chief Justice Richard Malanjum retires

PUTRAJAYA, Apr 12 (Bernama) - Chief Justice Tan Sri Richard Malanjum retires today after serving 27 years in the judiciary.

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